Monthly Archives: April 2008

30 Days Has September,

April, June, and November.  C’mon.  Admit it.  You still have to go through the rhyme in your head to remember how many days are in the month.  Today is the last day of April, 2008.  In a few hours, the … Continue reading

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Dear First Name,

I actually received an email today that began "Dear First Name,".  Obviously it was a direct email piece that wasn’t set up correctly.  Considering the source of the email, I know that the mailing went to hundreds, maybe thousands, of … Continue reading

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All Business Is Show Business

Anna Farmery hosts the Engaging Brand podcast. (See Words to Live By.)  On a recent episode, her guest was Tsufit (That’s really her name!), author of a book called "Step Into the Spotlight".  One thing she said that caught my … Continue reading

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No More Lost Straws!

It’s always been my opinion that if you can’t fix something with duct tape and a can of WD-40, you should call in a professional.  WD-40 has so many uses that the company actually has a "2,000+ Uses for WD-40 … Continue reading

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Are You Putting in Too Many Hours?

I recently had a chance to visit with a young man who you would have to call successful.  He owns two profitable fast-food restaurants. There are always lines at his drive-up windows and he’s even experimented with using a maitre … Continue reading

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Another Top 100 List

Spring seems to be list time.  Earlier this week we gave you a link to the 100 best free software programs according to PC Magazine.  Here’s another list, this time from CNet of the "Webware 100" as voted by their … Continue reading

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Small Business Week, 2008

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America (emphasis added, mb) In communities across America, small business owners are working hard to turn their dreams into enterprises. Small Business Week is a time to celebrate the many … Continue reading

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The Best Free Software

Thanks to PC Magazine for publishing this list of what they consider the best free software.  According to them, if you downloaded everything here you would save $5,183.00 compared to the manufacturers’ list prices. I doubt that anyone would download … Continue reading

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Join the Club

Regular readers know that we encourage wholesale borrowing of good ideas from other industries.  Last week your intreprid blogger was in Branson, MO, a town that markets itself as the "live entertainment capital of the United States".  One form of … Continue reading

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The Pope’s a Busy Guy

Bad news from our friend Seth Godin (Seth’s Blog).  The Pope’s not coming to your store. He may be in the U.S., but he has a very tight schedule.  The chances of him blowing off other commitments to go shopping … Continue reading

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