Category Archives: Small Business

Transforming the dream into a reality

“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” – Napoleon Hill Every new business starts with that thought, the … Continue reading

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Where are you going?

The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.  –Philip Crosby Métier is working with several local established and new businesses that are planning their next big step, are goal setting or are asking the logical question … Continue reading

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Put a smile on and get out of your car

Every person you meet has the potential to bring you business.  It could be the lady you standing in line behind you at the grocery store, the postmaster or your hairdresser.  Every time you venture out into your community, you could meet … Continue reading

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Local Knowledge – a true benefit to the small Maine business

Maine’s business culture seems to center around the small businesses – individuals, partners and families that have chosen to work for themselves. Maine has some amazing and unique businesses. It is truly wonderful to walk into a local shop or … Continue reading

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Customer Service

It’s never fun to be tangled in a web of telephone prompts and selections.  In this day of technology, let us not forget the power of good customer service. Interesting thoughts on customer service http://bit.ly/bdh79d

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I sit across from a remarkable woman who is not from Generation X – She’s a baby boomer.  I am however from Generation X – in fact I was born towards the middle of the generation’s year span (1961-1981). My coworker will … Continue reading

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When was the last time you reviewed your business plan?

Often business owners write a detailed business plan for one purpose… to get financing or investors. Once funds are obtained most business owners file the plan away… for safe keeping. (And I hope it’s in a file and not in … Continue reading

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