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Archive for the ‘Business Planning’ Category

May 2, 2019

Thoughtful Thursdays – On sales incentives

It is almost impossible to go through a day without being exposed to incentives to purchase goods and services. The majority of incentives quantify value and offer savings to the purchaser. Buy one, get one… Read More

Mar 27, 2014

Thoughtful Thursdays – How were your 1Q 2014 sales?

The more people I talk with, the faster time seems to pass by. The end of this week will mark the close of the calendar first quarter of 2014. Twenty-five percent of the year will… Read More

Feb 28, 2013

Thoughtful Thursdays – Losing business…

  … really bites. Losing business is as inevitable as your hard drive eventually crashing. It is not a  matter of if, but when. Let’s look at some of the reasons business is lost and think about… Read More

Dec 13, 2012

Thoughtful Thursdays – Time to do the math

It is amazing how quickly time seems to pass. We are now setting up to close out the calendar year and looking into the crystal ball for signs for achieving 2013 forecasts. By the way,… Read More

Jan 15, 2012

Social Media – Can the average small business monetize it? – Follow up one year later

A year ago I posted an article titled Social Media – Can the average small business monetize it?. During the past year I have had the opportunity to work with several small businesses and can… Read More