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

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 […]

How to Grow an Online Business

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my online talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Anita Campbell @Smallbiztrends. Anita is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since […]

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is Open

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 […]

7 Ways to Love Your Business More

Are you giving appropriate attention to your Valentine this month? No, I’m not talking about buying flowers for your significant other who leaves his or her shoes in the middle of the floor. I’m talking about celebrating your other love: your business. We spend so much time working in our business that we rarely come […]

7 Ways to Drive Organic Search Traffic to Your Small Business Website

With Google changing the algorithm frequently and keyword changing every 4-6 weeks depending on what you sell, it’s a cutthroat world when it comes to climbing to page one of search results these days. Your small business is competing with bigger brands with deeper pockets who can afford major SEO budgets. The big boys spend […]

Don’t Take Customer Feedback For Granted

Sponsored Post If you’re pulling your hair out because your marketing campaigns aren’t doing as well as you hoped they would, it’s time to consider the reasons why you’re struggling. There’s a reason why Big Data is a hot buzzword right now: data can be tremendously useful in helping you create marketing campaigns that do hit the mark. It […]

Tips for Finding, Qualifying and Hiring Freelancers

Guest Post According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020. This is great news for individuals that have the audacity to remove the chains of perceived security of full-time employment and the discipline to work independently. On the other hand, it presents challenges for the […]

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing: New Year Creative Team Inspiration

Sponsored Post Image Credit As we to enter a new year, you might feel renewed, refreshed and ready to hit the ground running! Maybe you’re chock full of inspiration, new ideas and resolutions to make this year great. Or, like some of us, you might feel a little burned out from holiday festivities, end of […]