Jimmy's Favorite Sites
Here are a few sites I have discovered
which are helpful, informative or interesting. These sites relate
to Annapolis, to business or are just worth dropping in for a
casual visit. Let's go surfing and take a look.
The minutes and bylaws of
small- and medium-sized businesses are often overlooked or ignored.
The result of this omission can be embarrassing and costly. Painful
as it is, the first real demand for these documents is often made
by the IRS.
However, for just $40 at www.minutebook.com,
you can purchase software that will put all your decisions in
good form using Word or Word Perfect compatible templates. At
a minimum, this process will hopefully limit your attorney costs
and avoid the embarrassment. Make it your New Year's resolution
and check it out to see what you haven't been doing.
During a recent review of several local and regional magazines,
I came across www.acookscafe.com.
This is an Annapolis-based gourmet carry-out, a sit-down café
and a cooking school for wannabe chefs or those more advanced
persons who want to hone their pastry, pasta, sauce or soufflé
skills. This school will let you tackle a recipe or a dinner under
skilled supervision. Their gift certificates for these culinary
experiences make great Christmas presents as well. Tell Craig
Sewall you saw him here. Bon appetite!
Stuck for a great gift idea? At www.oneshare.com
you can purchase a framed share of common stock (at market) of
almost any traded company and have it framed and returned to you
in time for the holidays. Some of these stock certificates, like
Coca Cola and Harley Davidson, are art-like in their appearance.
This could be an annual tradition worth starting. Who said you
can't afford a piece of the rock?
I was searching the web for "Chesapeake"-related sites and found
This site has the greatest model collection of Chesapeake Bay
skipjacks, oyster boats and other famous yachts I have found to
date. The site layout is museum-like and well-organized. The collection
even includes a 46.5-inch model of the yacht Columbia, the America's
Cup winner in 1899 and 1901, for $160. This might be the perfect
keepsake and icon to reflect upon during the upcoming America's
Cup challenge. Check out these offerings and drop an email to
the site's owner, an Annapolitan.
If you have never attended a computer flea market, here is the
link to the best---www.marketproshows.com.
This nomadic computer show can be found several places regionally
or locally at New Carrolton and Upper Marlboro. Check their site
for specific dates and times. Computers, monitors, printers, software
and thousands of other computer related items are sold from booths
by more than 150 vendors at substantially below retail. There
is a $6 admission price, which is discounted if you print the
coupon out from their site and easily recovered through savings
on the smallest purchase. This might be the perfect spot to make
those casual but impulsive computer buys for home, office or to
add a second gaming computer. It's also a great place to work
on your bargaining skills if you are a bit rusty.
As always we encourage your thoughts and suggestions. Thanks.