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Brian J Wood


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I sell a lot locally in Charleston, SC (mainly using craigslist) and have had many happy buyers over the past 6 or 7 years. I grew up in Palo Alto, CA, watch NASCAR racing and own dogs.

Networking for Small Businesses - Part B



I believe one of the best strategies to use as a small business is to acknowledge your failures (or probably, more accurately, your weaknesses in marketing and promotion) and to straightforwardly ask your trusted seller friends for supportive help.  My belief is there are people in the online selling community who actually do enjoy being leaned upon for guidance. 

When I say that like that I think most people say to themselves "Nah, that help is impossible to find" and/or "My situation is unique and IF I do get some tips they won't help me."  My friend Taylor (Native Naturals) made a comment recently that pointed out the internet world has a "me, me, me" attitude.  She also reminded me - somewhat darkly - that "not all" pass along information to assist.

Believe me there are folks out there in cyberspace who are willing to help who don't require much of...  Read More

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Networking for Small Online Businesses - Part A



I have a notebook that I keep by my computer.  I was just noticing today that a majority of my notes have to do with business contacts I have made with other good-guy small online sellers over the years.  I figure my notes go back about seven years to when I first started online selling.  Sure when I go back to several years ago I see things that are like flashbacks for me.  "Hey I remember that now, how could I have forgotten about that?"

Back in the day I started a notebook for keeping records of my transactions but expanded it pretty quickly to include my notes on networking stuff.  My initial reason for starting my notebook was to just keep business records of who I sold what to and when.  Plain Jane transactional stuff.

My notebook quickly got more "networkingish" than transactions-based because when I was starting out as an online seller...  Read More

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The most basic of fundraising secrets is that people give to people

The most basic of fundraising secrets is that people give to people.



A Fire Destroyed Lori's Family and Business home on Christmas Day, 2011

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