The Small Business Anti-Diva Guide to Startups

The Small Business Anti-Diva Guide to Startups

Guest Article Women in business are a wonderful thing, but divas in business simply are not.  There is zero room for attitude and personal demands as the founder of a startup small business.  If you plan on the entrepreneurial community catering to your every whim, you will fail before you even begin. To launch a […]

How to Manage Work and Family as You Grow Your Small Business

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 recent interview with @AmyWalkerCoach.  Amy Walker is a Business Family Balance expert – with a husband, 5 little boys and 2 companies to […]

Are You Prepared for a Health Disaster in Your Small Business?

In today’s fast paced world anything can happen. Ask yourself, if you’re the leading force in your small business, could the company survive if you’re not around? While many business owners would agree that time is our most valuable asset, I’m going to suggest that your most valuable asset is really your health. If the […]

How to Boost Women’s Entrepreneurship Worldwide

This week marks the beginning of the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity that brings together millions of people across the globe through online and local activities. It is widely known that growth of the world’s economy depends on entrepreneurial activity and job creation. According to the Global […]

October is National Women in Business Month

October is national women in business month. There are 8.6 million women business owners in the US, but sadly we lag behind men in business in terms of revenue and hiring. The vast majority of women business owners make less than $100,000 in gross revenue. New research from American Express reports that the three main […]

How to Become a Successful Woman in Business

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Ingrid Vanderveldt (@ontheroadwithiv). Ingrid is an entrepreneur, investor and media personality, and currently serves as Dell’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). As Dell’s EIR, […]

How to Run a Successful Small Business With Your Kids

Linda Collinson is no stranger to entrepreneurial success. In the ’80s, she developed a natural skincare line, LaCrista Natural Skincare, from her kitchen table. Her small operation grew quickly, and by the ’90s her products were being sold in Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Giant Foods and in other stores across the country and internationally in China. […]

Balancing Life as a Motherpreneur

Guest Article Following a keynote speech on creating a unique customer experience, I was approached by a guest who asked “How do you do it?” As I started re-summarizing my speech she interrupted and said, “No, no, no – How do you balance your work and home life? You seem like you have it so […]

How to Become a Successful Global CEO Under Age 30

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 recent interview with Muthoni Maingi, @NonieMG.  Muthoni started Deviate, her own Brand Strategy and Management agency at 24, after working for five years […]

New Foundation To Support Minority and Women Business Owners

 (Philadelphia, PA—Oct. 10, 2012) National Small Business Expert, Melinda F. Emerson, known online as SmallBizLady, proudly announces the launch of The Melinda F. Emerson Foundation for Small Business Success (www.melindafemersonfoundation.org). Melinda believes that through technical support and education, small business owners can overcome the challenges they face and play an important role in building the […]