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Car Wash Lessons for Business

By Joyce Reid | Sep 23, 2016

What can we learn from a car wash? by Diane Campbell I attend a networking event at my local chamber. In there, is a car wash owner, that does hand washing and detail work. His business is located in a busy area. It’s not in the city of Atlanta but in one of their sprawling … Read more

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Are you shy?

By Joyce Reid | Sep 19, 2016

Are you shy?  An introvert? I was the shy kid through high school. In a graduation class of over 500 students, I was just one of the crowd.  I met girls that I had graduated with but had never seen before when I went to a small college. Does this sound like you? Yeh, I … Read more

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Beginning Business Mistakes

By Joyce Reid | Aug 29, 2016

19 Gift Basket Entrepreneurs Confess Their Biggest Mistakes When Starting Their Business Are you a gift basket company owner  that is struggling to earn more money with your gift basket business but you just don’t know how to do it? Do you ever get that hopeless feeling every time when you read how easy it was for … Read more

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Stretching Your Inventory Dollars

By Joyce Reid | Aug 27, 2016

Inventory is the center of your business.  Without it, you couldn’t make a gift basket BUT this is the one area where your budget can be hurt the most.  You have to rein in that desire to buy every “cute little thing” that you see that could “add just the perfect touch to a particular … Read more

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Never Underestimate the Power of What You Do

By Joyce Reid | Aug 26, 2016

Never Underestimate the Power of What You Do By Diane Campbell He had a gun, a stocking over his face, and a hat on.  His intent was to rob the bank.  He went up to the tellers, and demanded money from both drawers, all the while waving the gun in their faces. The silent alarm … Read more

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Extraordinary Success Comes with Action

By Joyce Reid | Aug 22, 2016

I’m thinking out loud right now (and writing as I do so) so bear with me. There has recently (maybe not so recently — maybe for a long time) a lot of beautiful quotes overlaid onto pictures about how to be successful in business and in person. As a matter of fact, I posted one … Read more

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Make Your Website Look Professional

By Joyce Reid | Jul 8, 2016

The Internet has created a whole new world.  You can be a stay-at-home mom  and make everyone believe you are a big-time executive who just can’t wait to get home from work after a busy day of meetings and lunches, and relax by your big-screen TV with a glass of imported wine in your hand. … Read more

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Employee or independent contractor

Independent Contractors

By Joyce Reid | Jun 16, 2016

The IRS tells us that “it is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or … Read more

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You Are Your Business!

You Are Your Business

By Joyce Reid | Jun 13, 2016

I heard on public radio that defaults on SBA guaranteed loans to franchisees rose more than 50% last year.  One in ten franchises closed their doors. Many businesses that are not franchises fail each year as well. I mention franchises because they supposedly have an edge over independently owned businesses. When you buy a franchise, … Read more

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