My wife and I traveled south for a family wedding recently and decided to take a few extra days to check out the area while we were there. As we were driving from the airport to our first destination, we saw a roadside stand with what appeared to be handmade baskets.
Last month I talked about the evolution of change and I kept thinking about it even after I finished the article. It wasn’t so much that I continued that path of thought, it was more about completing the path: A cycle.
We’ve been fortunate enough to be with some of our customers long enough to see them go through cycles, the same way you’ve seen them yourselves.
Every so often, I find myself reflecting on the evolution of ETB Services, Inc. How is our industry changing, how are our people changing, and how is our business being affected by all of the changes around us.
What I found myself focusing on most recently is how the growth of our customers affects us.
One question I get asked on a regular basis is “How has technology changed?”. I’m not talking about being asked this as a general, but more in regards to “What have I missed?”.
I get this question most frequently when someone has been out of the loop from a technology perspective and they are getting ready to re-enter into it.
The topic on my mind this month is determination. This is something that I respect in others and strive to maintain in myself. As we’re getting into the time of year for fundraising race events, I’m reminded of someone who is a great display of this strong type of determination.
Many of you have probably already noticed that we’ve been reaching you in a slightly different way. Our company vehicles are no longer the regular-sized service vans, they are now the compact Ford Transit Connect vans.
Our business landscape has changed and we’ve embraced the opportunity to adjust our transportation means as well.
This month has marked the end of Microsoft’s support of Windows XP and I know that raises concerns for many people. The end of support for Windows XP doesn't mean that Windows XP will suddenly stop working, but it does mean there will be no new Windows updates after April 8th.
There’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.
If I have learned one thing from this year’s winter storms, it’s that you always need multiple backup plans. We always made sure to have plenty of necessities on hand in case we lost power or couldn’t get out of the house that day. But what else did we need to be ready for?
It took me three tries to get to the office on the day following the recent ice storm.
It is COLD! It’s the coldest we’ve seen it in quite some time and a healthy reminder that Mother Nature is in charge.
I think about the times long ago when weather was a much bigger factor in our day to day lives and businesses.