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Forum: General Small Business Issues 29th December 2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,300
Posted By Allectus
Is Your Business Prepared For 2012?

This time of year we are all asking the same question, "is my business prepared for 2012?" What does being prepared really mean? Do we have enough employees? Do we have enough sources for working...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 15th May 2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,720
Posted By Allectus
Accounting V. Finance - 3 Tips

This particular post relates to qualifying the support we need and get for our businesses especially when it comes to areas of our businesses we truly do not understand. The accounting side of...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th May 2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,202
Posted By Allectus
Smile Business Advice - 3 Tips

There is good news to be had this last week despite the near market crash on Thursday as well as the Greek economic crisis. I've posted two blog articles on my website that I believe are a continued...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th April 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,724
Posted By Allectus
Know Your Business - 3 Tips

I must share two odd stories related to customer service and knowing your business. As I travel the U.S. helping small business owners manage their businesses I also am a customer of other places...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd April 2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,161
Posted By Allectus
March 2010 Jobs Report

Yet, another interesting article via my blog site (http://blogs.allectus.com/2010/04/02/march-jobs-report-shows-growth/)on the job numbers for March 2010. I think that job reports are both good and...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 29th March 2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,306
Posted By Allectus
Labor Burden

Link is posted.

I have been admonished for posting links in the past.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 28th March 2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,306
Posted By Allectus
Labor Burden

My website has an interesting link to a CNNMoney article about labor burden, or as the article refers to it, the "loaded rate" of employees where some 40% additional costs are added to the average...
Forum: Small Business Brief Archives 22nd March 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,474
Posted By Allectus
Blogging

That's interesting b/c most blog formats allow various edits once something is published. Blogging, regardless of one's ability to write is a fun thing to do for the most part. There are ways to...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 22nd March 2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,083
Posted By Allectus
Social Media

Is social media the right marketing tool for your business?

Some might say yes and others will say no.

I gravitate toward the no, but I do keep an open mind as I try to grasp the whole concept...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th March 2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By Allectus
Unemployment Numbers

There was an interesting article in Business Week (http://blogs.allectus.com/2010/03/10/unemployment-fell-in-nine-u-s-states-as-michigan-made-headway/)yesterday identifying new unemployment numbers...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th March 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,626
Posted By Allectus
A Tough Economy?

Are things really tough out there? I really don't know, but I do know this is a very sensitive subject.

Last week I presented to an entreprenurial group in Los Angeles and I asked the attendees...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th March 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,853
Posted By Allectus
Customer Service

Hello,

Let's not discount the power of customer service. I have blogged about customer service many times in the past as I travel around the U.S. experiencing great customer service and very poor...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 14th April 2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,618
Posted By Allectus
Dismantling Your Business In These Tough Economic Times?

Have you ever considered tearing up your business only to put it back together again?

Based on the notion that we have been given a reprieve from the current global economic woes of the last year,...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th April 2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,873
Posted By Allectus
Once Again, Are Things Getting Better?

What does getting better mean?

Getting better means that the global economy is actually stabilizing itself to where it should be.

Sure, the world is in a recession but note that this recession...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th March 2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,873
Posted By Allectus
Are Things Getting Better?

Good news today for small business owners as President Barack Obama freed billions of dollars to help the nation's small businesses.

I am a big fan of the SBA and of course, small business...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 3rd March 2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Allectus
Is This A Recession Or Media Fear Mongering?

As I have been preaching the idea that American media could be fueling recession woes, I realized this last weekend that the media could in fact be freaking everyone out about this recession.

Ahh,...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 25th February 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Allectus
Recession?

I have been preaching the fact that business needs to manage its way through these tough times and I have also phrased this economic downturn as tough times rather than bad times.

Why? Because of...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 15th January 2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,620
Posted By Allectus
Blogging

I have found over the last couple of months that blogging is hit or miss. It really depends on what you are talking about and knowledgeable you are preceived by the community.

I have recently...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th January 2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By Allectus
Is It Really Bad In 2009?

The U.S. National media has done a great job in perpetuating a doom and gloom scenario for the next couple of years.

I do agree that things are tough, but as I have commented before, we are headed...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th January 2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,223
Posted By Allectus
To Post Price or Not...

...In my many years of teaching and consulting marketing strategies the one thing I tell students/clients is that there is really is no "sure-fire" marketing strategy.

What you have here is a...
Forum: Social Media 4th January 2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,117
Posted By Allectus
Do what you love

You really have to do what you love.

This is so cliché, but it is true.

The one thing most start-up business owners neglect to respect is the highs and the lows of business.

Yes, there will...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th December 2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,951
Posted By Allectus
Yes, there are scams.

Kim,

Be very careful.

Not only are there scams out there, but that segment of candy sales is a tough nut to crack.

Beleive it or not there are allot of big companies doing that as well as...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th December 2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,672
Posted By Allectus
Smile Yes, this down turn is both good and bad.

The economy is tough on just about every consumer and every business.

But to some degree it is good that we "cleanse" ourselves of bad habits.

Credit, for one is a very bad habit all of have....
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th December 2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,975
Posted By Allectus
Hmm..the question of the century

Outsourcing only saves money in the short term.

You want your business to survive beyond the short term, don't you?

Establishing your business now with your own employees allows you 3...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th December 2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,032
Posted By Allectus
What a mess.

I am not surprised that your attorney has not presented a contract.

Rule number one: and this goes for everyone.
Just because someone has a degree and says that do this do that, doesn't mean they...
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