Small Business Saturday – November 25, 2017

The first Small Business Saturday was way back in 2010.  The country was trying to recover from the Great Recession and small retailers were struggling to keep the doors open. Since then, the economy has been steadily recovering and Small … Continue reading

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Want to Improve Business? Listen to Warren Buffett

Are you in a rut and trying to figure out how to improve your business?  Every so often it’s a good idea to take a breather and think about something Warren Buffett said. No he’s not perfect and he’d be … Continue reading

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A Solution to Price Switching

Recently we worked with a customer who had a problem that was going to result in her department being closed.  They had a plant nursery in a grocery store and were losing money.  People were taking the stakes from $4.99 … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn About Retail From Craft Beer

Let’s talk about beer.  You may or may not like beer but there are plenty of lessons in that business for all retailers. Beer has been dominated by a few large brewers and then controlled at a local level by … Continue reading

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Retail is NOT Dead – Positive Stories About Retail

There has been much talk on the morning finance shows about the death of retail lately.  But just because the large department stores of yore are closing, doesn’t mean that retail is dead.  In fact, retail is evolving and is … Continue reading

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The Power of Nice

“Please,” “Thank you,” and a smile.  It seems simple enough but it does make a large difference.  According to QSR magazine (quick service restaurants) Chick-fil-A does these over 95% of the time at a drive through window versus its competition … Continue reading

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Creating Meaningful Reports in QuickBooks – Part 2

This month, we bring you Part 2 of this series with special guest Blogger – Bob Crook of Small Business Solutions.  Bob is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and Intuit Premier Reseller who has over 30 years experience working with small … Continue reading

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