Tag: small business


  • Top 10 Things That All Customers Want

    Whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation, selling dollar-store items or luxury products, every customer has the same desires. Take a look at this top 10 list to see how your company rates in the area of customer service: 1. Involvement Customers want to feel like you care about their needs, and […]

  • 12 Pervasive Myths About Starting a Small Business

    Few subjects are as plagued by myths and falsehoods as starting a small business. Everywhere you turn, someone is making sweeping proclamations about small businesses – the difficulty of starting one, the risks involved, the odds of failure or what you “have to do” in order to make it.

  • When in Doubt, Make Your Own Currency

    That’s what Fayetteville, Arkansas is doing. “Ozark Hours” is the new currency that small business owners will issue and accept just like regular U.S. dollars and cents. Proponents hope this home grown currency will protect local businesses from the highs and lows of the national dollar.  “All of our money is backed by nothing. That’s […]

  • No One Cares Like You Do, Just ask Howard Schultz

    Hot on the heels of McDonald’s entering the premium coffee market, Starbucks is reportedly testing a $1 coffee offering. Is this the beginning of the end for Starbucks or a brilliant ploy to get cheapsters in the door and jack them up on high quality caffeine and ply them with samples of the $5 a […]

  • Do You Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur?

    Having a good idea doesn’t make you an entrepreneur. Neither does a business degree. Entrepreneurs come from a wide range of backgrounds, challenges and influences. Unfortunately, many businesses are started and then dissolved, not because they didn’t have a workable idea, but because the entrepreneur lacked certain skills. Often times many hardships must be experienced […]