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Achives of Gladys Edmunds Articles


Use Time Wisely!
Everyone is capable of being successful. Knowing how to manage your time and use it wisely is very important if you want to move forward in your career.... more
Looks Count!
What your business looks like speaks volumes. A pleasant environment is not only expected, it is appreciated, and your customers will show you by coming back for more.... more
Young People Need Our Support to Achieve Success
Young people do need our support and need to start somewhere. The problem is a lot of young people do not possess the basic skills needed for the position. Who is to blame for this?... more
Get Your Customers to Pay on Time
Getting customers to pay on time can become a task rather than a normal exchange between businesses. When late payments become a common occurrence, not sending out the products until you receive the payment can be an effective solution.... more
Focus for Success
Starting a business can be tricky. Focusing on doing everything you can for it to be successful is important.... more
If You Have To Be A Teacher, Teach
Always be perceived as professional. If your employees need to be trained in the proper ways to communicate, then you should supply that training.... more
Expand your Business
There are many things to take into consideration before making a final decision.... more
Tis the Season
Spirituality is always around us, waiting to be acknowledged. Learning how to apply it to the workplace all year round can help you immensely.... more
Finding Good Reliable Help
Whether you hire family, friends or strangers make certain that the job requirements fit the person hired and that the working conditions are good.... more
Give Your Employees a Chance to Succeed
Micromanaging rarely works and can be counterproductive to a successful business... more
Plan Well for Success
A lot of planning comes into play when starting up a new business. Knowing what to focus on and keeping your priorities straight will help you open and run a successful business.... more
Thy Shall Know Thy Demographics
Recognize customer trends and patterns. Give your customers what they want and you will see an increase in sales.... more
Don't Upstage the Boss
Brainstorm your ideas with others before putting them into play. Sometimes a second thought could lead to a better solution.... more
Public Speaking Works!
Public speaking is a great way to increase your business. It might seem difficult in the beginning to find places and could be tricky to figure out what you should be presenting. However, it is a lot simpler than it seems.... more
The First Rule of Communication: Listen
To have a successful business you must listen to what your customers want. Without your customers your business is nothing.... more
Making Connections Leads to Business Success
In order to continue to grow your business connections you have to connect with those outside of your circle.... more
Set Yourself up for Success
Fear is one of the greatest obstacles in life. Do not let fear take you off the road to success.... more
Are You Listening to What You Hear?
Being a good listener is an important asset towards success.... more
Even A Small Business Needs A Little Formality
Every business who hires employees should have an employee handbook. It will keep everyone on the same page and avoids confusion should an issue arise.... more
Sell a Product that You Use and Believe in
Learning what sells and what does not and believing in what you are selling is one way to get started.... more
Your Employees Are Important To Your Success
Good employees are a key asset to a successful business. Usually they are the ones with the direct contact to your customers.... more
Current Clients Are Your Real Treasure
You already have the treasure. Current customers are the best treasure a business can have.... more
Don't Let Obstacles Hold You Back
If things are always getting in your way of success, try to specify the real root of the issues and get beyond them in order to really get down to business.... more
Better to Keep Some Plans to Yourself
To avoid negative comments and put downs, its better to keep those plans to yourself.... more
Why You Can't Go By The Book With Your Start-Up
When starting a business it's very important to have a business plan in place and know how to execute it.... more
Every Business Must Have Clear Payment Policies
Regardless of the size of the client or contract, timely payment should be top of the list.... more
It's Your Attitude that Matters, Not the Customer's
Think positively and keep a confident attitude no matter what.... more
Small But Steady Changes Key To Maintaining Success
When running a business it is wise to consistently look at any changes that can be made to further your success.... more
Keep Your Small Business Customers Flowing
Being a small business owner makes you pay a lot more attention to minor things as opposed to large corporations. In order to keep your small business entrepreneurs, take the time to reach out to them and make adjustments that better suit their business.... more
Don't Get Bogged Down By Others' Negative Focus
There are an unlimited number of ways to achieve success. Once you start honing your existing skills and building new ones and stop listening to all the negatives and just live for the positives.... more
Marketing And Demographics Are Key When Keeping Up With Consumer Trends
Recognizing consumer trends and patterns is a step in the right direction toward having a successful business. See what your customers want to buy and then stock your shelves accordingly.... more
Shake It Off and Step Up
Sometimes when we find ourselves in a situation and we can't see our way to victory we have to think outside of the box and use the creative side of who we are in order to get things done.... more
Just Starting Out? Be Careful of the Advice You Get
New and would-be entrepreneurs should be encouraged to follow their dream of owning a business. While yes, it’s important to cover the negative aspects, it's more important to encourage the positives that allow for success.... more
You Have To Listen To Customers, Not Just Hear Them
A good listener will increase customer trust and confidence in you and your company.... more
Compliments Are Great Gifts, So Be Sure To Accept Them
Compliments are gifts for the giver and the receiver and expressing appreciation and acknowledging compliments as sincere praise make both the giver and receiver feel valued.... more
How Customer Behavior Is Important To Your Business
Customer service is certainly important for the success of a business. But how the customer behaves and what is expected of the customer is equally important.... more
Want to See the Future? Observe the Here and Now
Try to develop improvements for products and services that are already available.... more
Zero In On The Benefits Your Business Provides
An entrepreneur who wants to get folks in the door and keep them coming must know who his customers are, what they want, and give it to them, while also giving them a pleasurable experience while in your store.... more
Focus on Your Employee' Strength
When a company has consistently been successful, it speaks to the skills and talents of the people who work there. If you learn what an employee’s strength are and let him/her make use of them, then he/she will enjoy work more and you will get higher quality work...... more
Change: Count on It
When deciding to start your own company we have to be up to date on the constant changes that industry takes. We go into our own business to meet the needs of the customer and when the customer changes, we must change also if we want to stay...... more
Good Solid Training in Business Development and Management Will Help Business...
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It Doesn't Take Much to Bring a Little Balance or Holistic...
Making an effort toward holistic living involves self-development, health, recreation and rejuvenation of your mind and body.... more
Checking References Is Crucial When Hiring
When hiring someone to do work for you take time to make inquires as to whom you are hiring or sub-contracting with. Valuable lessons are usually learned the hard way. Do your research ahead of time and you are less likely to run into many avoidable issues.... more
Turning Financial Goals into Reality
Setting goals is always a great place to start but how you approach your goals should fit both your personality and your lifestyle. Goals are met more easily when they are approached reasonably with setting reachable goals.... more
First Step to a Goal Is Writing It Down
A written goal is hard to ignore. By writing down your reasonable goals you are more likely to achieve them. Write them, review them and achieve them.... more
Don't Have Employees? You're Still an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are people who create employment for themselves.... more
Your Business in a Funk? Call in a Consultant
Find a good marketer to help boost your business if you are not seeing the results you want.... more
Indie Craft Markets Great for Building Business
The indie market place can be a great way to launch a business.... more
Don't Give Up On the Golden Rule at Work
In business, looking out for yourself does not mean to disregard honesty and respect.... more
Test Out Ideas for Growing a Business
If you are looking to grow your business without blowing a ton of money on advertising, utilize these tips to get the word out. Social media, new customer discounts, referrals and cooperative advertising will help expand your customer base while saving in advertising expenses.... more
Doubt Can Be a Small Business Motivator
Doubt is a good thing. Doubt has helped us avoid and prepare for disaster. However, it can become debilitating or hang as a cloud of uncertainty and begin to weigh down on you. Find your purpose, the reason you keep moving forward and your persistent doubting will not...... more
Don't Let Your Business Hinder Family
When balancing your business and family get creative and find ways to include your children in your life more and get more involved with their lives.... more
Lessons from Booker T. Washington
Black History Month and the Entrepreneur's Contribution... more
Look Past Family, Friends for Employees
Whether you hire family, friends or strangers make certain that the job requirements fit the person hired and that the working conditions are good... more
With Some Customers, Looks Can Be Deceiving
Don't be so quick to pass judgment on your customers just by their appearance. Their outfit may not match their bank account.... more
Don't Let Fear Keep You From A Vacation
In your absence, putting the right people and/or technology in place while you are away can lessen the stress to both you and your employees.... more
How to Get Clients to Pay on Time
Get payment up front for products or services rendered, and you will minimize the chances of coming up short.... more
Consider Starting a Second Business
Whenever you decide to invest either your time, and/or money into a business, move cautiously and consider all possibilities before you make a final decision.... more
Why Does Your Company Need a Mission Statement?
The right words can tell everything about your company's philosophy.... more
Micromanaging Can Stifle Employees
Help your employees to become the best that they can be and it's possible that you will see business increasing.... more
Staff Stressed? Office Tweaks Can Work Wonders
Things are not always what they seem. A revamp of your expectations might be all that is in order to resolve employee issues.... more
Advice That Could Help Make Things Move Smoothly In Business
There are many resources available to guide you throughout your career.... more
Promoting from Within Has Benefits
When filling a position, look amongst your current employees and reward those who have earned their place at a higher level.... more
Workplace a Grind? Think Spiritually
How best to run a business with spiritual practices in mind.... more
Let's Consider Micro-Managing and What Problems It Causes
If you feel you hired the right people to work for you, but after time don't trust them to do their jobs, perhaps the problem is you! Let's consider micro-managing and what problems it causes.... more
Entrepreneurs, Don't Hesitate to Hire Help
Many small business owners hold off hiring to protect the bottom line. However, NOT hiring can adversely impact that very same line. Here is some things to ponder about hiring practices... more
Past Efforts Have Gotten You This Far, Keep Going
No matter your age, it is never too late to begin a new career or take on a new, great adventure.... more
Be Smart, Not Afraid
If you are worried because a business similar to yours has failed, don’t. Gladys has a process she’d like you to consider.... more
Concentration Is Key, Entrepreneurs
We need to stay focused to run a successful business. If we can't concentrate on what needs to be done then we should hire help to do so.... more
Business Degree: A Must for Entrepreneurs?
If you are a business school graduate, and you see many fellow entrepreneurs who are not, did you waste time and money in school? The simple answer is no!... more
How Much Savings to Open a Business?
You have a full time job but have the itch to go out on your own. Should you wait till you save or perhaps try it part time first? Here are some thoughts.... more
Giving Kids Active Role in Your Business
How do you find balance between your family and your business?... more
Tenant Turnover Can Cost You
How do you protect yourself from damage done to your rental property? Here are some suggestions.... more
What To Ask When Moving Your Business
If you think about expanding a business and a new site, it is much more than, location. You have lots of research and footwork to complete. Here is a roadmap.... more
Letting Others Tow Their Own Wagon
If confronted by a friend or family member to borrow money, remember that it's okay to help them, but not to the detriment of yourself.... more
Avoiding Backstabbers in Business
Even negative experiences can be used to your benefit. Each scenario teaches you what you should avoid and what you should pursue.... more
DIY? Not always
If you want your business at the top of its game, make sure you are staying focused on major issues and letting your workers handle smaller details.... more
Don't Hesitate to Hire Help
If your business is at the point where you need to hire some additional help, we have some thoughts on how to find the best person for you.... more
Committing to New Year's Resolutions
Make a commitment to yourself to make at least 1 positive change in your life. If you can commit to a short time period, maybe you can turn that into long term.... more
Stress-Busting 101 For The Holidays
Even during the busiest and most stressful times, be grateful for the customers who are shopping in your business. We can not survive in business without them!... more
Look Past Family, Friends For Employees
You have hired family and friends, buy that is not working for your business. Why not try some senior citizens in part time positions? Here are some reasons why... more
Retail Rule #1: Keep stuff flying off the shelves
In retail, the merchandise has to move off the shelf quickly in order to make space for more products and bring in more profit in turn.... more
Opening Your Doors To Get More Customers
If you are running an appointment-only business and it is not growing you have two choices. You can open your doors to all or get better on social media.... more
Don't Give Up on the Golden Rule at Work
Does the golden rule apply in business to bosses as well as employees. Here is some thoughts.... more
Solid Research Can Kick-Start Your Start-Up
The world of business can be daunting at times. Be sure to utilize all the information that is available to you to help make entrepreneurship a lot less scary.... more
Big Ideas Can Fuel a Small Business
Let's learn how a savvy businesswoman has turned her love of literature into a thriving small business.... more
Test Out Ideas For Growing a Business
Time, effort and creative ability will help you to get the word out on your business without spending a large amount of money on advertising... more
Encouraging Kids As Entrepreneurs
IF your child shows an interest in developing entrepreneurial skills, do not be the family naysayer. It may open the door to future like skills.... more
Help for Your Mid-Life Move Into Business
Just because you have hit middle age and have never run a business there is no reason not to take the plunge and become a new entrepreneur.... more
Make Entrepreneurial Dreams Reality
Ready yourself for your own business by looking at the company you are working for as a learning experience... more
Finding a Publicity Fit for Your Business
If it is time to publicize what you do, you will need to do your homework before seeking a publicist to help you. Here are some ideas.... more
Identify a Business That Works for You
What are the best ways to help your children make the right decisions when it comes to starting their business life? Gladys has some great ideas.... more
It Is Never too Late to Write One
Writing a business plan lets you see every little detail of the many elements that go into the making and expanding of a business.... more
Entrepreneurs, Tech's a Great Tool - Use It!
Technology will not replace your store, but combining the two worlds opens up tons of opportunities.... more
The Key to Simplifying Your Life
Let the joy of spring days be a reminder of how beautiful a simple life can really be.... more
Entrepreneurs Turn to Social Problems
Social Entrepreneurs are those who lead the non-profit organizations.... more
Podcasting 101 for Entrepreneurs
There are many tools available to help us to build our businesses. But which one to select and then actually starting to use can be daunting experiences.... more
Entrepreneurs, Podcasts Can Make Your Business Pop
Create and market a podcast that would allow entrepreneurs to be able to use podcasting to help build their business.... more
Life Changes Bring New Opportunity
We never know when or how things will occur to change the course of our lives.... more
Lessons from Booker T. Washington
you should take a look at one of America’s great entrepreneurs, Booker T. Washington. February is the perfect time for us to do just that.... more
Entrepreneurs, Don't Hesitate to Hire Help
Here are some thoughts on what to look for when you start the hiring process.... more
Refocus on Customer for Small Business Success
You should resolve to thoroughly inspect your business to insure you are doing all that you can to best serve your existing customers and to attract new ones.... more
Do Not Let Fear of Success Hold Your Business Back
If you are about to start up a new business, and find yourself afraid you might become successful, then this is a real issue and require immediate attention.... more
Learn from the Magic of the Holidays
The mind is a very powerful tool. Begin to program your mind for success and prosperity.... more
Entrepreneurs, Give Thanks for Lessons Learned
Things entrepreneurs can be thankful for as we start this holiday season.... more
Dealing With Distractions
Do not let outside distractions bog you down. Keep focused and check within yourself to find the answers.... more
Develop a Polices and Procedures Manual Stat
Your business is never too small not to have a written company policies manual. Here are some reasons why it is needed and ideas on how to get started.... more
Marketing Is Key for a Home-Based Business
If you have a good product and a business plan, you are off to a good start, regardless of your age.... more
Bosses Taking Credit For Your Ideas
If you have ideas at work but others are taking credit for them, there are several ways to make sure you are recognized without causing trouble with your superiors.... more
The Answer Is Often In The Question
How to determine if your own personal business can find a place at your full time job.... more
Making Connections Is Key To Business
To effectively grow your business, you must connect or network with a variety of different people.... more
Making Business a Pleasure
When you are improving your quality of life, be sure to find ways to increase quality time with your family and friends along with good health habits.... more
Becoming a Business Mastermind
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to get expert advice, consider setting up a mastermind group session.... more
Franchising Is A Small Business Option
Are you unemployed, underemployed, tired of working for someone else, but afraid to start your own business? Why not consider franchising?... more
Defining Success, Wealth, Happiness
Success is measured by far more than money, and we will talk about how to Use All The Crayons to bring you true happiness.... more
Need confidence boost? Start small
Small steps to rebuild your shattered self-confidence.... more
You Run the Show, Not Your Consultant
It doesn’t matter whether you are dealing with your business or some other part of your life. You have to play an active role in the situation.... more
When Too Much Lubrication Is Not Good
Gladys gives advice on the best way to run a home-based office.... more
Success Driving Friends Away?
Often we don’t realize that the amount of time it takes to build a business can take a toll on our relationships to others.... more
Novel Approach Helps Business
If you have been trying to figure out how to turn your love of writing intiable full time operation, here a few tips to get you going.... more
Don’t Be Scared To Connect
Making connections may turn out to be one of the better things you could do for yourself and your business.... more
Rest Gives You Needed Reboot
Your work and life works much better when it is balanced between activity and non-activity.... more
Time to Take Another Path?
Business ownership is not age-specific.... more
How To Pick a Good Training Program
Gladys gives tips about training programs for oral presentations. Making oral presentations/giving seminars to your customers can help grow your business.... more
Put Your Ears to Work
How we communicate to each other is key to making life work and work well.... more
Tidy, Messy Don’t Mix
Keeping your business organized is very important to your business’s success. The accumulation of unnecessary things can cause all sorts of problems.... more
Get Support from Within
Build yourself from the inside out, and don't worry about the supporters. They will be there - when you need them.... more
Getting Grants
Learn about opportunities for small businesses to do business with the government.... more
Build a Better Speech
Making public presentation can be beneficial to all sorts of businesses. On the other hand, it can also be the kiss of death if you are not properly prepared.... more
Goals, Meet Creativity
Setting goals and getting the creative juices flowing go hand in hand. One is not used to the abandonment of the other. Both must be used together.... more
Starting over? Use What You've Learned
My husband and I ran our own plumbing business for more than 30 years. I worked hard in the business and thought that it would be able to support me in my senior years.... more
Build Crafts Business the Smart Way
The handmade marketplace has been growing significantly over the past few years. Be creative and build your business, but keep a few ideas in mind.... more
Pursue Your Business Dreams Without Hesitation
If more of us could recognize that one day we will cease to exist, more of us would pursue our dreams without hesitation.... more
Choose a Mentor Carefully
It is not always easy to maneuver through the complexities of life, so having a mentor can help you maneuver through life.... more
Business Owners Should Make Fitness A Habit
There is no asset more valuable than your health and fitness.... more
Motivation Requires Giving Employees Room To Grow
Creating an environment that helps your employees grow and develop is an ongoing process.... more
Avoid That Urge To Micromanage
How do you get employees to be self-managers?... more
Don't Fret Over That New Mall
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Want To Branch Out? Think Market
Almost any small business can develop multi steams of income. Usually the investment starts more with time and talent than it does with big bucks.... more
Workers Won’t Stay? Try This
Bring more balance into your life: Make certain that you take time to play as hard as you work.... more
Finding the Right Fit in Business
There are many ways to find a business that fits.... more
Make Sure Time Is On Your Side
Don’t let time control you, instead control how you use time.... more
Entrepreneurs, Don’t Go Crazy Trying To Anticipate Problems
In business, you are not going to hit it right every time, but careful planning beforehand is better than no planning at all.... more
Put Some Energy Behind Your Ideas
A business has to start from someplace, and in many cases it starts with giving your ideas and inspirational flashes a chance to see if they can survive.... more
You Hold the Secret To Success in Life and in Business
It’s all up to you. You can decide to adopt a winning attitude.... more
Address Partner Problems Quickly
Communication between you and your business partner is the key to a successful business.... more
If You Have To Be an English Teacher, Be an English...
Training employees in whatever area you need them to function in is critical.... more
A Small Change Can Alter Your Life For the Better
it’s more the small subtle changes that can become life changing, or, in your case, lead you to developing the business that you could enjoy.... more
Your News Release Better Impress
How do I get the attention of the news media to write a story about my business?... more
Positive Thinking Alone Can Not Grow Your Business
A positive attitude and optimism are just part of the solution to increase your business income. You also need to develop a business plan.... more
Caviar Dreams, Entrepreneurs? Mind Your Budget Along the Way
One of the most important things to consider is to do something each day that adds value to your company.... more
Better Consolidate Your Insurance
One of the reasons to have insurance is to allow you to run your business without worrying about unexpected things that can level a company.... more
Young or old, Same Rules Apply
Being in your own business is a constant state of discovery. That’s what makes it interesting.... more
Know What’s Beyond Your Control
Many mistakenly think that balance means to divide your time into equal parts for the various aspects of your life. That’s impossible.... more
Don’t Be Irked By Unwanted Advice
There is no one size fits all when it comes to entrepreneurs. There are as many different types of entrepreneurs as there are enterprises.... more
Outsourcing, Interns Can Be Handy
Outsourcing and hiring interns can be helpful.... more
You Can’t Anticipate Everything
Much of the time your business will be your teacher. There are many entrepreneurial skills and tools that you will learn and gather while running your business.... more
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