Monday, September 20, 2010

Tweaking the Recipe

"Isn't it great being small?" the owner of another small business -- okay, not as small as daily5 -- told me recently over lunch. "We can change things. We can fix things. Fast!"

Cheers to that, I say. And this morning, after a pretty much sleepless night for myself and my development team, I'm happy to report that daily5Remodel went live at 6 a.m. EST. It's now 3.5 hours old, and already needs the inevitable tweaking and changing and fixing that all new launches require. We're going to take care of those fixes one by one.

In the weeks, months and years to come -- should we be among the minority of new businesses that survive, knock wood -- we hope to never to stop changing. I've worked in big organizations and tiny ones, and while I can't say that small is always necessarily more nimble than big, I can say that it's a lot more satisfying to work with, and be the customer of, a business that is willing and able to constantly improve.

So bring on your comments and suggestions. If something on the site isn't working for you, please let me know. I can't promise that we'll get on it right away, but we're working on it -- and we're listening.

Thanks. Welcome aboard!

Leah Thayer


Steve Shinn said...

Congratulations Leah, your new publication looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing it develop over time.

As a remodeler in the daily process of reinventing myself and my company, I welcome your concept of ongoing information about and from others in my position.

I have recently started a blog myself at , it's one of the things I have drug my feet on doing for five years, but now I do anything and everything to improve my marketing and internet presence.

Leah Thayer said...

Thanks a bunch, Steve. I look forward to hearing from you often in d5R!

I'm looking forward to checking out your blog and learning more about your business -- reinvention can be a great thing for remodeling businesses.

Paul Lesiuer said...

Looks real good, nice layout and I like the snappy attitude (goes with your hat)!

Your publishing instincts seem to have built a relevant without being personality driven, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Nice work, good layout and easy to navigate. Paul Lesieur

Nancy Benson said...

This is a great site with just the right amount of information everyday.
I read what I can in the morning and save what I can't until the afternoon when I can read off snippets of information to my husband (the contractor).
A big "thank you" to Michael Stone (Markup and Profit) for pointing it out in his newsletter!