Live your Life

09 December 2010 Categories: Gerry's Corner

            We all know people who have made a difference in the world or in their lives. Some would call these people Heroes because of their accomplishments. These people are in the history books and some are living today pursuing their dreams. My Mother and Father are 2 examples of such people. Many individuals choose to coast through life rather than living it to its’ fullest. My message today is what we will call “ Food for thought “

       Live everyday of your life as if it was your last. Make an impact on your family, your community, your country and maybe the world. Live your life with passion and purpose knowing that you can make a difference, don’t be content to “ just get through “ life, live it to your fullest potential. Remember, in the end it’s what you have done in this world not that you were just here, that is important. We are here for only a short period of time, make it count.

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Laptop Rash

07 December 2010 Categories: Gerry's Corner

            You all know how I feel about Technology. I thought I was up on all the downsides of Technology but here is a new one. Bear in mind a year ago I wrote about Blackberry Thumb which a friend of mine had. Now there is Laptop Rash. It is a rash that a person can develop after hours of using a Laptop. Apparently the heat emanating from your Laptop can cause    “toasted-skin syndrome “. It simple terms, between the heat from your laptop and its’ movement on your legs can cause a severe irritation in a form of a rash. Who would have guessed?? The good news is there is a simple remedy; place a pillow between the computer and your legs to avoid direct contact. What will be next?

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Tips on Accounting

01 December 2010 Categories: Gerry's Corner

            Here is a tip on Accounting for small Businesses. First of all, understand that accounting is a term which refers to record keeping. In other words the recording of what your business is doing financially. Things like what money is coming in, your expenses, what is in the Bank, what you owe, etc. etc. are all recorded. You can look at it as a report card on your Business and predict its future. Based on this very simple explanation, I suggest to you to learn the basic principles of accounting. Learn what these numbers mean and how to use them to take the pulse of your Business and do this before you let anyone take over your books. Without this is like driving your car with no steering wheel. You can’t run a Business without this information. Would you give the keys to your house to a stranger off the street? Of course not. Then why would you give your accounting to a family member, a spouse, a bookkeeper, an Accountant without understanding the basics before you hand it over. Your accounting is the heart beat of your organization. Even relying on an accounting software package is not advisable unless you understand the end results.

           Here are a few simple tips for the small business:

1-    Learn the basics and principles of accounting.

2-    Choose the people who will do your accounting carefully.

           Tell them what you want and how you want it.  

3-     Control and manage your numbers, don’t let your numbers control you.

4-    Check your numbers frequently not monthly or worst yearly.

5-    Ask a lot of questions.

Don’t hide from accounting because it will find you and cause you big headaches. Follow these rules and you will avoid surprises and trouble with Government agencies, suppliers, clients, lenders, etc. Be an informed Business person instead of just a worker.

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