I have recently been exposed to too many instances of sales calls that are inappropriate and ineffective to actually make a sale. Social media networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are great for making the initial connection, but if you do not take the time to interact and actually build a relationship with your […]
How to Keep Employees Happily Motivated in Your Small Business
Are you tired of seeing your employees churn through and leave your company after a few months or a year? Sorry to say, but it might be how you handle your staff that’s causing them to leave. It’s your job as the business owner and manager to adopt managerial habits that will help you have […]
Is it Possible to Work With Your Spouse in Your Small 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 @AskVasavi. Vasavi Kumar is a certified life coach, transformational speaker, and business-savvy entrepreneur who combines direct, down-to-earth insight and genuine passion for […]
Overcoming the Mental Challenges of Starting a 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 Cate Moore @Tru_Vitality. Cate is a regular contributor to the online publication of Eligible Magazine, author of the e-book: The […]
Do you need a Small Business Makeover?
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 […]
Newsflash–Nobody Cares About Your Business!
This may seem harsh, but if you do not take the time to build and maintain relationships with your customers your direct mail, emails, brochures, and that voicemail you left at 4pm on Friday is all headed for file zero or the delete button. All your customers care about is WIIFM or What’s in it […]
Finding and Keeping Clients Using Social Customer Relationship Management
Each week as Smallbizlady, I conduct interviews with small business experts on my weekly Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. This is excerpted from my #SmallBizChat interview with Howard Yermish @hyermish. Howard has worked professionally in Internet development since 1993. Howard has consulted on projects for clients such as AOL, Commerce Bank, Disney, Kaiser Permanente, Mattel and Microsoft, as well […]
The Power of Personal Connections
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 Jane Applegate @janewapplegate. Jane is the author of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business and the producer and host of […]
Working With The One You Love
When you are first starting out in business, you will need help. Good help is especially hard to find when you have very limited resources. Other than interns, you may be forced to look around your personal network to see if you have any friends or family that can jump in and help you build […]
7 Keys to Power Networking
7 Keys to Power Networkingï»¿ May 16th kicks off National Small Business Week aï»¿nd for the next seven to 14 days there are tons of events and awards ceremonies for small business owners which is a fantastic opportunity to meet and greet potential contacts. I keynote and speak at many conferences and small business events, […]