Category: Bootstrapping

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How Failure Leads to Success

When I say I’ve failed… I mean I’ve failed. A lot. And as Daymond John, one of the Sharks from the TV show “Shark Tank” said “Life is ...
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Make Your Company Appear Bigger in Minutes

If you want to instantly make your company seem bigger, hire a new “employee” by simply creating an email address for your brand new custo...
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Photographing Your Line

Do you ever wonder about some other ways to photograph your line?  I know I always did…..and it took some expensive shoots to teach me some...
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How do you move on?

So continuing with our January duties………..Parting with seasonal "left-overs" can feel like you are giving away your babies...
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What is a road rep?

Road Reps are independent reps that sometimes work for a larger group, or on their own, and don’t have a showroom. They travel around their “terr...
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Who To Hire First

How do you know who to hire first? If you are doing your own shipping then I suggest hiring a part time person to take that over to free up your time....
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How to boost sales with consignment

Are you looking for a mid-season boost to get into a few more stores? A great way to break into stores is to offer your products on consignment. I did...
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How to dramatically increase your profit margin in November

I wanted to give you a quick tip on how I dramatically increased my sales last year and how easy it was – so that you can do it too! I believe i...
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Change The Game

As the year comes to a close, I like to look at my business from all sides and angles.  The main goal is to find what was successful, and do more of ...
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Urgent: Ways to lower your taxes

Did you know that if you are a corporation you pay taxes on inventory at the end of the year? This is why I always do as many sales as possible prior ...