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The Single Most Important Question in Business

As responsible business owners, we invest a lot of time answering the “what” question. What will I sell? What should my price be? What kind of marketing should I do? Related Posts The 2nd Most Important Question in Business 9 years ago “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain. Jeanne, a friend […]

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Tips for Getting Customers Through Your Door

Customer acquisition is probably more difficult now than it has been in years. With the economy so erratic, spending is down, so the competition is really tough. Your marketing is going to have to be spot on, with good timing, a great pitch, and good offers made to the right people. Related Posts 6 Important […]

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Tips For Being an Effective Manager

An effective manager is one who is always looking for ways to improve both himself and his team. A bad one is one who is both incompetent and stubborn. Related Posts Tips for the First Time Manager 9 years ago You have worked hard for this, and finally you have been made manager of your […]

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Tips for Getting Funding for Your Business

While a great idea, a needed service or product, and a known area for marketing are all very important, let’s face it…getting funding for your business is critical. Most businesses will start up with investments made by the owner, but often, that will not be enough to insure success. Related Posts 10 Tips for Developing […]

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Clarity, Hope and Risk – Growing a Successful Business

In the big picture there are really only three things we need to grow a Mature Business. Related Posts The Characteristics of a Successful Business Owner 9 years ago A good business owner is not afraid to make decisions. There is nothing wrong with making a mistake if you can see it, admit… Why Product […]

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What to Do After You Get Fired or Made Redundant

First of all, understand the difference between being fired and being made redundant. You are fired because off poor performance, attitude, attendance, and a multitude of other reasons that reflect on your ability to perform your job properly. Related Posts Important Tips on How to Avoid Being Made Redundant 9 years ago If you are […]

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Things Going Great? Keep Them Going that Way

I ran a marathon 30 years ago. While training, my wife, Diane, started casually jogging with me at the end or beginning of my runs. A few weeks before the marathon she ran a half-marathon with me. Related Posts You’re almost certainly a hostage of your own business and don’t know it 9 years ago […]

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Tips for Improving Customer Support

Getting new customers may not always be easy, but keeping them is even harder. The trick to customer support is to sell something, send your customer away satisfied, and have her want to come back to you the next time she needs something. Related Posts 8 Tips for Improving Customer Relationships 9 years ago There […]

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What an old guy told me that changed my life

When I was just starting out, a creepy old guy (about my age – mid-50s) told me life had a built in problem. He said “The problem with life is this. Related Posts Retirement is a Bankrupt Industrial Age Idea 9 years ago Retirement is a really bad, bankrupt, industrial age idea that was never […]

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Make Sure Your Business Idea Will Work

Before you try to take off and start your business, you need to make sure your business idea will work. You need to have done thorough research on sales statistics for that type of product or service in both the area you targeted and nationally. Related Posts 10 Important Tips for Running a Small Business […]

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Seven Words a Business Owner Can Never Afford to Use

Which of these words are you using to run your business? Here’s a way to remember them – “Try” to strike them from your vocabulary, “but” if you “can’t”, you can “settle” for only using a few and make a “goal” of getting rid of the rest “later”, when you’re “alone” and nobody’s watching. Related […]

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Top 10 Most Expensive Domain Names

Domain names are a valuable asset to a business and in some cases be worth more that the actual business itself! Below is a list of the 10 most expensive domain names when sold (USD). Related Posts 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Web Site 9 years ago Chatting with business owners both within […]

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9 Marketing Lessons From The Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Campaign

A very good slide-pack providing good tips to help with your marketing campaign. Related Posts Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation 9 years ago Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers… Fixing Your Marketing; The Problem of Penguins 9 years […]

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Revenue is Not Your Friend – Pricing For Profit

The Sausage Vendor said he bought his sausages for a buck, and sells them for $.95. When challenged as to how he would make money, he said, “No problem, I’ll make it up in volume.” Related Posts Our prices determine our market – you are not a victim. 9 years ago … Simple Processes Create […]

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Tips for Business Plan Layout

A good business plan is absolutely necessary before you start your new business. It will aid you in getting needed finances, cooperating, vendors, loyal and knowledgeable employees, and even a mentor, should you desire and need one. Related Posts Essential Tips for Your Business Plan Layout 9 years ago A good business plan is absolutely […]

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