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 […]

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 […]

How to Think, Execute and Dominate for Your Dream and 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 Walter Bond (@WalterBond). Walter is an authority on peak performance. Walter has delivered his entertaining and dynamic message to companies and […]

How to Build a Powerful Small Business Brand Online and Offline

Every week I conduct interviews with experts on #SmallBizChat. In honor of my 200th episode of my Twitter talk show, the tables have been turned and my co-host Amanda Miller Littlejohn, decided that my fans might want to hear from me. #Smallbizchat takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted […]

Who is on #SmallBizChat September 2012?

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 the conversation. September 5:  Pat Flynn @patflynn: How to Generate Passive Income from Your Website – Pat shares information about developing passive income at http://www.smartpassiveincome.com September 12 Maria Stevens @smallbizchatter: How to […]

5 Things You Could Do Today to Generate a Sale

It’s May.  That means it’s National Small Business Month and it’s time for you to get serious about your business. Answer these questions about your business: Have you updated your business plan?  Are you using your business plan to run your small business?  Do you have monthly/weekly sales goals?  Do you know by the 15th […]

12 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs For 2012

I normally do this post at the top of the year, but I was inspired to wait until now.  With Easter upon us, I though this post would be particularly meaningful at this time of year.   My religious theme for 2012 is, “Either I win or I learn, but with God’s help I never lose.” […]