Category Archives: Small Business

Five ‘Pillars’ Of Small Business Success

As the owner of a small business, these ‘5 Pillars of Small Business Success’ serve as a great reminder of some key areas to focus on! The question is often asked concerning what it is that makes a successful business successful and, whether some formula or recipe exists that can be followed to ensure the […]

Reputation Management and Chinese Food

For small businesses (actually all businesses) this is a story about reputation and how quickly, given the internet and anger, a customer can potentially try to tarnish yours! “Makin’ mistakes ain’t a crime, you know. What’s the use of having a reputation if you can’t ruin it every now and then?”  ― Simone Elkeles Mistakes […]

A Ferguson, Missouri Feel Good Story!

At first blush the title of this article doesn’t seem to make much sense, particularly if you’ve been watching the scenes of violence and destruction on T.V.! But it’s out of this violence and destruction, much of it directed at innocent small business owners in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, that a prime example of […]

What is leadership?

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We’ve all been there in front of a group whether as the coach of a team or the leader of a company trying to convey a critical message while hoping against hope that the message is getting through! As the President of Hallmark Abstract as well as the father of three children I have been […]