Many retailers experience a sales slump during after the holiday season. How do you respond? The slump comes as no surprise and most small-business owners know they just need to plan for it and ride it out. They think of it as time to work in the business and perhaps to grab a short vacation. […]
Time to Hire?
Help? I am swamped. So get an ad in the paper and get some employees, right? Sorry, this isn’t the time. When you are overwhelmed is not the time you want to hire someone for several reasons. First and foremost, you will rush the process. Steps will be skipped such as reference checking. Second, you […]
A Small Business Must Think Big
Small businesses must think big. I suspect that I am telling you something you aren’t already planning. Owners are always thinking of how to add more staff, sell more, increase the size of your store and, the ultimate, increase the number of locations you have, and make more money. All of those are certainly worthy […]