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Survive and Thrive – in Business

Year Three….hard to believe it has gone by so fast. I reflect back to the fall of 2010 when I decided to leave Corporate America after 30 years to take that leap of faith and start my own business. With […]

Tips on Setting Your New Years Business Goals

Set Specific Goals Setting goals is important.  That is how you convert abstract IDEAS (i.e. cut expenses, increase sales) into specific, concrete TARGETS (i.e. reduce G&A by 5% before the next stockholder meeting, increase sales of retail brands by $60,000 […]

Business Networking Tips

I started my company, Alternative Funding Options (AFO), eight months ago and I have had to do a lot of networking in order to be able to build up my business. It seems that most people think that networking is […]

8 Tips for Increasing your Sales

1.)  Up-sell to your customers.  They know and trust you, plus they have demonstrated a willingness to buy. 2.)  Cross-sell to your customers.  If a customer buys a product from you that requires batteries, be sure to offer him batteries […]

Passion for Success

Every day I have the opportunity to visit with many business owners.  Regardless of their size or situation, what they all have in common is a drive to be successful, to be the best they can be at what they […]