This week on the Wednesday Edition of Talk Business With Howard, the guest will be John Mariotti. John will be talking about his latest book, Roadmap To Profitable Growth. The book is described as “The little book that could save the American economy“. To listen to the live broadcast on Wednesday, February 20 at 11 […]

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  How many times in your life have you heard this statement:  Find out what your passion is.  Do what you enjoy.  Do what you are good at and you will be very successful in life and business. On the surface this is a great philosophy.  It makes sense.  If you enjoy it; if you […]

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  Over the Memorial Day weekend I took a trip to Monterey, CA.  It had been 15 years since I’d been there although it seemed like just yesterday.  Monterey is a great place.  The people are friendly.  The food is seasonally fresh (visit the farmer’s market, if you have the chance). The Pacific Ocean is […]

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  It’s a good question, isn’t it? If you are a CEO, company president or business owner, it’s only a good question if you periodically ask yourself if you are in control of your business.  As the head of your company I am sure you want to be in control rather than just think you […]

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As a business person you have personally witnessed in many ways the devastating effects of the Recession on the economy over the past few years.  Not only have you lived through the Great Recession but you’ve watched other business associates go out of business or radically downsize the size of their company.  Employee’s being laid […]

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In all the years I have worked with CEOs, company presidents and business owners, I can’t remember an economy like this one.  Sure 2001-2002 were difficult years.  But I believe the current economic situation is more challenging than any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes.  There are business people who are prospering.  There […]

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It’s time to reinvent your business and to reset your business goals for continued success. Reinvent. Reset. These are the buzzwords in business today as we continue to work through the recession with the intent of emerging from this prolonged economic downturn stronger and better positioned for the business days ahead. Difficult as the recession […]

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Knock Your Socks Off Prospecting is actually the name of a book.  It was written by William “Skip” Miller and Ron Zemke. Anyone who is a regular reader of my blog posts knows that I consider myself to be a student of business and how I believe it’s a lifelong study.  Every weekend I am […]

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If you’re a sports fan you’ll hear the old cliché: when the going gets tough, the tough get going.  And I come from one tough town: Pittsburgh, PA.  When the steel mills closed the town didn’t die.  Sure there was a lot of pain.  But the town got tough, reinvented itself and became a high […]

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There is a lot of talk about the recession bottoming out. Some have even talked about the recession being over. The economic recovery will be long and for many businesses will be painful. Be very careful about what you are listening to or reading in the news media. No one really knows, and there is […]

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