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Best Advice I Can Give You

Wondering if now is the time for you to start up? Intimidated by all the complexity and confused by the possible options at hand? Here’s my simple advice today: Start taking steps, even baby steps, but just start…

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Tips for Pitching the Small Business Professor

On Tuesday, we talked to Bruce Freeman. He’s the Small Business Professor for Scripps Howard News Service at www.smallbusinessprof.com, founder of ProLine Communications, and the author of the new book, “Birthing the Elephant.” If you’d like to approach Bruce to get some publicity for your business, here are his words of advice: What is your [...]

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Retail Sales up 7.2% from Last Year, But Is Anyone Making Money?

The National Retail Federation announced holiday sales are up 7.2% from last year.  While these numbers are encouraging, here’s the real question: “Is Anyone Making Money?” As the dark cloud of Recession looms over the economy, retailers are showing their desperation as they drastically slash prices to compete for consumer dollars.  The end result is [...]

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Ask and You Shall Receive

I’m finding that in business people tell you what they want.  In order to get what you want, sometimes all you have to do is ask.  Especially in times like these most people are eager for your business.  Therefore learning the art of negotiation is essential.  First and foremost though you have to know what you want.  I’ll [...]

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Back from India – Land of Paradoxes

I am passing through the Amsterdam airport and wanted to share some perspectives about India from my exposure over the past week, a couple of days touring around the city and the Franchise India Conference where I spoke. First of all, the Indian people I met and observed were incredibly kind and warm. The ideas [...]

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