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by nhcbr900
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: How can we make more profit?
Topic: Selling more
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Selling more

There is an old saying that there are only two ways to sell more. You can sell more to the customers you have or you can sell what you have to more customers. Very simple, yet very true. This time of inaction is an opportunity to decide which of those paths is going to offer the best return on time ...
by nhcbr900
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: How can we make more profit?
Topic: Surroundings
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Surroundings

I've not been posting in here much for the last few days. In deference to my poor old eyes, spending less time in front of a computer has been the order of the day. With that time, I have been working to make my mobile office a nicer experience for visitors when we finally get to go out and travel a...
by nhcbr900
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Staying Sane
Topic: Health
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Health

Running a small business can be bad for your health. Does any of this sound familiar? Working long hours and neglecting to eat, then grabbing the most convenient and satisfying thing you can find, often late at night? Missing out on exercise due to a punishing workload? Not sleeping well as tomorrow...
by nhcbr900
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Spending Wisely
Topic: Reciprocal business
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Reciprocal business

I often say semi-jokingly that if it wasn't for suppliers and customers, being in business would be easy. The sad part is that it is often too close to the truth for comfort. When both groups comprise businesses bigger than yours, you can become the rope in game of tug-o-war between suppliers who wa...
by nhcbr900
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Staying Sane
Topic: Time for yourself
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Time for yourself

One of the hardest things about being forced to work at home is knowing when to stop. There is always a feeling that outside of working hours you aren't really at home and within working hours you aren't really at work. This can be very disconcerting. Making time for the things that are important to...
by nhcbr900
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Staying Sane
Topic: Why worry?
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Why worry?

My dear old mother used to say "If you worry you die, if you don't worry you die. So why worry?". I believe she had the best plan too. Worry is a negative, draining emotion that contributes nothing to the solution of a problem, it just magnifies the hill that you have to climb, and can make it look ...
by nhcbr900
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: What can we do to make the best use of this opportunity?
Topic: Hang on in there...
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Hang on in there...

Even though we can't meet in the way we are used to, can't shake hands, hug or even sit close together, the need for communication is still there if we are going to come out of our corners like champions when the weather breaks. With so much, some would say too much communications technology at our ...
by nhcbr900
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Spending Wisely
Topic: General efficiency
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: General efficiency

For an update on the efficiency changes to my invoicing practices, in the last two days I have completely revised the way I manage time and resources when it comes to scheduling, recording work and invoicing for labour plus catalogue items. Like so many things it seemed like a daunting task until it...
by nhcbr900
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: How can we make more profit?
Topic: Surroundings
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Surroundings

Thanks Paul, Yes a drop or two of something yummie while sitting out there would be very nice. I will look forward to that.
by nhcbr900
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: How can we make more profit?
Topic: Profitatbility
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Profitatbility

I am sure that like many small businesses, I am guilty of not charging out all the time that I should or could. This has a direct impact on profitability and earnings, so now is a good time to start identifying the areas in which such losses occur. For example, do you offer "Mates' Rates" to certain...