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Where Small Business Owners/Operators/Managers can share challenges, fears, and successes in the business environment.

Offering a place for those who own, operate, or manage a small business to share their challenges and successes  in formulating and implementing a business plan that makes sense going forward in this changing 3E future.  Wondering how other business entrepreneurs are maintaining a positive attitude, or not,  and how it is affecting their day-to-day business decisions?  Upsize, downsize, change focus, hire, lay-off, do nothing?  Will Mom and Pop succeed when Wal-Mart fails?  Wondering if that light at the end of the tunnel is a new dawn, or a train?  Got ideas to share on making your business more resilient, sustainable, or relevant in this economy?   A place for those who employ the majority of working Americans to share and support.  

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thatchmo
By thatchmo on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 - 12:34am

Welcome, intro....

Hi all.  It's said that small business- usually defined as those employing less that 500 souls, I believe- is the lifeblood of the American economy.  I'm an inhabitant of one of the smallest capilaries, with a business of 6 employees.  Been at it for 26 years.  I sell and service lawn and garden power equipment and marine supplies.  As an entrepreneur, I've always been willing to look at the positive aspects of the future, you know- "glass half full".  But since the events of the last 4 years, and my understanding of such, it's been ha

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