How to Beat the Mid-Campaign Curse in your Crowdfunding Campaign

If you’ve ever started a crowdfunding or fundraising campaign before, you likely know about the mid-campaign curse. Most crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns start strong only to struggle until the last few days, but that doesn’t have to happen to your campaign. Months of buildup and pre-launch buzz ensure good fundraising over the first couple of […]

Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed

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 interview with @bizplangirl. Cheree Warrick writes business plans for companies seeking funding from banks and angel investors. Her book, “Creating Business Plans that […]

10 Ways to Usher Your Small Business Into the New Year

Most businesses don’t realize that success in January starts long before the first of the New Year. It takes plenty of work and planning to set your year up right. Here are several items you should start checking off your list starting today. Don’t miss these 10 Ways to Usher Your Small Business Into the […]

How to Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

I recently received an email from a contact of mine, asking for my support of his film From the Rough, starring Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson.  The film is based on the true life story of an African-American woman who created a men’s golf team at Tennessee State University. The movie has already been […]

How to Find the Resources to Support 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 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Dr. Emad Rahim @CTUBusiness. Emad is an award winning author, educator and entrepreneur. He was named a 2012 Laureate Visiting Scholar and […]

How to Leverage Crowdfunding For Your Small Business

It used to be when you started a business the best source for money was your right or left pocket, closely followed by the 3 F’S – friends, family, and fools.  Then, later, angel investing and venture capital became popular.  Now there’s a new way to get resources for a small business – crowdfunding. There […]