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Monthly Archives: June 2006
Ok, my best friend Pete Pergelides (Pete, he spells it Petie [I'm German, don't blame me], is the most talented singer, voice coach, actor, and entertainer I know) and I have been talking quite a bit about creative outlets lately. So, as result of this, and after reading my other best friend Chris Ueland’s (Chris is also my business partner in Globat, Modern Living, and ProcLogic) blog and my buddy Brad Feld’s blog (Brad acquired one of my earlier Internet companies and with that and the 2 years we worked together changed my life) for a while I finally decided to take the plunge and join the blogging world (for better or worse) and started “Views from the Trenches”. So, welcome to anyone who wishes to peek in and spend time enduring my potentially completely biased and mostly very candid view points. Feel free to “chime” in as well whenever you feel it’s warranted. Enjoy! - Ben Neumann.
I have somewhat of a radical attitude toward seasonal sales and revenue fluctuations. I believe that more often than not companies and people use typical seasonal changes as an excuse to not perform up to their own expectations. The web hosting industry, as much as many other online markets tend to have weaker sales numbers during the summer months as well as between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Now I look at these typically slow times as tremendous opportunities to find out was exactly triggers consumer behavior to change during those times. (more…)