How to Use Lean Planning to Grow Your Business

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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 Tim Berry (@TimBerry) is the world’s leading business plan expert. Google “business plan expert” to see. Check out his latest book […]

How to Create an Effective Vision Board

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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 @motivationmama. Denise J. Hart, the Revenue Reinvention Strategist, is the CEO of the Momentum Institute for Women. However, this wasn’t always the case. […]

Why Passion Alone Isn’t Enough to Succeed in Business

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Guest Article Passion may inspire your business, but planning will save it. Passion is an overused buzzword for small business owners: “I have a passion for coaching/financial planning/auto repair/marketing/real estate.” Is your passion enough to build a thriving business? No, you need to make sure your business has a profit center and a plan for […]

It’s Time to Start Planning for Q1 in Your Small Business

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While it may seem like the first quarter of 2015 is eons away, it’s really not, at least in terms of planning. Both strategy and marketing are areas that require you to start thinking well in advance. After all, you don’t want to be caught at year’s end trying to plan what your company does […]

10 Things You Need To Do Before 2014

If you’re like most small business owners, you’re still focused on completing the current year. The reality is, you can really increase your financial success by planning your revenues now for next year. Having the business secured ensures that you will be around and thriving when 2014 hits. Here are 10 things you should take […]