Archive for November 2009

Year End Push

There are 31 calendar days left in 2009 (a year many are ready to ne done with). There are even fewer business days and even fewer days where business will actually be done. So why not coast in from here? Because that’s exactly what your competition is doing! It’s human nature and it makes sense…

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A Patriot’s Thanksgiving

While we all gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope that each of you and all of you are blessed beyond measure and that you enjoy a sense of joy, love, and peace. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons. One reason is that I love history, especially American history. When…

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Risk and Rewars

What risks are you willing to take for your business? How willing are you to act on your ideas? This may be the measure of your potential!

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What’s Good for the Goose…

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the…

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A Smart Move by Amazon: PC Kindle

Realizing that the delivery platform was less important than the product delivered, Amazon showed again their business savvy with the beta launch of “Kindle for Your PC.” Instead of having to purchase the Kindle reading device (which I have and love), Amazon now offers the same basic experience and content on the PC you already…

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Making Costs Variable

The recovery is weak at best and may, in fact, not be a recovery at all once the 3Q numbers are revised (as they always are). How do small companies respond? One way is to make as much cost variable as possible rather than fixed. Getting out of leases and debt helps. Renting instead of…

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Veterans

Tom Brokaw called WWII vets “the greatest generation.” It’s bigger than that. Until very recently the majority of Americans believed in what is known as “exceptionalism”–the belief that there was a special purpose (divine if you will) for our country. A symbol. A city set on a hill. A beacon of faith and liberty for…

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After All Tomorrow is Another Day

Somebody needs to get me to bed and hope tomorrow is a better day! After a 4 hour nightmare of STUPID drivers, I checked into the Gwinnett Place Marriott…in the rain. My greeting was a grunted “Yes?” Then my key didn’t work so I have to go back to the lobby to have it reprogrammed.…

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Social Media and YOUR Business

If you’re not exploring how to use social networking to grow your business, brand your company, delight your customers, and scoop your competition. Well…you just missed the chance of a lifetime.

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Pelosi Wins– Small Business Loses

One chamber has chosen (by a majority of 5) to force substandard healthcare and its associated costs on America–especially the already struggling, job engine of small business. It’s time to think about strategies to deal with this burden and its cost. One near term solution is to n migrate from traditional employment to independent contractors…

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