Harry and David’s Business Model – A Story In Serving One’s Target Demographic

A long time ago I spent time in a Harry and David call center as an Order Entry Associate. I took the job out of a little desperation, not thinking that I would learn another lesson about why certain companies are successful and others are not. The lessons of how and why they do things the “Harry and David way” are practices that should be used by every start-up and established business today. Continue reading “Harry and David’s Business Model – A Story In Serving One’s Target Demographic”

Starting Up (and not failing)

Start-ups fail. They just do. That is the nuts-and-bolts of the environment. Reducing the reasons that your start-up might fail should be the first discussion that you and your partners should have right after you sign on the dotted line of your business formation paperwork. Identifying why your company might fail may save money, friendships, and wasted time. Here are some primary reasons that the start-ups 7x has been involved with have failed. Continue reading “Starting Up (and not failing)”