How to Keep an Audience Engaged Online

I’m thrilled to say that we are celebrating the 8th anniversary of #SmallBizChat this month. Every week for the past eight years, we have picked the brains of some of the smartest and most successful entrepreneurs out there, across dozens of industries. We have held over 380 tweetchats and branded the hashtag #Smallbizchat, of which […]

Why Your Small Business Needs a Lawyer

When it comes to legal matters, DIY won’t cut it. Sure, you can download forms full of legalese from the internet.  You can Google questions about a potential lawsuit or legal issue. However, a legal misstep can effectively put an end to your small business, so why would you put it in the hands of […]

How to Maintain Your Company Culture with Rapid Growth

In theory, scaling your business is a good thing. You increase revenues, grow your client base, and probably expand your staff. But with rapid growth, there are often growing pains within your company. Some areas of your business might suffer, such as your company culture. When your business is small, you may have found it […]

How to Avoid a Thief in Your Small Business

Guest Post I recently wrapped up yet another significant fraud examination for a small business client who trusted her bookkeeper infinitely. Sadly, all too often, the thief in your company is just that – the person my clients keep closest. Someone in their inner circle. Someone they keep company with. All the red flags were […]

How much should you tell your employees about business finances?

Guest Post Money is the blood supply of every business. It courses through each department bringing life and growth, and without it, businesses die. Traditional advice has kept the realities of how well—or badly—a company is doing behind the closed doors of the management office. Yet keeping employees completely in the dark about company finances […]

7 Ways to Love Your Business More

Are you giving appropriate attention to your Valentine this month? No, I’m not talking about buying flowers for your significant other who leaves his or her shoes in the middle of the floor. I’m talking about celebrating your other love: your business. We spend so much time working in our business that we rarely come […]

Don’t Take Customer Feedback For Granted

Sponsored Post If you’re pulling your hair out because your marketing campaigns aren’t doing as well as you hoped they would, it’s time to consider the reasons why you’re struggling. There’s a reason why Big Data is a hot buzzword right now: data can be tremendously useful in helping you create marketing campaigns that do hit the mark. It […]

Tips for Finding, Qualifying and Hiring Freelancers

Guest Post According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020. This is great news for individuals that have the audacity to remove the chains of perceived security of full-time employment and the discipline to work independently. On the other hand, it presents challenges for the […]