Small Business Blog

Foggy Lenses and Binoculars

This July in Florida has been extremely humid, with almost daily rains. When I drive someplace and get out of my car my eyeglasses almost immediately fog up. On a few occasions when I tried to look over them rather than wipe them, I have stumbled over parking buffers and once walked into a mailbox. […]

Product is Key When Scaling Your Business

One of the biggest challenges for an entrepreneur is to determine if they are growing or scaling their business. Sometimes owners aren’t fully aware of the difference but there are a few key questions you can ask yourself that will help you determine which path you are on. Am I free? Do I freely control […]

One for a nickel, two for a dime, five for twenty-five cents!

Pricing: something many business owners fret over. They worry about local competitors, big box stores, Amazon, and other online sellers. They sometimes set prices based on what others are selling for and don’t consider customer value. If you set your prices arbitrarily, it might be the same as letting the customer make you an offer. […]

Nobody Does It Better

Have you been a customer in businesses where you noticed obvious inefficiencies or missed market opportunities? If you are among the millions of current or previously employed workers who have considered entrepreneurship as a means of independence, job security, and a way to build wealth; then buying an existing business and improving its performance may […]

What? Already!

For those of us living in Florida, we are getting an early reminder that the Hurricane Season is about to begin. While it officially starts on June first, the National Hurricane Center is watching the first potential weather system of 2018. Today is Monday, May 14th, 2018, and a mass of weather in the eastern […]

On Target!

Does your business have a customer or market niche? If so, you can conduct target marketing and focus your efforts directly on potential customers. If not, your business is functioning in a generic or commodity market where it is hard to distinguish your product or service from that of your competitors. Many businesses have products […]

Business Ceredigion Style…

I was testing a random search function on Google and landed on an article about the land of Ceredig. While reading about historic agricultural activities in the spring, it occurred to me that analogies could be made with small business practices… It’s always best to start a story at the beginning. For this one, that […]

Delivering the Goods…

If you have been following the news from England, you have been aware of the fiasco that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) had to deal with there. Beginning on February 14th, 2018, and continuing for more than a week, KFC was unable to get chicken to their 900-plus stores in the UK and over 800 of […]

Tips for growing your business…

If you want to find out how to grow your business, one of the best ways is to study the people who literally do that on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year – farmers! Their best practices will revel many tips that can be applied to any business. Here are some of the key […]

Think like a crow; Act like a squirrel…

After watching a number of “cute wildlife” videos on YouTube, it occurred to me that both crows and squirrels have characteristic behavior, that if adapted by business owners, could increase the performance of their businesses. Business owners should think like a crow and act like a squirrel in order to increase the performance of their […]

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