Monday, December 27, 2010

Planning for the New Year

Here we are again saying goodbye to the old and hello to the New Year!  This is the perfect time of year to take a little time to stop, reflect, and plan.  If you own a small business or you’re thinking that this is the year you will start one – you need to have a plan.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Deb's 12 Dayz of "BIZ-MAS"

On the first day of Christmas my business sent to me
A New Year of profitability

On the second day of Christmas my business sent to me
2 good employees
and a New Year of profitability

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Miracles at the USPS

I was running around doing the usual Christmas errands the other day including heading to the post office to mail my cards and packages.   The line was long yet moving at a steady pace.   Customers were very patient.   As we stood there many of us struck up conversations about our plans for the holidays and to whom we were mailing our packages.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

All I want for Christmas

I’m a huge fan of old fashioned toys and if they’re made in the USA – all the better!   One of my favorites are log building kits made by a company called Roy Toy located in East Machias, Maine.   I don’t usually devote an entire column to one business but I’m making an exception because it’s that time of year when we’re all thinking about children and toys and Santa (I still believe).

Friday, December 10, 2010

Last Minute Ways to Attract Customers this Holiday Season

It’s not too late to drive customers to your business to do their holiday shopping!  Just because your business is small doesn’t mean you can’t attract customers like the big boys do!

As the time gets shorter take advantage of technology to do so.  Email and social media are the way to go!   But be careful and be thoughtful because there is a lot of “noise” out there.  You don’t want your message to get lost.