Monthly Archives: April 2007

Help With Strategic Planning

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers some good on-line courses to help you run your business.  They’re free (Well, not really.  You pay for them with your tax dollars so you might as well use them.) but they offer some … Continue reading

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Wal*Mart’s Midlife Crisis

There’s an interesting article on BusinessWeek.com called "Wal-Mart’s Midlife Crisis".  I’m pointing it out not so much because it criticizes Wally World (I’d never do that!), but because there’s a good lesson to be learned from their current difficulties.  It’s … Continue reading

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More on Trader Joe’s

Nearly a year ago (5/24/06) we wrote about Trader Joe’s, a food retailer who has found a very successful niche in a highly competitive business.  This week, Business Week Online caught up with MYOB publishing its own take on TJ’s … Continue reading

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Huh???

Thanks to ExperienceCurve for pointing out the following error message: You can’t make up stuff this good!

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Happy Birthday

Early in 2006, we were discussing things that we could do to celebrate Tacony Corporation’s 60th anniversary.  We wanted to do something that would benefit our dealers, to help you make your business more profitable, your life a little easier.  … Continue reading

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National Small Business Week

    April 23-28, 2007 A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America During Small Business Week, we honor small business owners and workers for their important role in ensuring that America remains the economic leader of … Continue reading

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Here We Grow Again

Yesterday morning, April 20, 2007, Tacony Manufacturing broke ground on yet another expansion of our St. James, MO facility.  The new 100,000+ square foot addition will more than double the plant’s space and create an estimated $3.7 million in private … Continue reading

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Small Business Resource

Just in time for National Small Business WeeK (April 22-28) the Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a new and improved web site.  Money Magazine has called the SBA site "the best stop for one-stop shopping." According to an SBA … Continue reading

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Spam

I like spam!  Slice it and throw it on the grill for a few minutes, baste it with barbecue sauce and it’s delicious!  Serve it on a bun with a slice of pineapple that you also heat on the grill … Continue reading

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Think and Grow Rich

Anyone who writes about business likes to think that they can come up with earth-shaking, life-changing ideas.  You can count your humble blogmaster in that group.  But the fact is, there really isn’t anything new under the sun.  "Do unto … Continue reading

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