Practicing Gratitude: A Good Habit for Small Business Owners

With Thanksgiving this week, the holiday season is underway and with the holidays, for many small businesses, come added pressures. One way to deal with these is to practice gratitude. Not only will it make you feel better, but the practice shows good leadership and will be appreciated by those around you. • Reflect on why you are in business and the positives you get out of business ownership. If you haven't already, write these reasons down. When things get...

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The Importance Of Failure

A life without failure would be great, wouldn't it? Like the story of King Midas, everything we touch turns to gold, and each life turns out precisely how we desire. The first girl/guy we asked to prom goes with us, the first interview we sit in lands us the job, and the first business we start makes us millions. Nothing goes wrong, nothing ever blows up in our face, everything is how it should be. How dreadfully boring. Fortunately, and sometimes unfortunately,...

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Ember Woods Sawmill Puts Down Its Roots

  Ember Woods Sawmill is veteran-owned business that recently opened for service in the city of Riley, KS. After 20 years in the army, Ret. 1SG Scott Jacobs decided that he wanted to do something about which he felt passionate, something that he enjoyed doing everyday. [caption id="attachment_4391" align="alignnone" width="960"] (photo used with permission of Scott Jacobs)[/caption] Arriving at that point involved a little bit of trial and error, but he got there when he opened Ember Woods Sawmill! Located...

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Are You Paying Attention? Google Analytics – And How The WUKSBDC Can Help.

For illustration's sake, let's say that you own a used car lot. What could you know about me when I walk into your sales space through the front door? Maybe you look out the door and see what I'm driving, you see what I'm wearing, you obviously notice my gender, my age, you might be able to judge my interest, and possibly how hard I am trying to avoid you. However, there are many things you cannot discover without getting...

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TrenDesks: Trending Toward More Healthful Work Spaces

TrenDesks™ and accessories are ergonomically-designed standing desk furniture by SunField, LLC of Manhattan, KS. Shane Feng was inspired to create TrenDesks™ after being bothered by neck problems that developed after several years of working in a traditional office environment.  Hunching over a desk most of the day, Shane found that he frequently needed to take breaks to stand up or walk around. Then he read about standing desks. He thought about just building one for himself; but building an adjustable standing desk...

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