Dear Smallbizlady, I know how important it is to have a business mentor, but I don’t know many successful entrepreneurs. What’s the best way to go about getting one? You’re right about the value of having a mentor, especially today. Choosing a mentor should be a real process of identifying the best person to help […]
Archives for February 2011
Every Friday, I answer questions on my blog in a segment called Ask Small Biz Lady and will post video answers to frequent small business questions. This week, we are taking on the question How Can I Take My Small Business to the Next Level? Check out this video for the answer Develop a specialty […]
Phil is the author of the The New Small; How a new Breed of small business is harnessing the power of emerging trends and technologies. He consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology. While not consulting, Phil speaks about emerging trends and technologies. Heâ€™s also the author of Why New Systems Fail (Cengage, 2010) and The Next Wave of Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). He also writes for a number of technology-oriented media outlets.
This is a Q&A from my interview with Robert Jordan author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press, www.HowTheyDidItBook.com). Robert has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs do the same for the past 20 years. His book is a collection of interviews from 45 leading founders […]
Give Your Business Finances a Fighting Chance, by Morgan Leu Parkhurst Whether you have owned your business for years or plan to open your doors for the first time next week, there are a few things you can do to save money. The Joneses of the business world will have you believe that if a […]
What the heck is a niche? Webster’s Business Dictionary defines a niche as a “particular market or specialty area where a company finds it profitable to concentrate its selling efforts. Niche marketing offers a concentration of clients in an area of limited competition. It can be a market niche that can be a specific geographic […]
On Fridays, I answer questions on my blog in a segment called Ask Small Biz Lady, where I will post video answers to frequent questions about small business. This week, we are taking on the question How Can I Get More Followers on Twitter to Promote My Small Business? Click here to see my video […]
This is excerpted from my #SmallBizChat interview with Angela Belford, @AngelaBelford CEO of The Belford Group, is a marketer and website/software developer with more than 12 years’ experience. She balances work and home-life as an entrepreneur, devoted wife and active mother of three. http://www.thebelfordgroup.com/.
Getting Organized to Start your Part-Time Business” by Sarah Kirkish, Work Life Organization As a Coach, I often help small business owners who originally started part-time and then took the leap to a full-time business. I can always tell if a business owner is focused on getting organized from the start because the systems they […]
Generating sales is a task that many aspiring entrepreneurs sometimes feel ill-equipped to take on, but no sales = no money. So what is a start-up entrepreneur to do? Have a detailed marketing plan and sales projections, but take on sales in your business in small chucks. I like to look at things in terms […]