Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sales and Existing Customers

We've done postings before on how much cheaper and easier it is for small business owners to increase sales through existing customers as opposed to searching for new customers. In fact we did a a posting a little over a … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Social Media

Social Media is more than just a new buzz word. It’s taking the business world by storm and, as with all new trends, there is the good, bad, and ugly. At Tacony Corporation we have integrated social media marketing into … Continue reading

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Google Local Tags

It seems Google is constantly developing new tools for small businesses. We did a quick check using The Internet category on the right side of this page and found out that we've done at least four postings in 2009 and … Continue reading

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Great Internet Resource

We ran across a great article with eight videos on how small business owners can use the Internet to grow a business. Google and the Small Business Administration partnered for Tools for Online Success. We only viewed a few of … Continue reading

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Increasing Website Traffic

We ran across an interesting post on increasing Web site traffic, but the first question we had is what is  the proper spelling for Web site? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary still goes with Web site, but then a Google search … Continue reading

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Seven Sales Words

A recurring topic for posts on Mine Your Own Business are tips for increasing sales, after all sales are one of the life bloods of any small business. The topic is so popular that any small business owner can have … Continue reading

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Encouraging Beige Book Report

The Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions issued by the Federal Reserve presented a somewhat encouraging report on June 10th. Before we start discussing their findings, does anyone know why they call that the Beige Book? I searched the … Continue reading

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Avoid the Summertime Blues

Summertime can be complicated for small business owners.  During the long cold months of winter it is easy to focus on your business since a lot of our time is restricted to indoor activities (except for those who love snow, … Continue reading

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Time to Raise Prices?

There was a recent article in Bloomberg Business Week making the point that since the economy is starting to improve now is the time for small businesses to think about raising prices. The piece begins by describing how many small … Continue reading

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Young and Old Entrepreneurs

Spring is one of the most joyous seasons of the year; the winter is over, birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and students are graduating from college. Usually a college graduate can look forward to the beginning of a great … Continue reading

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