Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sales and Stories

So you might wonder what is the relationship between small business sales and stories? The first thing to do is define what a story is. Since it relates to sales the following definition from the Internet is probably the best … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

Small business owners face the challenging task of balancing the very heavy demands of running their business efficiently and still taking care of their personal life, after all there are only so many hours in a day and sometimes something … Continue reading

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Hiring and Firing

We've done a lot of posts on the importance of good employees for any small business and just a few days ago we did a posting on the kinds of workers a business could hire as the economy improves in … Continue reading

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More Timely Advice

Small business owners face the daunting tasks of working at their business and in addition must take care of the overall management of their business. Good employees can help tremendously and in fact we did a posting on May 9th … Continue reading

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What Kind of Employee?

One of the few positive aspects of our current economic downturn and dismal unemployment figures is that it means the pool of high quality workers is much greater than usual. An article from the Associated Press discusses the many employment … Continue reading

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Pricing Dilemna

Small businesses are all well aware that price has always been a major concern with any prospective customer and in the past few years it seems that it has become more important than ever to many people. We ran across … Continue reading

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Increased Business Spending

An article in USA Today reports that after reduced business spending for six quarters in a row that businesses increased spending on new computers and software at an annual rate of 1.1%. That may not sound too impressive, but after … Continue reading

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Gain Community Support

We've done several postings in the past about the importance of supporting local businesses such as the 3/50 Project posted on May 20th of this year. What we haven't mentioned is how small businesses can gain local support from their … Continue reading

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Vaccum Blowups Revisited

We did a posting on January 9th this year on how many municipalities were relaxing restrictions on sign ordinances due to the weak economy at Vacuum Blowups. The thought was that allowing more signs, banners, and other creative marketing could … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Many of the postings on Mine Your Own Business concern the daily running of a small business such as keeping good employees, effective advertising, sales and salesmanship, or customer service. Here's an interesting piece that instead focuses more on the … Continue reading

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