Monthly Archives: March 2010

Simulations for Sales Hiring

I think we can all agree that one of the most important factors in the success of a small business is hiring good employees. Hiring employees for some positions  is easier than others, for example if you need a vacuum … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform and Small Business

Now that health care reform has passed, do you wonder how it will impact your small business? We ran across an article that summarizes what provisions will be implemented immediately and what portions will be phased in by 2014. The … Continue reading

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More on Hiring Interns

We posted something on Marketing Your Small Business on Friday and focused on one suggestion, hiring an intern for your small business. We promised a followup on how to get the most from your intern, and as promised here's a … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Small Business

We recently ran across a great article from a new source (for us anyway), The Southeast Missourian. Each month they ask local experts for their input on some issues facing small businesses. The question this month concerned the problem of … Continue reading

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The Bad and the Good of Using Social Media

If you haven't heard about using social media to promote small businesses you certainly haven't been reading Mine Your Own Business much recently, at the bottom of this posting we'll even include a link to all of them. The question … Continue reading

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Happy Employees

There was a recent article by Jay Goltz in the Small Business section of the online New York Times about The Secret to Having Happy Employees. In the article he describes how half of the secret to happy employees is … Continue reading

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Mine Your Own Business and Bicycle Tires

So what do bicycle tires have to do with Mine Your Own Business and small businesses? A recent personal experience illustrates two things we post about frequently on Mine Your Own Business, buy local and getting more store referrals. I … Continue reading

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Business and the CARD Act

If you haven't been following the news from Washington closely, your first question might be what is the CARD act? CARD stands for the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (now you know why they simply refer to it … Continue reading

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Local and Social with Google

We did a posting in July of last year in Slick new Google tool how Google was improving their search by using a Google gadget to improve driving directions and improve local results. We all know that Google has never … Continue reading

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Store Traffic Part 3

The post for today on increasing store traffic is from an article about a way to not only get more customers into your store (as the previous two postings have been), but is literally a way to make customers walk … Continue reading

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