A Small Gift Can Make A Big Difference

| August 8, 2014

A small gift to a valued customer wouldn’t really sound like advertising, however it can have the same effect as advertising with much to gain for the business owner. Effective advertising (gift giving) creates awareness and maintains a positive image of your business.  No customer is likely to forget where she was given special status, […]

Is Fear Of Failure Holding Your Business Back?

| August 24, 2009

Or, is fear of failure keeping you from starting a home business?  The only way you can be assured of not failing is to never do anything! 74% of all American millionaires own their own business.  The first day you start a home-based business you instantly TRIPLE your chances of financial independence! Consider eBay and […]

Time Management Important To Business Success

| March 9, 2009

In the past we’ve talked about organizing your sewing time in order to be more productive in your work (organizing sewing projects so you’re using white thread for several items before changing to a different color thread, etc).  There are many ways to actually be more productive while working, therefore getting much more work done.The […]

Give Your Customers What They Want

| February 17, 2009

The decision on what type of content to place on a website is usually always made by people within the company.  While it is important for a company’s stakeholders to determine how much and what type of information to put out there for visitors to their website, it is even more important that they give […]

Getting Started With Online Videos

| January 27, 2009

In a previous post, we briefly mentioned using technology to increase sales, as well as the fact that 94% of Internet users report that they watch online videos with some frequency.  Additionally, a recent Neilsen report estimates that people will spend 46% more time watching online videos this year.  Since these numbers are sure to only increase […]

How To Be Successful – Develop An Entrepreneurial Mind

| January 19, 2009

Developing an entrepreneurial mind is probably one of the greatest keys to success available to all of us.  The entrepreneur within you will determine to a great extent just how successful you and your business will be.Those who treat their home business as if it was “just a hobby” are only fooling themselves.  If what […]

Business is Booming For Collegiate Pants Maker

| January 9, 2009

Mel Pennington and Tygh Bailes stumbled on a new clothing market when Pennington had some khaki pants embroidered with University of Virginia insignias for Bailes.  “People just went nuts over it,” Pennington remarked. “We immediately thought about the collegiate market.”Since then, the business partners have created their own line of collegiate inspired pants, in a […]

Ideas To Make 2009 The Best Year Ever!

| January 7, 2009

The New Year is upon us, and sometimes we start to visualize, or dream, about how great this new year will be.  The facts are that we have to do more than just dream and wish – we must take ACTION!  Action requires us to think about things, write some things down and begin to […]

US Shoemaker Stays in Step With Clients

| December 30, 2008

J&A Shoe Company of Gardena, California produces over 50,000 pairs of wedges, heels and other shoes every month.  While most Americans step out in foreign made shoes, this domestic shoemaker continues to battle the foreign competition who can make shoes for just pennies a pair.“Being a domestic manufacturer, one of the biggest challenges is competing […]

Blogging To Build Your Business

| December 18, 2008

Web logs, or blogs as they’re commonly known, began mostly as online personal journals, or celebrity or cause type sites.  Blogs have now become mainstream and more and more businesses are using them to create buzz and help to get their own message out.In fact, if you start looking around online for blogs, you’ll soon […]