Get a Grip!
The first rule of thumb to remember is – Don’t Panic! Woven throughout your enthusiasm, self-confidence, determination and excellent preparations, panic does exist. You can tell yourself, “I have everything under control…well, as much as I can,” but having total control over your business is something of a myth. Why? Because in business you rely on others for your success. It doesn’t matter if you are a one-person show or have a staff of fifty. If you fail to deliver the goods, you are destined to remain an unknown in business.
Today I read this article so I wanted to send our readers a link. The article is quick, concise and right on the money. It is great for any small business owner. Here is the link:
Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make
Authored By Tammy Livingston
This article was written by Debbie May. Debbie May.com (www.DebbieMay.com), an organization dedicated to helping small businesses succeed.
Many people are reluctant to negotiate because they fear that they will be viewed as being cheap or uncooperative. Some just don’t like confrontation and would prefer to take the path of least resistance. If you want to maximize your profit, put those thoughts out of your mind.
Businesses large and small have been concerned about the language in the new Federal Healthcare Reform Legislation requiring businesses to file paperwork reporting for each customer making purchases of $600 or more in 2012.
I am pleased to report that there has been a successful effort to repeal the form 1099 reporting requirement. Here is a summary of the effort:
Many experts say that if you are checking your email several times an hour, reading every message that pops into your inbox, responding instantly to every email message or text, or use email instead of phone, it could be that email is taking over your business life. And it could be silently robbing you of time – and money.
How to Avoid the E-Rabbit Hole
Tim Ferris, author of the book, “The 4-Hour Workweek” says that email is “…the greatest single interruption in the modern world.” He recommends scaling down obsessive e-mail checking to once a day (he’s weaned himself off of email to the point of only having to check once a week).