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A Hard Real-World Lesson About Getting It in Writing

by Tim Berry

I just read American Express’s Small Business Saturday Event Spurs Backlash on It’s sad but not surprising to see what seemed like a wildly successful small business promotion turn sour like this. Putting big companies together with small business and development organizations is tough. Compatible goals are a frequent problem. Here’s a quick summary: Now,... Read More »


Do You Trip on the Tools in Your Own Business?

by Tim Berry

Think of the quick comedy scene where a guy steps on a rake and bonks himself in the face with a handle.  Got it? Now ask yourself whether or not you’re bonking yourself with the tech tools in your own business. For example, do you switch your to-do list software instead of working the list?... Read More »


Webinar March 31: Dumb Ways Entrepreneurs Fail with Technology

by Tim Berry

I’ve been a regular reader and fan of Ramon Ray’s Small Business Technology blog for several years now. I’ve watched how it’s grown in readership, coverage, and prestige. And I’m very happy to join up with Ramon next Thursday March 31 to present the free webinar shown here, Dumb Ways Smart Entrepreneurs Fail in Using... Read More »


10 Blogging Tips. My 1,000th Post on This Blog

by Tim Berry

Last night I was halfway through a draft post patting myself on the back, illustrated with champagne glasses, when my youngest daughter, Megan, called from San Francisco, where she lives now. That’s @MeganBerry to you, blogger and social media expert,  marketing manager of So I asked her this: “What do I do with my... Read More »