10 Things to Do Before 2013

2013 is the year of the entrepreneur. If you have an idea to start a business or have been in business for a while, there are now more resources, marketing outlets and technology to help you run your business than ever before.  After Thanksgiving, most people start winding down and taking time off. But as […]

Ready to dream big in 2012?

Are you ready to dream big in 2012? This is the perfect time to get a clear sense of what you need to do better in your business.  Setting annual sales goals is fine, but you know me. I am all about the 30-day sales goal. As in, how much money do you need to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do you need a Small Business Makeover?

Pitney Bowes wants to give your business a communications makeover worth up to $10,000. If you could use some help with your email, direct mail and social media communications, you can win a free year of using Pitney Bowes’ full suite of business tools.  The grand prize winners will also receive in person one-on-one coaching […]

4 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Do On LinkedIn

  LinkedIn is important! 75% of all professionals in the US have a LinkedIn profile, which means if you want to do business you must have one too. LinkedIn is powerful tool that you can use to promote yourself if you are an individual consultant or a company with 2 or more employees. Here are […]

How to Write a Business Plan Part II

Once you know what business you are in, it’s time to figure out who’s going to buy from you and why.  You are just someone with an idea until you develop a business plan. In other words, if you haven’t written your plan yet, your business is still in the fantasy stages.   In Part […]