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Small Business Stories – An Introduction

Small Business Stories – An Introduction Small Business Stories – An Introduction

Small Business Stories – An Introduction

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Small businesses begin with stories. Small Businesses root in an idea, an inspiration, an event, a need – which leads to a story.  This post is an introduction to a new direction of blog posting I’m calling SMB Stories. Stories of the passions driving everyday people to become small business owners. I want to tell small business […]

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3 Small Business Social Media Best Practices

3 Small Business Social Media Best Practices 3 Small Business Social Media Best Practices

3 Small Business Social Media Best Practices

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It astounds me how many small businesses I patronize… do not request I follow their social media account, do not request my email address for newsletters, and do not request a review when I mention I was pleased with service or product. Why? Because those owners have not trained staff to do so and they […]

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Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons? Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

In my small business, I run across a lot of SMB boomers who simply aren’t, shall we say kindly, “tech-savvy”? As a mostly tech-savvy boomer myself, I want to sometimes scream: “What the heck is wrong with you, Wo/Man! We boomers spent our entire childhoods fantasizing about living like The Jetsons! And now you say […]

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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I run across some bad emails in my inbox, but I have to give people an A for effort, so I have avoided using SMB emails as examples of WHAT NOT TO DO. In this case, the example below was so bad it borders on the “I really don’t care” level, so I decided they wouldn’t really care if …

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Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

The weary, bag laden, and soon impatient non-shopper leaves to shop elsewhere or coaxes the rest of the groups to leave. It’s a lose-lose for you and your shoppers. So, why encourage the non-shopper to become grumpy and negatively influence your happy shoppers?

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Boomers, Don't Say You Can't Do Social Media...

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media! Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Nothing, and I mean nothing, including Social Media, is as hard to master as MS-DOS was. . .

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