Tag Archives: school

Dickson English House: Our New Banner

This is our new banner which we have hung up on the local wall near our school to attract attention. It’s quite colorful. I wish I could say that I designed it all, but I nearly did. With a little help from Microsoft, Istockphotos, and myself, we managed to come up with a design that was fairly attractive.… Read More »

Nozkidz: Online and Offline Promotion for a Real World Business

Well, the last few days have been pretty busy as we’ve been pursuing both online and offline audiences for our school. So we’ve now managed to establish a fully bilingual website, with our own Blog in English. Offline, we’ve been promoting our classes with Teaching Demos, Activities, Flyers, and meet’n’greet style promos. It’s all been hard work, but… Read More »

From Profession to Business: 3 things I learned about customers

I’ve had quite a checkered history of entrepreneurialism, and it wasn’t till I came to Taiwan that I discovered that part of my soul. Although it was in my previous professional field, ESL teaching, it made no difference. I found myself contracting out as a tutor, advising students, editing, and a whole bunch more that came with the… Read More »

In business: If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk, too!

Many years ago, I worked in a school in Taipei. It was very much a wonderful learning experience because I saw all the mistakes that our school’s owners made over the years. I still remember most of my students fondly, and just occasionally I will run into one or two of them on the street. But one of… Read More »

Buzz: Our Computer Guy @ NationWide Dot Com Dot TW

This guy called Nam recently built and designed our latest addition to our computer line up at school. He did a fantastic job at a good price! I thought I would give him a buzz for his company which you can find at NationWide Computers. If you’re looking for a lot of help, a great computer at a… Read More »

Missing in Action: The following keys from my keyboard; V, A, C, A, T, I, O, N

(ed. Backed date post to January 29th. Written February 2nd.) This is more of a personal post: I haven’t posted for the past few days, and I bet some of you are wondering why… Ok. I have to tell the truth: It’s hard but I can do it. I think. These past four days: I’ve been looking for… Read More »

Monday News: A Carnival, Tidying Up, Chinese New Year and our 1st Martian Reader

What you’ve missed here… Saturday Bytes: WMV to FLV and FireFox’s Causing Me Frustration Technorati: Why you should bother, how you do it, and the ‘dark side’ NetWork Solutions: How YOU can gouge your customers in 10 steps or less – a case study and our new Advice Column: Your House Is Not YOUR ATM Machine For the… Read More »

Learning from your mistakes… Turning your ship around (Part 1)

A tale of how (NOT) to run your business into the ground ! I was inspired by this story from Emonitized: Mistaking your Way To Success. In other words, “why I don’t post so much right now!” I’m too busy… The article I mentioned lists some interesting ways to kill your business: * Overexpansion. * Poor capital structure.… Read More »

Blogging Network: It happened by accident!

It looks like my WordPress network is now growing. I thought I would have just two blogs… in reality, it’s much more like 6.  And so, presenting Kenneth’s Blogging Network (part 1!). Obblogatory Actually, this is the one that started it all. It used to be hosted right here. But then the topics expanded, and the focus became… Read More »