Can I use a potential employee’s social media account in job consideration?

Guest Article The simple answer is Yes! But we aren’t simple people, are we? As the social media landscape expands, society continues to embrace it and share EVERYTHING. I knew social media had turned a corner when my mom jumped on Facebook and started asking me about everything I post. With this new openness, it […]

What is Your Unique Selling Proposition in Your Small Business?

What sets your brand apart in the marketplace? Your unique selling proposition (USP) also referred to as a unique value proposition is the core of your competitive advantage as a small business. It clearly articulates why someone should want to buy from you. It’s the #1 thing that determines whether people will bother reading more about your product or service […]

Financial Basics – The FEW Numbers Every Small Biz Owner Should Track

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 Elen Rohr who is the president of Zoom Drain and Sewer, LLC.  She also helps businesses and entrepreneurs to make […]

Who’s on #Smallbizchat September 2017

#Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss. Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and follow the hashtag #Smallbizchat […]

How Does Your Business Change Once You Hit $1M in Revenue?

We all dream of it: making $1 million in revenue. This arbitrary number has become a symbol for success for small business owners, and while struggling to reach this major milestone, realize this: once you get there, the way you run your business will change. In fact, it probably will have evolved over time as […]

6 Principles to Becoming a Happy 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 Che Brown who is the Happy Entrepreneur.  He helps people to reduce their time, take back their lives and […]

How to Turn Your Book into an Online Course

Guest Article All books require explanation, even the #1 Book in the World – the Bible. So, why not explain your book? People oftentimes want to “hear” or ask questions about a particular statement, chapter, etc. Wouldn’t it be great to give them an opportunity to get their questions answers by turning your book into […]

How to Build Corporate Sponsorships for Your Small Business

If you’re looking for additional streams of revenue, corporate sponsorships could be a viable revenue stream. Now please don’t think this is FREE money. Major companies only do sponsorship if there a clear ROI. If you have something to offer (like an engaged niche audience) this could be a realistic business opportunity for you. Corporations […]

How to build a profitable business while working your full-time job

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 Audra Upchurch who inspires career women to embrace their authenticity and thrive in their personal lives.  She is also the […]

How Your Small Business Can Create a Highly Engaged Organization

Guest Article I’ve always had a keen interest in helping small, diverse and disadvantaged businesses. I’ve found that when given the opportunity to compete in a fair and transparent environment, these companies are very successful at winning new business when going “head-to-head” with larger organizations.  And it makes sense that they would.  Their very makeup […]