Archive for Mike’s Corner

Demo Day Was a Success

demo day 2Thanks to everyone for making the Ettore open house/product day at Detroit Sponge  a success.  On behalf of the entire Detroit Sponge team, thanks for making the event a great time.  Many contractors joined us and enjoyed in the hands-on opportunities to work with the window cleaning tools and spend time with Eddie, the expert.  The food was all provided by and prepared by Ettore’s John Becker, and tasted GREAT! Read more

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Thought This Price Increase Notification was Interesting..

window cleaning businessThe other day, I received our renewal contract for the landscaping services here at our warehouse in Wixom.  It was an interesting approach by the contractor to explain some of the uncertainty in the market and how that affects pricing.  See what you think.  Part of the notification read:

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How Do You Eat an Elephant?

You’ve probably heard that before… “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time..”

Sometimes, these old sayings can really irritate me.  I mean, this one contains so much truth in just 11 words.

So, right now, on my challenge/task list, I have a huge project.  Frankly, I am already 1 month or so behind on it! When I look at the task in its entirety, I can’t even figure out where to begin.

That’s when I remember this eating an elephant concept.  Who would even want to eat an elephant?  But, if I have to eat an elephant or, in my case, complete a big project that is simply, well, big, where do I start?

Here is my best shot…

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Avoid the Negative

I really try hard to focus on the positive stuff of life.  This has to be a very intentional daily effort!

Don’t get be wrong, every pot hole can not be avoided… ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE ROADS IN MICHIGAN!  What an awesome analogy though. Michigan has had it’s struggles for the last decade.  Yes, there are parts of the state that might never rebuild their grandeur.  But there are plenty of aspects of Michigan life that are rebuilding stronger than ever!  Which part have you seen in the media???

Part of the journey of life then is to intentionally choose paths that Read more

One of the Highlights of My Year …

natural sea sponges

Fun looking sponge from the ocean floor

I know that selling sponges for a living is not the most glamorous occupation in the world, but for the last few years, once a year, I get to go into an elementary school to speak about sponges and ocean life.

This last week, it was my turn to go into the 4th grade class to be a guest speaker. Read more