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Competitors Can be the Best Source for Referrals

Butterfly was worried when another business like his moved in right down the road from his. They had a lot of the same products and the owners seemed very kind! Bird suggested that instead of worrying he went down to meet and speak with them. The advice was taken and soon Butterfly and the new business owners had a deal ...

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Plan Ahead

Seagull had not been planning out his weeks. Instead of trying to be organized and manage his time well, he insisted on just taking each day as it came. At the end of each week he was tired, stressed and irritated at all he had failed to do that week. His friend Crab suggested he begin planning his weeks ahead ...

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Reach Out to Friends

Squirrel had everything he needed to start his business. The only thing missing was an actual client. There were a few bites here and there but nothing ever came to fruition. He knew his friends were likely to have contacts which would make great clients, but he didn’t want to seem like a burden. Finally he decided that’s what friends ...

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Learning to Place Barriers

Polar Bear had not been managing her time well at all. Meetings were piling up, her customers were always waiting to hear back from her and there was a mountain of paperwork on her desk. She wanted to do everything for everyone and soon realized this was not the way to be productive. As much as she hated to, Polar ...

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Constant, Strategic Changes

Chipmunk knew he had to do something quick to make his business stand out. Down the path another flower market had opened and sold the same flowers he picked each morning. From that day on Chipmunk put into action a plan of changes that occurred each month and gave his customers more of a choice, which in turn made his ...

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Choose a business that’s your passion

“Are you passionate about it?” This was the first question that the Owl asked the Zebra about his idea to launch a funnel cake business. “Well kind of” replied the Zebra. The Owl leaned back and said, “Kind of isn’t enough. When you’re working 24/7 on your business and dreaming about funnel cake you will wish that you chose something ...

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Guest post to promote your business

The Owl offered monthly seminars for entrepreneurs and business owners. One of the segments of these seminars was free ways that entrepreneurs and business owners could promote their business. For the each month the Owl focused on a specific aspect. This month was on business blogging. He counseled the business owners and said “Business blogging is the future so make ...

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Innovation is sometimes a result of desperation

A crow was flying through the desert. He realized he was so thirty and may not make it much longer if he did not get some water. The crow flew around hoping to find anything that could relieve his thirst. Finally, the crow found a pitcher that contained a few drops of water. Knowing he would die, if he could ...

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It Only Takes One Idea

The Lion pushes toward his plan of making money by selling leaves to the ants during the rainy days. He knew there would be profits but alas, he spots the elephant doing the same thing at a cheaper rate. He could not compete with the elephant and packed his items up.  Later that night, the lion thought to himself, “This ...

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Know Your Revenue & Expenses

The Ant and the Bee watched as the Flamingo closed her doors for business. “I thought she was doing so well” uttered the Ant. “So did I” buzzed the Bee. The Flamingo had customer after customer that came to her restaurant. Even as the Flamingo packed up her stuff, customers still came to the door shocked to hear the news. ...

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