Category Archives: The Economy

Good News for Entrepreneurs

The 2008 financial meltdown wreaked havoc for many people looking for employment with both large and small businesses. I did some research and came up with this interesting article from the Washington Post on the history of unemployment in the … Continue reading

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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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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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More on Shopping Locally

We did a posting last September titled Shopping Locally about an article suggesting that by supporting other local small businesses you are indirectly supporting your own small business as well. We also mentioned the 3/50 project in the post which … Continue reading

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Some Timely Tips on Employee Compensation

It appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel on the recent recession (and I certainly hope you can begin to see it in your own business). No matter how much your particular small business was impacted, … Continue reading

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Small Business Leasing Tips

I think it is safe too say that most small business owners have to lease space for their operation, unless they can run their business from their home or are wealthy enough to own some property that can be used … Continue reading

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Optimism Reigns Again?

The main office of Tacony Corporation is located in St. Louis, MO (well actually Fenton, MO) and as in many areas of the country it has been a long, cold, and ugly winter. As a side note, St. Louis is … Continue reading

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Some Good Economic News

There was a recent article from Bloomberg with some good economic news for November. The article reports on a recent survey reporting that confidence among U.S. small businesses had risen to the highest level since the start of the Great … Continue reading

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Local Results on Small Business Saturday

We've done several postings on Small Business Saturday on Mine Your Own Business and here is a final follow up to results of some small businesses in St. Louis. The results were very good for some upscale boutiques along Clayton … Continue reading

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Any Small Business Saturday Results?

We did two postings in November about Small Business Saturday,  a new promotion sponsored by American Express that enocuraged shoppers to purchase at local small businesses the Saturday following Thanksgiving. If you missed the posts on Mine Your Own Business … Continue reading

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