What Kind of Boss Should You Be?

Small business ideas

Most people mulling small business ideas has thought about what kind of boss they want to be. Most of us have had both friendly bosses and more formal ones, and both can be remarkably effective. Whether friendly or aloof, outstanding bosses demonstrate leadership. They’re not about using rewards and punishments to get things done, but […]

10 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs for 2016

As we embark on a new year, I am struck by two things: Faith is an essential ingredient in success and that the more we love, the more we are given. The common name for what we all do is called business, but it’s bigger than exchanging good and services for money, it’s our calling. […]

SmallBizLady’s Summer Reading List 2015: 11 Must-Read Books to Grow Your Business

It’s just about summertime, and vacation is fast approaching with the kids just about out of school. There’s no time I enjoy reading a good book — business or otherwise, than in the summer. I love that I can bone up on how to run my business under the shade of a tree in my […]

Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs

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 @theRealKiyosaki. Robert T. Kiyosaki is best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. This is the #1 personal […]

How to Reset Your Business to Reach Personal 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 @jakenawrocki. As a recognized expert in motivational speaking and life transformation concepts, Jacob Nawrocki has reached over a half million people with his top-rated podcast […]

What to be Aware of When Starting a Family Business

Guest Article Starting a family business is a pretty ambitious endeavor. You have to focus on beating the competition, struggling to become profitable, and scaling the business. Sometimes, it’s hard to stay in the game if your competitors have corporate-sized tools and solutions which a small family enterprise can’t really afford. What are you do […]

5 Tips to Renting Office or Retail Space

If you’re in the early planning of starting your first business, do you know where you’ll set up your company? You may be using a home office or kitchen table for your company activities now, but if you plan to expand, hire staff, or meet with clients, at some point you’ll want to consider renting […]