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I’ve been away from the keyboard for a while; it’s time to get back to this. I’ve had a lot of balls in the air, but I do enjoy writing.  I may be a bit rusty but hope you enjoy the … Read More

Starting a Business

Anyone can start a retail business.  Two words . . . Lemonade Stand!  Am I right?  All retail business is pretty simple, it’s exactly like your childhood project, just scaled up.  Open up for business with a popular product, in … Read More

The Butterfly Effect in Business

The Butterfly Effect is a popular term used in discussions of Chaos Theory.  It refers to is the seemingly insignificant actions that have a dramatic impact in systems like weather and climate.  In business we often don’t look at an insignificant action and … Read More

Location-Location-Location

     Today’s post is about that all important decision on the part of a retail business owner, where to hang the shingle.  It’s one that has such far reaching consequences and I’ve seen struggles that have resulted in making a poor decision. Location … Read More

Are you Saving any Money?

I’ve noticed that some retailers are seriously understaffed.  I have gone into stores with the intention of making a purchase and left without the item(s) I needed.  I was unable to find the item and was also unable to find any help … Read More

Zagging

It is important in business to know what your competition is doing and anticipate how it might affect your business. A key strategy is to Zag when everyone else is Zigging. Here is one of my favorite examples. In clothing … Read More

Little Things

The only way to get out of my community is to go north. We have a Provincial Park to the south which is a wonderful feature for residents but it cuts off access to and from the community to the … Read More