Many retailers experience a sales slump during after the holiday season. How do you respond? The slump comes as no surprise and most small-business owners know they just need to plan for it and ride it out. They think of it as time to work in the business and perhaps to grab a short vacation. […]
Time to Hire?
Help? I am swamped. So get an ad in the paper and get some employees, right? Sorry, this isn’t the time. When you are overwhelmed is not the time you want to hire someone for several reasons. First and foremost, you will rush the process. Steps will be skipped such as reference checking. Second, you […]
Developing Trust can Build Your Business
Small-business owners always are looking for opportunities to build their business. Some of the ways owners do this are through providing what customers want, working hard, and offering the right selection at the right price and trying to attract the right market. These are all needed elements of a successful business. Yet there is an […]