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You are an entrepreneur - let's talk about that
Tom Shay, CSP
Profits Plus Solutions
October 2015
Volume 16 Issue 11
News of the day

Global Entrepreneurship Week is November 16-22. What does this have to do with you?

Why, you are an entrepreneur! You have started or purchased a small business which is an integral part of your community. You likely hire individuals and are responsible for a part of what happens in your community.

Without entrepreneurs, everything would be a group of chain stores and service providers, all having distant corporate headquarters and not being an active part of your community.

You and your business are different. Here is about six week's notice for you to get on the band wagon. Promote to the media what your business does. Talk to your Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), your Main Street program, Business Improvement District (BID), Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and anyone that will listen.

Here is a link to the Global Entrepreneurship Week website.
Article of the Month

"You get more with honey than you get with vinegar."

This is supposed to be a lesson on how you talk and interact with people. The article of the month is "Taking Time for Recognition" and shares some ideas of some small things we can do to engage our employees.
Book of the Month

Staying in the same theme as our article of the month, this month's book suggestion is, "Everything Counts" by Gary Ryan Blair. You will find the comment of, "Don't sweat the details", is not appropriate for you as an individual or for your business.

As always, buy this book from an independent. Stay away from you know who.
Internet Tool for Your Business

You are trying to make a decision about buying inventory. The first option is to purchase in a smaller quantity and pay a higher price. The second option has a lower price but you have to buy in larger quantities.

There is also delivery costs, length of time to pay for the inventory, and how fast you are selling the inventory.

All of these are taken into consideration with our free Cost of Inventory Calculator on the Profits Plus website.
Staff Incentive for Your Business

Sixty seconds. That's all I ask. This month we have shared a lot about recognition. Sixty seconds is all it takes to give someone recognition. Here are four points to consider:
1. Tell someone exactly what they did that you appreciated.
2. Tell them how you saw that they did it.
3. Tell them what affect their effort has on your business.
4. Tell them thanks.

We want to recognize A Carrot A Day by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, whose book provides the basis for each month's incentive idea.
Profits Plus |tomshay@profitsplus.org | (727) 464-2182 | www.profitsplus.org
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