2 Hounds Design featured in Pet Business

I’m delighted that my client, 2 Hounds Design, has been featured in this month’s edition of Pet Business, the pet world’s leading trade magazine devoted to helping pet retailers. I started helping them when the owner, Alisha Navarro, had only two...

Responding to Criticism

Here’s a *great* article on responding to criticism from the brilliant folks at Vital Smarts (they wrote Crucial Conversations and related books that I use every day with my clients and highly recommend). The author’s advice applies as well if you...

Two Keys to the Successful Growth of Your Business

Most business owners want their business to grow. The challenge is that growth brings its own set of problems with it. I think two of the most critical issues related to growth are financing and leadership. One of my clients who has a manufacturing business in...

Axiom Business Book Awards – Newsweek memoir

My grandfather, Thomas J. C. Martyn, has won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards bronze medal for his memoir of how he founded Newsweek magazine – Inside the Founding of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant. The...

Lost my data – backups and more backups

Have you ever lost your data or needed to restore a website? We all hate to lose some of our digital information, so we wisely use backup systems. I take it one step further. For a minimal investment of time and money, a little extra insurance can come in handy. This...