Welcome to a 5 part series on developing your business plan. Whether you are just getting started, need to refine your current plan or have been at it for a long time, but have never had a plan, this series will help walk you through the key areas. On top of that, no matter if […]Read More Developing a Business Plan Series
What makes a good business person can mean different things to people, but I have noticed some similar traits all good business people have in common. A business person to me is someone who is focused on their career, they have goals to grow and achieve more in their chosen profession and they lead people in […]Read More 5 Keys to Being a Good Business Person
Leadership is a funny thing and honestly, most “leaders” or managers of people get it completely wrong. We have this vision of a leader in our society of these hard-nosed,hard-charging, yelling and screaming “get it done” type people. These are called the Heroic Leaders and these are the leaders we have learned about since school […]Read More Lead with Confidence
If you spend any time on the industry message boards or Facebook groups, the overwhelming theme for most people’s questions about equipment or supplies revolves around “I got the cheapest press I could find”, or “what do you think about this cheap ink?”. Unfortunately engaging in a conversation about the “cheap” item will end up […]Read More Is it possible to buy a GOOD/CHEAP (Insert Product Here)?
This is not my original work, but hit home for me. With Elections happening I felt it was good to share. One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ […]Read More Please Vote!
At 40 plus years old, the memories I have from my days in high school have become more nostalgic and faded. There are many life lessons I learned during that time period of my life, some that I still use today, such as something I learned at a D.A.R.E. Program in our high school gym. […]Read More Using the Sandwich Method to Deliver Info
Recently, I was at an event and had an opportunity to meet all sorts of interesting people, from potential customers to vendor partners, as well as our competitors. I had the realization that ultimately, at the end of the day, to be successful in business, Relationships ARE everything! Not just the relationships you have with your vendors […]Read More Relationships ARE everything!
Here are 2 great things I learned today. 1) The Power of “Not Yet”. So much better than noting failures without hope, just try another day. This fits nicely with the parenting style of praising the effort and the process not the result. Via Ted Talk by Carol Dweck 2) 3 things that can optimize […]Read More Things I Learned Today