Burnt Fingers

The only serious injury I have incurred through my work is a mishap as a first year apprentice that saw me slip with a large metal pole whilst making the rookie mistake of pulling instead of pushing. The fastener I was attempting to crack broke off and the pole removed one of my front teeth. For…

Lift Me Higher

Oprah Winfrey says something that I’m sure hundreds of people have said for decades before her, “surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”. As bleeding obvious as this statement may seem I suspect that like myself very few people actively go about attempting to make this happen. I can’t say…

Leap of Faith

The ultimate crunch time came for us sooner than we were expecting. In hindsight we should have made the leap much sooner. After a year or so of working nights and weekends we came to the conclusion that we had a greater demand for our work than spare hours in the week. Something had to change and…

Mind Your Own Business

One of the biggest challenges experienced in this small business to date is the accounting and book keeping. It goes without saying that those gifted in practical hands on skills are unlikely to also possess great skills in accounting, maths and interpreting confusing jargon and stupidly complicated software that goes with it. In case you…

Rookie Marketing

In hindsight we went about our first marketing stint the wrong way. It would seem to be a common misunderstanding young people make with marketing that one can simply fill mailboxes with propaganda and the clients will come in droves. Not so. This was our first real lesson of many in marketing and three years down the track as…