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Before Blogging – Some Things to Consider

By joyce | Jun 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

One thing I’ve learned is that no one feels comfortable when they first start blogging.  That’s why I suggested in the previous blogging post (What is Blogging?) that you might want to get your feet wet slowly by creating a trial blog at one of the free, simple to use blogging sites such as  … Read more

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Staying in Business Takes Patience

By joyce | Jun 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

Businesses go out of business for many reasons.  But one of the major reasons is just not sticking it out long enough. Starting a business is easy.  It’s sticking it out and growing your business that is hard.  All of us have had days, weeks, or even months when we’ve wondered if it is worth it.  No … Read more

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Cutting Costs – Consider Efficiency

By joyce | Jun 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cutting costs? Raising Prices? Tips on how to Reach the Middle Ground Guest Blogger, Laura Wheeler of Firelight Business Enterprises, shares the following tips with us: Right now we are seeing prices rising left and right. Are you one of the businesses that is having to raise prices? If so, it might be time for … Read more

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Blogging – An Effective Way to Grow Your Business

By joyce | Jun 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you aren’t blogging, why aren’t you?  If you don’t know what it means– or how to do it–it’s time to learn.  And I’m here to teach you! What is Blogging anyway? Blogging is an amazing way for you to share information about your business (or any other subject), state your opinions, and best of … Read more

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Create a PDF easily and for FREE!

By joyce | Jun 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

So you want a brochure or a document that your customers can easily print out to your website.  There are lots of different programs and ways to create PDF documents but I’m going to share with you one that incredibly easy to use and best of all, it is free.  Change your habits and don’t … Read more

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The Other Shipping Company

By joyce | Jun 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Shipping packages is not cheap.  Once DHL Express dropped out of the market in January, Fedex and UPS took advantage of it by imposing the highest rate increases in history. But there is another option.  It doesn’t work for all packages and it’s not always the cheapest way to ship.  But many times, it costs … Read more

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25 Easy Tips for Creating Happy Website Visitors

By joyce | May 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

Is your website attracting traffic but no sales?  Do you wonder what you can do to make those potential customers stay at your site instead of clicking on to the next one?  As the owner of, my directory can send you potential customers that are ready and willing to buy.  But it’s up to … Read more

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Gift Basket Company Owners: Have you considered this market?

By joyce | May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

We, as gift basket company owners, are so busy marketing to the corporate market that we tend to overlook some other markets that can be profitable. One of these is the church market.  The marketing is much the same.  Many of the products may be the same as well, but others are unique.  Church budgets … Read more

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Even Squirrels Need A Helping Hand

By joyce | May 16, 2009 | 3 Comments

Everyone needs a helping hand.  Whether you’re starting a new business or trying to grow an existing one, a helping hand can make the difference between success and failure. Watch this video and then come back: Everyone Needs A Helping Hand Did you smile as you watched?  Did you see how it can apply to … Read more

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Another Promotion That Backfired

By joyce | May 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today’s post is reprinted with permission from our guest blogger, Rick Segel of Rick Segel and Associates.  He is one of the leading experts in retail marketing. A reader sent me a story this week that I just had to share with you. Especially, since we are focusing on sales skills this month. However, before … Read more

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