28 12, 2016

Preparing for Sudden Business Growth

By | 2017-01-23T09:48:23+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Small Business Matters|

I was fortunate to be mentored by a wise business person who, among many other things, taught me that business is always a problem—there’s not enough, or there’s too much. He preferred the latter. But sudden business growth can be a headache. Sudden Business Growth isn’t Always Sudden TKO is doing business at a record-setting [...]

4 11, 2016

Mark the Date Small Business Saturday is November 26th

By | 2016-11-04T09:19:55+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Small Business Matters, Uncategorized|

For many years, TKO Graphix has supported Small Business Saturday. We may not be a retail outlet, but we started in 1985 with one employee. That’s a small business. Many of our valued customers are small businesses. They’ve been integral to our growth. But it’s not only us; small business is the backbone of America. They [...]

31 08, 2016

Moving at the Speed of Business

By | 2016-08-31T11:08:00+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Small Business Matters|

Last week I attended a management presentation geared toward small business. It lasted more than 45 minutes. The topic is irrelevant. The presenter shared several acronyms and initialisms verbatim from a Prezi. Don’t get me wrong, most of the content had merit, it's just that as presented, it would be difficult to use in a [...]

29 07, 2016

10 Challenges Every Small Business Faces

By | 2016-07-29T09:52:19+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Small Business Matters|

My father, a small businessperson himself, said, “If you own your own business you deserve it.” To this day, I’m uncertain what he meant. How things were going defined his quote. Someday's he was a damn fool and others he was a small business genius. The business climate in America has changed since my father’s [...]

29 06, 2016

How to Conduct an Open House Tour

By | 2016-06-29T08:13:33+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Small Business Matters|

It’s been five years since your last open house. You’ve added customers and the personnel at many existing clients have changed. A lot of your customers don’t know much about you or your competencies. In the past five years, you’ve changed, your people, products, and path aren’t the same as five years ago. It’s time [...]

16 06, 2016

Indiana Originals an Original Idea

By | 2016-06-16T08:46:35+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Small Business Matters|

Saturday 4/16/16 (my sisters 24th consecutive 39th birthday) I attended an Expo at the Biltwell Event Center (more about that later) sponsored by Indiana Originals. For me, it was a perfect Saturday afternoon. I met more than fifty Indiana businesses including leadership coaches, authors, jewelers, and printers. I learned about their businesses, and made several connections [...]