Boost Your Small Business Brand with Pinterest

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By now we have all heard about Pinterest and the amazing growth the social media network has demonstrated over the last year. Interest in Pinterest is still building and growing, and it appears to be here for the long haul, at least according to the 70 million users who enjoy pinning images ranging from fashion to […]

How Women Should be Taking More Risks in Business

How Women Should be Taking More Risks in Business

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 is excerpted from my recent interview with @CWEChatham. Rebecca Harris, MBA is the Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and has over 20 years of experience […]

Is Your Business Still Relevant in the Marketplace?

Is Your Business Still Relevant in the Marketplace

In the early years of your small business, you struggle to find a foothold in a competitive industry. Then, you find your ground and enjoy success. But what few entrepreneurs ever bother asking themselves a few years down the road is: Is my business still relevant? Do I still have a customer base that will […]

Would You Like to Take a Vacation From Your Small Business?

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I recently returned from a vacation in Paris. I’ve been in business more than 15 years and during this time, I have made it a point to take off during the last two weeks of December, plus to take at least two serious vacations per year.  In the last 5 years, since my son has gotten a […]

Could You Use a Boost to Get Your Small Business Back on Track?

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Are you tired of feeling like you are giving your all to your business and you’re still not making the money you want? Well, my mission is to end small business failure, and I have created a special event to help you fix your mindset, your marketing and your money. We all know that profit […]

10 Ways to Grow Your Small Business With Instagram

10 Ways to Grow Your Small Business With Instagram

If you’ve been successful at setting up an Instagram account for your small business and using it to find new followers – and customers — you might be looking for additional strategies to ramp up your efforts on this visual social media platform. And since engagement on Instagram is 15 times higher than it is on Facebook, it’s […]

How to Use Testimonials to Get More Clients

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Guest Article One of the most effective ways to sell your products and services is with customer testimonials. Potential customers are really not that interested in your passion, expertise or your belief that your work changes lives in the marketplace. It’s about hearing from those who have gotten benefits from your work and are willing to […]

It’s Time to Start Planning for Q1 in Your Small Business

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While it may seem like the first quarter of 2015 is eons away, it’s really not, at least in terms of planning. Both strategy and marketing are areas that require you to start thinking well in advance. After all, you don’t want to be caught at year’s end trying to plan what your company does […]

Never Be Closing in Small 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 is excerpted from my recent interview with @Tim_Hurson. Tim Hurson is founding partner of ThinkX, an international speaker and author of the new book, Never Be Closing. He creates […]

How to Fix Back Office Dysfunction in Your Small Business

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If you’re like many small business owners, managing a team may not be your strong suit. You may be passionate about your business or industry, but may lack the necessary leadership skills to keep your staff in line and productive. If you’re busy running your company, you may not notice serious issues in the office […]