Let’s kick this off with some strategies for making yourself a singular supplier to your customers and keep yourself out of the dreaded commodity world. I know we have all been told “I can get this from your competitor cheaper” and if your only reply is to lower your price, you have fallen into the […]Read More Becoming your Customers Singular Supplier; Not a Commodity
Welcome to a 5 part series on developing your business plan. Whether you are just getting started, need to refine your current plan or have been at it for a long time, but have never had a plan, this series will help walk you through the key areas. On top of that, no matter if […]Read More Developing a Business Plan Series
Standard operating procedures are in a simple term a guardrail for doing the work that needs to be done in your business day to day. The standard operating procedure (SOP) documentation is just a tool that allows owners and managers to continue to focus on improving the business and allows the employees to feel confident to […]Read More Admitting you Need a Standard Operating Procedure Doesn’t Have To Be Hard
I’m my 18 years of being involved with small businesses and the many years before that helping in my Father’s CPA firm or other entrepreneurial ventures, I noticed the importance of a business plan. Anyone that has listened to me on the 2 Regular Guys podcast or has been in one of my marketing seminars […]Read More 5 Important Factors of a Business Plan
This is as quick and easy as you can find, but yet most of us neglect this unknowingly. The crazy part is that it is super easy, and the right thing to do. So here it goes (have I stalled long enough now?) … Build a better relationship with your CURRENT customers.Read More A Quick and EASY Way to Increase Your Sales
What makes a good business person can mean different things to people, but I have noticed some similar traits all good business people have in common. A business person to me is someone who is focused on their career, they have goals to grow and achieve more in their chosen profession and they lead people in […]Read More 5 Keys to Being a Good Business Person
Leadership is a funny thing and honestly, most “leaders” or managers of people get it completely wrong. We have this vision of a leader in our society of these hard-nosed,hard-charging, yelling and screaming “get it done” type people. These are called the Heroic Leaders and these are the leaders we have learned about since school […]Read More Lead with Confidence
If you spend any time on the industry message boards or Facebook groups, the overwhelming theme for most people’s questions about equipment or supplies revolves around “I got the cheapest press I could find”, or “what do you think about this cheap ink?”. Unfortunately engaging in a conversation about the “cheap” item will end up […]Read More Is it possible to buy a GOOD/CHEAP (Insert Product Here)?