The Disappearance of Black Friday

The Disappearance of Black Friday

For the past several years, retailers have started opening up as early as possible on the day after Thanksgiving, affectionately known as “Black Friday.” It used to be that the stores would open at 8 a.m., then 7 a.m., then 5 a.m., then even 4 a.m. This year, stores are actually opening on Thanksgiving for Black Friday. I think it's safe to say that next year, stores won't even bother closing on Thanksgiving as sales have become that important to them.

Read on for my commentary on stores opening on Thanksgiving.

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

It's hard to believe that another year has almost come and gone and Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. This is the time of year where I like to reflect and think back at the year that was and to start thinking about next year. It's also the time to think about all the positive things that are in my life and the many blessings I have.

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3 Tools That I’m Thankful For

3 Tools That I’m Thankful For

Tools I'm thankful for.

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With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, I thought it might be a good time to give thanks for some of the amazing tools that help me get through my day. These are just a few of the apps / services that I use regularly. Feel free to share yours with us in the comments!

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Using Social Media To Silence Critics

Using Social Media To Silence Critics

Social Media Can be Abused to silence critics

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Social Media gives you a chance to listen to your customers and engage them in conversations. On the flip side, customers have the opportunity to not only engage you directly, but talk about your business to anyone who will listen. I mentioned a few of my social media pet peeves in an earlier post and one that really should be added to the list is companies who listen and respond to complaints by inviting the customer to send them a message so that they can take care of the issue.

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3 Free Apps You Should Be Using In Your Business

3 Free Apps You Should Be Using In Your Business

I'm a huge fan of technology and apps that make my life more efficient. I've talked about Evernote a number of times as well as some other iPhone/iPad apps. Today, I'm sharing some great apps that will help you be more productive, get better insights into a task you do everyday, and maybe even grow your business.

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