Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween and Holiday Sales

Halloween has certainly gotten a lot more popular since I was a kid. I remember when it was just for kids and some people handed out home made treats such as popcorn balls, fudge, brownies, etc. Now Halloween is for … Continue reading

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Words and Sales

As a small business owner you are sometimes under great pressure to make sales, after all without any sales (either of merchandise or services) you wouldn’t be in business very long. Sometimes no matter how hard you and your employees … Continue reading

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More on Business Owner Burn Out

Last week we posted on some symptoms that indicate that you may becoming burned out on your business and some steps you can take to counteract the problem. Since this can be such a problem with any business owner due … Continue reading

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A Small Business Owner’s Worst Nightmare

After you’ve put in many years of long hours, hard work, and passion into your business, what would be your worst nightmare for your business? I think it would be to be forced out of business and it happened recently … Continue reading

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Burn Out Symptoms

Any small business owner knows how demanding it can be at times. We’ve posted about how a small business owner must juggle a variety of very different tasks on a daily basis and at some point it can seem overwhelming … Continue reading

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Tips for Your About Us Page

We’ve done a couple of postings in the past on the importance of an effective “Contact Us” page (see Important Points for your Contact Form if you missed them). The posting referred to an article that gave 6 important points … Continue reading

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Local Communities and Your Small Business

The Pew Research Center just released a very comprehensive report on How People Learn About Their Local Community and the results are very interesting. I read the whole article to research this posting, but How People Learn About Local Communities: … Continue reading

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The Danger of Ignoring Your Balance Sheet

If you are like many small business owners, accounting may not be your strong suite so when people start talking about balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements your eyes may start to glaze over. If it has been … Continue reading

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