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The Few Things That Make All the Difference.

At Bare Bones Biz, we focus on business basics, the few things that will make all the difference to your success and profitability. Here’s a list of simple business tips gleaned from the smartest business people I know. I spend … Continue reading

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Biz Planning is not Dieting…

Greetings! Ugh…dieting. No one wants to diet. Even the word has the word DIE in it! Dieting means deprevation, starvation and no fun. Do you think of Biz Planning that way? “Oh, I HAVE to get a business plan together. … Continue reading

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You get to decide how much is enough…

Greetings! It seems odd that so many people get their underwear in a bunch about proposed tax increases for the top 2% of all US Citizens. Hmmm. I suppose there is this idea that at some point we could all … Continue reading

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It’s easier going the other way…

Greetings! You go to the local meet-and-greet of business owners. Everyone is complaining about how hard business is because of… * the economy * a family member __________ (name) * cheap customers * rotten employees Sigh. Let them run against … Continue reading

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College ain’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Greetings! Ah, the springtime high school grads are off and running. To college or to new jobs. Time to flex those wings, dear ones, and fly in the direction of what you want. Remember that… * College is great…but a … Continue reading

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How to Build a Business Plan

Most small businesses SUCK. How about yours? Maybe you started your business with hope in your heart, dreams of freedom and wealth and a commitment to do right by your customers. And maybe your dreams have faded under the weight … Continue reading

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When the tide turns…

Greetings! I just put a training schedule for a half marathon on my calendar. It helps me actually GO running instead of talk about running when I am training for an event. I know this for sure: There comes a … Continue reading

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Latest, greatest…and FREE!

Greetings! We have sold over 60,000 books at http://www.barebonesbiz.com/ !! Wow! And, we offer a pdf copy of our best seller – Where Did the Money Go? – Accounting Basics for the Business Owner Who Wants to Get Profitable! – … Continue reading

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What if you couldn’t make an excuse?

Greetings!  You have all the time there is.  You have all the smarts you need.  You live in a world of opportunity.  Everything else you tell yourself…is just an excuse.  Yesterday, I was visiting with Rochelle Togo-Figa.  She said her … Continue reading

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"Inside…I am a cheetah!"

Greetings!  My business associate Randy MacKenzie is building a commercial cleaning business.  Lately, his knees have been bothering him.  He shrugs off any suggestions to slow down, “Yeah, my body may be wearing out a bit, but inside…I am a … Continue reading

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