Monthly Archives: June 2007

Do You YouTube?

To prove that MYOB goes to any length to find interesting stuff for you to read, here’s a link to a story from The Toronto Globe and Mail on the YouTube phenomenon.   In case you’ve been hanging out with the … Continue reading

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Never Underestimate the Value of an Idea

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find an item that normally sells for less than $100 and find a way to sell it for prices up to $1,500 or even more?  "Impossible!", you say?  Nope, Wally Krapf of Magnatag … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just for Video Games, Dad

According to Inc.com, a recent Microsoft survey of family-owned business owners found that six in ten of them have had disagreements with younger family members over technology.  The results show that older business owners are less interested than their children … Continue reading

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On Walking the Talk

Since we just posted about security this week, a post on another forum caught my eye yesterday.  It was a discussion about theft and what to do about it.  To make a long story short, one poster suggested a video … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence

The folks at Gallup have released the results of their most recent poll on American’s confidence in institutions.  The results show that our confidence in just about everything is down from last year’s poll.  But, once again, small business is … Continue reading

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Seth Godin on Trade Show Tactics

Here’s an interesting piece by Seth Godin on marketing at trade shows.  At the recent eBay live show he gave away 600 T-shirts promoting his Squidoo web site.  "Big deal," I can hear you thinking "everybody gives away T-shirts at … Continue reading

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Keep an Eye on Your Stuff

CNN.com reported last week that retail shrinkage reached $41.6 billion last year, or 1.62 percent of retail sales.  The figure was a slight increase from 1.61 percent in 2005.  The figures come from the National Retail Federation. According to the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is what my kids call a "Hallmark Holiday", meaning that it’s just an excuse to sell greeting cards.  But the truth is that the idea of a day for dads has been around since long before there were … Continue reading

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The Culture of the Customer

We often speak of customer service, customer care, "the customer comes first", and other terms that imply that the customer is the most important person in our business.  The customer pays our salaries.  The customer is king (or queen).  But … Continue reading

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Retail Surge

According to this Associated Press story on Forbes.com, consumers "storm(ed) the malls in May, pushing retail sales up by the largest amount in 16 months."  In spite of ever-climbing gasoline prices and a slump in housing, consumers are spending at … Continue reading

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