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Category Archives: Starting a 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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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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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

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

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

How to Price Everything

How to Price Everything This entry is written to all the photographers out there who might ask, “What should I charge for an 8×10?” or, “What is the going rate for head shots?” When you ask questions like this, the … Continue reading

Sells Itself

Sells Itself If you are looking for a business that sells itself, you’re misinformed.  There is no such thing as a business that sells itself. You can have the greatest idea in the world, and it will not sell itself.  … Continue reading

Pricing

Pricing If I hear another business owner ask how much they should charge, I think I will scream.  Pricing isn’t something you pull out of a hat. I can buy a hamburger at some fast-food places for about $1.  I … Continue reading

R.I.P.

R.I.P. If I stop one unprepared person from hanging their shingle too soon I will have accomplished something in writing this.  All too often I drive by a business, or I go to a web site that used to work, … Continue reading

db’s Rules of Pricing

db’s Rules of Pricing Here are my rules of pricing for any business: db’s Rules of Pricing Rule number 1 of pricing – Price to make a profit Rule number 2 of pricing – Know your cost of goods sold … Continue reading