Monthly Archives: October 2009

Small Business Tips from Infomercials

Everyone is familiar with infomercials (especially insomniacs who catch them on late night TV). Who would think that they could provide some valuable tips to increase small business sales? Here is an article that provides 10 ideas that small businesses … Continue reading

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Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tacony Corporation is based in St. Louis and we have already broken the record for the most rainfall in October in St. Louis since they started keeping records in 1873. We didn't break the record by just a little either, … Continue reading

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Social Media and Small Business

We did a posting on October 14th on Customer Contact Options where we mentioned social media, but focused on the best use of e-mail and actually making a phone call. We got a comment from one of our readers that … Continue reading

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2010 Economic Planning

The economy has been in decline forever (or so it seems), but it has actually been 22 months as mentioned in a recent piece from Business Week. There are many ideas about what is going to happen in 2010, but … Continue reading

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Employee Morale

We do a lot of postings on employees, simply because having good employees is so essential to any successful small business. Times are still tough even though there are some signs of possible improvement. Here is an article that describes … Continue reading

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Customer Contact Options

Way back on May 27th of this year we did a posting on all the different social media options that have become available in recent years such as Twitter and Facebook (you can revisit the posting here). Now comes a … Continue reading

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Recipes for Small Businesses

We are not talking about cooking recipes, so a better title might have been recipes for success for small businesses. Here is an article in USA Today that compares the reasons we frequently have favorite cooking recipes (they produce good … Continue reading

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Nothing and Sales

Here is a short piece from Tibor Shanto who has over 20 years of sales, executive, leadership and sales operations experience in many different industries. In the article he describes how many sales people have questioned him on what responses … Continue reading

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Free Lawyer Advice

The title of this post is accurate, believe it or not, because it concerns an article in USA Today written by a lawyer who gives seven tips for small businesses on ways to eliminate or at least reduce law expenses. … Continue reading

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Employees as Honored Guests

Earlier this year on July 24th we posted Some Secrets for Happy Employees that covered how happy employees made for better employees and then provided a link to an article that provided four tips for improving the happiness of employees. … Continue reading

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