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How very cool that PHC News is hosting a contest where I get to do my favorite thing: Hang out at your shop and help you grow your business! That’s if you are the winner. PHCNews will pick up all the … Continue reading
As a small business expert, I have learned a few things. Here are my latest, greatest insights… There is information and implementation. You probably have PLENTY of information already. You are short on time and energy. Ergo, you get behind … Continue reading
I love watching TV! I steer clear of bad TV. However, there is solid programming out there. And there is great free advice if you are building a business. I love Restaurant Impossible and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. (BTW, I am at … Continue reading
Does it make you cringe to think about imposing the formal structure of an Organization Chart on your small shop? Fear not! The Organization Chart can be a wonderful tool. Recalling my many, many jobs, I can count on three … Continue reading
Business is not a complicated mystery. There is not a book or seminar that holds the cryptic message, if only you were clever enough to figure it out. There is no mentor who is withholding the secret formula until you … Continue reading
“You could pick one of these items, do it…and get more sales. So, which one?” I was at a client’s shop. We had just done a terrific brainstorming exercise, and come up with a list of 27 rockin’ good ideas … Continue reading
“Tell me,” Ernie pleaded. “What am I doing wrong?” Ernie had just closed the books for February and he had a loss for the month. He rattled off a laundry list of very good action items and projects that he … Continue reading
Plan… or be planned for. If you don’t craft your intention, you may fall into someone else’s plan. And what they have planned for you may not suit you. So consider what you want, and plan for it. Clarity simplifies … Continue reading
I’m proud to be a woman business owner. I have heard the inspiring and discouraging statistics. While most businesses are currently being started by woman, only 3% of all woman owned businesses reach the $1 million mark in sales. It’s … Continue reading