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Bees Do It!

For a while my brother was in the beekeeping business. Bees are fascinating to watch, and there are several business lessons you can learn from them.
1. You can’t do everything. Bees have specialized jobs. Some bees are workers dedicated foraging for raw materials and stinging if the need arises. House bees make honeycomb and tend […]

By |January 11th, 2016|News, World|0 Comments

Stop List

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.—Warren Buffet

For years I have been making a “to do” list almost every day. Most days I write the items down at the very end of the day, right before bed. This is the normal way for […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|News, World|2 Comments

What You Need to Know About HDPE Furniture

There are lots of different brands of HDPE furniture available in the market. Not all are created equal.
Let’s start with the material itself. HDPE stands for high density poly ethylene. As several manufacturers advertise most of the material is made from recycled milk jugs and containers. This makes most all brands very green product. The […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Design, News, World|2 Comments

I Can’t Find Good Employees

I have been asking our clients what is their number one challenge in business today. I must say I was surprised by the number of retailers who said hiring and keeping good people. I know from experience it is a challenge but was surprised it was the number one concern for many of you.

Let’s address […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Tax Credit Extended

Good news!
Below is the part of the release from HPBA announcing the extension of the Sec. 25C allowing $300 tax credit for qualifying wood stoves and pellet stoves. Use this now to sell more units!

Want to be a real hero to your customers? Contact customers who purchased from you in 2015 and let them know […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Design, News|2 Comments

Welcome!

We are glad you are here! We hope this blog helps you, informs you, entertains you and is generally beneficial to you. Occasionally we will highlight a dealer, a company or a product, but it is not our intent for this to be too salesy. We invite you to comment and share things related to […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Design, News|2 Comments

Ken’s Ten

We have all heard the 80/20 rule and it seems to be pretty accurate. In our company we are a little more generous and work on a 90/10 rule. And on the latter we practice Ken’s Ten.
I grew up in a small town and began selling men’s clothing at the ripe old age of fourteen. […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Design, Videos, World|2 Comments

Six Tips for Better Signage

Use easy to read fonts and good contrast of colors. Most people, and especially those of my age don’t want to struggle to read your sign. Don’t use wispy letters or those with curly-cues that make it harder to read. Ever try to read sign or menu on a red background with thin black letters, […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|News, World|2 Comments