Tag Archives: Small Business

You need a great team

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net I believe it was John Maxwell I first heard say that if your dream is too small for a team your dream is too small.  Many small businesses began as a one-person show, but eventually the owner of a … Continue reading

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Educating your customers

The old adage “The customer is always right” isn’t true. Sometimes they don’t have a clue what they are talking about. Sometimes they know just enough to be dangerous, and sometimes they don’t know enough to ask questions. Any of … Continue reading

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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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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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