Published on February 5, 2014
16 TIMELESS BUSINESS LESSONS FROM
HOMER WORKS HERE… BUT IS ONE OF TV’S MOST PROLIFIC SIDE HUSTLERS
HE’S BEEN A DOOR-TODOOR SUGAR SALESMAN
A BASEBALL MASCOT
A FOOD CRITIC
A CARTOON VOICE ACTOR
A CONVENIENCE STORE NIGHT MANAGER
AND EVEN AN ASTRONAUT
HIS BOSS OFFERS THIS ADVICE TO WOULD-BE ENTREPRENEURS: “Family, religion, friendship. These are the 3 demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.”
YET SPRINGFIELD REMAINS A HOTBED OF SMALL BUSINESS ACTIVITY LET’S STUDY UP!
1. BEWARE THE SMOOTHTALKING SALESMAN
2. FIXED COSTS CAN KILL YOU “Look at this, Marge! $58 and all of it profit. I’m the smartest businessman in the world!”
3. DELIVER ON YOUR PROMISES “But the sign said All-You-Can-Eat!”
4. PLAY YOUR OWN GAME “[McDonald’s has] more than 2000 locations in this state alone.”
5. PROTECT YOURSELF “Okay, the trampoline was a bad idea. But you know what? At least I’m out there trying new things.”
6. KEEP YOUR TEAM HAPPY If we give up our dental plan... I'll have to pay for Lisa's braces! We can't give up our Dental Plan!
7. DON’T CHASE THE LATEST TRENDS “Everybody’s making money off the Internet — except us!”
8. MIND SUPPLY AND DEMAND
9. MAKE IT MEMORABLE “Call Mr. Plow, that’s my name. That name again is Mr. Plow.”
10. EARN REPEAT BUSINESS “Thank you, come again!”
11. BE YOURSELF
12. YOUR NETWORK IS YOUR NET WORTH
13. OUTSOURCE SMART “I just tripled my productivity!”
14. MAKE SMART PIVOTS
15. USE CHECKS AND BALANCES
16. LIVE YOUR BRAND “Life well spent.”
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