Evgeni Malkin goals

by Nick on March 14, 2010

Evgeni “Geno” Malkin, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is currently my favorite player in the NHL. I just thought I would share with all you a few unbelievable moments that get me motivated to play. There really isn’t much else to say. Watch Evgeni Malkin Goals

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Apple iPad release and commercial

by Nick on March 9, 2010

Apple Ipad PhotoIn my gradual process of switching everything to Apple, I have been anticipating the release of the Apple iPad, which is scheduled for release on April 3rd 2010. I currently own an iPhone and a macbook pro, both of which have sold me on Apple products. Apple’s website states, on March 12th you will be able to either pre-order online or reserve your purchase for pickup at an Apple retail store. Best of all, prices start as low as $499.00. Read & Watch more on the Apple iPad

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Stress to Success

March 4, 2010

Stress, the state of mental or emotional strain or suspense will affect all business owners at some point. I have been in business for 6 years and trust me, I have had my fair share of stressful situations. I understand it can be tough because many times friends and family don’t understand the pressure placed [...]

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IT Vendors and Red Flags

March 3, 2010

When technology isn’t your field you may find yourself asking the question: How can I spot red flags?
Whether you project will involve a short term workload or a strategic plan I recommend you weigh all your options and never hesitate to ask questions. The only way to achieve this is to research. Take a few [...]

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Hiring the IT guy vs. Outsourced IT

March 3, 2010

As your business grows and technology requirements expand with it many small to mid-sized businesses are faced with the choice to promote an existing employee to IT supervisor, hire a full time IT person, or outsource to an IT vendor.
In my personal experience as an IT consultant as well as a proprietor I have found [...]

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Choosing an IT vendor

March 3, 2010

Many organizations choose the first vendor that they meet and others may just choose the lowest price. Neither of these approaches will rarely yield a positive result. I have had numerous experiences that a customer of mine has chosen a vendor and then found out they were either overcharged or were lead in a dead [...]

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Administration – Knowledge of Information Technology (IT)

March 3, 2010

An everyday task as an administrator is to ask questions and interact with the vendor. A purchase as I’m sure you are aware should be a two-way negotiation. If your not familiar with the product or service rendered you lose the ability to identify the real weakness or strength of the product or service that [...]

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A friend with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)

February 28, 2010

I want to share with you a story about a good friend of mine with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). In 2009, my friend and business partner John Muscatello asked if I could take a look at his brother Mike’s computer. Prior to meeting Mike, John explained that his brother was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s [...]

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Welcome

February 27, 2010

Welcome to my new blog! I am Nicholas Stephen Pappas but you can call me Nick. This site has been a personal goal of mine for about the last year. My mission for this project is to:

Share my entrepreneurial story
Share thoughts on news, technology, life, business…
Help motivate those looking to start or run a company
Network [...]

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