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Calise & Sons Bakery, Providence

Buy A Business And Right Wrong

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The Calise Brothers took the business that their grandfather started and rescued it from the bad management it had endured when their father and uncle ran the company. They discovered that fixing an old company can be harder than starting a new one.  This is the oldest brother, Michael.

Change The Marketing Strategy

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You know the famous axiom: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Well we suggest:  If it ain't working very well, change it.  Learn that what worked in the past may not work in the future. 

Keep Employees Happy

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There are nearly 200 employees at Calise so the task of making sure everyone is happy is a big one.  Tony Cappozi is director of human resources and he knows people are happy because they bring their friends in when there is a job opening.

Make A Quality Product

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Small business owners know we don't have much room for error. Our customers are depending upon us to do what we say we will do. Winning the business in the first place is hard, and it is very smart not to lose business because of lapses in quality. The way to stay in business is to deliver consistent quality to the customer.

Buy Your Competition

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You might notice that as you get stronger some competitors get weaker.  The Calise brothers saw this happening and worked to buy out the competition.

Prepare For The Worst

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This is just what we business owners don't want to think about but we have to.  

Don't Compete On Price

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Calise & Sons Bakery demonstrates that small businesses win by charging more.  Doing things right is more important than cutting a price-based deal.

Treat Others Like You Want To Be Treated

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These men watched their father and uncle fight and fume so they knew how not to treat each other as they stepped in to lead the company to profits.  These owners practice the golden rule. 

Make An Impression With Mail

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As  the world seems to turn faster and more types of communications emerge, the handwritten note is still powerful.