You say you want to get together- but you lack the required basic communication skills!

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 07:19AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

   Sometimes small business owners just amaze me. Your business is obviously small,l and I want to hear or see more .......but you are so DISORGANIZED that you just lose my information or trust your mind to remember to contact me. Your desk looks like a fan just blew all the papers around in a pile. You don't sit at the of end of a busy day and PLAN what you need to do and when to do it.  Your business will's just a matter of time. Communicate something to me- I am your interested prospect ...I will only wait so long!            

Don't Post to Social Media Sites JUST TO POST!

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 06:23AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

 A pet pieve of mine is people who post to social media sites just to post! They figure (I thing wrongly) that the more that they post, the more that they get their name out there to their connections and friends, and the more likely their business will get more business. I THINK NOT! For me, Excessive posting without providing any real benefit to your connections and friends does just the opposite - YOU LOSE CREDIBILITY AND I JUST SKIP OVER YOUR POSTS LIKE ROTTEN FISH!  You are simply wasting my time and I hate that more than anything in trying to build my business......PLEASE - JUST GIVE ME SOME VALUABLE STUFF TO READ PERIOD!

Keep your word when posting in the new World of Social Media!

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 08:07PM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

In order to keep your company's credability intact it is important to remember what you say when you post something online.....Use your calendar to remind you of promises that you make to any sales prospects as well as suppliers. It is no different from the Pre-Internet days when you used an old-fashioned calendar to remind you to get back to someone. A promise to a sales prospect or supplier is one you need to keep at all costs.

PRINT ADVERTISING - is a waste of money for most small business owners!

Posted on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 08:58AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

Don't bother to call me and try to sell me a business card ad or any ad for in any directory, expo booklet,etc. - Unless you only want to do a little branding for a WELL KNOWN HOUSEHOLD BRAND .......forget just wont make the phone ring or lead to more sales. You are just making a donation to the company selling the ads......You probably won't get any return on your investment................... 

The Jersey Shore Boardwalk Businesses are BOOMING!

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 07:44AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

  Everybody has to eat & they do a lot of eating on the boardwalk. The cash registers are buzzing as people seek some kind of relief from the horrors of the world and the nightly TV news headlines. The Dow is over 17k and stock and 401k's are still rocketing up giving consumers hope and cause for celebration. When will it all end? Probably someday soon...but who cares?  Just enjoy the ride!