Monthly Archives: April 2019

People are not stupid

P. T. Barnum reportedly said there is a sucker born every minute. Best known as a showman and founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus he was also known for the hoaxes he presented such as the Fiji Mermaid and … Continue reading

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Control what you can

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Small business owners soon learn that there are many things they cannot control.  They cannot control the nation’s economy; they can’t control the price of fuel; they can’t control the changing buying habits of their customers; they can’t … Continue reading

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Show people you care

One of my secret enjoyments is watching Bar Rescue on television.  Since the script seems to run about the same on every show I don’t know how much of it is real and how much of it is staged for … Continue reading

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When the news isn’t what you want to hear

The Attorney General has released the redacted copy of the Mueller Report. After two years of investigation the report found there was no collusion and no obstruction of justice. Although the report said the investigation could not fully exonerate the … Continue reading

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The power of knowing your customers

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Several years ago I owned a heating and air conditioning business that we needed to sell.  Quite frankly, we had it for sale for some time with no interest.  We had already closed it which meant there was … Continue reading

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Student debt crisis

There has been a lot of talk lately about the student debt crisis facing university students. We heard in the last election a lot of promises of eliminating student debt, and we are likely to hear even more in the … Continue reading

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The secret to business success: Selling

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net There are so many things to do when operating a small business.  There are business plans to write, inventory to purchase, supplies and equipment to buy, hiring quality team members, and having a good location.  You have to ensure that … Continue reading

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What can small businesses learn from yard sales?

If I have some spare time on Friday or Saturday mornings I’ll hit a few yard sales to find items to sell at auction or for my personal use.  Sometimes one can find some amazing buys at a yard sale.  … Continue reading

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An interesting auction

My next auction will be May 4 at the Venture Out Business Center in Madison, IN. This should be a very interesting auction. I will be selling the estate of a gentleman who retired from the railroad and spent a … Continue reading

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The minimum wage myth

FreeDigitalPhotos.net Progressives and others often point out that current minimum wage jobs cannot support a family. For several years they have been promoting increasing the minimum wage. Workers have gone on strike demanding higher minimum wages. Some companies have responded … Continue reading

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