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Pricing to please

Pricing to please

Not everybody, but your target customers

“Can you do better?”

10-min-Guide-233ABack in the day, when I was selling computer hardware to resellers in Boston, that was usually their response, whenever I quoted a price. Actually, in Boston it was more like, “Can yuh do bettah?”

In...

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Retail is dead?

Retail is dead

Hah! They said that about the horse & buggy industry.

shoppersWe’ve been saying it about retail for over fifteen years.  E-commerce is coming, catch the wave or be drowned by it. Soon there will be nobody left but Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba.

Maybe this Christmas...

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Breakfast Strategies

Breakfast Strategies

More than 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee, toast & jam.

bacon & eggs (2)I have been working to establish a new family tradition of big boys’ breakfast on Sundays for grandpa, sons and grandsons. The variety of breakfast spots has been a useful lesson in...

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Hiding in anonymity

Hiding in anonymity

Who me?

Bad behaviour is easier when it’s anonymous. As you have noticed, I’m sure.

 In traffic behind tinted windows in a closed car, drivers are more likely to be rude, selfish and inconsiderate. Online, aggressive and inappropriate behaviour is even worse and made easier if it’s anonymous.

Some people enjoy the attention and notoriety of...

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Disaster insurance

Disaster insurance

Reducing risks

business-disasterStrange concept, insurance. You hope the disaster never happens, but you bet that it will and buy insurance to recover when it does. The insurance company takes your money and bets against you, also hoping it never happens. If it happens, you win (at...

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Business value

Business value

What is it really?

Bus valueWhenever you are looking at an investment in a private small business or a large public company, or if you are selling a business, it is always a challenge to define the value.

Everyone leans on the price-to-earnings multiple, but it is never...

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