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Is There Conflict In the Business…

Between what you ask your employees to do and company policies?

Can you relate to this story?

Each employee was asked to take at least 25 hours of professional development training related to their field of expertise each year. Much of the training that related to their expertise (financial in general) was held during the […]

Managing Publicity for Your Business

A recent article in Business on Main entitled, Don’t Let To-Die-For Publicity Kill Your Business, reminded me of a local restaurant that served fantastic Arabic cuisine.

The restaurant, soon after opening, was visited by a restaurant critic who posted his review in The Boston Globe magazine and a few other magazines. The critic raved about […]

Money is Available for Small Business Investment

I was recently invited to an event put on by Owen Clark of Byzhub. The speaker, Basil Peters is an experienced Angel Investor who discussed opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking investors. For more than 5 years news outlets are predicting D-Day, the lack of financial support for Small Business owners, which would cripple the economic growth. […]

Focus on the Customer to Ensure Business Success

A recent video on Business on Main – Cool Runnings – profiled Zane’s Cycles based in Connecticut. Zane’s Cycles focus in on the customer and, in particular, creating lifelong customers. I particularly enjoyed this video because it emphasizes a point I’ve been making for a number of years – it is ALL about the customer! […]

Negotiating for Success

A recent article in Business on Main, “You Want What? Four Tips for Civilized Negotiating,” provided four essential best practices when negotiating:

Conduct interspace negotiations Ask the right question Don’t negotiate via email Listen

Read more about each tip in the article. Negotiating is a part of life in general – whether we negotiate in […]