Monthly Archives: December 2011

Price War Strategies

We haven’t posted anything on pricing for some time, so since effective pricing has such a big impact on the health of your business it might be time to revisit this topic again. How to Survive a Price War from … Continue reading

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Local Small Business and Christmas Eve

I had an interesting experience on Christmas Eve at two small business in Kirkwood that made me realize that support for local small businesses is alive and well in St. Louis. We had to pick up some rolls for our … Continue reading

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Results for Small Business Saturday 2011

I posted Emphasizing Local Shopping this Holiday Season on December 2nd and mentioned that I would continue to look for the results of this year’s Small Business Saturday that was held on November 26th this year. I finally remembered to … Continue reading

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Try, Try, Try Again

I think everyone has heard of the old proverb “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again” and I thought it was certainly appropriate in the case of a new business service launched by Google on November 27 … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Social Media Detractors

The Internet has revolutionized a lot of things over the years and instead of trying to list them all myself, I did a search a came up with this CNN article on all How the Internet took over. The article brought … Continue reading

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Going the Extra Mile

I recently read an article about a bicycle shop that has come up with an interesting and effective way to satisfy customers and in turn grow their business, but before we get to the article it reminded me of a … Continue reading

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Beat the Year End Planning Crunch

The busy holiday season has arrived and hopefully it will get even busier for your business, but before it gets really crazy maybe you can squeeze in some time to do a little business planning for next year. I recently … Continue reading

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Your Business and Multitasking

With all the new electronic devices such as smart phones and all the variations of pad devices it is becoming more and more tempting to work on many different things at once – commonly referred to as multitasking. A recent … Continue reading

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Emphasizing Local Shopping this Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday has come and gone and when I do a search on it the results are mixed, some small businesses saw no increase in traffic while others that promoted it had some very good sales. Last year American … Continue reading

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