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…)

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 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…)

January 2, 2011 Sunday, Jan 2 2011 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

Happy New Year to all!!!  May 2011 be a healthy and prosperous year for everyone, especially those that follow Premier Business Operations.  From everything I’ve been reading it has been a good season for many retailers, so hopefully the economy is starting to look up for many of us.   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

Also for all of you Facebook users, you can now find us and like us on Facebook for more regular updates as well as to read contributions by other followers.  Simply search for Premier Business Operations or click the icon…

Since the last newsletter spelled out my ten resolutions for small business owners or entrepreneurs, I thought I would share the following video clip that I came across recently.  It’s actually a roundtable discussion from several business owners and their various experiences in starting their new venture.  (more…)

December 27, 2010 Monday, Dec 27 2010 


Welcome to this week’s Premier Business Operations newsletter…

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas day shared with family and friends.  Hopefully, by now all of the wrapping paper, ribbons, gift bags have been cleaned up and your homes are back to normal.  From everything I’ve been reading it has been a good season for many retailers, so hopefully the economy is starting to look up for many of us.   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.

Since we’re coming to the close of the year, I thought this would be a great opportunity to list my ten resolutions for small business owners or entrepreneurs… (more…)