5 Tips to Renting Office or Retail Space


If you’re in the early planning of starting your first business, do you know where you’ll set up your company? You may be using a home office or kitchen table for your company activities now, but if you plan to expand, hire staff, or meet with clients, at some point you’ll want to consider renting […]

How to Cultivate an Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Whether you have an existing business or are getting ready to launch your business, one of your most pressing priorities is how to develop and strengthen your entrepreneurial mindset. Yes, building a business takes real work and effort, but it is best done with an attitude that embraces the initiative and risk involved in becoming […]

How to Make Working From Home As Great As It Sounds


Guest Article Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not have to wake up at the same time every day, listen to the weather forecast, think about what to wear, cram into the metro or waste time stuck in traffic, while you worry about being late? Imagine waking up and taking your time, moving slowly into your […]

Collaboration to End Small Business Failure


I’m taking my book and advice on the road with Sam’s Club, which recently launched great savings on a suite of SMB services including HR, payroll and legal solutions. Sam’s Club has always saluted my core mission: to end small business failure. I will visit seven Sam’s Club locations for public book signings and presentations […]

A 12-Month Plan for Starting a Business in 2015


Starting a business takes time, and that’s something newbie entrepreneurs don’t realize. In fact, in my newly updated book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, I give you a full year to get everything lined up in your new business endeavor so you’re set up for success. Here, let’s develop an easy plan so […]

7 Signs You’ve Got the Right Entrepreneurial Mindset to Start a Business

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If you’ve asked yourself whether you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur, good for you. It’s a question I encourage everyone to really explore before starting a business. You see it’s more than a notion to start a business from scratch, so you need to make sure you know why you are doing it. But […]

Honest Guide to Help Every Entrepreneur Rise to Riches


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janet Shapiro Janet@smithpublicity.com 856-489-8654 x320 Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works (2nd Edition) By Melinda F. Emerson – From America’s #1 Small Business Expert, @SmallBizLady who Forbes named their #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter “Melinda Emerson provides a complete—and breezy—road map to make your […]

How to Develop a Life Plan for Your Small Business

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So you’ve got your business plan. You’ve got your marketing plan. Heck, you’ve even got a blogging plan. But, what your business needs first, before all of these, is a life plan. No, you won’t see “life plan” on most small business sites, because it’s of my own invention. What I mean when I say […]

Do You Have Resolutions or Resolve in 2015?

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It’s now January, and rather than spend your time make resolutions that you may or may not keep, how about you resolve to do something different in 2015? You are one idea away from being able to do anything you want, but you need to make the decision to do it.  I rarely hear bad […]