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Business Matters by Elizabeth Frick

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Chapter 13. The Zen of Craigslist

Craigslist? Really? In a book about owning and operating your own independent business? You bet.

I am a great fan of free bulletin boards like Craigslist. Craigslist allows individuals to post free ads in their local area. In the process of moving my business 900 miles from the Twin Cities west to Colorado in 2005, I sold more than 40 items (including desks, filing cabinets, and office equipment) on Craigslist and purchased about 15 items, including a new desk, for my new home and home office in Colorado.

I love the fact that Craigslist has always helped me sell my possessions for more than I could have received at a garage sale. I also love that I can purchase things that I want at 30% of retail. However, the real ...

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