Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Keep your bio/CV up to date

As an owner/operator you're probably not applying for a lot of jobs on the side, but all the same it's a good idea to keep your bio/CV up-to-date. Because it's going to come up in ways that you don't expect. For example, the recent example…

Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Getting a grip on credit card processing costs

A typical 12-volt retailer earns between $500,000 and $1,000,000 in revenues each year and might post a margin of 20% if they are lucky. That's a lot of economic activity, and a lot of fees paid to support it. For small businesses, credit…

Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Always Moving Forward

While looking back is a valuable part of the growth process - and the wisdom that comes from evaluating your wins and losses is invaluable to any leader - it turns out that most of the world's top CEOs tend to spend more time looking forward…

Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Tips for Better Communication

If the average person sat down and made a list of all the things they need to do at work and at home, and all the conversations they need to have to get those things done, they would probably explode. But as a business owner or manager, you…

Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Advertising on a Shoestring

Small businesses need to market themselves. No business can survive with a Yellow Pages listing and word-of-mouth. You need to bring in a steady stream of new customers, which means spending some money on marketing and advertising. But first,…
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Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Working on Yourself

While AVIDWORX is always recommending that business owners work on their businesses instead of in them, it goes without saying that owners need to work on themselves as well. It can be lonely at the top, whether you're the CEO of a company…

Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Prepping for the trade war

While we can all agree that it's important to have good jobs and opportunities at home, the reality is that we live and work in a globalized economy where a lot of the things we currently buy and sell are made overseas - typically in China. With…
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Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: Using instruments to sell subwoofers

Nothing beats a live demonstration when it comes to emphasizing the importance of the low end in car and marine audio. A lot of people associate subwoofers with vehicle pounding up and and down their streets at 3 a.m., or can't see a good…

Friday COACHWORX Business Tip: The lessons of CES

The annual Consumers Electronics Shows is wrapping up and tech writers will have weeks and months of new gadgets and technology to talk about. For car audio retailers that means new speaker and amp lines, updates to existing products, and more…