Busting A Business Myth: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

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This has to be one of the silliest business myths out there. I believe that almost nothing comes to those who wait.

A better saying is “don’t wait for your boat to come in, you need to swim out to it.” Or as I say at […]

By | January 17th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Small Business Forecast Survey: Partly Sunny

forecastI am not often surprise by what small business owners think, but my annual survey of their forecast shocked me. I am fairly pessimistic about 2017 because:

It has been 8 years since the end of the last recession and the country is due for another […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

How to Get Consumers to Shop Small? Have No Sales Tax

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When Small Business Saturday  got started in 2010, it was a wonderful effort on asking the consumer at least one day a year to shop “small”. In the early years, American Express even went as far to give a $25 incentive to the consumer.

But, why […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Business|2 Comments

My 2017 Small Business Predictions: Thunderstorms

A man is consulting a crystal ball to foretell the future of planet Earth. Earth image courtesy of NASA http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

This is the time of year that I always predict what will happen in  2017. My small business predictions last year were 70% right. I got a […]

By | December 29th, 2016|Business|11 Comments

Running on Free Applications Will Ultimately Sink Your Business

no free applicationsOne of the biggest mistakes that small business owners make is to mix and match free applications that are easily available to run their company. They soon find themselves, though with a big headache when none of the applications communicate with each other and they […]

By | December 11th, 2016|Business, Marketing, Success, Web/Tech|0 Comments

Top Business Gifts for the Holidays Under $25

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Anyone can buy an expensive gift, but it takes creativity to get business gifts under $25 for your customers. Here is my annual list:

Water Bottle that Holds a Smart Phone: $20

This clever design holds your smartphone, credit cards, and cash between two water compartments in. […]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Business|0 Comments