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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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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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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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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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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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 Ways to Reduce Bureaucracy in your Small Business

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein   As challenging as it is to start a business, it’s just as difficult to grow one. Growth requires orderly operations and structure, which can lead to “excessively complicated administrative procedures”. So how do you standardize your operations to maintain …

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