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Marketing Billing Scam


Beware of this fake but pretty convincing invoice from Since my company is small I immediately recognized this as a service that we didn’t sign up for. If you send in the $70, you’re signing up whatever service they’re offering.

From the fine print on the back of the invoice: 

We offer a 10-day money-back guarantee from your initial WebsiteBackup plan sign up date. Sign up date is considered the date WebsiteBackup receives your payment. After the 10-day period, there are no refunds. However, you may still cancel your account at any time.

I’m guessing they are able to stay in existence because they probably do offer a service, though based on their method of duping customers, it must be of dubious quality.


Marketing, Technology

Amazon Dash

AmazonDashI saw this- the Amazon Dash on today and immediately checked to see if it was an April Fools’ Day joke. It seems real, but I am not convinced. Do we really need a plastic button in our kitchen to press when we’re out of Mac ‘n Cheese? The Verge calls it the “clearest example of where human ingenuity intersects with laziness”.


Business, Improvement, Life, Marketing

Win First

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.Sun Tzu

Sometimes I find myself in the midst of a challenge in business and wonder why things aren’t going as well as I would like. I think this quote pretty might provide a pretty good explanation.

Success is about planning and preparation before the war. You have a clearer mind and strategy that hopefully allows you to avoid some of the pitfalls. In business, often you  feel like you have to jump in quickly, but sometimes problems can be avoided with better preparation.