Changing operations… for now Wednesday, Mar 16 2011 


Due to changing business circumstances, I am sorry to announce that I will be scaling back operations for Premier Business Operations. I wish to thank you for your continual support and hope to be able to serve you again in the very near future…

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March 6, 2011 Sunday, Mar 6 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

By now as a business owner, you should have implemented the necessary course corrections to your business strategy to address shortfalls in the 2010 bottom line…  if not, what are you waiting for?  Rest assured your competitors have already done so.  Remember, the longer you wait to take action, the deeper hole you will find yourself standing in.  Before I dive into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at our blog or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website.  I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business Operations.

This week’s newsletter topic was inspired by 2 events that occurred within the past week, both relating to the importance of customer service. (more…)

February 27, 2011 Sunday, Feb 27 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

So we are now 2 months into 2011… how are your numbers comparing to same time, last year?  Better or worse?  If worse, have you stopped to consider why?  The easy answer is the economy, but what can you do differently?   Remember, the longer you wait to take action, the deeper hole you will find yourself standing in.  Before I dive into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at our blog or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website.  I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business Operations.

For those of you that have not followed Premier Business Operations on Facebook, earlier in the week I posted the question, “how will rising fuel prices affect your business?”  In case you’ve been living in a cave, prices at the pump are up 24% from a year ago and 10% since the beginning of the year. (more…)

February 20, 2011 Sunday, Feb 20 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

So the first month of 2011 is now well behind us and the end of the second is a mere week away…  have you made any adjustments to your marketing strategy from last year?  Remember, the longer you wait to take action, the deeper hole you will find yourself standing in.  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at https://premierbusinessoperations.wordpress.com/ or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website:  www.premier-business-operations.com.   I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business Operations.

For those of you that have been followers of Premier Business Operations Newsletters, you may recall that I’ve occasionally included information videos, although some have been humorous

In my quest to continue to educate my readers, I found a very insightful video that discusses various reasons for business failure.  (more…)

February 13, 2011 Sunday, Feb 13 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

So the first month of 2011 is behind us…  have you made any adjustments to your marketing strategy from last year?  The longer you wait to take action, the deeper hole you will find yourself standing in.  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at https://premierbusinessoperations.wordpress.com/ or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website:  www.premier-business-operations.com.   I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business Operations.

This week’s newsletter is a follow-up to the  January 30 newsletter  where I introduced the three lifelong friends Johnny, Bruce and Mike.  (more…)

February 6, 2011 Sunday, Feb 6 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

So the first month of 2011 is behind us…  is your business suffering a post-holiday seasons lull?  Looking for ways to jump start the sales?   The longer you wait to take action, the deeper hole you will find yourself standing in.  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online on our blog or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website.  I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business OperationsWe now have 200 followers and counting!!!

I came across an interesting video highlighting the marketing strategy that McDonalds undertook with one of their most popular products, the Happy Meal.  What parent hasn’t bought their child a Happy Meal?  Before my own children even were aware of McDonalds, they had heard of the Happy Meal.  So what piqued my interest for this topic?  The creative marketing technique when a company targets the influencers rather than the actual buyers.  In this case, market to the children and the parents will open their wallet. (more…)

January 30, 2011 Sunday, Jan 30 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

So the first month of 2011 is behind us…  is your business suffering a post-holiday seasons lull?  Looking for ways to jump start the sales?   The longer you wait to take action, the deeper hole you will find yourself standing in.  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at https://premierbusinessoperations.wordpress.com/ or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website:  www.premier-business-operations.com.   I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business Operations.

During some of my numerous conversations during the past couple of weeks, I came across a very interesting business idea that three lifelong friends have come up with; it’s a work in progress so while I can loosely describe it, they haven’t worked through the business plan as of yet.  Remember, businesses rarely succeed without a sound and thoughtful business plan.  (more…)

January 23, 2011 Sunday, Jan 23 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

So the last week of January is upon us.  Have you taken a hard look at your 2010 results?  Making any changes or following the status quo?  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at https://premierbusinessoperations.wordpress.com/ or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website:  www.premier-business-operations.com.   I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and become a fan of Premier Business Operations.

I had a Facebook follower and regular reader of my newsletter send me an email this past week asking me what were some of my favorite business quotes and why.  Obviously, they’ve been reading some of my Facebook posts…  so after a little consideration, I thought I would discuss a few that stand out to me. (more…)

January 16, 2011 Sunday, Jan 16 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

Hard to believe that January is more than halfway over…  where has the time gone?  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at https://premierbusinessoperations.wordpress.com/ or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website:  www.premier-business-operations.com.   I also wanted to thank everyone that has gone to our Facebook page and “liked” our page and business.

You may recall from previous emails, the basis of any sound marketing strategy revolves around the 4Ps of product marketing:  product, price, placement and promotion.  Rather have a boring lecture to read, I came across a great video titled Timothy and the 4Ps” that adds a little humor to this topic…  hope you enjoy it. (more…)

January 9, 2011 Sunday, Jan 9 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

Hope that the first week of 2011 has been good for you, your business and that the year is off to a good start for you.  Before I get into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to remind readers that previous editions can be found online at https://premierbusinessoperations.wordpress.com/ or alternatively by going to the Premier Business Operations website:  www.premier-business-operations.com.

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from a friend of mine in Oklahoma.  Doug has been a business owner, running a small print shop in Tulsa for over twenty years.  He was curious that the majority of my newsletters and Facebook posts have revolved around developing a business or marketing strategy or plan and not enough about execution.  His thought was that execution and agility in business is just as valuable is not more so in growing a successful business.  As you may guess, this struck a chord with me and inspired me to alter my original plan for this week’s newsletter. (more…)

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