Monthly Archives: January 2016

Leaders must understand their priorities

So many things clamor for the attention of a leader in any organization. Frustrated customers demand to speak to the owner. Some members of a congregation insist that only a call from the pastor will suffice in a situation. Sales … Continue reading

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Your reputation is key to your success

A few weeks ago I was asked by an individual to look at some items she needed to sell at auction. She is moving out of state into a smaller home and has too much to take with her. We … Continue reading

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Your business will grow in the same proportion as you do

Many things are needed for a small business to grow, but one of the key elements for business growth is the ongoing growth of its owner. As a small business owner so much of your business reflects who you are. … Continue reading

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Your advantage over big box stores

Every small business owner knows that he or she cannot compete with the big box stores on price. They buy in such quantity that they can sometimes sell their items for less than what they cost you. However, there are … Continue reading

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Many things impact the success or failure of a small business

As I’ve already pointed out in previous articles, 80 percent of all small businesses fail within the first 18 months. Many things impact the success or failure of a small business, but one of the things often blamed when a … Continue reading

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What you do today will determine your success tomorrow.

Many people misunderstand success. We often talk about people being “overnight successes.” Some view success as a destination. People often look for shortcuts to success. Many people believe that success doesn’t come from what you do but who you know. … Continue reading

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Are you a technician or an entrepreneur?

Most of us probably know people who were very good at their craft, decided to go into business for themselves, and failed miserably. It’s a fairly common scenario. A person who is skilled at a trade decides that he or … Continue reading

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