10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business

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I’ve found that people who want to start a business often don’t have the first idea about what that really entails. Once they do launch a company, they’re often surprised at how real and often stressful it is to be an entrepreneur. Here are a few of the things I’d say might surprise you. Heads […]

4 Ways to Ensure the Consistent Quality in Your Small Business

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High-quality products and services might leave your customers satisfied after your first encounter. However, if subsequent purchases leave a nasty taste in their mouths, you’ll lose countless dollars in future revenue.  Many of the businesses I work with focus on getting it right the first time. That’s not a bad idea, but I encourage you […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Multi-Level Marketing

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Guest Post From its humble beginnings, multi-level marketing has grown to become a multi-billion dollar industry. Once considered to be no more than a pyramid scheme, this industry has evolved into one consisting of reputable companies with shares bought and sold on the New York Stock Exchange. There is a lot more to multi-level marketing […]

4 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Competitive Without Lowering Your Prices

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When it comes to cutting your prices it might sound reasonable in the short term: If you lower your prices, you might attract more customers and boost your revenue. However, it’s not just a short-term plan. It’s also a short-sighted strategy.  This article is focused on how to keep your business competitive without lowering your […]

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is Open

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Sponsored Post Want a shot at a $25,000 grant to grow your small business? Starting today, you can enter the 5th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest for a chance to win a cash boost, plus up to $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services. As a winner, you would join an exclusive group […]

Top Franchise Opportunities for 2017

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Guest Article If you’ve ever asked yourself: “What kind of business should I start?” that means you have a spark of entrepreneurism in you. If you don’t have an idea that you want to operationalize, a franchise business could be a good option for you. Franchise opportunity? If you’re looking for stability through business ownership […]

SmallBizLady’s #12DaysofGiveaways 2016 Winners List

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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?

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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 […]