7 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Small Business Website

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Sponsored Post When running a small business, your website can be your most important sales tool. It’s the welcome mat into your business. Many people think a brochure or business card is sufficient, but in today’s marketplace, the first thing many people do when making a buying decision is search online. Your #1 focus should […]

How to Use Images to Build Your Online Reputation

Guest Post Images are a powerful and dynamic storytelling tool. They can convey a message within a glance and can therefore make your website stand out from the rest. Images, such as those found on your website and infographics, can be a powerful marketing tool, especially for startups looking to earn links and gain recognition […]

SmallBizLady Q&A How to Build a Powerful Online Brand

  How to become a powerful social media brand is a major factor in small business success these days. Beyond having a website, you need to make sure that you are out there demonstrating your expertise at every opportunity. There are those who believe that if they can’t find you or your business online, you […]

10 Things to Grow Your Business This Summer

Summer is here!  Now that the kids are out of school, you might be thinking about how to reduce your work schedule, but that’s the worst thing you could do.  It’s time to turn up the heat in your business. Third and fourth quarters are critical times in business. You may have customers who are […]

Ask @SmallBizLady: How do I follow-up after a business conference?

Every Friday, I answer your small business questions in a video blog segment called Ask Small Biz Lady. This week, I took a question live from the New York Times Small Business Summit. Here’s the question: How do I make a plan to follow-up after a business conference? Here’s the answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rKLFEkF_I   Immediately  reach out […]

9 Reasons Why Boomer Businesses Fail

I know a woman (let’s call her Sarah) who was a vice president at a major Fortune 500 company. She was a sassy 48-year-old single MBA who was very successful climbing the corporate ladder. She worked in marketing, managing a brand at her company and making a handsome six-figure income. Then one day she decided […]

9 Reasons Why Boomer Businesses Fail

I know a woman (let’s call her Sarah) who was a vice president at a major Fortune 500 company. She was a sassy 48-year-old single MBA who was very successful climbing the corporate ladder. She worked in marketing, managing a brand at her company and making a handsome six-figure income. Then one day she decided […]

The Minority Entrepreneur Accelerator Program Could Be Your Answer

Comcast Interactive Capital, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies, today announced that is has partnered with DreamIt Ventures (“DreamIt”), the leading technology accelerator for entrepreneurs, to provide seed funding, training, mentoring and other benefits to five minority-led startups through DreamIt’s accelerator program. The partnership […]

Are you Google-able?

If you’re ready for a midcareer makeover, you can get new clothes and a new haircut. But even more important, you must make yourself what I call “Google-able.” That means you need to create a smart social media footprint. By day I work as a small-business coach, and I keep coming across amazing professionals with […]

Blogging, & Handling Corporate Inquires & Monetizing your Online Brand.

Check out  this quick video from the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Fellow blogger Jewel Figueras of http://www.JewelsFabLife.com was interviewed by LaShanda Henry creator of SistaSense blogs for entrepreneurs and the Black Business Women Online Social Network. http://www.sistasense.tv/smallbizlady-and-jewelsfablife-talk-blogging-and-working-with-brands-part1/ We discussed blogging, handling corporate inquires and monetizing your online brand.  Enjoy! I’m always here as a resource. […]