Tips from the Top®: Small Business Tips From Business Owners For Business Owners


A False Economy

How many of us business owners see the insurance premium for our buildings and contents cover as another cost that should be managed tightly? I hear often phrases like, "Do we really need such high cover?" or "If we reduced the level of cover we could save on the premiums…"

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Business Owner/CEO Roundtable – Thursday, May 4th

Looking to propel your business forward? Then experience the benefits of The Alternative Board (TAB) by attending a Business Owner/CEO Roundtable meeting with TAB members and other Long Island business owners. As a group we'll discuss critical business issues and best practices to build value in any business:

Thursday May 4th at 8:15-10:30 am » Click to Register
Complimentary Roundtable Breakfast at the Commack Hampton Inn
680 Commack Rd, LIE Exit 52 Eastbound/53 Westbound

There’s no-obligation or cost, and complimentary breakfast is provided. To learn more and register online visit »

As a special benefit all attendees receive a free Executive Assessment, valued at $250.

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Why Do People Really Buy?

At this moment, millions of salespeople are out promoting their products and services. They are shaking hands, pitching, demonstrating and presenting. They are also (hopefully) spending time asking questions, listening, learning and facilitating mutual discovery.

Interestingly, the majority of these salespeople (and the leadership of the companies they represent) operate under popular misconceptions about the true reasons people buy. They are consequently wasting tons of time and losing out on reams of sales, opportunities and profit. If a salesperson doesn’t understand why or how a person buys, and what motivates someone to buy from them instead of someone else, that salesperson’s chance of making a sale fall astronomically. Here are just a few of the most popular misconceptions…

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Quick Tips

Results Over the Rush

Lately I’ve discovered a personal challenge to take my time and avoid rushing important decisions. When I make the outcomes the priority, how quickly I achieve them isn’t as relevant.

By : Bob Smith, Thermo Tech Auckland Ltd.

Peek Behind the Curtain

If your prospects and customers are demanding more but are only willing to pay less, comply with the minimum requirements while showing them the options which are needed and the risks of not taking advantages of the added services.

By : Ron Abo, The Abo Group, Inc.