What's Your Efficiency Quota?

Posted by admin on Sep 9, 2011 5:21:00 AM

How efficient is your business? What profits are you making? Chances are your cluttered business is cluttering (literally choking) your efficiency. Think your business is not cluttered? Think again. Review the 6 steps to de-cluttering your business below to see where you lie. Practice these tips ever-cutting down on unnecessary clutter and ever-increasing efficiency.

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Topics: Small Business

Top 10 Funniest Wholesale Novelty Items

Posted by admin on Sep 3, 2011 5:11:27 AM

You may expect to only find things like clothes, office supplies, and other boring products at an online wholesale store. However, you can also purchase some funny and downright strange novelty items as well. Here is a top 10 of those hilarious novelty items you can buy wholesale.

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May No Soldier Go Unloved

Posted by admin on Sep 2, 2011 4:07:00 AM

Marc Joseph, Author; CEO/President and Founder, DollarDays International, Inc has created a new article for The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Nonprofits

5 Quirks About Selling And Storing Wholesale Goods

Posted by admin on Sep 1, 2011 5:10:00 AM

A wholesaler is a company that acts as a go between between businesses and customers. In recent years, some companies have chosen to act as a wholesaler in a traditional retail setting. In other words, companies like BJ's and Sam's Club combine a wholesale warehouse within a conventional retail space. The process might seem straightforward, but it still has its quirks.

1: The Gallon Size Apparently Is Too Small
Unless you happen to be Undercover Brother, you probably won't be eating enough mayo to justify buying it in tub size. People assume that just because you are getting a cheaper price per unit that you are getting the best value. However, if you don't use the product, you are not getting a deal at all. Keep the wholesale purchases to tube socks and hope the grocery store hasn't run out of mayo.

2: Some People Don't Understand That A Wholesaler Is A Warehouse
Yes, and this means that there is nothing in the back room. If you go to a wholesale store and ask an employee if they have more ketchup in the back, you are doing something wrong. As Bill Engvall would say, "Here's your sign." There is a reason why the product goes straight from a truck to the sales floor. It is for your convenience and to make the employee's life as easy as possible.

3: Novelty Items Are Overrated
Sure, nothing is cooler than having that light up pen, or the gun that unrolls a sheet of paper with the word BANG on it. The funny thing about novelty wholesaling is that there is actually a market for it. Google "Funny Novelty Items" and you will end up with thousands of hits. On second thought, have you ever used a Bongo Flasher? Those things are fun.

4. Marketing Can Sell Anything
Why is there such a novelty market? Good PR and advertising. A Silly Band wasn't just a piece of rubber, it was a dinosaur shaped piece of rubber! A pet rock wasn't just any rock, it was a rock that kept you company and was almost as good as a dog. Ten dollars for a rock may seem like a lot, but at least it doesn't need trips to the vet.

5. You Need To Bring Friends To Buy From A Wholesaler
You can't buy from a wholesaler if it is just you. It is the law in all 50 United States. To buy goods from a wholesaler you have to have 39 kids, or be attempting to set a Guiness World Record for most rolls of paper towels bought in one package. Hopefully you have given up trying to find a normal size jar of mayo by now.

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Topics: Small Business

6 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Blog

Posted by admin on Aug 31, 2011 2:44:00 AM

If you are trying to make it in the current economy, then you understand the importance of online marketing. A blog is one of the best ways to build visibility for your website. Here are six reasons your small business needs a blog.

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Topics: Small Business

Tired of the F Word? Then Let's Get With the W Word!

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 1:44:19 AM

Frugal, or the F word, has beaten down so many people dealing with this awful economy that more and more people are searching for ways to use Win, or the W word. Facebook questions about what to do on a day off with no money can get answers like window shop for fall fashions, feed the ducks in the park, or search online for silly jokes. Sometimes, though, it's not about having no money, but about ideas. Stress over today's economy has affected people and left them dazed, so ideas are a commodity in great demand right now.

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Email Marketing for Small Business Success

Posted by admin on Aug 29, 2011 2:40:00 AM

Email marketing remains one of the strongest ways to ensure small business success. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 92% of online Americans use email, with 61% checking their email every day. If you can build a strong email list, you will have an audience you can market to for years to come.

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Topics: Small Business

Best Back To School Items For Teachers

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 2:33:00 AM

If you are a teacher, you know that back to school time means purchasing things for your classroom. Here are some things that you might want to think about purchasing to keep your classroom well stocked and to keep you ready to handle anything!

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Topics: Education and School

Hosting Home Parties to Save and Earn Money

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 1:46:57 AM

When you're trying to save money and to embrace a frugal lifestyle, there may be many challenges that you face. Fret not. Here are a few ways to save money will still enjoying your favorite products and services. Host an in-home party and get your friends in on the action. You'll find a lot more money in your wallet at the end of the month.

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Small Business Websites: Owning Your Online Real Estate

Posted by admin on Aug 24, 2011 2:12:00 AM

When your business is small, you look for ways to manage costs. Some small business owners settle for website solutions that have them renting space on someone else's domain. Even when the space offered is free, you should proceed with caution. Your long-term business plan should involve a domain you own for the following reasons.

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Topics: Small Business