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Category Archives: General Business

Five Things I Don’t Regret

After reading a list of regrets older people have, I thought I’d list five things in business that I don’t regret. These are five things that are simple, easy to implement, and can make your a success.

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Local Taxes

I often speak to the business owners when I write. This time, I’m speaking to the consumers. And while some of this is specific to where I live, it also applies to other parts of the world.

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Millennials Missed

Millennials missed the mark when it comes to owning their own businesses. Recent studies show they have let technology define them, and while they expect on-line customer service options, in their own business they fail to deliver customer service at the face-to-face counter.

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Bad Example Fodder

First, let me start by thanking many Facebook users for providing me with bad example fodder. I have found if I look on Facebook I can find many bad examples when it comes to business practices.
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Dealing with Telemarketers

Are you tired of dealing with telemarketers?

The “Do Not Call Registry” was supposed to do away with unwanted, unsolicited callers, but we all know it was a dismal failure. Continue reading

Faster Than That

Faster Than That This business went out of business faster than THAT!  Yes, back in June of last year I wrote about the importance of location.  (See Location Cubed)  This was because of a business going in to a bad … Continue reading

Where Rent Money Goes

Where Rent Money Goes Many people own investment or rental properties and have to deal with renters/leasors.  Renters may wonder where rent money goes.  When a rent increase comes, it is usually met with resistance.  But, if the renter really … Continue reading

Giving It Away

Giving It Away It is easy to claim success when you give it away.  I used to be guilty of this.  You fall in to the trap that if people will take something for free they will later pay you … Continue reading

Before You Even Start

Before You Even Start Before you even start you should do some calculations. Author and business owner D. Brent Walton has a wonderful 90-minute presentation on calculating the cost of doing business.  This presentation is available to Chambers of Commerce … Continue reading

Location Cubed

Location Cubed Location, Location, Location (or location cubed) is what they say about real estate.  This greatly applies to brick-n-mortar stores (and that includes restaurants and other retail-like establishments.)  Yet, so many new business forget to do their research when … Continue reading