Monthly Archives: October 2006

Flying Through Red Ink

Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble understanding this article from USA Today.com?  It’s not the article, it’s the information in the article that doesn’t seem to make sense. "United making money again  CHICAGO (AP)  — United … Continue reading

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Just in Case You Missed It

From Sports Illustrated.com:

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Government Opportunities

In a recent post (Selling to Your Uncle (Sam)), we discussed the possibility of selling things to the federal, state, and local governments.  We also published a poll, asking if you presently make any government sales.  Surprisingly, 100% of those … Continue reading

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They Want Your Business

Here’s a quiz.  Who drives brown trucks and is one of the top 20 SBA lenders in the country?  If you answered Dale Jarrett, you would be close.  He drives the brown (and white) car.  The correct answer is UPS.  … Continue reading

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You Can’t Keep a Good Factory Down

Missouri weather can be very unpredictable.  If you don’t believe it, ask Major League Baseball.  On Friday afternoon, September 22, at about 3:20 in the afternoon, a tornado touched down in St. James, MO.  Tacony Manufacturing was right in its … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Reputation

From today’s Startup Journal (Wall Street Journal’s Center for Entrepreneurs), Sarah E. Needleman offers some tips on protecting your business from attacks on the web.  Since anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can become an on-line author, businesses, … Continue reading

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Impulse sales

We all know that grocery stores love to put high-margin impulse items near the cash register.  They know that, while you’re waiting in line, you’ll keep your mind occupied by looking over the merchandise that’s right there in front of … Continue reading

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More on Persistence

Last Tuesday, prior to the beginning of the MLB League Championship Series, we posted a quotation by Calvin Coolige on persistence and featured the logos of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers.  Tomorrow the two teams begin the … Continue reading

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Priceless Publicity

Kyle Krichbaum is an 11 year old boy from Adrian, MI. The thing that makes Kyle unique is that while his friends are playing video games, Kyle is collecting vacuum cleaners!  He says he’s been a vacuum cleaner enthusiast since … Continue reading

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Rating the Governors

Since this isn’t a political blog (there are enough of them already), we present the following for your consideration without comment.  Inc.com has rated the 26 governors who are up for reelection in 2006 on their performance in areas that … Continue reading

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