Many of us has heard that saying “tips are a dime a dozen”, which is not always true. Yes you may be receiving a bunch of tips every day in your business, but that does not mean that those tips are worth listening to. Good tips can be hard to come by sometimes, and those are the tips that you want to hear every day, the good ones.

Whether it’s a good or bad economy, small business owners never stops thinking of how they might approach their operation in a different way — whether that’s leveraging new technology, hiring a new employee, taking a product offering off the shelf, or whatever might be needed — owners are always looking for ways to attract and retain customers. According to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor March 2010 report, approximately 64 percent of the owners surveyed say the recent economic conditions has caused them to make changes in their operations and management practices. That’s a large percentage rethinking their business.

Good Tips that you will want to listen to are such things as hiring new employees, upgrading your businesses security system, having your taxes done a certain way, reviewing your expenses and setting up a website for your business. At the end of the day the way to tell a great tip from a so so tip is sit down and think “does this tip concern something that will make or break my business”?