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We Are In This Together!

Owning a business can be as thrilling as a great roller coaster ride! All the ups and the downs in business and it just makes sense that those experiences would fuel our forward progress and if we let them, the forward progress of others! Here is what we have learned over the years. Every Business Has The Same Basic Elements: No matter how different businesses are, they all have the same basic elements. Sales, Cost of Goods Sold, Employees, Vendors, etc. No matter what challenges you face it is ...

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Cheri Perry 4/22/2019 Comments(0)

Tax Time!

Tax Day is the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. When the country was in its infancy, it struggled to raise funds from the 13 original states. The government collected the first income tax during the Civil War 1862 – 1872 to fund the war and its costs. Early taxes were based on assessments, not voluntary tax returns. They set a flat rate of 3 percent on incomes higher than $800. Over the next four years, Congress expanded the tax as members c...

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Guest Blogger: Denise Walter 4/15/2019 Comments(0)

Weekly Motivation!

Have you ever noticed that motivation is a DAILY job? It's not one of those 'get it done once' things, it is something that we have to work at all of the time! You might think that being a SMILEY makes my job easy but let me tell you- I have to work at it every day as well! OK- so when I look in the mirror- I am immediately reminded that I am HAPPY most of the time but even those optimistically minded among us, need to be sure to get daily doses of motivation! Here are a few of my best Sir Smile...

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Sir Smiley 4/8/2019 Comments(0)

FREE Business Assessment

How are you doing? One of the toughest aspects of building a business is attracting gifted and talented people. Strong LEADERSHIP makes accomplishing that task even easier! In an effort to support the businesses that we serve, we have arranged for a FREE BUSINESS ASSESSMENT to all of our merchants. How ARE you doing? Is your business performing the way you imagined? Is your entrepreneurial plan working out as planned? Do you still wake up each day EXCITED about the opportunity to live the Americ...

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Cheri Perry 4/1/2019 Comments(0)

The POWER of POWERFUL Associations

We’ve all heard that the people we hang around with and the books we read will determine where we end up 5 years from now. So look around! How are you doing with your associations read any good books lately ? In the past couple of weeks, I have had the unique privilege of spending quality time with some outstanding individuals from all across the world. In fact, I caught myself wishing I could magically transport them all back to my home town during a recent dinner! Unfortunately, we canno...

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Cheri Perry 3/25/2019 Comments(0)