Comments on: Put Me In, Coach: USA Today Promotes Small Business Growth http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:28:17 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 By: John Parker http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-3375 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:23:09 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-3375 Our problem is getting media attention about our history without paying huge advertising fees. This August 12, will be our 50th year in business. We expect to reach $100,000 in sales this year. We were the first restaurant in Goldsboro, NC to integrate. That’s historical! I beleive when we receive some media attention our sales will escalate. Within the next 60 days we will be in an additional 30- 40 different locations in North Carolina not incuding A Southern Season in Chapel Hill NC. We are expanding aggressively with Harris Teeter. Our total retailers wil be approximately 140 locations in North Carolina. We are adding an online shopping cart by the end of this month also.

Thank you.

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By: Dave Choate http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-781 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:52:28 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-781 It’s a very tough environment, Larry, and it sounds like you’ve already pushed through a lot to get this far. We wish you luck!

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By: Larry Brewton http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-778 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:08:25 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-778 I don’t have a “small business”…..I have a MICRO-BUSINESS, and my major problem is getting new customers. We are in the medical industry, and I am a viet-nam veteran, and a minority….I don’t use that as an excuse but as a reason to push harder to succeed.
However, I could use some help. LOL
don’t want to ‘beg’ or ‘borrow’ to raise capital. We have been operating on the income from sales to pay for everything we need to expand and increase our business.

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By: Dave Choate http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-777 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:28:05 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-777 Sandra, it’s a definite Catch-22. I’m hoping some of this optimism translates into tangible results.

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By: Sandra http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-776 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:52:29 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-776 The problem is both. and when you are not in a position for a large loan you can’t get the people so you end up going it alone- which is not an easy task.

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By: Dave Choate http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-599 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:23:46 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-599 Very well said. I think the problem for many small businesses is finding that partner, that consultant or that coach to guide them, or coming up with the capital to make that a reality. Definitely a difficult proposition for some.

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By: Karlene Sinclair-Robinson http://blog.directcapital.com/business-insights/put-me-in-coach-usa-today-promotes-small-business-growth/comment-page-1/#comment-598 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:15:38 +0000 http://blog.directcapital.com/?p=2089#comment-598 Yes, I am planning to follow USA’s updates. Thanks for sending out that Twitter feed. It will be interesting to see what their findings are. The issues affecting small business are so wide reaching that we all have to do our part to make a difference. Road maps are extremely important but we need individuals to actually follow them. You’ll find that these business owners need an accountability partner, a business consultant or coach to move them forward on their path to success.

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