2020 Top 5, Gratitude & 365 Blank Pages in 2021


What to say about 2020? It’s one we’ll always remember, I think everyone can agree with that. COVID-19 reared its head within the first few months (…as early as 2019 in Wuhan, China). If you’re reading this, you’re not part of the 1.8 million deaths reported worldwide. Not only the deaths, but unemployment reached an…

Shut Your Face, They’re Reading What?


Hi  again and thanks for staying connected to eBrand Me. I’ve been working on a few projects and haven’t posted much since earlier this year. But this, was just too good not to share. Too good, I tell you. A few weeks ago, I came to the realization that I should be spending more time…

Bonds, Bubbles, Bust, & Michael Burry in “The Big Short”


Back in January, I introduced what is to become a monthly series which would feature contents surrounding cinema. The first of which was “Ray Harryhausen: Monsters, Myths & Lore.” February came, languished for 29 days this time around, but I didn’t manage to share a follow-up. On this note, we’ll begin March with one of…

5 Budget-Conscious Recipe Ideas For Your Next Office Party


According to Farmer’s Almanac, potlucks began as and are a cherished tradition in villages, towns, and cities everywhere, offering a way for a community to connect. It’s an opportunity for cooks to showcase their culinary prowess, or share with others dishes which may have memories attached, creating an opportunity to develop richer relationships. In your…

Living By Your Values: Combating Illiteracy


People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. ~Theodore Roosevelt I had every intention of writing a post on John H. Patterson, the industrialist, but having gone to the library and finding out that the book wasn’t available, I pivoted as opposed to missing a consecutive post. On that…

Ray Harryhausen: Monsters, Myths & Lore


Having written about “Wonkskolaser: The Family Who Built Warner Bros,” This post is the first of a once monthly series sharing movie features starting with the works of Ray Harryhausen, American artist and visual effects creator. Born the only child to Martha and Fred W. Harryhausen on June 6, 1920, he was the grandson of…

Retirement Benefit Plans For Your Small Business


Retirement plans. We all want them, but not all employers make them available. Maybe you’ve hired the first few employees for your small business, you find them to be talented and wish to entice them — plus new hires — with a benefits package that includes plans to build towards their retirement income to supplement…

What’s In A Name? The Story of Five Bells Inn


Today’s post will focus more on sharing a story re: a fictional business owner’s experience, as a result(?) of his business name. So, what’s in a name? What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet. -Romeo & Juliet Some say that your business name should…

Thank You, Top 5, & Happy New Year 2020 from eBrand Me


2019 has come to an end and here we are skidding into 2020, hopefully without skid marks in our undies. Tons learned this year, hasn’t been my easiest, but can’t complain either… life, health, and all that good stuff. Explored and accepted a few opportunities which are aligned with values and the person I’d like…

Starting a Small Business That Succeeds Longer Than 5 Years


According to the 2018 US Small Business Profile issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are approximately 30.2 million small businesses in the United States employing 58.9 million employees. Businesses begin an as idea, and while many people have good ideas… not everyone has the characteristics to help them succeed in their venture. Fifty-percent…