Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Closer

One of my favorite television shows is The Closer, thanks to the magic of digital video recorders I never miss an episode (if you are curious about the history of DVRs follow this link to the history of this great … Continue reading

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Are All Businesses Internet Businesses?

We did a posting on Mine Your Own Business on December 23rd on the explosion of ecommerce this holiday season and wrote about an article that presented some ideas on how brick-and- mortar businesses could compete. When we ran across … Continue reading

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Beware of Grinches

Christmas has come and gone, but small business owners still need to watch out for Grinches. I'm not talking about the one in the classic animated feature based on the Dr. Suess book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! where the … Continue reading

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Tips for Fighting Ecommerce

Whether you spell it e-commerce, ecommerce or Ecommerce (I've seen all three), the results are the same. Sales for e-commerce have exploded this holiday season, in fact I googled 2010 ecommerce sales and ran across this article providing all the … Continue reading

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Bucking the Trend

At Tacony, we love manufacturing and are trying to buck the trend.  We are proud to have brought manufacturing of our Simplicity and Riccar vacuums from Asia to St. James, MO and of our Koala sewing furniture from Australia to … Continue reading

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Another Deadline

We did a posting on Mine Your Own Business last week on some tax credits and favorable loan provisions that were set to expire at the end of the year. We hope you will be able to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Selling Your Business

Tired of the long hours, the pressure of making adequate sales to support your family, the Great Recession we are in, …the list goes on and on of why you may be thinking of selling your business. No matter why … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It

Probably everyone has heard of the saying use it or lose it. The term is often associated with decreased physical fitness due to lack of exercise, or declining mental abilities as we age because of not exercising our brains enough. … Continue reading

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Security Warning Update

We did two postings titled Security Warning and Something Really Scary on Mine Your Own Business concerning the importance of doing regurlar backups and the need for small businesses to be very careful about computer security. The recent major news … Continue reading

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Make Your Small Business a Great Place to Work

Happy employees are more productive employees and contribute to the overall success of a small business. An unhappy or even angry employee can do some severe damage to your business in short order. The question is, how do you make … Continue reading

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