How to Grow an Online Business

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my online talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Anita Campbell @Smallbiztrends. Anita is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since […]

How to be a Successful Part-time Entrepreneur

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 Patrick J. McGinnis, @pjmcginnis. Patrick is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall […]

How to Achieve Great Things in Your Small Business

Not long ago, I was watching a golf tournament on television and saw something I had never really noticed before. The leader of the tournament had just hit a beautiful 330-yard drive down the middle of the fairway, and he was preparing to hit his approach shot to the green. As he stood there, discussing […]

How Emotional Intelligence Leads to Stronger Small Business Leadership

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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 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @KevinAllenEI.  Kevin Allen is Founder & Chairman of employee engagement company Planet Jockey, which specializes in gamified learning and collaborative mentorship […]

How to Develop a Sustainable Small Business

A small business may need accounting services monthly, office supplies every two weeks, and their AC/HVAC checked twice a year.  Generally, how often your service is needed will drive the number of customers you will require to sustain your enterprise. Your first task is to get the word out about who you are and what […]

How to Run a Successful Small Business With Your Kids

Linda Collinson is no stranger to entrepreneurial success. In the ’80s, she developed a natural skincare line, LaCrista Natural Skincare, from her kitchen table. Her small operation grew quickly, and by the ’90s her products were being sold in Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Giant Foods and in other stores across the country and internationally in China. […]

The Five Irrefutable Laws of Small Business Success

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 @Restaurant_Lady, Misty Young.  Known for her relentless approach to systems development in restaurant marketing, leadership, financials, operations and service, From […]

How to Make Sure You Take a Vacation From Your Small Business in 2013

For most of you who have any kind of entrepreneurial spirit, you are a driven individual. You are driven by your dream, your goals, your heart’s desire, perhaps by proving yourself to yourself or to someone else, and moved by what you will be able to provide for those you care about. As you have […]

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

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 Martin Zwilling @StartupPro. He is the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides services to startup founders around the […]

Why Are So Many Women Business Owners Broke?

More than 10 million women own businesses in the U.S. today. In fact, the ratio of women to men starting small businesses is 2-to-1. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, the fastest-growing segment of women business owners is baby-boomer women 50 and older. Yet too many women business owners are broke. And it’s […]