There are many people across the country who have their houses up for sale. They believe that their house can get a price higher than what the realtor is telling them the market will bear. The houses just sit there. People may look at them but most house buyers today are educated thanks to the […]

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With the onset of the Great Recession and all the advances in technology, there has been much change in society including how companies do business. Or so it seems. Since the beginning of time the basics of what people want has never changed. Including food, clothing, shelter, communication to name a few. Someone is always […]

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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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Once upon a time, not so long ago… if someone went into business they were almost assured of financial security.  Perhaps even becoming wealthy.  Often they were held in high regard by the city and townspeople simply because they were in business for themselves, creating jobs and providing what people needed in their daily lives. […]

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Three years ago in 2008, prior to the economic collapse in October, almost every CEO, company president and business owner I talked to wanted to talk about employee motivation and employee problems.  Companies had more business than they could handle and many were struggling with managing their employees to get maximum productivity.  Business people talked […]

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The stress of running a business is more constant these days as the economy struggles to recover from the Great Recession.  Business is more chaotic, uncertain and changing – which bring on more stress on top of the stress you already have.  There is no break from business stress. So how do you cope with the stress […]

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Nike’s ads say:  Just do it.  But, in business, maybe you shouldn’t. Business success involves many factors.  Such as: the economy, the marketplace and industry you are in, your knowledge and experience, the people on your business team, customer needs and so many other aspects you can include on your list.  But as business people […]

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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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It goes without saying that the midterm elections on November 2nd are extremely important to business people.  Ask yourself:  Was my Congressional Representative and/or Senator looking after my best interests as a business person these past couple of years?  Did they vote for or against Obamacare?  Cap and Trade?  Did they vote for or against […]

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In business and life, so much of what you do is perspective.  When things are going well, when the money is flowing in, and you are so busy that you don’t have time to think, it’s human nature to tend not to change anything. But when you don’t change anything you also don’t grow as […]

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