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 […]

Why Are So Many Women Business Owners Broke?

More than 10 million women own businesses in the U.S. today. In fact, the ratio of women to men starting small businesses is 2-to-1. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, the fastest-growing segment of women business owners is baby-boomer women 50 and older. Yet too many women business owners are broke. And it’s […]

Dear SmallBizLady, I am working around the clock in my business. Help?

Dear SmallBizLady, I am a Mompreneur working around the clock in my business and I feel like I am getting nowhere fast.  Can you help me? Many of us running our small businesses are working hard, real hard. We are doing more with less and trying to figure out how to get it done smarter, cheaper […]

Liz Lynch QA How to Be a Power Networker

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 Liz Lynch @liz_lynch.  Liz is an international speaker, business development expert, and the author of Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person […]