Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed

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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 interview with @bizplangirl. Cheree Warrick writes business plans for companies seeking funding from banks and angel investors. Her book, “Creating Business Plans that […]

9 Must-Haves for Successfully Managing People

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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 interview with @bigbookofhr. Cornelia Gamlem SPHR is an author, consultant and speaker. She is President of the GEMS Group ltd., a management-consulting firm that offers […]

4 Ways Business Owners Can Use Time Tracking Software

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Guest Article Keeping track of time is an important element of success for a company of any size. Without proper time tracking it is impossible to know how employees use their work time and allocate areas of workflow that need improvement. In order to benefit from time tracking, you have to find the tool that […]

How to Build Your Business Through Strategic Networking

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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 interview with @TishTimes. Tish Times is on a mission to bring a sense of purpose and authenticity back to networking. She works with companies […]

Useful Recruitment Tips for Small Businesses

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Guest Article Recruiting staff for a small business can be quite complicated and challenging. Balancing the budget is the biggest challenge faced by most startups. They are likely to spend way too much on attracting and hiring employees. Here are some useful recruitment tips for small business owners: Define your hiring strategy: Avoid large hiring […]

Your #1 Support Staff as an Entrepreneur

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When it comes to who is your #1 support staff as you launch your new business, the answer might surprise you. When you think of support staff, you might think of your virtual assistant, your secretary, your accountant or any one of the number of people who help you succeed in your business. But your […]

How To Build Your Indispensable Network

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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 @pamslim. Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of […]

How to Handle the Ugly Side of 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 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with with @clatemask. Clate Mask is an entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, which makes small business sales and marketing automation […]

How Do You Show Your Customers Love?

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Love is in the air this month, and not just for couples. As a business owner, it’s important that you show your customers how much you love and appreciate them, not just around Valentine’s Day, but all year ‘round. Consider whether you’re doing a good job of showing your customers a little love, and put […]

Seven Ways to be More Profitable in Your Small Business

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Guest Article Everyone wants to be more profitable. After all, profit is how we keep score in business. It’s not about what you make – it is all about what you keep. Sometimes the simplest ideas can help you increase your profits.  If you’re ready to jumpstart the money making activities in your enterprise, implement […]