I’ve owned a decorating store (paint, wallpaper, window coverings, etc.) for more than ten years. Though we’re operating at a profit, it’s getting harder and harder to compete against the large home improvement retailers. Am I fighting what is inevitably a losing battle?
I’ve operated my own successful optometry practice for more than a decade. Recently, I learned that one of the large chains will be opening a location not far from me. What advice can you offer to help me combat this Goliath?
I started a lawn irrigation company two years ago, and despite a challenging economy, we have done quite well. Everything seems to be running smoothly, but I’d like to know what I should be doing to ensure that continues.
I started a medical records transcription service about six months ago, which I operate from my home. Business has been very good. Recently, a client brought up the subject of business insurance. Do I really need it and, if so, what type of coverage?
I own a small, successful plumbing business. Since the beginning seven years ago, my wife, who was at home with our young children, did the bookkeeping. Now that the kids are in school, she’s planning to go back to work full-time in her field of training, psychology. We’re not large enough to need a full-time bookkeeper, so I’m considering outsourcing. Any tips you can offer?
I own a very successful small commercial printing business. I’ve been at it almost five years, have lived, eaten and slept the business since the start, and think I’m beginning to experience burnout. What can I do restore some sanity to my life?