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Archive for August, 2007

Writing That Gets Results

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I recently visited with a client who had reason to write a letter to one of his long-time customers. He was angry about some changes that had been made and was looking for an explanation and relief from some of the changes. He asked me to review his letter. His final draft, prior to my […]

Don’t Stray From Your Niche Part II

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

So, you’ve saturated the market with your best product, or someone has talked you into another product that will ‘sell like weeds’, or you’ve just gotten bored and think a new approach will breathe new life into your business. Apply some strategic sense to the new venture, product, or market by

Don’t Stray Too Far From Your Niche or Your Cash Flow May Suffer

Monday, August 27th, 2007

You’ve heard the adage, ‘define your niche, and work it’? As businesses grow, I have noticed a clear tendency to stray from this strategy. And while there are many legitimate reasons to do so, be careful that you don’t dynamite your cash flow as a result.

Buying a Business Part I – ALWAYS have a Formal Partnership Agreement

Friday, August 24th, 2007

One of my long-time clients sold one of his businesses last year to two gentlemen; one, a family member who was to run the operation side, and the other, a fellow who was very capable of running the business side. Yet, even though I fairly insisted that they work out a partnership agreement between them, […]

What Does it Take to Land One of Those Elusive Bank Loans?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Remember, banks don’t want to know what you do — they want to know that you know what you’re doing.

24 Rules by Which to Live and Prosper in Business

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Bob Parson of GoDaddy, and Sue Canyon of BusinessBooming share 24 rules for personal and professional success.

You Deserve to Earn a Paycheck Along With Your Employees!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Many small business owners work without taking a paycheck. You may find that I say this quite often, “You deserve to get paid!” Well you do, don’t you?