How the SBA Can Help Your Small Business

It’s once again my favorite time of year, National Small Business Week! For the entire week, there are a ton of free resources, webinars, and events both on the web and in your town. I’ll be celebrating National Small Business Week with #Smallbizchat LIVE from New York. It’s a video broadcast, on Facebook Live sponsored […]

4 Ways to Ensure the Consistent Quality in Your Small Business

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 […]

10 Ways to Turn Your Website into a Money-Maker

Guest Article Modern websites are a prime opportunity for making money, especially now that tools like WordPress, Tumblr and BlogSpot make it so easy for people to set one up. All you have to do is turn your ideas and experience into money. To make a good living online, you need to have a combination […]

Why Your Small Business Needs a Lawyer

When it comes to legal matters, DIY won’t cut it. Sure, you can download forms full of legalese from the internet.  You can Google questions about a potential lawsuit or legal issue. However, a legal misstep can effectively put an end to your small business, so why would you put it in the hands of […]

Are You Ready to Grow Your Small Business?

Lately, your business has felt like those too-tight skinny jeans at the back of your closet. You feel like you’re going to bust at the seams, or that you might not be able to breathe if you start walking around. That what your business feels like too when it isn’t quite big enough to accommodate […]

What I’ve learned after 18 years in business

To my true amazement, this week marks my 18th year in business, and I must say it’s been a wild ride. In 1999, I was scared to death, I had a laptop, a fax machine and a dream and set up shop in the basement of my house. My neighbor, who was a contractor, came […]

How to Maintain Your Company Culture with Rapid Growth

In theory, scaling your business is a good thing. You increase revenues, grow your client base, and probably expand your staff. But with rapid growth, there are often growing pains within your company. Some areas of your business might suffer, such as your company culture. When your business is small, you may have found it […]

How To Create Big-Bucks Content Without Breaking the Budget

Sponsored Post Many small businesses believe creating high quality content is too expensive and time consuming. Only big companies have the budget to employ someone just to write up pages for a website, right? It’s true that many big companies spend the big bucks on hiring staff with the sole purpose of keeping their websites […]

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 […]