Author Archives: randyalletag

More Credit Card Issues

It has been a rough couple of years with credit card issues. I have had to replace personal credit cards twice, first in 2013 when a local grocery store chain had credit card information stolen and later in 2014 when … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Every year the company I work for schedules a spring cleaning day in April or May and we are having one this Friday. Everyone gets to wear jeans that day, we usually do some yard work around the building, and … Continue reading

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11 Job Satisfaction Tips

I have frequently heard the quote “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”, but I had no idea that it is attributed to Confucius until I did a search on … Continue reading

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Is the Customer Always Right?

I try to shop locally whenever I can and am willing to pay a little extra to support local businesses, but even when I plan to make a local purchase I still usually research what I’m planning to buy online. … Continue reading

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Good Entrepreneur Entertainment

It is not very often that a small business owner can be entertained and at the same time learn some positive things to improve his business and also be forewarned of some pitfalls. A recent article I read, 10 Films … Continue reading

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Friday Fun – the Five-Second Rule

I think everyone has heard of the Five-Second Rule and if you haven’t, the link above gives a very detailed history of the folklore behind that “rule”. I have an almost three year old granddaughter and  remember when she was … Continue reading

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Tips on Becoming a Valuable Resource for your Customers

We’ve posted frequently on marketing promotions you can do to increase sales, the most recent one provided some tips to improve you email promotions, Optimizing Email Marketing from last month. I recently read something that gave a slightly different slant … Continue reading

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Collaboration Beats Competition

I live in St. Louis and this is one of the nastiest winters I can remember. I realize it is even worse for Chicago and the east coast, so I shouldn’t complain but I will anyway. To add insult to … Continue reading

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Optimizing Email Marketing

Email marketing has been around for a long time and some small business owners may feel that it has been overshadowed by all the other types of social media now at the disposal of savvy marketers. I read a recent … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Tips for Small Businesses

The company I work for has set up a great service (Fruit My Cube) for our associates that allows anyone to order a box of fruit delivered to our office on a weekly basis. I order frequently and have always … Continue reading

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