Smallbizlady’s 7-Step Course Correction in Your Small Business

I often use real coaching situations to develop content for this blog. I recently came across three women business owners who told me that they’d been in business 10-20 years, and that they were stuck and constantly in fear of what was going to happen next in their businesses.   It occurred to me that more […]

4 Keys to Small Business Success: Dream, Plan, Pray and Hard Work

All businesses start with a dream. Sometimes it’s a dream to be wealthy beyond your wildest dreams or a dream of one day seeing your name on the door.  It could even be the dream to be able to take your family on the vacation of a lifetime or to start your own business so […]

Smallbizlady’s 12 Step Program To Cure Work Addiction

Starting a small business is a great way to become a raging workaholic. As a reformed workaholic, I have developed a 12 Step program so that you can run your business and have a life. If you start your business with the knowledge of how it can easily become all consuming–hopefully you will make a […]

Is Your Small Business The Most Important Thing To You?

When I started my first company, I made a vow to myself that no one would be able to “outwork” me.  I believed that if I put more time into my business than my competition, it would make me successful.  I became the worst workaholic you could imagine.  I would actually leave church on Sunday–and […]

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

It’s great to have a nice website, a regular sales process and glossy business cards for your small business. All of these things steer sales, and sales is the engine that drives business. You must look credible in order for a corporation to do business with you, and you must have relationships to make a sale, […]

25 Business Women to Follow on Twitter

As many of you know, I think Twitter is a fantastic social media tool to grow a small business brand.  There are many fabulous people who I’ve met online and these ladies are a special group of women who handle business in a way that I respect and admire.  I thought that I would share […]

The 5 Most Important Entrepreneurial Lessons I’ve Learned in Business

One of the great things about having a small business is that you get the opportunity to learn every day.  Hopefully you are not learning too many expensive lessons. I thought it would be helpful to share a few important lessons that I have learned over my years in business so that you can benefit […]

What Undermines Most Small Businesses?

  Lack of Discipline:  When you work for yourself, you are the engine that drives your small business. This also means that you kill for your dinner day after day. As an entrepreneur you need to stay on task daily to accomplish your business goals. Don’t believe hype about making millions in your bunny slippers. […]

8 Tips to Become Your Own Boss

It’s more than a notion to launch your own business. Nowadays it’s common for folks to leave a job via layoff or early retirement and jump right into starting a small business.

7 Questions Hobbyists Should Consider When Starting a Small Business

This is the last of a two part series on how to turn a hobby into a small business. Sometimes people with great hobby do not have the right amount of business acumen to run a business. Everyone has good ideas — it is the business of running a business that gets some people in […]