Category Archives: Challenges of the Future

Small Business and Job Creation

In the current economy we hear all the time that small businesses are one of the main job creators. I wondered how true this was or if it was an exaggeration, so I did some research and found this information … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Memorial

Last year I wrote about a local small florist that had recently failed in A Small Business Owner’s Worst Nightmare and I thought about this today because it was the first time in many years that I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Small Business Challenges in 2012

I think you could safely say that any small business is unique in one way or another, but that being said I wondered if there were some challenges that were common to almost all small businesses. I ran across a … Continue reading

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A Surprising Fact about American Manufacturing

Those of you who read this blog or are familiar with Tacony Corporation know that we brought production of vacuums back to St. James, Missouri some time ago. We recently brought production  of sewing cabinets from Australia to Chicago, Illinois … Continue reading

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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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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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Inflation Warning

If you believe that inflation is at our doorstep, read this to learn how to prepare. The author of this article is very concerned about possible upcoming government inflationary policiies and the posting provides some of the reasons for his … Continue reading

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Walking and Aging

Everyone has heard how beneficial exercise is, after all it is on television, radio, newspapers, magazines, etc. Now comes a new article from HealthDay about research from the U. S. National Institure on Aging that showed walking six to nine … Continue reading

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Pursue Your Potential

So what are some ways you can determine whether you driven to achieve  your maximum potential either as a leader or to make sure your small business is the best it can possibly be? Here's an article that gives 6 … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Warning

So I'm sure most of you have heard of the new cloud-based technologies, but if aren't familiar with the term it is technologies such as Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, and one I wasn't well versed on, Salesforce. For a very thorough … Continue reading

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