When Should You Start Hiring Employees?

As your business grows, you’ll likely find you can no longer handle all the roles and responsibilities required to keep your company chugging along. You may reach a point where you have to decide whether you’re willing to continue to work long and grueling hours to do everything yourself, or invest in building out your […]

Who Is On #SmallBizChat August 2015

 #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.   Join me live every Wednesday, 8PM EST for #SmallBizChat on Twitter.  Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and click here for directions on how to join […]

How to Avoid Risks When Becoming a Solopreneur

Guest Article Going it alone when it comes to your means of generating an income opens you up to all sorts of risks. Cash flow can no longer be guaranteed following the abandonment of a full time contract and instead, you will live and die by your own ability, focus and commitment. Of course, there […]

4 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Do On LinkedIn

  LinkedIn is important! 75% of all professionals in the US have a LinkedIn profile, which means if you want to do business you must have one too. LinkedIn is powerful tool that you can use to promote yourself if you are an individual consultant or a company with 2 or more employees. Here are […]

Is Your Small Business The Most Important Thing To You?

When I started my first company, I made a vow to myself that no one would be able to “outwork” me.  I believed that if I put more time into my business than my competition, it would make me successful.  I became the worst workaholic you could imagine.  I would actually leave church on Sunday–and […]

8 Tips to Become Your Own Boss

It’s more than a notion to launch your own business. Nowadays it’s common for folks to leave a job via layoff or early retirement and jump right into starting a small business.

On The Road To Oprah’s Own Network

Many of you may not know this but Oprah Winfrey is who inspired me to become an entrepreneur.  When I was in college she opened Harpo Studios.  That planted the seed and really gave me the confidence that one day I could own my own production company. I will never forget that time.  I was […]

How to Become A Wealthy Freelancer

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 Pete Savage Co-Author The Wealthy Freelancer:12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle (Penguin)., and co-founder of the popular website […]

Winners of the $25,000 Entrepreneur’s Challenge

In celebration of her first book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works (Adams Media, March 2010), Melinda Emerson is annoucning contest winners featuring a prize of weekly small-business coaching sessions. “The contest brought so many worthy applicants that I found it impossible to choose one winner,” […]