Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Should You Tell Clients You Work From Home?

If you run your small business / home business from your home, should you tell clients you work from home?

It depends. However, depending on the industry you're in, it's becoming more acceptable to tell your clients that you work from home--even conduct client meetings / sessions at your home.

Perceptions indeed are changing when it comes to running your business from your home.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Most Shoppers Think Local

All things being equal, who would get your business: a local, national brand name chain or a locally owned, small business owner?

According to a recent survey (Most Shoppers Think Local) 93% of us prefer the local small business owner.

So, small business owners take heart! People prefer dealing with you--especially if you can offer friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

People really do like supporting the home team!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Entrepreneur As American Hero

A snippet of Walter William's speech at Hilsdale College on entrepreneurship caught my eye and reminded me of the value entrepreneurs have in our society.

Capitalism is a worthy cause. There is no dichotomy between serving people and gaining a profit from doing so. In fact, you can often serve people better when charge the people you are serving. The alternative--in the real world--for providing a service that no one is asking for is a going-out-of-business sale.

When will American citizens demand better service from their public institutions?! Wait a second...isn't our government the nation's biggest employer? (Yep) Nevermind.

Tip of the hat to The Entrepreneurial Mind (Dr. Jeffrey R. Cornwall)