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When I talk at various small business events or tell others what I do, people are curious about how to make money working from home with a computer. They seem to think that anyone can start a business for no money and little time. That vision is a myth. The reality is that it takes … Read moreZero Cost Business Startup MythRead More
One of the best things that you can do with your website is to develop your content around keywords and phrases that are generic gifts such as “Flagstaff Gift Baskets.” “But my competition is doing the very same thing,” you may say. That’s true, but that shouldn’t stop you. Just take it a step further … Read moreCreating niches with your gift websiteRead More
Remember that money doesn’t bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than those with nine million. Irving R. Levine Irving R. Levine was a financial reporter. That statement was tongue in cheek but when it came to money and finances, he was right on target. Money can make the difference between … Read moreMoney Can’t Buy Happiness — But It Sure is Nice to Have!Read More
We’ve all been there. You’ve decided to expand your business to the internet which means you’ve got to ship those packages. As the price of gas has climbed over the past several years, carriers have more than doubled their surcharges. And the change from actual weight to dimensional weight has made the shipping charges skyrocket … Read moreShipping ResourcesRead More
Ken Blanchard, author of “The One Minute Manager and other business books,” told the story about the little boy who really wanted to beat his grandmother at Monopoly. He studied. He practiced. He learned. Until one day, he beat her at the game and told her, “Finally! I beat you.” She smiled as she picked … Read moreIt All Goes Back Into The BoxRead More
This was posted on a bulletin board that I frequent and should be of interest: This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it. This information is worth reading. By understanding … Read moreBeware of Credit Card FraudRead More
I don’t know who wrote this as there was no credit given when I first read and saved it back in 2004. But it’s a fun list of “One Second Lessons for Both Life and Business: Don’t name a pig you plan to eat. Life is not about how fast you run, or how high … Read moreCountry Wisdom For Life and BusinessRead More
Here is a “One Minute Wisdom” piece of advice from American industrialist Henry Ford. A Market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one!” This little bit of wisdom has been forgotten as greed has overtaken and passed intregrity in just about every industry in the world, … Read moreBusiness Advice From A Great IndustrialistRead More
As a small business owner and entrepreneur, there are a few critical tasks you can turn into a daily habit to keep your business moving in a forward, positive direction to make money. You wear many hats, whether just starting out or having years of experience. Some of those ‘hats’ can be delegated to others, but … Read more5 Things Every Business Owner Should Do Every DayRead More