THE COBBLER’S CHILDREN FINALLY HAVE SHOES!

Well, it’s about time.  No. Really. It’s always about time. After years of working on our client’s digital solutions, we are proud to finally release our own website. Explaining to prospective client’s why our previous site was only one page was always challenging. This blog will be a medium for us to talk with you…

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TICK, TOCK… YOUR DEADLINE IS CALLING.

Deadlines are an ever-present challenge. But they’re a reality that every services business must face.  Managed poorly, they can ruin a project and/or client relationship.  Managed well and they can be a powerful distinguishing competitive advantage. Vendors and clients would do well to better understand the complexities of defining a timeline for a creative endeavor.…

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INTROVERTS: THE POWER OF ONE

This is the age of socialization. Facebook, Twitter, G+, Tumblr, Foursquare, Instagram etc… The pressure to share and be an active socialite has never been greater.  But is this all good?  Susan Cain, author of a new book called, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, doesn’t think so.  In fact,…

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KONY GOES VIRAL – A LESSON IN GREAT STORYTELLING

The world is filled with atrocious occurrences. Evil reigns supreme in most places on earth.  The stories are told but not all resonate.  Not the case for Joseph Kony’s story as told by the nonprofit, Invisible Children.  The YouTube video was viewed over 70 million times in the first week and has been seen over…

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APPLE IS EVERYWHERE

Apple, Apple, Apple! Numbers don’t lie.  According to a recent poll conducted by CNBC, over half of all American households own at least one Apple product.  This figure alone is staggering but when added to all of the others released in this poll it amounts to nothing less than a hall-of-fame, one-of-a-kind business miracle.  Remember,…

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ZERO – HOW CAN SOMETHING BE NOTHING?

Worth every second it takes to watch. Small business people often face obstacles.  A lot of times theses obstacles are insurmountable.  An entrepreneur can feel like a failure.  It’s a fear that keeps some from even venturing out to follow their dreams at all.   The below video is a stunning example of stop-motion animation.…

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LAUNCHED – CROWN HELMETS

Crown Helmets YOUniversal Ideas is proud to announce the launch of Crown Helmets (http://www.crownhelmets.co).  Crown Helmets sells one-of-a-kind custom painted motorcycle helmets as well as collectible vintage helmets from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  The site boasts full e-commerce capabilities, social network integrations, a blog and complete CMS for inventory, sales and CRM. It’s a simple…

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TEXAS RANGE HONEY

Texas Range Honey YOUniversal Ideas is proud to present our latest client application for Texas Range Honey.  Steve Goldstein, owner and founder of Texas Range Honey, loves honey.  Just call him and ask about his company. You’ll likely hear more about honey than you thought possible.  All this passion is poured right into each and…

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SQI.SH – YOUNIVERSAL IDEAS WELCOMES A NEW COMPANY

Stopping.  Pivoting.  Redirecting.  No looking back. Sqi.sh is a popular service that has been shortening URLs since 2009. Users can conveniently input either links or images to create short URLs for microblogging or website publishing.  In addition to offering this service, Sqi.sh provides basic statistics related to users that check on generated links. YOUniversal is…

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CAREERS – A LONG AND WINDING ROAD

Stopping.  Pivoting.  Redirecting.  No looking back. This week I got around to making the records I produced for my record label, Carpe Diem Records, available for downloading and streaming.  The process opened my memory floodgates. I started producing music in 1988 and closed the business in 2000.  I had a lot of incredible experiences in…

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