Monthly Archives: December 2007

Goodbye 2007

  As 2007 comes to an end, it’s time to look ahead to 2008.  The past year has certainly been a challenge.  The overall economy remained strong, but certain areas (like housing) grabbed a lot of negative headlines.  But statistics … Continue reading

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How to Get Out of a Selling Slump

Colleen Francis points out at that a sales person who gets off to a slow start at the beginning of the year may have a tough time catching up.  Since we’re wrapping up 2007, her suggestions are very timely. … Continue reading

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Men and Women Aren’t the Same (go figure)

The Wharton School of Business and the Verde Group recently released the results of a survey on the shopping habits of men and women.  It’s called, He Buys, She Shops:  A Study of Gender Differences in the Retail Experience.  Guess … Continue reading

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Oh Great! A duck?

Thanks to Mike Anderson’s St. Louis Media Newsletter for posting the following sign seen in a local grocery store.  I wonder how much not so good ducks cost? Here’s a tip:  Alway proof read your signs.

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Holiday Wishes

From all of us here at Tacony Corporation, This year many of us are missing loved ones who are serving our country on foreign soil.  Here’s a link to a Christmas message being broadcast on Fox News Radio especially for … Continue reading

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Simple Explanations

Thanks to Chris Brogan ( for pointing out a blog called Common Craft.  Common Craft’s mission is to explain things using a simple format and real world stories, making sense of complex ideas.  I wish I’d found this site before … Continue reading

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A Great Billboard

There are a lot of places to buy tires in St. Louis, including the national chains and warehouse clubs.  But here’s a local company, Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers,  that’s done very well.  In fact, they have thirty-eight stores and … Continue reading

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Carnival of Small Business Issues

This week’s Carnival of Small Business Issues is hosted by Atlantic Canada’s Small Business Blog.  Our post "Loyal Employees" is included in the Human Resources category.  There’s an exceptionally good selection of posts this week and we’re very happy to … Continue reading

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New Federal Program to Benefit Small Business

This is from Last week the House Small Business Committee unanimously passed legislation that would close loopholes in the Regulatry Flexibility Act of 1980.  The new rules would require regulators to look at the indirect effects of new rules … Continue reading

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The Helpful Place

Here’s a great customer service story from Bob and Susan Negin’s Whiz Bang Marketing newsletter.  There’s no need to repeat the specifics here, but this salesperson has gone way above and beyond the call of duty to help a customer … Continue reading

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