Monthly Archives: November 2010

Healthy Heart Advice

If you are like me (and probably 90% of America) you probably ate a little too much over the Thanksgiving holiday. A little overeating is hard to avoid from now until January, but there are some food choices that can … Continue reading

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The Art of Selling

Mine Your Own Business has frequently posted in the past on how more and more prospective customers are using the Internet to do extensive research on a product before they ever enter a brick and mortar retailer. A recent article … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Build Small Business Credibility

Every small business owner knows how important it is to establish the credibility of your business, after all if people doesn't have trust in your product, customer service, and overall business performance they will go somewhere else. A recent article … Continue reading

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Happy National Entrepreneurs’ Day

We postd on Mine Your Own Business last week in Small Business Saturday Follow-Up about the movement to empasize sales at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This would be similar to the already well established Black Friday for … Continue reading

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Upselling Tips

I don't think I had heard of the term upselling until I ran across a posting from USA Today. I then realized that I had been a target of upselling just a few weeks ago at a restaurant when the … Continue reading

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Small Business Saturday Follow-Up

We did a posting on Wednesday this week about Small Business Saturday, a new movement designed to increase sales for small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We then ran across an article that went a step further and provided … Continue reading

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Small Business Saturday

We are all familiar with Black Friday for large retailers and Cyber Monday for online retailers. I was curious about the history and sales volume on those two days, so I included a link to them in case you are … Continue reading

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Avoid these Website Mistakes

Even if your small business is strictly brick and mortar with no online sales, a well done website is becoming increasingly important to the success of any business. More and more of your prospective customers are doing their research on … Continue reading

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Small Business and Elder Care

There was a recent article in the Los Angeles Times recomending that small businesses should prepare for elder-care issues. Even if you aren't a rock and roll fan, the song Time Waits for No One by the Rolling Stones is … Continue reading

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Spam and Facebook Business Pages

More and more small businesses are setting up a Business Page on Facebook. So you've gone to the trouble of setting up a page and then find out that it is targeted with annoying messages and irritating advertisements. We know … Continue reading

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