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Software Engineering

Simplified Folder Structure

Another brain dump. Discovered Laravel Actions which brings the kind of developer experience that I like which makes coding a little more fun and easier to reason about. I thought about taking it a step further and seeing if there is a way to continue this simplicity for the rest of the application structure. Here […]

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Software Engineering

Financial Model for HTTP Requests and better User Experiences

(Rough Draft / Work in progress) “Always bet on the web”, Tomster Making a HTTP request is fairly straight forward and easy, but more than likely you haven’t associated the cost of making such requests. It is my hope to visualize the cost and give strategies on how to avoid or reduce that cost. Note: […]

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Software Engineering

Forge an Exoskeleton Framework for Laravel

WORK IN PROGRESS – DRAFT What is Forge Framework? Forge Framework (#phpffw) is a methodology used to develop micro to large scale applications. It is inspired by Domain Driven Design and built with the PHP Laravel Framework. It is the hope of this project to create a methodology which allows software engineers, designers, and product managers to […]

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Accounting Entrepreneurship Operations

Profit Sabotage! What’s Keeping your Business from its Financial Goals?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”, Marianne Williamson If you’ve never thought much about what’s keeping your business from hitting those financial targets, here are a few questions to help you discover if this is affecting you. Let’s rip the Band-Aid off and […]

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Entrepreneurship Operations

5 Financial Goals Your Business Should Have

Unfortunately, it is not unusual to find that entrepreneurs don’t have any financial goals in place. Yet establishing your goals up front is one of the surest ways to help make your day-to-day decisions easier. So whether you are here looking for ideas, or accepting that it’s time for a change, let’s go through a few […]

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Entrepreneurship

How To Save to Start a Business In 1 Year, 3 Years, Or 5 Years

Need to save $1,000,000 to start your business? Here’s how to make it happen. So you are thinking about starting a business. Maybe it’s a clothing store, business services, or manufacturing. No matter the type, you’ll need to put aside some savings to accomplish this goal. In addition to covering expenses such as rent, equipment purchase, salaries […]

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Software Engineering

Automatic local domains: Setting up dnsmasq for macOS High Sierra to Big Sur using Homebrew

Have you ever wished you could add domains on your local machine (127.0.0.1) on the fly and not have to modify your /etc/hosts file? These are the steps that will allow you to create foo.localhost, bar.localhost, myproject.localhost …. just anything.localhost Why .localhost? Back in 1999 localhost top level domain (tld) was reserved by the Internet […]

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Accounting Entrepreneurship Operations

Learn how to Budget for your Business using the 50/20/30 rule

A penny saved is a penny earned. – Benjamin Franklin What’s the 50/20/30 rule anyway? It’s a method for breaking down your personal budget that was made popular by Elizabeth Warren’s book “All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan“.  50/20/30 rule can be used as a guideline for running your business. It works because it’s easy to […]

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Accounting Entrepreneurship Operations

Want Success? Manage your Cash Flow!

So you’ve had the idea for a while and you’ve finally started your business. The orders are coming in and you are trying to keep up with demand, but something is not adding up. On paper sales are on target, the orders have come in, goods have been delivered, but your bank account is in […]

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Marketing

Why Your Business Needs Social Media

In the beginning, there were traditional media forms. Television, Radio and the Newspaper media were the staple of information consumption for everyone. Today presents us with a completely different world. We live in the age of the Internet. This new reality has given birth to social media; a phenomenon that allows mass communication between all peoples […]

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Innovation with Wisdom, the Entrepreneur’s Resolution

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney (credited in Pixar’s ‘Meet the Robinsons’) Based on the bright lights and glitzy gadgets coming out of the tech […]

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5 Marketing Trends for Small Businesses in 2015

It can be overwhelming to track all the moves going on in small business marketing.  You may have customers to serve, HeadOffice to update with receivables and not yet be sure of all the skills you need in your next hire.  With the other aspects of your small business to manage, some things can slip […]