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To move forward, work backward

Have you ever heard someone say, "let’s do a work back"? I met with a techie recently who was talking about how he approaches creating a great website. He said, "My preferred strategy is to write out the wish list and then do a work back plan." He was referring to the same concept that [...]

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More methods for building a large contact list

Last time I talked about how to build a contact list by networking at trade shows. Today I want to tell you about some other methods that I've found useful for building my own contact lists.   Seminars Seminars are a great way to build relationships with customers. By giving a seminar, you're giving your clients [...]

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The Problem With the USPS Rate Increase

I just read a comment on one of my previous posts from “samthehappyman” (thanks Sam for the feedback!)  Sam had mentioned that his eBay business has not decided whether or not they will raise their shipping rates, but that they will be watching their competitors closely to see if they move first. No one wants [...]

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Time Mamagement For Moms

We have been unbelievably busy at Fresh Baby, business is growing, and 2008 is flying by! For the first year in our company history, keeping up with inventory has been a challenge, and I guess this a good sign. It looks like we’ll be going online with Babies R Us by the end of the [...]

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Risky Business

We’re in Miles City, Montana this weekend at the world famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. What a blast! People come here from all over for a 3-day party in the streets, intermingled with auctions of bucking horses, a horse and tractor parade, craft shows and street dances. The bucking horses get ridden (few of [...]

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eBay Selling in Entrepreneur Magazine

The cover story for the June issue of Entrepreneur Magazine is called “Sell it!”, and includes 17 ways to supercharge the sales of any business. “How to Sell on eBay” is #4 on this list. I co-authored this article, and wanted to share it with all of you. Corey Kossack is one of eBay’s “Top [...]

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