Open The Door

My daughter is 100% correct. Marketing (researching where and to whom and how a product can be sold, aka “finding the need”) and advertising (telling those folks what you have and why they need yours) is the secret to a successful small business. Having the best widget or service (and the tools and equipment to make or do it) will net you nothing until a buyer knows you exist. That is why good franchise operations...

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Designer Brand Tools?

I can hardly believe it is November already. October was a busy month with Steve and Danielle’s marriage. Father of the groom has little to do, but with so much activity surrounding the event, time moves quickly. The older I get the faster the time moves anyway. I am running out of time to do things! I have been spending a little of the free time I have looking into part time business opportunities. That...

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Flash Light

The company for which I work (TAC) sent me to Houston a few years ago. I spent an entire summer in that wonderful south Texas weather and traveled between Houston and Dallas on a weekly basis. Our contract was with TXDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) to save energy in their traffic signals. The project was a lot of fun although somewhat repetitious. I managed a subcontractor with between 5 to 7 crews. We changed about 30,000...

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African Geese

We have four domestic geese that claim ownership of our common lake behind our home. They freely roam wherever they choose. They frighten some folks and young children but are only doing their “large goose” thing. They are very noisy when they want. I do not fear them and actually enjoy their “boss” attitude. We incorrectly called them Canadian geese for many years. They are not. The breed is called the African Goose. Why they...

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