How to Handle Your Small Business Taxes

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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 Barbara Weltman.  Barbara Weltman, an attorney and author of J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2017, publishes Idea of the Day® […]

How much should you tell your employees about business finances?

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Guest Post Money is the blood supply of every business. It courses through each department bringing life and growth, and without it, businesses die. Traditional advice has kept the realities of how well—or badly—a company is doing behind the closed doors of the management office. Yet keeping employees completely in the dark about company finances […]

7 Ways to Love Your Business More

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Are you giving appropriate attention to your Valentine this month? No, I’m not talking about buying flowers for your significant other who leaves his or her shoes in the middle of the floor. I’m talking about celebrating your other love: your business. We spend so much time working in our business that we rarely come […]

How to Get Funding For Your 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 Mark Prosser. Marc Prosser is the co-founder and publisher of Fit Small Business, a rapidly growing website that reaches over […]

Top Franchise Opportunities for 2017

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Guest Article If you’ve ever asked yourself: “What kind of business should I start?” that means you have a spark of entrepreneurism in you. If you don’t have an idea that you want to operationalize, a franchise business could be a good option for you. Franchise opportunity? If you’re looking for stability through business ownership […]

7 Ways to Drive Organic Search Traffic to Your Small Business Website

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With Google changing the algorithm frequently and keyword changing every 4-6 weeks depending on what you sell, it’s a cutthroat world when it comes to climbing to page one of search results these days. Your small business is competing with bigger brands with deeper pockets who can afford major SEO budgets. The big boys spend […]

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Into Success

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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 Andy Molinsky. Andy Molinsky is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Brandeis International Business School. His forthcoming book, Reach: A New Strategy to […]

Who is on #Smallbizchat February 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 Use Podcasts To Grow Your 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 Barb Giamanco heads up Social Centered Selling. She’s the co-author of The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media and authored […]