John Swindeman
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • United States
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How did you find EOK?
Who are you? (family, school, work, hobbies, interests, dreams)
I began work as a mechanical engineer in the early 90's. My second job out of college was employee #5 of a startup in Oak Ridge. After helping the company grow through two corporate acquisitions, and occupying various management positions, I joined two of my colleagues in forming my current corporation.
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Nanomechanics, Inc.
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Nanomechanics' customers are researchers and engineers at universities, research labs, and manufacturing quality departments. Most of our revenue comes from providing scientific instrumentation to our customers. However, we also provide contract lab services and consulting services.
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The Necessary Evil of Timesheets

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 10:07am 2 Comments

Nobody likes filling out timesheets, but there are a number of reasons why you should adopt and maintain this discipline right from the beginning of your enterprise.

It's obvious that an accounting system is important, not only due to the financial reporting requirements of the business, but also as a management tool.  Just as you want to keep track of where your money is going, it is extremely important to keep track of where your time is going.

In a service business in which…


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At 8:00pm on October 13, 2015, Bruce Chaffins said…

John, look forward to meeting you as well. I imagine we will have quite the conversation.  ;)

At 12:55pm on March 29, 2011, Leonard Knight said…
Welcome to EOK, John!  We're very glad you're here! EOK is here to help you be as successful as possible...please let us know how we can help!  Your BOD is volunteer based and here to serve.  Also, check the FAQ section for some getting started tips.  ~Leo


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