Tag: Success

Celebrating an Anniversary

Celebrating an Anniversary

Celebrating This Success My company, Environmental Safety Inc., is celebrating a wonderful 13 years in business.  I have amazing employees and customers and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. We are in Baiting Hollow on Long Island.  This has been a valuable part of the success of the company.  I …

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Fair Trade Chocolate from Stony Brook University Incubator in Calverton

Fair Trade Chocolate from Stony Brook University Incubator in Calverton

Fair Trade Chocolate from Stony Brook University Incubator in Calverton I have a fondness and respect for other small business owners and entrepreneurs in Calverton. Ben Conard is a young entrepreneur who created a company called Five North Chocolate two years ago. The incubator in Calverton has given him a way to live out his …

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Eating at Cooporage Inn in Baiting Hollow

Eating at Cooporage Inn in Baiting Hollow

Great for Meals, Bring a Friend or Two My home and business are in Baiting Hollow, and I take pride in patronizing local businesses. One of these is Cooperage Inn which is located only 3.5 miles from the Long Island Expressway. It has great ambiance and is well supported by our growing local community.  It …

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3 Reasons Businesses Fail

3 Reasons Businesses Fail

3 Main Reasons for Failure First let’s get one thing out of the way. Starting a business is hard work. There are no shortcuts.  Businesses fail for three main reasons.  You have to be willing to put in long hours and tons of research if you want to make it work. Depending on what you …

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Negotiation Strategies for Success

Negotiation Strategies for Success

Top Three Negotiation Strategies for Business Success If you’re going to succeed in business, you have to understand the art of negotiation. There’s no way of getting around that. Every day we negotiate with our customers, our coworkers, and our boss. We may not perceive it as negotiation, but that’s what it is. Understanding successful …

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Stepping Stone Failures

Stepping Stone Failures

Learning to Lead Yourself so You Can Lead Others Any great leader will tell you they’ve failed many times in their life. The difference between them and mediocre managers is that they kept on going. They didn’t wallow in self-pity or allow it to affect their decision-making. I know from direct experience that failures are …

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Great Long Island Driving Roads

Great Long Island Driving Roads

No winding mountain roads but Long Island has some drives if you know where to look I cannot wait for spring. I love to cruise in my car and take my friends or grand kids for rides. I splurged last year and bought myself my dream car –  Porsche 911.  Long Island provides some amazing …

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Lean Business Is For more Than Just Startups

Lean Business Is For more Than Just Startups

My Business Failed Lean Business Principles Not Only Gave Me a Second Chance But Gave Me More Than I Ever Dreamed My first chemical supply company, Shari Chemicals grew fast and I added 18 salespeople, expensive offices, company cars and layers of management. When the tough times came (and they do) I wasn’t ready and …

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Best Customer Service Tips

Best Customer Service Tips

Four Tips to Provide the Best Customer Service As a small business owner, I am in direct competition with the big boys. And when it comes to companies that work with chemicals and environmental safety, there are big companies that are my direct competition. What draws customers to my small company, Environmental Safety Incorporated, is …

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