10 Ways to Really Enjoy Labor Day Weekend

The first Labor Day took place in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882, with picnics organized by the city’s Central Labor Union. It became a legal holiday by an 1894 act of Congress. I have to admit that the thought of celebrating work by not doing any seems like a great idea. As I […]

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Where profitability is and how to get it?

The very foundation of profitability comes from this question, “What makes your business special?” Frankly, every business faces this question, which leads us to the challenge of discrimination. Meaning, you have to build in the product, service, and messaging to distinguish yourself from your competition. Much too often business owners spending too much time trying […]

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The 3 Cardinal Rules to Growing Your Business

Are you chasing the latest growth fad? Hoping that the newest social media network is going to provide the “green field” that will allow you to expand your business, but really not knowing how to exploit that channel to market? With all the talk about strategy and tactics, the business industry has created an entire […]

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5 Tips to Effectively Handle Negative Online Reviews

Online reviews are direct, blunt, and don’t reflect the common respect that we would use if we were talking with a person face-to-face.  That being said, they have a very real impact on your business, and should not be ignored. The response presents challenges to many of us; since, as a small business owner, every complaint feels like […]

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