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Commitment and Support

The concept of running business eludes the average working person, but the concern here isn’t so much about other people as it is about those who are close to you – your friends and your family. You will need their full support.

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Unprecedented Times

Sadly, the Federal Government continually demonstrates that they neither understand nor appreciate the part these small businesses play in the overall economy of the country.

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Dealing with People

In our social lives, we tend to focus on our family and friends, and to some degree, we can afford to be selective, but in business, we need to deal with people from all walks of life whether we like them or not.

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"Life is simple. Only people make it complicated."

- Michael A. Coates -

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Marketing Options

Regardless of the type of business you are in, you must market your services. It simply comes down to this – if people don’t know you are in business, you are not going to get any business.

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Be on a Mission

All too many business people just go through the motions, expecting the world to tremor in awe. It doesn’t work like that. A business owner with passion is the life force that brings it all together.

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Accounting Needs

Running a business involves being compliant. Not every business needs the services of an Accountant. Often, the services and advice of a good Bookkeeper will suffice.

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"95% of problems are caused by people who don't communicate.
The other 95% are caused by people who don't listen."

- Michael A. Coates -

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A Matter of Perception

When the Government sees a person that looks like an employee, acts like an employee and pretends to be an employee, they will take the stance that, that person is in fact an employee.

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Marketing Tactics

We are surrounded by lessons. Sometimes they are immediately clear. Often, they are not always apparent.  Either way, they are lessons. If we ignore them or casually dismiss them, we’ll never learn. However, things have a habit of repeating.

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Protecting your Business

Most small businesses are riding on the verge of failure. Their perceived success has more to do with good luck than to good management. While it takes a special type of person to startup and run a small business, it’s disheartening when something comes along that blind-sides them, destroying everything they had worked for. It’s even more disheartening when complacency prevented these people from protecting their businesses in the first place.

Do not let this happen to you or your business. Here’s the good news – protecting your business will not cost you anything except for a small amount of time and some discipline. It’s your business – it’s your call.

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"Workers say, 'Thank God it's Friday'!
Business Owners say, 'Thank God it's Monday'!"

- Michael A. Coates -

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"The best way to succeed in business is to not fail!"

- Michael A. Coates -

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