“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”—The Dalai Lama - when asked what surprised him most about humanity.
Experts — journalists, analysts, consultants, bankers and gurus can’t “do” so they “advise.” They can tell you what is wrong with your product, but they cannot make a great one. They can tell you how to sell something, but they cannot sell it themselves. They can tell you how to create great teams, but they only manage a secretary. For example, the experts told us that the two biggest shortcomings of Macintosh in the mid 1980s was the lack of a daisy-wheel printer driver and Lotus 1-2-3; another advice gem from the experts was to buy Compaq. HEAR what experts say, but don’t always listen to them.
“This is just the first phase of introducing a complete online metric product offering,” said Taha Raja, General Manager of FMW Fasteners. “In the coming weeks you will also see the addition of Class 10.9, Class 12.9 and stainless steel products to our online store.”
“Our customers continue to drive the evolution of our business and the demand for metric fasteners is a part of that growth,” said Steve Baker, Sales Manager at FMW Fasteners. “Online inquiries for metric fasteners continues to increase for us and we’re committed to giving the online consumer a solution when it comes to sourcing metric products. Free shipping options are always available along with some additional ways to save through promotional codes or Google Checkout.”
Promotional codes and Google Checkout?
FMW Fasteners is currently offering several “promo codes” (one for $10 off and another for 15% off) that can be used at the time of order in their web store. To receive these automatically you must register online at http://www.fmwfasteners.com (or in many cases a quick Google search will return active codes that can be used). For customers that leverage Google Checkout as a payment option, FMW Fasteners offers monthly promotions that automatically offer a discount at the time of payment. For example, the current Google Checkout promotion takes $20 off of carts of $100 or more.
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Really glad to hear that the East Coast was able to make it through the weekend without too much damage from wind, rain and storm surge. Hopefully post storm flooding doesn’t become an issue. Only 3 more months of Hurricane Season! WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
It's Friday and the C'Mon Man Segment Continues...
[Excerpt from a real email]
"Is it possible for me to contact someone you sold a carton of the screws I need and try to buy 50-75 of them from them?
I’d throw in a “Crawfish Lizzy’s Daiquiri Shak t-shirt if it will help-they’re flashy & they’re soft. It’s my give-away but most guys I give them to never get to wear them because their significant other usually takes them for a nightie.”
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”—Bill Gates
It’s monday morning, second cup of coffee, markets are tumbling, the S&P has downgraded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a move related to the US Treasury downgrade, the media and the blogosphere is buzzing about what this means…my sense is that this is the new normal.
The markets continue to answer with a single reaction to the uncertainty, “Sell first, ask questions later.” What does this mean for our economy? For your small business? In what ways are we going to be impacted?
No one fully understands the outcome at this point to answer these questions but I do think that the long-term outcome of the “Great Recession” of our lifetime is that work has changed, forever. Anyone care to share their thoughts on ways to best survive going forward?