Lessons from a Small Business Owner

July 20, 2012

Are You Ready for Customers Who Are Ready to Buy?

I recently read an article on the Harvard Business Review, "Sales Reps Should Avoid Customers Who Are Ready to Buy." While I agree with the article's overall message. One sentence goes by without much fanfare...
July 6, 2012
simplifying

Simplifying What We Do

Why be average at a bunch of things when you can be great at a few? Look at what your clients really need from you and get rid of the rest.
May 11, 2012

Is it a Good Idea to Trade Services?

Is it a good idea to share or trade services? Or will you end up fighting on the floor? When it comes to owning a small business, you try to save money where you can. And with that comes opportunities to work with other small businesses for trade, instead of cash.
May 8, 2012
listening to customers

When Your Customers Aren’t Talking, You Should be Listening

Just because your customers aren't telling you there is a problem, it doesn't mean that there isn't a problem.
March 22, 2012
letting go

Letting Go

Losing a client is rarely a positive. But take time to evaluate why the decision was made and how to keep it from happening again.
March 16, 2012
keep up your blog

The Top Reasons To Keep Up Your Blog

Blogs can be a great way to draw in a highly targeted audience to your small business.
March 7, 2012
small business owners

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Be Concerned With – But Aren’t

The moment you start asking yourself about solutions instead of asking about problems is the moment you'll start succeeding.
December 5, 2011
never burn bridges

Just When I Thought I Was Out…

Never burn bridges & always leave on good terms because you never know when circumstances will change.
October 6, 2011
art of chaos

The Art of Chaos

Starting a business is a daunting task. Starting a business in the middle of the worst recession that we've seen in my lifetime? A little more daunting.