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Choose your clients wisely

Several years ago our family took ownership of a small business. Soon afterwards I attended a training meeting offered by our primary vendor. During one session another owner made a statement that has always stuck with me: Do business with … Continue reading

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Why are you in business?

Years ago I learned the value of asking why. I learned that explaining why a change needed to be made should come before telling people what upcoming changes would look like. I learned that if one asks why five times … Continue reading

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Changing tastes and business

In the past few years auctioneers, antique dealers and others have noticed a change in consumer tastes. Many things that were commanding good prices 5-10 years ago are now bringing far less. In our part of the country large antique … Continue reading

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Overcoming limitations

A young wife was cooking a meat loaf when her husband walked in. As she started to put it in the oven he noticed she cut the ends off the meatloaf. He asked why she did that, and his wife … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to persevere

I have an auction Tuesday, June 18. Normally, I send flyers out to persons on my email list about a week before, post a listing and pictures online about two weeks before and send an ad to our local paper … Continue reading

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Attention to details

It happened to me again. This past Saturday I had an auction which I promoted on Facebook. I gave the information about the auction and posted a few pictures after I finished setting it up. Sunday evening a reader asked … Continue reading

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Indecision will cripple your business

Image courtesy of¬†¬†FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Every day leaders are confronted with a variety of decisions they have to make.¬† Hopefully, your employees have been trained and are empowered to make many of the decisions that need to be made, but there … Continue reading

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