Category Archive for "Business Growth"

The One-Page Marketing Plan

I just finished reading a great book on marketing. It is called “The One-Page Marketing Plan” by Alan Dib. Despite its title, it took him 200 pages to describe the ‘one-page plan’! But when it was all done, yes, you can actually conceptualize your entire marketing plan on a one-page fill-in-the-blank form which is available […]

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The Pumpkin Plan for Growth

In his entertaining book, “The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in any Field”, author Mike Michalowicz shares several interesting ideas for growing a business. One of them is based on the famous Pareto Principle. Pareto was an Italian economist from a couple centuries ago who noticed a pattern that often […]

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Software Spurs Growth

An article in Strategy + Business indicated that many of the world’s largest innovators are shifting their focus of their R&D from products to programming. There is an increasing awareness that automation and ease-of-use can do as much to boost productivity as brand new products and product types. In fact, many small to medium business […]

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Do not Discount

“Discount” is a dirty word you should avoid at all costs because it attracts the wrong type of customer. Instead, seek to add value. – Bradley Sugars, Founder of ActionCoach International

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Say ‘no’ in order to say ‘yes’

Tim Ferriss says, “What you don’t do determines what you can do.” So basically, you can work on your business, or you can work on other stuff. If you say ‘no’ to doing those things which are not your skill set, like building database applications, then you can say ‘yes’ to focusing on your business. […]

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Automation Software can help you Win

I read an interesting article recently about John Deere, the famous makers of the tractors and farm equipment. The article stated that John Deere will be having more software engineering and mechanical engineers at the company within the next five years Then here is the key take-away quotation: “Most of the world’s major innovators are […]

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Business Culture Resistance

Culture is a gravitational force, and it resists your efforts to make things work better. So what? Persist. Seth Godin

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FileMaker Pro Tips on 15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

As an entrepreneur running a FileMaker Pro Company, I need helpful tips to be successful at what I do and how I help my clients. As a busy business owner, I know you’re always looking for great tips to be successful at what you do too. Recently, I read a great article by Jacqueline Whitmore […]

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How Software Solutions Can Cause Business Problems

When it comes to using software to enhance your business, it’s important to choose software that works for your everyday tasks. Using the wrong software can be as bad as using NO software. How do you diagnose if you’re using the wrong software? There are three common problems that using the wrong software can cause […]

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FileMaker Developer Insights on Traction & Satisfaction

Every small business owner knows that it pays to get things done. But for those wearing multiple hats in their business, getting traction on their to-do list can be a challenge. Traction is the ability to get things done. It involves focusing on a job, executing along plan, and finally seeing results. Traction results in […]

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