Who’s on #SmallBizChat in May 2017

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#Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss.   Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and follow the hashtag #Smallbizchat and click here […]

How to Change the Way You Lead in a Small Business

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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 Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the Author of The Coaching Habit and the Senior Partner and Founder of Box of […]

Understanding Facebook Ad Campaigns

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Guest Article If you’re reading this right now, it likely means that you’ve fully embraced mobile marketing for your business (if not, then it’s time to start migrating to the online marketplace). Hopefully, you’ve already seen the dividends that reaching out to digital customers offers, so what’s next? It’s time to make the move to […]

10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business

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I’ve found that people who want to start a business often don’t have the first idea about what that really entails. Once they do launch a company, they’re often surprised at how real and often stressful it is to be an entrepreneur. Here are a few of the things I’d say might surprise you. Heads […]

How to Stay Relevant and Successful in Today’s Changing Market

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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 Susan Solovic @susansolovic. Susan Solovic is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com top 100 and […]

7 Mandatory First Steps Before Seeking Venture Capital

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Guest Post As the founder of a startup, you are probably fundamentally aware of the inherent difficulties associated with the process of securing funding for your early stage venture. Further complicating the matter is the fact that the way venture capital firms evaluate a potential investment has undergone substantial changes in recent years. So before […]

How to Keep an Audience Engaged Online

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I’m thrilled to say that we are celebrating the 8th anniversary of #SmallBizChat this month. Every week for the past eight years, we have picked the brains of some of the smartest and most successful entrepreneurs out there, across dozens of industries. We have held over 380 tweetchats and branded the hashtag #Smallbizchat, of which […]

How to Handle Rapid Business Growth

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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 Donna Smith Bellinger @askdsb. Donna Smith Bellinger, also known as Your Business Revenue Accelerator, is an award-winning business coach, international […]

Getting the Most Out of Webinars Without Sitting Through Them

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Guest Post Have you ever registered for a webinar but then never followed through on participating? You are not alone. Most publicly available stats suggest that only about half of webinar registrants end up following through and logging-in. I doubt this is for lack of interest, it’s all about time. As busy professionals, we all […]

4 Ways to Ensure the Consistent Quality in Your Small Business

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High-quality products and services might leave your customers satisfied after your first encounter. However, if subsequent purchases leave a nasty taste in their mouths, you’ll lose countless dollars in future revenue.  Many of the businesses I work with focus on getting it right the first time. That’s not a bad idea, but I encourage you […]