Monthly Archives: January 2010

Buy Local Movement Update

Small business owners are usually very supportive of the buy local movement and we've done several postings in the past on this topic. One of the strongest supporters of this movement is the 3/50 Project, which we posted about on … Continue reading

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Two Health Articles

Most small business owners know how hard it is to balance the demands of their business with their personal life, especially with regard to finding time for exercise and other health matters. This posting is about two health related articles … Continue reading

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Another Scam Alert

Back on December 8th we did a posting titled Tis The Season on vacuum cleaner "salesmen" who were targeting elderly people in South St. Louis County by using a ploy similar to the old bait and switch. That scam was … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

This is a probably a good post for a Monday in January since it concerns an article in USA Today about those times when we are having trouble getting motivated. Now, you may be someone who enjoys Mondays even in … Continue reading

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6 tips for being a better manager when you just don’t have enough time

We did a posting on Monday this week on how important it is to step back from the daily grind and do some planning. If you missed the post you can scroll down and review it. Probably a question that … Continue reading

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Important Personal Job Skills

We ran across an article recently on the results of a survey that provided a list of personal skills that most employers feel are very important for employees. Some of the survey results are obvious, such as Cooperation, Drive, and … Continue reading

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Small Business Stress

Running a small business can be very stressful if not all of the time then at least some of the time. We ran across an article from the Wall Street Journal that gives five of the most common sources of … Continue reading

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Legal Tips for 2010

We ran across an excellent article from Business Week on four legal pitfalls that business owners may face in 2010 based on input from attorneys that work with small businesses. They came up with the following four. Employee lawsuits Immigration … Continue reading

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More Great Quotations

We've done a lot of postings on planning for 2010 recently and while this one mentions 2010 it is not about planning for this year. We did a posting on August 14th last year on Sales and Great Quotations that … Continue reading

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Beyond Resolutions

We've done a lot of postings in the last few weeks on planning for 2010. In fact we did a posting on December 24th specifically about New Year's Resolutions with six tips for resolutions in 2010 Resolutions. Now comes an … Continue reading

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