Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Clever Sales Technique

We've all run across them, either at work or among family, friends, or other acquaintances – the dreaded non-stop talker. My father in law was one of the best any son in law one could hope for, but i always … Continue reading

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More Tax Tips

We promised another timely tax tip on on our Monday posting. Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act signed into law by the President in March included the small business health care tax credit. We've posted some details below. … Continue reading

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Tax Tips

Everyone likes to save money on taxes. Back in February of this year we posted A Word to the Wise describing how classifying employees as independent contractors can save on your tax burden and is perfectly legal. That is, as … Continue reading

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Feedback Tips

Any small business owner with employees knows that effective employee management can sometimes be very difficult (maybe I should rephrase that most of the time). Negative feedback to employees is never pleasant and while positive feedback is certainly easier, it … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Warning

So I'm sure most of you have heard of the new cloud-based technologies, but if aren't familiar with the term it is technologies such as Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, and one I wasn't well versed on, Salesforce. For a very thorough … Continue reading

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Small Business Study

So why did you start your own business? Was it the idea of being your own boss, to make more money, or did you get downsized in the current economy and decided to try start your own business out of … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales and Small Business

So the relationship between small business and fairly tales is not the first question that might come to mind to any small business owner. Now that your curiosity has been aroused, there was a recent article  Productivity and the Seven … Continue reading

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This is the new home of the Tacony Mine Your Business blog!

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Shopping Locally

Small businesses have had a particularly difficult time during the Great Recession (which is what a lot of people are calling it). We've posted frequently in Mine Your Own Business on many plans to encourage your customers to buy locally … Continue reading

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Salesperson or Sales Manager

At first glance it seems to make perfect sense for a business to promote their top salesperson to sales manager when the position opens up. After all, if a person is an effective sales person they should be able to … Continue reading

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