How to Succeed in Life and in Business


Melinda Emerson, Twitter’s @SmallBizLady offers business advice and encouragement to more than three million entrepreneurs every week online. Forbes magazine named her the top woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She’s a successful businesswoman, a social media expert, a best-selling author and journalist, and a dynamic and stimulating speaker. We decided to turn the […]

How To Use Budgeting To Save Your Business

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Guest Article As this year nears closer and closer to the end, you have to start thinking about your budget for next year.   It continues to amaze me how many businesses don’t want to create a budget.  They would rather operate their business blindly than to create a profitable plan so they can prosper in […]

10 Ways to Usher Your Small Business Into the New Year

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Most businesses don’t realize that success in January starts long before the first of the New Year. It takes plenty of work and planning to set your year up right. Here are several items you should start checking off your list starting today. Don’t miss these 10 Ways to Usher Your Small Business Into the […]

How to Develop a Successful Online 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 8-9pm ET. This week’s guest is Steven Power @StevenRPower. Steven is the President of Bigcommerce. Previously he was the founder and CEO of ReachLocal Australia. Steve brings extensive leadership experience in […]

How to Participate in Globalization As a Small Business Owner

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Guest Article As a small business owner, globalization presents an opportunity for growth, expansion and investing abroad. Although many small businesses are learning how globalization can significantly expand and impact their business operations, some are still hesitant to embrace this new business opportunity. Globalization and investing are equivalent in many ways and work together simultaneously; […]

How to Build a Business Relationship

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Now, too often, people think building a business relationship is how you get the business, but I’m here to you that the sale is really the beginning of the relationship. Anyone will buy something once, but in order to stay in business, you need repeat business. I recently had a situation with one of my […]

How to Bring in More Profit and More Customers this Holiday Season

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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 Marcus Lemonis @MarcusLemonis – Marcus is chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and host of CNBC’s Primetime reality series “The Profit,” […]

SmallBizLady’s 5 Holiday Gifts For Small Business Owners

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If you have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket this holiday season, I have some ideas about some cool toys you might want to invest in for your small business. This list could be helpful if your accountant has told you to go on a shopping spree as a tax planning measure. […]

Strategic Planning for the Next Owner of Your Business

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Guest Article This is the time of year when business owners are budgeting for next year and planning strategic decisions for the future. Those decisions may involve pursuing a new product, upgrading an IT system or opening a new location. When making strategic planning decisions, are you — the business owner — considering the impact […]

The 5 Best Places to Circulate Your Content Online

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You’ve poured all your energy into writing amazing blog content, whitepapers, or ebooks, and now you need an audience. Sure, you’re sharing it with your social media audience, but that’s not netting the visits and downloads you really want. While you can waste plenty of time trying to amplify your content’s reach in the wrong […]