Pitney Bowes wants to give your business a communications makeover worth up to $10,000. If you could use some help with your email, direct mail and social media communications, you can win a free year of using Pitney Bowes’ full suite of business tools. The grand prize winners will also receive in person one-on-one coaching […]
As an entrepreneur your time is the most valuable thing you can give anyone. Every business owner is a salesperson, and when you are starting out you have a certain amount of time to qualify new opportunities. The best salespeople only spend time with companies that are ready to buy or can explain a pain […]
Every week as @SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wed on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Ramit Sethi @Ramit. New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. He co-founded PBwiki and graduated from […]
Franchising is a great opportunity to take a proven business model that has produced financial success and run it as your own business. While there are many wildly inaccurate statistics about success rates for franchises all over the internet, in general “a franchise is a lower risk proposition than investing in a pure start-up,” according […]
The answer is a resounding YES! If you are starting a business, your business venture should be something in which you have experience or professional training. The only exception to this rule is if you buy into a franchise, but it is especially true if you take over an existing business. Sometimes there are people […]
It will take every bit of enthusiasm and energy you have to grow your business into a viable enterprise and a powerful brand. If you think you work hard now with a job working in corporate America, you are in for a rude awakening once you start your small business, particularly if you are used […]
Itâ€™s more than a notion to launch your own business. Nowadays itâ€™s common for folks to leave a job via layoff or early retirement and jump right into starting a small business.