Monthly Archives: May 2010

Friday Fun

We'll get to the fun part a little later, but first we'll cover some great ideas that were in a recent article by Lisa Barone in Small Business Trends titled 6 Ways To Use Video As A Small Business Owner. … Continue reading

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Customers and Carnivals

I recently spotted a thread in a forum where some small business owners were discussing tent sales. The general consensus among the owners was that many of them had conducted tent sales in the past with a great deal of … Continue reading

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Store Appearance Follow Up

We did a posting on Tuesday about the importance of store appearance for small businesses but didn't really provide any concrete suggestions for improving the look of your business. Now comes an article by Steve Strauss in USA Today that … Continue reading

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Security Warning

We've done a couple of postings on the importance of small businesses backing up their company computers in the past and you can review both of them at Small Business Backup Option (there is a link to the other posting … Continue reading

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Store Appearance

We do a lot of postings on customer service, if you're curious about how many just click on the link to all of our Customer Service postings on the right hand side of this page under Categories. We do more … Continue reading

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Small Business and Brands

We ran across an interesting article on Bloomberg Business Week titled Manage Brand Fanatics and Brand Detractors that began with the question "What causes customers to fall in love with a small business or to hate it?". It started out … Continue reading

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For the Birds

Feeding wild birds is very popular in the United States, according to Wikipedia over 55 million Americans are active bird feeders out of a U.S. population of 309,257,847 (I got that figure from the U.S. Census Bureau Web site). I … Continue reading

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Small Business Popularity

There has been a great deal of information in all types of media about how many people are upset and even angry with certain segments of our society and with government, one recent example being the Tea Party movement. Now … Continue reading

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Is Print Advertising Dead?

We've done a lot of posting on social media and online advertising but only one recently on print advertising, so when we ran across an article in USA Today with a slightly different slant we thought it might be worth … Continue reading

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A Word to the Wise – Part 2

We did a posting back in February about how the IRS and several states were starting to scrutinize  companies that were changing the status of employees to independent contractors mainly for tax purposes. If you missed the posting or would … Continue reading

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