Playing The System

I held off writing this email for many weeks now. I dread sounding like a condescending, finger-wagging, fear monger. But when I witness the aggravation and damage that business owners bring upon themselves day-in-day-out, I feel that I ..
How many hours a week do you work?

How many hours a week do you work?

168 hours a week!  Really? After getting my 75th reminder to say Parashas Hamon (before 9am!) I started thinking about just how many hours of our day/week we invest into "work".   Since the Depression, when free time ..
Card Declined

Card Declined

Here at Banquest Payment Systems we often get calls from our merchants asking why a specific credit card transaction was declined.  They entered all the information correctly and it still came back as declined.  Why?   Most ..
Motivation.  The responses!

Motivation. The responses!

Last week I asked my blog readers what they do to get themselves motivated and charged on those blue days.   Motivation helps us perform better, achieve our goals, and live a much happier and productive life.   Here ..
Demotivated?

Demotivated?

Did you ever wake up in the morning and just feel blah... not in the mood?   Motivation is rather elusive, isn’t it? Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a measly corner of ..
A Complete Failure!

A Complete Failure!

Yesterday a good friend (and client) and I celebrated the 3 year anniversary of the day he came to the realization his business was a complete failure!   You see, my friend had a successful printing business for ..