The SMART System

The SMART System

Accomplishing your Goals: Using the SMART System SMART System Goals have been in existence for a few decades and they continue to work. This system was designed in 1981 by a George Doran. He shared them in a paper and businesses in all industries have been using them to this day. The SMART goals system …

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Being A Happy Business Owner

Being A Happy Business Owner

The Joys of Running a Small Business I have worn many hats in my professional life. I’ve been a teacher, failed business owner, and a successful business owner. A happy business owner is a hat I now wear. Through all of this, I know what it takes to be successful and much of that comes …

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Eating in Baiting Hollow

Eating in Baiting Hollow

Best Places to Eat in Baiting Hollow, Long Island When you think of Long Island, Baiting Hollow may not be the first spot on your list.  However, this beautiful part of God’s country holds a special place in my heart. My home is here and I take great pride in patronizing local businesses. Since Baiting …

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4 Steps To Help Boost Your Sales

4 Steps To Help Boost Your Sales

My Lessons Were Expensive – Here They Are for Free When I started my small business, I made it a practice to visit five new prospective customers every day. My sales pitch was always the same. I would provide the details about my product and explain how it was better than what the competition offered. …

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Getting More Done In Less Time – A Challenge Facing Small Business Owners

Getting More Done In Less Time – A Challenge Facing Small Business Owners

Small business owners have a limited amount of time to get all their tasks done. Many of them struggle to complete their daily to-do lists. At the end of the day, some jobs invariably remain unfinished. Here’s how I tackle this issue: Prioritizing work I ensure that I set very clear goals for myself. At …

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So Grateful for My Wonderful Family

So Grateful for My Wonderful Family

Being a grandfather has changed my life. I loved being a parent in my younger year, but there is something extra-special about grandkids. In fact, I’ve always loved working with kids – prior to owning Environmental Safety Inc, I taught high school math, chemistry, and physics. Having my large family makes me want to leave …

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Time To Stop Calling Them Lean Startup Principles

Time To Stop Calling Them Lean Startup Principles

Lean Business Can Be Applied To Any Business As mentioned in my blog post and this article on Lean Principles on Patch.com, I am  big believer in lean business principles. I am working to stop using the term “lean startup” because I don’t think it matters if you business is a startup in Silicon Valley …

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Try Baiting Hollow Vineyard When You Are In Town

Try Baiting Hollow Vineyard When You Are In Town

Great Wine in Long Island OK, so Long Island isn’t going after California but you can get great wine in all 5o states (I hear). When you are in Baiting Hollow on Long Island I recommend trying the multi-award winning Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. They have  tasting room and have won a bunch of awards …

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Great Business Results

Great Business Results

One of my biggest joys in life is knowing that I have overcome challenges in my life. I can honestly say that working hard pays off. After working in a variety of industries, from education to law to chemistry, I can say that life is good and business is doing well.   My small business …

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