10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business

I’ve found that people who want to start a business often don’t have the first idea about what that really entails. Once they do launch a company, they’re often surprised at how real and often stressful it is to be an entrepreneur. Here are a few of the things I’d say might surprise you. Heads […]

10 Best Small Business Marketing Books Everyone Should Read

You know that I’m all about books that help small business owners do more without spending a ton of money. For this list of business resources, I wanted to focus exclusively on marketing books. All of these are books worth the time and money investment, and will actually tell you how to grow your business […]

Best of SmallBizLady Blogs 2015

I enjoy sharing content with small business owners and soon-to-be entrepreneurs each year. It’s all part of my mission to end small business failure. This year, I even published an updated version of my book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months to further that goal, and to give you a path to business success. […]

SmallBizLady’s Top Do’s and Don’ts of Side-Hustling Part 2

I believe you should start a business as a side-hustle first, that way you can learn some of your hardest lessons in business while you are still working a full-time job. This is part 2 of my series on how to be a successful side-hustler. This post focuses on the top 10 Don’ts of side-hustling. (Read […]

SmallBizLady’s 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Side-Hustling Part 1

Starting a business is hard work. It’s best to launch while working and develop a side-hustle first. That way you can test the waters and learn some of those expensive lessons in business while you are still collecting a paycheck. This is part I (read part 2, here) of my series on how to become […]

10 Things You Should Be Thankful For as a Small Business Owner

Sure, being a small business owner has its challenges, but since you’ve taken the plunge into running your own business, it’s time to savor the advantages of being the captain of your own ship. There is a reason you sought this role in the first place, so let’s get back to basics and remember the […]