SmallBizLady’s #12DaysofGiveaways 2016 Winners List


As we wind down for the Christmas holidays, I wanted to take some time out to congratulate the winners from our 2016 #12daysofgiveaways contest. These entrepreneurs entered our third annual holiday giveaway, and many of them entered faithfully each day for the chance to win. Special thanks again to our generous sponsors including ADP, App […]

Could you use a gift for your small business this holiday?


December is fast approaching. It’s my favorite time of the year. I love to decorate my Christmas Tree, all the cookies, and I’m big on holiday cards. I even do a photo session every year for a custom holiday card.  But the best thing about December is giving back to the special people in my […]

Is Passion Enough To Launch Your Dream Business?


The saying goes like this, “Follow your passion and you will never have to work a day in life.”  Those who take this phrase too seriously and find courage to leave their stable job for a passion business idea soon understand that’s it’s not as simple as it sounds. There are various situations that crop […]

6 Things to Have Before You Start your Own Business


There’s so much to learn in the entrepreneurial world, sometimes a little too much! Different modes of information keep spraying all kinds of statistics and breakthrough marketing updates; this surge of information is way too confusing! Who do I listen to and what do I follow? If you feel that way too, then look no […]

How to Find the Perfect Business to Start


I get asked a lot by wannabe entrepreneurs: what business should I start? Often people really want to go into business, but they don’t know which direction to go. Some people want an instant formula for small business success, but the answer is:   It depends. Entrepreneurship is as different as the people who run […]

How to Validate Your Business Idea


Sure, you have the passion and skills to be an entrepreneur, but is 2016 your year for starting a business? If you can genuinely see yourself taking care of the 10-14 daily tasks that come with being a business owner, then it’s time to pursue this business further. The first thing you need to do […]