Small Business Resource

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

- Michael A. Coates -

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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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The Value of Money

As a society, we are always on a quest to make money – to make more money – to make more money than everyone else. It’s in our nature. It’s who we are. It’s what we have been taught to believe. So how can we get more money?

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Stories About Sales

To a salesperson, the sale is merely the exchange of a product for money. The salesperson has no emotional attachment to the product being sold. But to the buyer, this sale often represents a dream come true – a goal finally achieved. It may be a result of hours of hard work and savings set aside, waiting for this very moment!

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Money is the Root of all Business

Regardless of whether they are turning a hobby, or even a unique talent into a business, start with a passion to make it available to others. It’s how businesses get started. Making money comes later.

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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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"Knowledge without experience is like a dairy farmer without any cows."

- Michael A. Coates -

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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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