Articles by Indy Smallbiz

Procrastination

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

We all either know someone who is a procrastinator – or in many cases, this may be ourselves, but what is procrastination? In very basic terms, procrastination is the effect of delaying or chronically putting off specific tasks. The reasons we procrastinate vary by person and situation.

For example, you are looking at your daily to-do list, and you notice there are possibly some unpleasant tasks or maybe some very complex tasks you do not even know where to begin. Maybe some of these tasks are just too time consuming or just not much fun to do. Possibly, a listed task may conjure up some emotional feelings – for example, a fear of failure or a lack of confidence in completing that specific task.

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Upcoming Seminars & Workshops

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The Business Survivors Series is a new monthly series at the Skyline Club that will provide owners with practical means to increase their ROI.  Sponsored by Indy Smallbiz Inc., the first four months’ topics include: Direct Marketing, Internet Marketing, Customer Service, and Improving Your Sales Results.  The meetings will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m., include a lunch buffet, and cost $15. On Sept. 15, Danny O’Malia, will present on Customer Service and on Oct. 22 Aaron Prickel of Lushin & Associates, Inc. will present “Improving Your Sales Results.”

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It’s a Wrap

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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John Wiley, owner of Dream Street Graphics, which does vehicle graphics, had the inspiration for his business when he observed that most fleet vehicle graphics were not effective in communicating the name of the business  or what they did.  Furthermore, the vehicle owners want a quick turn around time on job completion.  With the two principles of a great look and getting the vehicles customized quickly, and no customers,  John started Dream Street Graphics in 1995.

John’s background led him to his vehicle wrap business.  In the 1980’s he was working for a company that installed pinstriping and body side molding to cars and trucks at new and used car dealerships, learning that customers preferred customized graphics.  He built his territory to a revenue of about $1 million per year with 12 – 19 associates.  But it wasn’t his business;  he was growing a business from the ground up for someone else.

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How to help your business succeed!!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

By Tim Garrison – When was the last time you had a surprise with a cash balance, cash availability receivables, inventory, a job and the list just keeps going.   Did you go into fire fighting mode to put the fire out only to get swamped with the next problem?

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