Who is on your team?

  Give a little; take a little; share a little. It is a delicate balance to give and not undervalue yourself, to take and not appear greedy, and to share without over-sharing. It is especially important for the small business owner to keep their eye on the ball...

Easy Peasy

People who make something look effortless and easy are VERY good at what they do. It might be a natural flair or years of experience that brought them to this place of smooth and perfect execution. Easy for one can be torturous and a heavy weight for another to bear....

DIY

“Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself with $92 craft supplies”. This post was on Facebook on a page called “Smashed Peas and Carrots”. Very funny. For some reason, this philosophy is taking place in businesses everywhere. Some business owners take the DIY...

The Power of Peer Pressure

We know about mob mentality and we know about terrorism and fear. We are seeing careers ruined by flip Tweets and insensitive comments made several years ago on social media. This year, we watched a Dentist get crushed under the heavy backlash of protest for hunting a...

“The Fortune Is In The Follow Up”

Widely quoted advice: The fortune is in the follow up. You network constantly, giving out your business card to people who express interest in your business. After that, if you just wait for the business to roll in, you will likely be disappointed. Follow up is not...

No Response

After sending an inquiry email, sometimes you receive silence in return. How long should you wait? Whether you’re chasing an overdue account, seeking a quote, following up on a previous request or trying to set up a meeting, if you get no response, send ONE “gentle...

Bookkeeping

Thank you for reading this blog post! Bookkeeping is generally an unwanted discussion piece. Right up near the word “budget” that gives people chills, bookkeeping can be overwhelming if a business owner does not stay on top of spending and revenue collections. Income...

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