The Black Friday Blues

November 28th, 2014 - One Comment -

The day has arrived! The (second) biggest shopping day of the year. The ominous sounding…Black Friday.

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Why Turkey for the Holidays?

November 27th, 2014 - No Comments -

The tradition of Turkey for the holidays has been around for Centuries. Before the 1900′s beef was used primarily for milk. Chickens are a little too small to feed a large crowd of people while turkey as it turns out is the perfect meal for a large crowd. Turkey was also eaten by the British during certain holidays along with geese, swans, and even peacocks on special occasions. In fact the Turkey was so popular that it almost beat out the Eagle as our National Bird.
In 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as a National Holiday even though the tradition was begun years before.

Of course the “fixens” vary considerably from state to state but things like stuffing, cranberry sauce,
mashed potatoes and green vegetables usually adorn every Thanksgiving day feast today.

Happy Thanksgiving to all may your holidays be painted with Cheer.

Business Tip of the Day: Under Promise & Over Deliver

July 18th, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , , , ,

This is one of the biggest, most important pieces of advice that you’ll hear in the business world. Make it a point to never over promise. A lot about providing a service or selling a product is managing expectations.

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Business tip of the day: Know Your Business Competition; Big & Small

July 11th, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , ,

If you’re a new business owner, one of the very best ways to get your feet on the ground as to the atmosphere and marketing environment in your industry is to take a look at your competition; big and small.

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Business tip of the day: Always keep the ‘Long Term Game’ in Mind

July 9th, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: ,

Always keep the ‘Long Term Game’ in Mind. Avoid making snap, short-term choices that’ll hurt your name, your business, your product or that’ll turn off potential clients.

A short-term decision that is made through greed can have drastic long-term negative effects – making your business goals for the future much more difficult to obtain.

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Business tip of the day: Educate Customers as to what they Really Want

July 8th, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , , ,

Don’t tell people what they must have, educate them as to what they really want.

As an expert in what you do, you know what’s possible, what’s reasonable, and what’s effective in your field. You have the education, the experience, and the know how that has enabled you to be in the business that you’re in. Your customers don’t have any of this.

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Business tip of the day: Find Your Unique Value

July 3rd, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , ,

One of the first steps to developing any type of effective marketing is to develop whats called your ‘unique value proposition’. That’s just fancy business lingo for what makes your company awesome.

It’s the promise of value to be delivered when a client is interacting with your company, your product, or your service. It’s the primary reason a prospect should buy from you.

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Business tip of the day: Make your Customer Service a Priority

July 2nd, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , ,

When a customer complains about your company, service, or product always answer them as soon as you can. Even a day’s delay can seriously upset a disgruntled customer.

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Business tip of the day: Saying ‘no’ can save your business

July 1st, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , , ,

A vital part of dealing with your growing business is to be sure that it doesn’t fly out from under you.

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Business tip of the day: You can’t do it all

June 30th, 2014 - No Comments - Tags: , ,

I know your pain. Your business is your baby and you put your all into it, but you can’t do it all. You must delegate.

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