If you can avoid it, do not loan your name to every needy friend that comes along. Your neighbors question your good judgment every time you have to meet a note which you were coaxed into endorsing. You would have saved yourself by loaning the money outright.
-from "Chapter XXIV: Things to Remember"
If you're doing business in the year 1910, there's no better source for helpful advice than Business Hints for Men and Women. This handy little volume explains such vital matters as:
. common sense farming
. how to make a bank draft
. advice on using the postal service
. how to send a telegram
. using the telephone
. why you should let your wife know what you're up to businesswise
. and much more.
Don't do business in the early 20th century without it!
Also available from Cosimo Classics: Calhoun's How to Get on in the World.
American artist and writer ALFRED ROCHEFORT CALHOUN contributed photography, sketches, and articles to publications including Harper's Weekly and the Philadelphia Press.