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The Odds Are In Your Favor!

Earthquakes in Japan, Volcano erupts in Ireland, Flooding throughout the Midwestern US, Wildfires in Arizona and New Mexico thousand are left homeless scream our headlines.  Yet when you really stop to think about it, on a grand scale very few people are affected and more survive these events than don’t.

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The Importance of Staying Focused & In Control

I was just talking to a long time client today about various “happenings” in her business.  The  company is growing and adding many new services. Certainly an exciting time for any business owner.  It has been the result of a lot of hard word and dedication.  Unfortunately, this growth has also resulted in  internal problems. One […]

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Economic Hailstorm

Living and working in today’s ecionomy is like sitting in a glass house in the middle of a hail storm – noisy, a bit scarey, not completely safe, and when is it going to go away. Unfortunately, the storm seems to have settled in around us but If you listen to the prognosticators, we are in […]

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Looking For A Job? Don’t Look Where You Don’t Want To Go!

In 1991 I was downsized when the company I worked for decided to move to another state 2,000 miles across the country. Out  of work and worried about how I was going to pay my bills, I did what most of you, who have been laid off, are doing. I started looking for a job.  […]

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If it ain’t broke …Consider Breaking It!

Unconventional wisdom is that process of thought that challenges conventional thought.  For example, conventional thoughts says, “if it isn’t broke, don’t break it”, unconventional thought says “if it an’t broke, break it”.  Just because something has worked for so long, doesn’t mean it will continue to work, and it may need to be changed.  You might want to […]

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A Lesson From Golf 2- Don’t Focus On The Hazards.

  I was playing golf recently with a former National Football League lineman who is now a successful investment banker (even in these troubled times).  We came to this one hole known as the “black hole”.  It’s named this because many golfers lose golf balls here and the hole is very difficult. It has a narrow sloping […]

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Surviving The Credit Crunch

Having a difficult time paying your bills? Worried about losing your home or business? Here’s some options to consider: 1.  Develop A Realistic Budget.  This starts with completing a realistic assessment of how money flows in and out of your home/business. List where your income comes from and how you spent it.  Identify the necessary […]

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Business – Contributing to a Higher Standard of Living and Quality of Life.

Business contributes to the standard of living and quality of life of all nations, regardless of political systems. It provides jobs, pay taxes, and contributes to various charitable organizations. The money businesses and its employees spend leads to the building of schools, hospitals, libraries, parks and roads. Businesses provide the goods and services you and I purchase and  wealth to owners. Each of these […]

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Can You Be All Things To All People?

 When setting up your business, you should decide what sort of reputation you want.  Do you want to be know as for the best products/services, the lowest price, or the best customer service?  The answer to this question is important, because it is impossible to be all things to all people. You need to realize what it is your […]

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Free Market Economy – should it end?

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times indicated that the time may be right for more government involvment in our economy.  The sub prime mess, subsequent housing crisis, skyrocketing oil prices, increased threats of recession, loss of jobs, and pending failure of some banks, have led our politicians and some citizens to wonder if […]

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“Finger licking good” or “bite your fingers off”.

Taking your business into a foreign marketplace can be a very difficult challenge. Understanding the sociocultural forces (religion, language,manners customs, values and attitudes), economic forces (exchange rates, currency valuation), laws, and infrastructure and environmental forces are vital to a company’s success in the foreign markets.  These factors will vary from country to country. The KFC patented slogan “Finger […]

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Gas Prices Got You Down? Consider Starting a Home Based Business.

As the cost of fuel continues to skyrocket, working from home is one way of reducing your business costs.  Thanks to technology, especially the internet, you can operate a competitive world wide business from home. While working from home will not be for everyone, it may be right for you. Here’s some of the things you need […]

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