Starting yesterday, there is a new requirement for medical certificates that affects all truckers under the FMCSA’s jurisdiction. Now, all medical certificates issued to commercial truck drivers must be completed by a certified medical examiner. Medical certificates will still need to be renewed at least every two years. The new requirement shouldn’t place too big […]
There is major road work going on near our office. The southbound portion of I–35 is shut down for miles near our office in Lakeville. The other day, sitting in heavy traffic, I decided to make the most of it. I sat in my vehicle, staring at the small concrete divider separating me from certain […]
Earlier this week I wrote about a lesson we can learn from Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss’. In that post I discussed the need for focus for every business. Now let’s review two more important aspects of business ownership: working on the business instead of just in it and taking action.
Take a […]
We typically think of Dr. Seuss’s books as fun books to read to kids. But, as I read Oh, The Places You’ll Go! to my daughter the recently I was struck by Dr. Seuss’s genius. I realized that Dr. Seuss was simultaneously writing for children and small business owners. So in honor of National Small […]
We are so excited that this week is National Small Business Week 2014. The Small Business Administration has been celebrating the achievements of small businesses one week per year since 1963. We are crazy about small businesses and what they do for our economy. It’s great to take a week to celebrate to recognize our […]
We saw these amazing Mini-Apple Pie’s on a Stick made by the amazing Taste of Love Bakery. A nice homage to our home state of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Fair, where everything is on a stick.
If you’re in West St. Paul, be sure to check out Taste of Love Bakery!
In the office today we were discussing some of the problems that truckers are facing right now. From the new Hours of Service rules to weather-related slow downs, small carriers have been taking a beating in the pocket book in the past twelve months.
That conversation naturally led to what we are hearing and seeing in […]