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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Beware of scams

Like many Americans I get my share of spam phone calls. I probably average at least two a day. Many of them I don’t even answer due to the number shown on my CallerID. Unfortunately, since these low-lifes have the … Continue reading

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Making things work

Several months ago The USS Enterprise arrived at Norfolk, Virginia after making its final deployment.  The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, it was the oldest active duty ship in the Navy.  It’s reactors were shut down and the ship will … Continue reading

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The right mindset for a small business owner

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net I recently finished a powerful book written by Rabbi Daniel Lapin called Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money.  Lapin is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi who has spent many years studying the qualities that have made Jewish people excel … Continue reading

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