Listen to internet radio with Howard Lewinter on Blog Talk Radio (Note: My very special guest this Wednesday, 03/28 at 11 AM/ET on Talk Business With Howard radio on Blog Talk Radio is John Mariotti. John and I will be discussing the role of leadership and its lessons in business; and the application of […]

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  Recently, I was in Asheville, NC. One of my favorite places to visit. The city of Asheville has some of the best marketing campaigns I have ever seen. One of the city’s primary marketing efforts includes the slogan, “Asheville Grown. Buy Local”. When you visit restaurants throughout Western North Carolina the owners and chefs […]

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If you think back to your own business experiences you’ll know that what I am about to tell you is absolutely true almost every single time.  It’s only when you don’t pay attention to it that you get yourself and your business into challenging or disappointing situations.  In general, most people don’t listen.  They only […]

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It would be foolish to bury your head in the sand and to not know what is going on around you. It is important to be aware. But in this uncertain, volatile economy there are so many different opinions as to what is actually going on that if you listen to each one your head […]

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I consider myself a student of business.  Every day I study some aspect of business.  But I also learn a great deal about business simply by paying attention to what is going on around me. This is one of those stories I have experienced many times in the twenty years I have been a business […]

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When this recession and its recovery are over and the years have passed you’ll hear stories about the business people who took heroic action with impossible odds and made sure their business survived.  These business people may have lost sleep.  They may have worried till their hair turned grey.  But they were determined not to […]

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David Letterman is famous for a segment of his show entitled: Stupid Pet Tricks. Pet owners bring their pets to his show and the pet does some trick and everyone applauds.  Pet tricks and pet videos are popular these days. Business people do some really stupid tricks too but they are not quite as enjoyable […]

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Over the last hundred years the life expectancy of people in the United States has increased dramatically.  Although health care can be extremely expensive the scientific breakthroughs that have been made are amazing.  Today if someone has a heart attack and they get the proper care there is a good possibility of extending their life.  […]

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There are so many business lessons from General Motors that it is almost impossible to list them all.  If you have a family or entrepreneurial business you could be asking: how does any lesson from GM apply to me? The answer is:  The business lessons coming from GM do apply to small and medium sized […]

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In this uncertain business economy, the answer is… You should be both, conservative and liberal. As a conservative, you need to watch every single penny that goes out of your business.  You need to aggressively cut costs.  Evaluate every line item in your profit-and-loss statement to see what you can eliminate.  You should spend absolutely […]

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