7 Ways to Love Your Business More

Are you giving appropriate attention to your Valentine this month? No, I’m not talking about buying flowers for your significant other who leaves his or her shoes in the middle of the floor. I’m talking about celebrating your other love: your business. We spend so much time working in our business that we rarely come […]

How to Make a Data Protection Plan in 3 Simple Steps

Sponsored Post If somebody walked into your small business and asked you where your data lives, what would you answer? What if they asked you to explain how you protect it and what you’d do to reconstruct your data? In today’s threat environment, these are the types of questions a small business owner should be […]

Don’t Forget to Do the Math: Know Your Numbers

Running a small business

Specific reasons why small businesses fail are as unique as the businesses themselves, but there are some commonalities that explain many small business failures. In some cases, it’s easy to see the problem: there isn’t enough demand for what the business produces at a price that will generate a profit. In other cases, problems aren’t […]

How to Plan a Successful Move to Office 365

Cloud 365 is a major transitioning step for a small business in moving from a land-based to a cloud-based system. This allows all the workers in an office continuous access to data, apps, and tools. The deciding advantages of migrating to a cloud system like Office 365 include: Free integration to other Microsoft techs tools […]

7 Ways to Promote Your Small Business Using Video

There’s no denying the power of video when it comes to marketing your business. After all, people can consume videos while they’re working, walking, or commuting, and many people prefer to get information this way over reading a blog post.   If you’re not yet using video to promote your small business, I encourage you […]

7 Local Link Building Tips

By now, hopefully, everyone knows that links are not bad things—if they are the right links. Done right, links can get you more visibility and build a healthy link profile. If you have a local business, you can take advantage of some unique ways to get the links that can ultimately help you. Links specifically […]

How to Use Lean Planning to Grow Your Business

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 Tim Berry (@TimBerry) is the world’s leading business plan expert. Google “business plan expert” to see. Check out his latest book […]

It’s Time to Start Planning for Q1 in Your Small Business

While it may seem like the first quarter of 2015 is eons away, it’s really not, at least in terms of planning. Both strategy and marketing are areas that require you to start thinking well in advance. After all, you don’t want to be caught at year’s end trying to plan what your company does […]

SmallBizLady’s Best Blog Posts of 2013

Every week I publish articles on this blog because I want you to succeed as your own boss.  My mission is simple: to end small business failure. There are times when I write things based on questions I am frequently asked and then there are other times when I recall a hard learned lesson in my […]