Category Archives for Business

My First Experience Pitching A Business Idea

I love business. I love coming up with a new idea for a business; the process of building a business; marketing a business; and running a business. It’s a total thrill. When I go on sales calls and earn new … Continue reading

12. July 2013 by Ron Stauffer
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Business Lessons from TV’s “Shark Tank”

I just discovered the TV show “Shark Tank” a few weeks ago and have been eagerly devouring each episode. Sure, I’d heard about the show a few years ago, but ignored it because I don’t like watching TV and find … Continue reading

19. June 2012 by Ron Stauffer
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Should I Join a BNI Chapter?

I’m a guy who’s into networking, meeting other business people, and making relationships, and doing business. So, naturally, when I found out about BNI (Business Network International), I was absolutely hooked. I took a membership application home with me the … Continue reading

19. February 2012 by Ron Stauffer
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How Many Golf Balls Can Fit in a School Bus?

Have you ever heard that question before? If you have, it’s probably because you’ve read somewhere that it’s one of the questions that Google asks prospective employees during interviews. I don’t know if this is entirely true, because I’ve read … Continue reading

05. January 2012 by Ron Stauffer
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You Are What You Wear

Everybody knows you are what you eat. But did you know it’s also true that you are what you wear? The reality, though unfair, is that whether you believe this or not, there’s at least some truth in it. When … Continue reading

27. December 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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The Most Important Word A Business Owner Can Learn

A few years ago, I heard a radio ad while driving down the road where the whole premise was “We Do That.” The ad went like this: you listen in to a phone conversation between a car owner and a … Continue reading

27. November 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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Getting the Job, Part 1: Resume Best Practices

[ This is post one in a series of three called “Getting the Job: Tips from a Hiring Manager.” ] Have you ever noticed how a job search is like a marketing campaign? It’s a perfect case-study in marketing. You … Continue reading

09. July 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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The Drive That Gets Lost

A few years ago, when I was in the construction industry, at one point, the company I worked for had over twenty field employees. We were constantly hiring, trying to keep up with attrition and the manpower needed on larger … Continue reading

25. April 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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Business Lessons From The Godfather

For those of you who’ve seen it, it’s almost not even worth mentioning that The Godfather is one of the best movies ever made. Yes, it’s a gangster movie. Yes, it’s full of blood, killing, sin and sorrow. And yes, … Continue reading

12. February 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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Canceling My Wells Fargo Account

Last week, I did what I’ve wanted to do for years: I closed my Wells Fargo account. It felt good. Wells Fargo is an extremely convenient place to bank at, because they have branches and ATMs all over the place, … Continue reading

12. October 2010 by Ron Stauffer
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