Some small business lessons truly timeless

Some small business lessons truly timeless

By Steve Strauss, USA Today 6/4/12

A couple of months ago, my son-in-law came over with a scruffy and tattered old book in his hand. “Hey, Steve,” he said, “I found this book at a garage sale and thought you might like it. It looks sort of like The Small Business Bible of its day!”

The book, published over a hundred years ago in 1904, is called The Business Guide or Safe Methods of Business. It is a thorough and comprehensive overview of business, that’s for sure, covering everything from “Business manners,” “How to obtain wealth” and even “Penmanship” to “How to find a mine,” something called “Methods of Computation and Business Reckoning Tables” and . . . “How stock is watered.” Read more…

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