How to Stand Out on Small Business Saturday

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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 8-9pm ET. This week’s guest is Gene Marks @Genemarks. Gene is a nationally recognized management columnist and speaker specializing in small and medium sized businesses. He writes regularly for the NY Times, […]

Why Passion Alone Isn’t Enough to Succeed in Business

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Guest Article Passion may inspire your business, but planning will save it. Passion is an overused buzzword for small business owners: “I have a passion for coaching/financial planning/auto repair/marketing/real estate.” Is your passion enough to build a thriving business? No, you need to make sure your business has a profit center and a plan for […]

How to Develop a Sales Funnel for MAXIMUM Profit

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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 @michellepippin, B. Michelle Pippin. There’s certainly no shortage of business “gurus” vying for your attention, promising you the world on a […]

5 Leadership Traits That Do More Harm Than Good

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Guest Article Smart companies know that the x-factor to success starts with great leadership. Systems, products, services and branding count, but when there’s no one to drive the massive vehicle of business properly, a crash is soon to come. Oddly enough, leadership has been under fire, especially in America. Last year, Forbes’ Steve Denning openly […]

How to Network to Promote your Small Business

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90 percent of all small businesses get business from referrals, which means your network is your net worth in business. Sales are the lifeblood of your business. Not only that, repeat business and word of mouth referrals are what will make your business sustainable. But what if your personal network is drying up and you […]

How to Get MORE Clients, MORE Money and MORE Love

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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 @briellaarion. Melissa Krivachek is the President of Briella Arion, Inc. As a two time international best-selling author and award winning entrepreneur, […]

How Google My Business Works for Your Small Business

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Guest Article Google recently rolled out an upgrade to the Google+ dashboard called Google My Business.  Active Google+ users may have noticed this upgrade in the top right hand corner of their Google+ page next to the +Name and before the notifications bell.  The icon appears as a small set of nine squares and when […]

7 Ways to Attract Customers to Your Small Business

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When it comes to doing business these days, the deal is – no one wants to be sold to. You must give consistently to eventually get business, especially if you are a professional service business. Here are my 7 ways to attract customers to a small business It’s all about service. You must first try […]

Who is on #SmallBizChat in November?

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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 […]