SmallBizLady’s Summer Reading List 2015: 11 Must-Read Books to Grow Your Business

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It’s just about summertime, and vacation is fast approaching with the kids just about out of school. There’s no time I enjoy reading a good book — business or otherwise, than in the summer. I love that I can bone up on how to run my business under the shade of a tree in my […]

Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs

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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 @theRealKiyosaki. Robert T. Kiyosaki is best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. This is the #1 personal […]

How to Reset Your Business to Reach Personal Success

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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 @jakenawrocki. As a recognized expert in motivational speaking and life transformation concepts, Jacob Nawrocki has reached over a half million people with his top-rated podcast […]

What to be Aware of When Starting a Family Business

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Guest Article Starting a family business is a pretty ambitious endeavor. You have to focus on beating the competition, struggling to become profitable, and scaling the business. Sometimes, it’s hard to stay in the game if your competitors have corporate-sized tools and solutions which a small family enterprise can’t really afford. What are you do […]

5 Tips to Renting Office or Retail Space

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If you’re in the early planning of starting your first business, do you know where you’ll set up your company? You may be using a home office or kitchen table for your company activities now, but if you plan to expand, hire staff, or meet with clients, at some point you’ll want to consider renting […]

How to Have a Relationship When Your Partner does NOT Support Your 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 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @meika_mashack. Meika Mashack, MSW, BCaBA, Relationship Specialist & Life Coach is a highly regarded, well sought after skilled clinician due to […]

Plan Your Ideal Life, Not Your Ideal Business

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Guest Article The best advice I got when I was starting my own business was “plan for the life you want, not the job you want.” I found myself facing the very problem many women entrepreneurs struggle with–we allow ourselves to be defined by our employment, and forget that the life we pursue is so […]

Is Business School Relevant for Today’s Entrepreneur?

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Guest Article In the modern entrepreneurial economy, business schools are poised to change. Gone are the days when a place at business school was an automatic ticket to a high-flying job. Although the number of students attending business schools is on the rise, the writing is on the wall for the majority: graduates have to […]

How to Handle a Pay-Raise Request From an Employee

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Guest Article Who doesn’t want to be acknowledged as a fair boss to his or her employees! It took years of hard work for you to attain this position, build a team and generate the most you could, for your organization. But isn’t it a human tendency for a person to desire more? Asking for a pay-raise is […]