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Don’t Let Your Small Business Die Alone

When a small business is in trouble, the tendency for most owners is to keep everything quiet. They’re afraid of a mass exodus of employees if word gets out. And that’s a valid concern. Once

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Networking Is As Easy As Talking To The 7-11 Cashier

How come we can chat up the 7-11 cashier with ease, but when it comes to talking to strangers at a networking function, we clam up? It’s the same concept, isn’t it? Well, kind of. First of

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Just Because You Can Talk On Your Phone Doesn’t Mean You Should

Everywhere we go these days there are signs posted about cell phone usage. One of my favorites is at the post office. The sign yells “no cell phone calls during transaction.” So I found it

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You Can Learn Business Lessons From Your Doctor

Most doctors never distinguish the difference between “customers” and “patients.” That’s why they have waiting rooms instead of reception areas. Walk into most any doctor’s

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Seasonal Business? No Worries. It’s Winter (Summer) Somewhere

Once you’ve been in business for a while, you’ll notice the pattern of your business sales ups and downs. Every small business has them. And many products or services are seasonally driven.

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Does Bad Grammar Change Your Opinion Of Someone?

If you receive poorly written business communication from another person, what do you think about that person? With the popularity of email, our grammar problems have really come to light.

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Are We Closer To The Paperless Office?

I don’t know about you, but over twenty years ago I heard we would all be paperless “soon.” Well, I don’t think soon will come in my lifetime. I’m still drowning in paper.

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You Must have a Good Time Management System

I’ll never forget the time I almost blew a new prospect meeting because I didn’t manage the details. I was so embarrassed. 

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Don’t Let Your Business Become A Fraud Victim

Each and every day we are faced with decisions about our business. Could a decision end up landing us in a mess of fraud?

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Put On Your Best Face For Business Lunch

Every time I attend a business lunch meeting, opportunities abound to observe some of the bad meal etiquette habits we have. People pick their teeth, use their napkin as a Kleenex and gobble with their

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What Will Happen To Your Business After You’re Gone?

What would happen to your business if you were incapacitated and could not communicate with anyone. Would your staff (or family) be able to pick up the pieces for you?

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Turn Customer Blunders Into More Business

When you make a mistake with a customer, should you write them off as lost — never to return again? Nope.

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Avoid Startup Funding Blunders for a Clear Cash Flow Path

What’s the biggest obstacle for most small business owners? Here’s a hint — it comes in only one color and has faces on it. Yep, you’re right. It’s money. Not just start up

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Manage Your Files Better To Save Time And Energy

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to save time and be more organized. One of my biggest challenges is my computer. It frustrates me to no end to waste time looking for a file

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Differentiate Your Business Or Die A Slow Death

I’ve said over and over again (for years) that the one way small business can differentiate itself is through providing personal service. We’re not going to stop people from shopping at the

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