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When your job ruins an Avenger movie for you

A group of teenagers are on a college tour accompanied by their teachers. They travel through Paris and Vienna. Sounds very interesting particulary when one of the teenager is our friendly neighbourhood Spider Man. This was the narrative of the latest Avenger movie that we watched. It was all good and we were looking forward to a thrilling movie where the protagnist saves the World against all odds until a scenario we face on a daily basis at work features on the screen. So this group of teenagers are traveling through Europe and they reach Vienna from Paris. All along Spidy is doing his thing and saving the World. As the group arrives at their hotel in Vienna, they are welcomed into a crumbeled and delapilated hotel. The young students are not at all pleased and they take up the griviance with their teacher. Who pacifies them and tells them that he will get a refund from the travel company. Thats it, this scenario did it for us. We come to see movies like the Avengers to escap

Small Joys of life

Some of the small joys of life that take us through a day is the number of shares and likes our post, picture or blog get. We keep fidgeting with our phone to see if there is some new interest in what we have expressed. While sometimes this could be the reason for added misery when we do not get enough traction as well, however we cannot resist the idea of sharing with the world our stories, thoughts and feelings.   As a small business in the travel segment, the first or second point of reference is always the website. When we started off in 2003 having a website was a big deal. We got our first website up after many delays, still remember the happiness of seeing our company on the World Wide Web, there was dial up internet back then and it took like forever to load, that somehow did not matter back in the day. As we grew in business, our website improved, the second time we made a website, it was by our friend who never charged us for the service. He was a professional and

The To do list

The to do list for small businesses An entrepreneuer has different roles to play, this is a known fact and folks who choose this path are aware of the same.  A decade back  if you are good at what you are, you get known and accepted, and you had to focus on just getting better. These days besides being good at your line of work you have to be a good writer, phtographer, accountant, brand manager, website developer etc. The to do list of an average day is something like this -  Click amazing pictures for your social media promotions Think of amazing content for your blog Add fresh pages to your website Tally accounts and get all the billing done Prepare presentations for your sales meetings Design new products for promotions Keep up with the operations and make sure guests are satisfied Address griviances  Manage finaces  The list keeps growing, if you are working in a small team like we do all the above tasks happen back to back within hours.