You're New. What Should You Do?

Here, in the beginning, everything is new and hard and frustrating. This is your “obstacle”. Now, make it into your “Opportunity.” Persistent, consistent application of proven skills will work in your favor. You need to build skills. The skill of finding profitable products will be your most important one for perhaps years. You have to … Read more

Test, Test, Test

Being impulsive, or spontaneous, or flying by the seat of your pants has its place. Just rarely in business. Reason, analysis, decision leads to better, more secure business. It won’t be as susceptible to falling off the rails or of sustaining major losses. Sure, intuition has a place. But intuition that is based on knowledge … Read more

Whew! After Nearly a Year, We're Back Online!

WHEW! We’re Back Online! We’ve had some Hosting troubles for nearly a year. Our Hosting Account was suspended. Our sites have been unavailable since at least Februaary. We’re mostly back up and running — Finally — by changing Hosting Companies. “What happened?” you ask. Well, we got hacked. Somebody (many somebodies?) got into our sites … Read more

Gearing Up for Q4

Q4 – 4th Quarter – The Big Party – Saving the Year… Whatever you call it, the final 3 months of a calendar year are the best part of selling. You’ll Sell a Ton! Retailers have long relied on this final quarter to bolster their sales, and provide profits that might have been scarce earlier. … Read more