10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business

I’ve found that people who want to start a business often don’t have the first idea about what that really entails. Once they do launch a company, they’re often surprised at how real and often stressful it is to be an entrepreneur. Here are a few of the things I’d say might surprise you. Heads […]

6 Things to Have Before You Start your Own Business

There’s so much to learn in the entrepreneurial world, sometimes a little too much! Different modes of information keep spraying all kinds of statistics and breakthrough marketing updates; this surge of information is way too confusing! Who do I listen to and what do I follow? If you feel that way too, then look no […]

How to Get Ready for Opening Day

It all started with a concept and now you’re here, ready to open for business. You’ve made it through what some consider to be the most challenging aspects of starting your own business. You’ve gotten startup capital, obtained licenses and permits, invested in expensive business equipment, and selected your team. Opening Day is just around […]

A 12-Month Plan for Starting a Business in 2015

Starting a business takes time, and that’s something newbie entrepreneurs don’t realize. In fact, in my newly updated book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, I give you a full year to get everything lined up in your new business endeavor so you’re set up for success. Here, let’s develop an easy plan so […]

Is 2015 the Year You Become Your Own Boss?

If you’ve been thinking about starting a small business for months or even years, I have one question for you: Is 2015 the year you’ll FINALLY Become Your Own Boss? You’ve been reading blogs, stalking potential competitors online and dreaming about signing your own paycheck, but you haven’t taken the plunge into entrepreneurship just yet. […]

5 Crucial Considerations Before Buying Into a Franchise

Guest Article If you are looking into franchising you must do your homework. A franchise provides you with market intelligence regarding the finances and operations of your business, as well as accounting, recruitment and staff selection and marketing. It can be extremely difficult to get up and running with a business when you don’t have […]

5 Things That Scare Me About Starting My Own Business

Guest Article After many years of working for other people, I am now working for myself. It’s not the first time, but it’s the first time in more than a decade. True confession: I’m terrified. It’s not about confidence. I know I’m good at what I do. Social media may seem new, but I started […]

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 […]