Who is On #SmallBizChat December 2015

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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.   Join me live every Wednesday, 8PM EST for #SmallBizChat on Twitter.  Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and click here for directions on how to join […]

How to Write a Business Plan Part III


You have developed your business model and your marketing plan. Now, in Part III of my four-part series on how to write a business plan, it’s time to develop your operations plan, budget and sales projections. This is where you go from dreamer to business owner, folks! If your business is not designed to make money, […]

Leveraging Live Streaming for Your Small Business


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 Shadé Y. Adu is a Personal Brand Strategist, Life Coach, and founder of Savvy Solutions Consulting LLC. Savvy Solutions Consulting is […]

How to Become a Million Dollar Business

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Kathey Porter (@50_bdb) is an expert on small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship. She’s the Director of Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations with the University of Florida and has been an adjunct instructor for 12 years. She recently launched BusinessFAB (Fearless. Awesome. Boss), which advises women entrepreneurs on opportunities with corporations, government and higher […]

How to Handle Employee Training in Your Small Business


In a start-up, the issue of employee training either comes up very late or not at all as you are building the business. Development and learning takes the backseat as the focus is on attracting customers and developing your product or service. This is why startups usually go for skilled talent who are already trained, […]