Erik’s Editorial Corner

erik_barnshawThere’s been a buzz going around about how the Winter of 2013-2014 is in the history books for Philadelphia. We are officially in our second snowiest winter ever (on record since 1884) and people are incredulous -- They haven’t seen snow like this in a long time!

That’s the part where I start chuckling to myself. Really, you don’t remember the all-time record we set in the 2009-2010 winter season? It reminds me how easy our memories can be skewed when we go off of our perceptions instead of data.

That’s why tracking and documentation are so important. If you want to be organized in your business, you need to track your finances, keep records of employee changes, and use your calendar to help you remember the timing of things like past appointments. I always believe in listening to your gut, but it never hurts to have some hard facts to check it against.

I don’t think it’s a big deal if you suddenly forget you went through “Snowmageddon” a couple of years ago, but I do think it’s important to remember your employee’s 5-year anniversary with the company and all of the fun and administrative activities that go along with that.

Thanks for your business and make it a great day!

Warm Regards,


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