Monthly Archives: September 2008

Men and Women are Still Different

This post originally ran on October 3, 2007. A ccording to a new report by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy the answer is "yes"; at least when it comes to running a business.  Here are some of the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sales again

This post originally ran on October 17, 2007.  It’s still a great story. Here’s a great story of two salespeople from the Retail Contrarian blog by Doug Fleener.  It seems he went looking for a Hawaiian shirt at a Tommy … Continue reading

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How Do Sewing Machines Work?

, I can’t explain it, but this post is one of the most popular ones we’ve ever done.  More than one year after it originally appeared it still gets almost daily page views.  In case you missed it, or if … Continue reading

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They Can Still Afford It

It’s amazing how some things never change.  This post originally appeared on October 5, 2007.  The link to Seth’s blog still works and the advice is still good. The always insightful Seth Godin suggests that when the customer says "I … Continue reading

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Ask For The Sale!! Again

This post originally appeared November 8, 2007.  Obviously it’s not really two weeks until Thanksgiving, but the principal still applies.  Most of the time, you won’t get the sale until you ask for it.  Enjoy. Two weeks from today is … Continue reading

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Repost “Be Prepared”

In the wake of the recent hurricanes that hit the gulf coast and caused widespread damage well into the heartland, it may be a good time to repeat this post from December 5, 2007.  The links still work including the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Keep a Good Factory Down Redux

It was exactly two years ago today that a tornado ripped through Tacony Corporation’s St. James manufacturing plant. I thought it would be appropriate to repeat a MYOB post on the plant’s rapid recovery on this anniversary date.  Here it … Continue reading

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Podcamp Ireland

The more observant among you may have noticed this strange green badge that showed up in the right hand column of MYOB a while back.  Podcamp Ireland?  What the heck is Podcamp Ireland? What it is is a group of … Continue reading

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Tacony Corporation to Acquire Sewing Center Supply Co., Inc. of Portland, Oregon

Tacony Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri and SCS, Sewing Center Supply Co., Inc. of Portland, Oregon have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for Tacony to acquire the assets of SCS on September 30, 2008.  Under the agreement, Tacony will … Continue reading

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Survey Says!

We recently conducted a survey on our readers’ use of social media tools.  I know I promised you the results in October, but I’m a firm believer in "under promise, over deliver" so here they are slightly early.  Be aware … Continue reading

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