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Taking Your Business Reviews Seriously

In business, it’s typical to prioritize for higher revenues, higher profit or higher retention but what about higher reviews? Reviews are the first place people go before making a purchase decision these days. It’s often what makes or breaks…

Business

Bad Service

The restaurants here in Greece always bring you your bill right after you order. The server at the restaurant put seven meals on our bill even though we were only six people. It was clear that he made a…

Business

The Element of Surprise

I just got back from a restaurant in Santorini where I saw the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. Friends of mine had been there a few days before and liked it so much that they convinced me to…

Business

Don’t Know or Don’t Care

The service at this restaurant I went to was horrible. When it comes to staff it’s either they don’t know or they don’t care. You can work with someone who doesn’t know but you can’t do anything about someone…

Business

The Generalist VS Specialist

This store in Amsterdam only sells ducks. Of course this could never work in a small town. The larger the town the more specialized a businesses can be. The smaller the town the more general it can be. The…

Business

Give Them What They Want

I’m in Amsterdam and I just left a restaurant that was dead. Tables were available everywhere. The food was decent and the look and feel of the place was good. But the business model didn’t match the people in…

Business

7 Systems for Small Business Freedom

Systems bring you freedom. They allow you to step out of your business and work at a higher level. It’s a hard thing to grasp because as a business owner – you can’t see the picture when you’re in…

Business

Why Increasing Wages Will Lead to Less Jobs

The goal of a corporation is to make a profit. The only way to do that is to lower the cost to deliver a product or service to a customer or charge more to the customer. Business owners are…

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Why Freelancers Often Just Scrape By

The cycle goes like this: You’re not busy enough so you start marketing yourself. You ask for referrals. You make an extra effort to turn your existing clients into raving fans. Maybe you send out a few emails, have…

Business

Raving Fans

So many business owners miss the point. They focus 90% of their time and energy on trying to gain a customer. And when they gain that customer they stop and go back to trying to gain more. They let…

Business Marketing

Advertising Guidelines

I received this pamphlet in the mail for a new restaurant and it had me thinking about advertising and its guidelines. There’s a general guideline when it comes to ads that flows better to the eye. It goes something…

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

5 Reasons I Blog

1. I get to express myself which is healthy for my mind. 2. I get to help people improve their lives in a efficient way 3. I can share my business ventures with the world 4. It helps me…