The 10 Best Small Business Blogs to Follow

If you’re like me, you’re constantly learning by reading great content online. If you’re like me, you also have limited time to do this, so it’s important to cut through all the bad content out there and get to what’s really valuable. I’ve compiled this list of some of the best small business blogs out […]

30 Blog Ideas That Will Jumpstart Your Content Strategy

If you’re like every other person who blogs out there, sometimes the well runs dry for content ideas. It’s challenging to constantly come up with a steady stream of great topics. You’ve got enough on your plate, and adding idea generation to that list is understandably a challenge from time to time. Fortunately for you, […]

6 Ways to Update Your Small Business Website

    I am going to show you 6 ways to create or curate content to keep your website updated and fresh.  To do these, it’s going to be a lot easier if you have a blog.  If you already have a blog, that’s great – you can skip ahead.  If you don’t yet have […]

How to Improve Your Small Business Website

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 Akilah Thompkins-Robinson, @AKZMeDesigns.  Akilah is the owner of AKZMe Designs, LLC (, specializing in web and print design, website content management, and […]

How to Monetize a Blog

In the first two parts of this series on blogging, I discussed how to get started blogging and 9 ways to get your blog to stand out, and now, part three is about how to go pro as a blogger and build a business.  This blog post is all about how to monetize a blog. […]

How to Get Started Blogging

This is the first article of a three part series on blogging, which is a terrific way to promote your small business. It is such a low cost and effective way to market your business to your target customer and raise your thought leadership in your industry. The series will focus on How to Get Started […]

How to Get Started on Twitter

Using Twitter is a great way to start building your online brand.  If you can send a text message, you can tweet.  You can only communicate using 140 characters on Twitter, but if you want people to Retweet (RT) or share your content, you should cut your tweets down to 125 characters.  Here a few […]

Ask @SmallBizLady: How do I follow-up after a business conference?

Every Friday, I answer your small business questions in a video blog segment called Ask Small Biz Lady. This week, I took a question live from the New York Times Small Business Summit. Here’s the question: How do I make a plan to follow-up after a business conference? Here’s the answer:   Immediately  reach out […]