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 […]

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 Can Direct Mail Help Your New Product Launch?

Direct mail has been the chosen marketing technique for millions of companies across the globe for several decades. With businesses over using email, direct mail offers a means of clear communication with a target audience that can help your business stand out. Direct mail campaigns can also be cost effective, especially if you know your […]

Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed

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 […]

Initiative: The Silent Partner In Success

Guest Article Too many people are waiting for someone to come along and tell them what to do. And yet, behind every success, there is a person who took initiative. They got out of bed each morning, roaring to accomplish something. As comedian George Burns noted, “Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money […]