Charles Brown

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PS:181 – Big.

I’m really trying to grow my business. I want it to be big. Granted I’ve had some offers come across my table which were “ideas” that if I’d sell it off and have a full time gig then running an entire division for a hosting company so they could focus on other things (they have a pile of clients too) but since nothing has come about, no sense waiting around ever in a holding pattern!

This weekend I grabbed some more continuing education, I have a pile, and since I can’t do a TON of work on the train this coming week as we take Lilly to her capital trip, I plan to download a few of the videos to the iPad, some of the reading as well and just dive in.

Now of course there will be “Cookie” watching as it’s downloaded to the iPad, iPhone, Nexus 6, and Tab A – thank you Amazon for the best kid show with one episode to keep Lilly Distracted! I should get the Give a Mouse a Cookie book as well for the trip, might be a nice low-tech add-on 😀

But back to the business, this big move has been really nice. Shaking some cobwebs of things, re-working FlockHosting & Thrust Networks front’s they will be the same site short of the logo. Heck if I could come up with a way to put in a pre-processing statement into the theme that said:

if ($siteURL = flockhosting.com) {
echo “FlockHosting”;
} else {
echo “Thrust Networks”;
}

Heck that’d be awesome! I really want to echo some of the core design/ideas etc. to work on both sites, then as Thrust Networks I’m moving out of the shared platform a little I want it to focus more on Servers & VPS and FlockHosting I’m still thinking of simply creating a hosting platform for Church Hosting and making it a non-profit, I think that may be the best bet overall, but I want it to grow, but I don’t want folks to simply always go for the free hosting, because even now traveling ministers want free hosting, I know folks want a deal, but Churches are my core focus, for everyone else, $5 isn’t much to ask! It really isn’t!

But I have some great things, even in helping one customer I’ve given him a TON of extras for giving his clients by re-structuring as I suggested, so a lot to do. Not a ton of time to do it in, and I’m strapped for sleep so bad, won’t see much of anyone today, just going to focus, get it done, take a few 15 minute exercise breaks (Elliptical is ready to go!) and drink lots of water to really just clear my system out and get ready for a busy week, leading into a Thursday -> Saturday trip which will add Nevada to Lilly’s list and me squeezing in a Video Conference on a train! Woot!

Anywhoo, as I know not many folks read this aside from you Daisy and a few folks looking for a set of old Ubuntu and Phone guides, here’s to having a good week!

PS:6 – Dream Big.

I made a post the other day on the FlockHosting Blog about having been around 13 years in business; now Thrust Networks has been around 15 years. It’s been a wild ride.

I started out doing websites with my brother; he went on to do all sorts of good sales kind of things, as well as more of the hardcore network goodies. I stuck to Hosting. I do it pretty well if I do say so myself, and I love it! It lets me help people who aren’t web savvy, who come to a place where they say “What do I do?” and instead of someone who is out to make a buck, they get a guy who wants to help them build.

I’ve been watching Undercover Boss, and it inspires me to think that maybe I can help grow my business or someone else’s business to be something that impacts lives, not just pocketbooks.

I’ve gone on and on in videos, sometimes a tad wordy but explaining things like my passion for Church Hosting. To give churches 100%, free hosting brings me great joy that two fold I can serve Churches as well as help make it as easy as possible! My heart is in it, and praise God others out there have donated into it helping so much they’ll never know how awesome it is to know I can keep growing it!

I want to see big growth. Hopefully, this year will see for a BIG swing in growth! I want to dream big this will grow more and more!