Tag Archives: Small Business

Keep the cash flowing

As I’ve shared in this blog I once owned a small business that did not survive the financial downturn that began in 2008. When times are good a lot of mistakes can be hidden, but when things get tight all … Continue reading

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Auction challenges

A lady who sold some items at my last auction called last week wanting to bring me more to sell. I asked if these items were similar to what she had brought me previously. When she said they were I … Continue reading

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Serving others

For the past few days I’ve been preparing for an auction tonight, 9/25. Seven consignors have brought me items to sell ranging from gold and silver jewelry to primitives to tools to furniture to household items. This will be the … Continue reading

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Trade offs

Today we are setting up for an auction tomorrow night. I rent space in a city-owned building that was built as a business incubator. Several smaller businesses started off there, and some maintain permanent offices in that building. I just … Continue reading

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Cash is king

In my book Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions That Will Close Your Small Business I addressed the problem of running out of cash. Although our company had a good amount of money in accounts receivable, during the 2008 recession it became … Continue reading

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Learn from other’s mistakes

I’ve enjoyed doing a lot of different things in my life. Since getting out of the Navy I have worked in a factory, farmed, sold seed corn, pastored a church, served in a ministry position in our denomination, owned and … Continue reading

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Details are Important

Today we start setting up for our auction tomorrow. My grandson, Tyler, and I will begin around 8:00 hauling items to the auction site and spend the entire day hauling items and setting them out for display. We normally work … Continue reading

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