Tag: Small Business

Will you build YOUR dream, or someone else’s?

I have helped dreamers and hired dream helpers. I prefer being the dreamer and more in charge of my own destiny.

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Domain decisions

The initial price is only for those who auto renew. The LOWER price is for those who might leave.

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Digitizing Media as a Profit Center

I asked a group of band parents how many had LP and VHS media at home. Someone asked me back if I was including 45’s and Beta. Oh my! Yes. Most of the adults in the room raised their hands. When I asked how many had a way to play them, about 3/4 of those hands went down. When I asked if they knew how, or knew how to get that media digitized (put on CD/DVD, etc), almost every hand went down.

Posted in Business strategies, High Schools, How May I Serve YOU?, Income Opportunity, Monetizing, Music Department, Repost, Sales and Marketing, Small Business, Teaching, Teaching Music, Virtual Assistant, Work from Home Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

When you don’t have the time to do it all yourself

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3 Credit Card Processing Recommendations for Small Business

For years, we’ve paid by credit card at department and grocery stores, at restaurants and gas stations. Now that we are handing our cards to the order-takers in fast food drive through lanes — is there anyone NOT accepting credit card payments?

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How I use Google Voice for my Small Business

By John Gardner When I started my VirtualMusicOffice, I wanted a phone number other than my home or cell phone. I didn’t want to add a monthly phone bill. I wanted to screen calls and take calls on either my home

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Answer email efficiently PLUS 10 email tips

By John Gardner FACEBOOK POST ON MY WALL. “I’m fairly certain that you’re the only high school band director in this part of the state that actually responds to e-mails from the public.” ACTUAL FB POST RESPONSE. Thanks. I try

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My first employee quit a secure job to work straight commission

I did resign and was one of the very few who did so to start working independently in the same business, who did NOT get challenged on the contract — and my theory as to why…

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