I love the New Year for the same reason I love Mondays – heck, even mornings: They all offer a chance to start fresh with a blank slate. I know there are plenty of people who turn their noses up at New Year’s resolutions. They prefer “goals” … [Read more...] about 60 quick resolutions to get your new year off to a great start
When I told a friend back in 2012 that I was quitting my day job to focus on building my own business, he gave me this advice: "Every day, when you get up, you have to ask yourself: 'What am I going to kill today?'" Seems like a pretty bloody way … [Read more...] about Business tip: What are you going to kill today?
“We were very fortunate. We lost everything in Hurricane Irma.” That’s not something you generally hear after a disaster, but one that smart business owners are adapting and adopting – adapting to changing conditions and adopting a great new … [Read more...] about Turning gloom and doom into business opportunities
If you are one of the nearly 28 million small-business owners in the United States, you are probably trying to determine how to get the word out about your business without spending a lot of cash. Or any cash. But if you are looking for free, I have … [Read more...] about Free marketing ideas that work
A tale of two stores Recently, I was on the hunt for a specialty item I didn't know much about, but had to buy. I walked into Store 1. It was dark, cramped and grubby. I stepped up to the counter and waited for assistance. And waited and waited and … [Read more...] about How to stop bleeding customers
Are you a "yes, but" business owner? I was talking to a local shop owner the other day who was bemoaning the typical seasonal business slowdown. As one of his faithful customers, I asked if he had considered adding a couple of services that could … [Read more...] about The importance of flexibility in business