How to Manage Work and Family as You Grow Your Small Business

SmallBizChat on Twitter

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @AmyWalkerCoach.  Amy Walker is a Business Family Balance expert - with a husband, 5 little boys and 2 companies to run, she has to be.  Amy is passionate about assisting women to create strong businesses that bless and benefit their families.  Her mission is to teach women the specific … [Read more...]

The Lifeline of Your Business: 5 Rules to Loving Your Sales CRM

5 Rules to Loving Your Sales CRM

Guest Article Don’t hate your sales CRM.  It’s your friend.  Really it is.  An effective CRM – Customer Relationship Management – system can be the lifeline of your business.  I have had the pleasure of using five different CRM systems (plus spreadsheets, notebooks, and my good old memory) over the last 15 years.  Quite frankly, I think CRM systems are required by law to bring some level of pain and misery to all of their users.  However, learning to live in harmony with your sales CRM will … [Read more...]

The Daily Deal Isn’t Dead Yet

The Daily Deal Isn’t Dead Yet

We all know that consumers are not as excited about the Groupon emails that land in their inboxes as they used to be, and we’ve all heard the horror stories of businesses that were overwhelmed or even destroyed by a poorly planned campaign. But, some businesses are making them work. Here’s one. 24-year-old Jacomo Hakim, known to his friends as DJ Jacomino, was instructed by his father to get a real job. Inspired by the lap band surgery his dad underwent, he created a business to tailor clothes … [Read more...]