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Business success comes from a combination of vision, passion, and hard work. All three are required or your business path will be rocky. If you eliminate any one of the three, you may as well close up your business now.

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Blogging –Tips for writing blog posts.

By joyce | Jun 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

A lot of you probably say that you don’t have time to start a blog because you don’t have the time or creativity to write long posts on the blog.  My answer to that is:  Blog posts don’t have to be long to be valuable.  Some of the most read posts on this blog were … Read more

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CBS Evening News – Katy Couric – And Gift Baskets

By joyce | Jun 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

For those of you who have watched the economic series on the CBS Evening News and are in the Gift Basket Industry, don’t be discouraged by it.  Unfortunately, the news media always plays up the negative and the gloom and doom and not the positive.  Viewers aren’t interested in what is good in our world.  … Read more

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Before You Sell or Recycle Your Computer

By joyce | Jun 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

Greg Lamb wrote an interesting article in the Christian Science Monitor that should make all of us stop and think before selling or recycling a computer.  In a recent research project, the research team bought 300 used machines from several sources including ebay.  They found that about one-third of them still contained personal or business … Read more

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Time Management — Working Forward

By joyce | Jun 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

One of the hardest challenges faced by small business owners, is that of planning, and working forward, and not just keeping up with the screaming demands of today. It is very hard to balance getting work done that lightens the load in certain areas when the load in those areas is so heavy you have … Read more

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Cold Calling — Does it Work?

By joyce | Jun 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

 There must be some of you that are good at cold calling. . . which means simply calling a prospective customer that you’ve had no previous contact with and trying to sell your products.  But, from what I’ve heard, most folks dread it like the plague and quickly become discouraged when the “not interested” answers outnumber … Read more

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Is Internet Progress Overrated?

By joyce | Jun 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Has progress on the internet taken us to a better place?  Has it helped us grow our business?  Are all the new-fangled opportunities for “social networking”, videos, and streaming javascript worth the time and effort involved in using them? I’d say “yes” and “no”.  The internet has provided us the opportunity to operate a business … Read more

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Blogging — How effective is it really?

By joyce | Jun 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Since starting this series on blogging, there has been a lot of interest.  And one question that I’ve been asked several times is:  How much traffic can a blog really generate?  Another question is: Doesn’t it take a long time to make it worthwhile or to be effective? The answer to the first question depends … Read more

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Blogging without a Blog

By joyce | Jun 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to have your own blog to be able to use blogging to your advantage and increase the number of incoming links to your website. Most blogs welcome comments and allow you to leave your website address when you make a comment.  The way to use this method of “blogging without a blog” … Read more

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Don’t quit too soon!

By joyce | Jun 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Some people fold after making one timid request. They quit too soon. Keep asking until you find the answers. In sales there are usually four or five “no’s” before you get a “yes.” Jack Canfield There are a number of reasons why a business folds and closes its doors.  But many of them quit too … Read more

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Blogging — Keep it Simple for Maximum Results

By joyce | Jun 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

In our other blogging posts, we talked about why you should blog and some things to consider when starting a blog.  These are all important but I suspect you’re reading this series because you want to profit from your blog by building your business. Remember that your blog will be different than all the others out … Read more

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