Tag Archives: Small Business

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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When the dream becomes a nightmare

I begin my book Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions That Will Close Your Small Business by describing the scene as trucks and vans left our business location at the end of an auction with our equipment, parts, tools, office equipment, everything.  … Continue reading

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Grow your business smaller

Since this blog is primarily for small business owners the idea of going smaller may be the furthest thing from your mind.  Chances are you are trying to find ways to grow your business, and there is nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Network to grow your business

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net A few years ago a friend asked me to speak to the local Rotary Club about the auction business I had recently started.  My schedule was clear that evening so I agreed.  Despite bad weather a nice group … Continue reading

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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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