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  1. Taxing The World Wide Web

    I understand and empathize with the plight of state government leaders across America. I know that states need tax dollars to support their schools, roads, public assistance programs and so on. But, mandating that small business owners collect tax on sales made via the internet is not only an additional business expense in terms of human resources and systems for calculating and reporting, but logistically impossible when you consider that each state has its own department of revenue. Not only ...
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  2. Consistency is the key to success

    How many times have you had your socks knocked off at your first visit to a new restaurant only to return the second time and be devastatingly disappointed? If you say never, then you are lying. Okay, maybe it takes two or three times, but eventually, there it is, the crab dip with a little less crab, the cinnamon bun with just a hint of cinnamon where once the aroma filled the room and the boiled lobster dinner sans lobster!

    One of the top ten reasons for restaurants failing to ...
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  3. Leader By Proxy. The New Small Business Owner

    I don’t consider myself a business owner. I married a man that has an established company. The road from the beginning, nine years ago, to now has been a difficult one, but so much has been learned along the way. Before I got married I used to think that business owners were infallible. They didn’t make mistakes; they were mature about how to treat people, how to teach them, and how to relate to them. I found throughout the years that just isn’t true. Being a business owner doesn’t mean that ...
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  4. Business is Risk: Part One

    You might be cash strapped or emotionally bankrupt… either way, there is never a better time than now to put into motion a new strategy that can inject a new cash flow into your company and re-energize it in an economy that is struggling to support businesses. Realize that small business is risky and that is why every business owner needs to be willing to make the big decisions that will reorganize and inject a new cash flow into their companies.

    In any type of business, it is hard ...
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  5. Keeping Business Interesting

    I’ve talked in previous articles about the workload and risk considerations with owning our own business. However, aside from running the company, we enjoy the tree servicing business and it has become a source of some of our most memorable and rewarding experiences. From emergency tree work to learning how to climb trees, there is humor in it all …



    About six years ago, Steve was called out on an emergency tree job at 7 o’clock at night. It was dark out and there was ...
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