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Using Psychology to Guide Customer Choices

By joyce | Feb 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have you ever had trouble trying to decide between two different products?   Your customers may be having the same problem.  Using a bit of psychology can help them make up their mind. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have used brain scans to prove that adding another product, that is very similar but less attractive and … Read more

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Turning Business Ideas Into Results

By joyce | Aug 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

All too often, new business owners come on strong when they start.  They spend lots of time and money telling people all about their new venture.  But then they run out of ideas and slow down.  They sit by the phone waiting for it to ring, all the while wondering why people have forgotten about … Read more

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The Biggest Mistake that a Gift Business Can Make

By joyce | Jul 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Biggest Mistake a Gift Business Can Make Everyone in business — regardless of the industry or whether it was 1919 or 2019 — makes mistakes. Someone once said that “The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.” That is indeed a mistake.  Unless we think big, we will … Read more

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Yes, You Can!

By joyce | Jul 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Believe in yourself and "yes you can!"

This quote from Henry Ford is one of my favorites.      “Whether you think you CAN, or whether you think you CAN’T — you’re probably right.” I love that saying, because it basically means that YOU play an active role in  creating your own future… …and if you’re not experiencing the results that you … Read more

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Look at Yourself if You Want Success

By joyce | Jun 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Look at yourself if you want success

 Look at Yourself if You Want Success I don’t know if any of you follow Tiffany Lambert or not since she is more about Internet Marketing but her email today included something that is important to each of us as a business owner so I wanted to share it with you. As she said, many … Read more

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Overnight Business Sensation?

By joyce | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Will you be an overnight sensation? We open our business filled with excitement and expectations.  We love what we are doing and expect that everyone else will as well.  When we aren’t an overnight sensation, we become disappointed and disillusioned. But let me tell you something that most of us have learned the hard way.  … Read more

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The Gift Basket Business — Misconceptions

By joyce | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

In some ways, it seems like yesterday.  In others, it seems like an eternity.  For me, the fall of 1992 was the beginning of a new business, a new lifestyle and a whole new perception of operating a homebased business.  I thought I knew everything.  After all, as a SCORE small business counselor, I had … Read more

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Networking Field Guide for Introverts

By joyce | Apr 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Does the idea of attending a networking event conjure up feelings of anxiety, nervousness, deep inside your stomach? Does your heart start pounding when you walk into a room filled with people that you may or may not know?  Who do you speak to? What do you say? Well, hold onto your stomach, get rid … Read more

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A Time of Business Renewal

By joyce | Apr 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s a bush by my front door that always takes the initiative and covers itself with bright yellow blooms as soon as we have a few days of spring here in Flagstaff.  And it always realizes that it celebrated spring too soon when we have another late snow storm, as we did the other day. … Read more

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There’s no way around SEO

By joyce | Apr 21, 2018 | 5 Comments

You’ve built your website, added a shopping cart and gorgeous pictures, and waited.  And waited.  And waited some more.  Where’s all the traffic.  Why haven’t they found you? Regardless of how beautiful or efficient website you may have, there’s simply no way around it.  The internet is not a place where “if you build it, … Read more

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