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23 08, 2018

Why A Small Shop Is Better Than a Chain Store

By |August 23rd, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why A Small Shop Is Better Than a Chain Store

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A couple of weeks ago, I visited a small, independently owned pharmacy. I know that’s quickly becoming a rarity, but I’m glad I did. I’ve been to the chain store pharmacies, and I have to tell you that I often leave feeling like […]

16 08, 2018

How To Close Your Business

By |August 16th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How To Close Your Business

We often talk about in business starting or creating a company, but there’s another side to that coin. It’s not something entrepreneurs often think about, but many times there comes the point where you want to close your business. Perhaps you had a revenue amount that you […]

9 08, 2018

25 Of the Best Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

By |August 9th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 25 Of the Best Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

  1. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Field
  2. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, […]
2 08, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

By |August 2nd, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

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Every so often in my businesses, we get a significant client who’s revenue stream is equal to or more than the combined total of many small ones. Sometimes, my team has been tempted to cater to the needs of our larger clients, but […]

26 07, 2018

Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

By |July 26th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

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Not too long ago, a friend of mine told me about a young entrepreneur who was spending a lot of time looking for venture capital and start-up money for an app he had developed. I suggested that the entrepreneur should forget the financing […]

19 07, 2018

An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

By |July 19th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

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Want to know one of the best ways to get someone’s attention?

Send them a thank you––in the mail.

My team and I are always saying “thank you” in our business. In fact, one of the most successful activities we have done as it relates […]

12 07, 2018

How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

By |July 12th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Workplace stress has been a “thing” since, forever, and it continues to be the case. Our culture is known for its work ethic, and sometimes people wear it like a badge of honor, which […]

5 07, 2018

3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

By |July 5th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

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If I say the word “Amish” to you, what are the images that come to mind?

Perhaps your mind goes to thoughts of horse-drawn carriages, a close-knit community that stays within itself, or no use of modern comforts like electricity or photography. Maybe you […]

28 06, 2018

How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

By |June 28th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

It happens.

You’re not going to make 100 percent of the people happy 100 percent of the time.

In my business, when we’re faced with a challenging customer, we call it an “opportunity.” That’s literal by the way.

I’ve been in business for decades and in sales since I was […]

21 06, 2018

Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

By |June 21st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

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If you’re ever going to make a presentation to Jeff Bezos at Amazon, here’s a tip––don’t make a PowerPoint presentation.

As noted in an article in Observer about Bezos’ approach, “In one episode of The Office, Dwight says of Ryan’s flashy PowerPoint slides, “PowerPoints are the […]