Barbara Corcoran's Top 12 Tips For Small-Business Owners

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Barbara Corcoran's Top 12 Tips For Small-Business Owners

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7. There Are Only Two Kinds Of People In Business — Know the Difference.

There are really only two kinds of people: expanders and containers.  Learning to separate them quickly into the right category will save you a lot of time. ...

 

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I love the 'have a system.'  I love the anecdote about the boys socks and the girls socks.

When we took over, the sheets were king or queen.  But they were all different patterns and colors.  Too hard to keep straight or tell apart, or for that metter, match to the room.

We immediately bought 6 of one color queen and 6 of a different color king.   It works!

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We had all different color towels for different rooms. You know, when you don't hire everything out like the Po's did, you don't have time for that crap.

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yup - all white towels, beds etc - mix and match to my hearts content!

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I liked this one:

12. Shoot the Dogs Early!  If you spot a complainer and if you have the authority to do it, fire them right away.  Complainers are like thieves, robbing you and your company of its good energy.  Your whole team’s outlook will shine brighter once you’re rid of them. 

It's true about guests as well. It is so draining to hear a guest complain incessantly about something you're doing. Better to fire the guest if you can't or won't or don't want to fix what they're complaining about.

You kind of have to wonder what she did with that $1000 she borrowed to start her company. Was that ALL she invested? Amazing!

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I finally have a reason to own a gun... tip 12! Oh that's fire them, not shoot them.

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