Tech Talk with Tobye: Google

by Tobye McClanahan This edition of Tech Talk is going to be a little different. Instead of telling you about some great new app, I’m going to re-introduce you to a free app you’ve all heard of, but unfortunately many aren’t using to its fullest potential. Twenty...

Dog Days of Summer

by Norman Froscher The dog days of summer are gone and soon we’ll be gearing up for another holiday shipping season. But often in this glamorous industry we can get a little bedraggled, feel a little unmotivated, and just get plain weary. As entrepreneurs and small...

Dealing with the Unexpected

by Michele Zajac, Owner of The Boxes etc. in Naperville, Illinois When you own a shipping store, you learn to deal with the unexpected. Every customer and every package is different, every day. It keeps life interesting. Maybe too interesting. Lunch time can span from...

Letting Go to Grow

I’m sitting in my little office in the back of my shop, listening to Aleah and Clark have conversations with our clients. I can trust what they’re saying. I can hear their smiles. And I smile. Over the past year, these two Uncle Marty’s team members have gotten to...

It’s a Small, Small World

by Marty Johnson I just got back from a vacation—the first real vacation I’ve had in over eight years. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve traveled plenty, but it seems it’s always been for a conference, summit, gig, meeting, funeral, or some other event that I needed to be at....

Time for Change

Time for Change By Marty Johnson “The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitus Things are not the same today as they were yesterday, very different than they were a few years ago, and entirely different than they were decades ago. Our world, communities,...