Business Startup

Buy From Your Competition

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every business owner would be wise to systematically (on average once per year) have a full buying experience from their top 3-5 competitors. I also say the full experience; that means if you can get on estimate then get one. If you can experience their company through purchasing their services or products then spend the money [...]

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Create an NFL Combine when hiring

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most small business owners treat hiring like grocery shopping in that they have a need and they fill the need as quick as possible grabbing the first thing off the shelve that catches their eye. Before hiring write down all the measureables you want in the “perfect hire”. Yes you can have the perfect hire [...]

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Better the devil you know then the devil you don’t know

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

I fired him that no good…….. To often I hear small business owners tell great tales of a firing they are so proud of;  what they fail to also share is how the owner now had 2 jobs to do until the post was filled. I have learned to just keep the no good ……  around [...]

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Partner with your employer

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assuming you do not work for a Fortune 1000 company or a government agency many employment situations lend themselves to partnering opportunities.  I have personally always looked for employees that I could make partners knowing they could make exponentially more as a partner. Why?  Partners don’t just turn their brains on 8 hours a day [...]

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Owning a piece of the company you work for

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Let me first say you must earn the right to be heard. Yes, that is a fact; as nothing is more irritating then when a new hire who wants to tell me how to run one of my businesses. Even if this individual has a good idea they have not earned my ear yet. So [...]

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Guaranteed Growth for Your Company in 2016

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Too many businesses I have found continue selling products or offering services that are no longer profitable. This happens because the owner or management does not know that in fact these products or services are no longer profitable. How does this happen because they don’t Know Their Numbers. Do you know your profit margins on [...]

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The Best Gifts to Give Yourself for Christmas

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Give Yourself Time with Family You’ve managed to launch a new business–or your current business is on track–but how much time to you have to spend with your family? It’s one thing to spend your time launching your business. I hope you took my advice about talking this out with your family before your launched. [...]

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Are You Giving Your Company Its Annual Physical?

Are You Giving Your Company Its Annual Physical?

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the year is reaching a close are you giving your company its annual physical? What goals did you set that you have achieved? What goals did you not meet and why? If you had to start you company over again which employees would you hire again, and which ones would you not bring along [...]

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What We Have Learned from the Recession: Build Reserves

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Plan for the Worst; Hope for the Best Now we are coming out of the recession, I think I can say I have become convinced of one thing. Building up a cash reserve for my businesses was the best thing I did for myself. I learned early in my life that few habits would serve [...]

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Winter is Coming: Keep the Ball Rolling with Achievable Goals

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we move into winter, you should be taking stock of how the year has gone so far. Especially if you are business with a boom in sales around the holidays. It is easy to become complacent at this time of year when weather starts to interfere with business, day light hours are shrinking, and [...]

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