How to Prepare Your Credit to Start Your 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 @kinglevi, Levi King, CEO of tonight’s sponsor Creditera @creditera. Levi is the founder and CEO of Creditera, the first company allowing business owners […]

8 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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Guest Article As a small business owner, you have the advantage to be nimble with your marketing. You can get creative investing in guerilla marketing activities or learn from big company victories – and big company mistakes. While you might not have the budget that larger companies have, you can still produce effective marketing. Here […]

5 Tips to Renting Office or Retail Space

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If you’re in the early planning of starting your first business, do you know where you’ll set up your company? You may be using a home office or kitchen table for your company activities now, but if you plan to expand, hire staff, or meet with clients, at some point you’ll want to consider renting […]

How to Have a Relationship When Your Partner does NOT Support Your 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 @meika_mashack. Meika Mashack, MSW, BCaBA, Relationship Specialist & Life Coach is a highly regarded, well sought after skilled clinician due to […]

Plan Your Ideal Life, Not Your Ideal Business

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Guest Article The best advice I got when I was starting my own business was “plan for the life you want, not the job you want.” I found myself facing the very problem many women entrepreneurs struggle with–we allow ourselves to be defined by our employment, and forget that the life we pursue is so […]

How to Use Technology in Real Time to Interact With Customers

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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 @10geekjames.  James Kies is a battle hardened Agility Consultant that has a gift for helping companies improve quality, morale and profits. […]

Is Business School Relevant for Today’s Entrepreneur?

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Guest Article In the modern entrepreneurial economy, business schools are poised to change. Gone are the days when a place at business school was an automatic ticket to a high-flying job. Although the number of students attending business schools is on the rise, the writing is on the wall for the majority: graduates have to […]

How to Cultivate an Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Whether you have an existing business or are getting ready to launch your business, one of your most pressing priorities is how to develop and strengthen your entrepreneurial mindset. Yes, building a business takes real work and effort, but it is best done with an attitude that embraces the initiative and risk involved in becoming […]

How to Get Paid to Speak Professionally

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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 @MarshawnEvans. Marshawn Evans Daniels is a Reinvention Strategist, Influence Expert and Best-Selling Author known as The Godfidence® Coach.  This former Sports Attorney, […]