5 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Business for 2014

Get your business (or blog) prepared for 2014 with these five simple steps!...more
poojanegiThat is very true - you never do know when opportunity will be right around the corner! ...more

Online Small Business Owners: Want To Promote Your Black Friday Sales?

It’s that time of year again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales ads all over the place. (Well, really, now they’re Black Thursday ads.) As a small business(es) owner, I’d prefer to help promote other entrepreneurs.If you have a small business, and want me to include your business in my Thanksgiving night post, then leave a comment on my blog....more

Why Podcasts are the Forgotten Marketing Tool

In today’s digital age, small business owners seem to have limitless options available to them in terms of cheap marketing. Establishing a strong social media presence is a no-brainer at this point. As long as a business provides consistent, high quality content on their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ profiles, and on their blog, they have all of their bases covered. The more places you can be found at online, the more you might feel a bit stressed out and need to hire a social media manager and/or team to help you keep up....more

Small Business on a Budget: Start a Craft Business

Do you make amazing homemade gifts for your family and friends? Sure, you dabble in crafts, but have you thought about selling them? Plenty of women are doing just that and making a pretty profit too. Sites like Etsy.com have opened new avenues for moms looking to sell handcrafted items online. In April 2009 alone, Etsy buyers spent $12.6 million on 786,825 items, according to ABC News. ...more

Business Leader In the Form Of a Youngster

Business Leader In the Form of a YoungsterThe greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.  ~Ronald Reagan...more

4 Expert Tips for How to Prep Your Business for Fall

As summer slowly comes to an end and fall starts up, it’s time to get your business back into the game for the holiday and shopping season! While there are plenty of tips I could advise on what small businesses need to do to get “back to school and back to business” today I’m seeking out expert advice from entrepreneurs and business owners on how they’re getting their companies off to a running start for the autumn season. Some of the answers may surprise you, so take notes!1) Hire new employees to join your staff....more

Helpful Tips for Managing Money, Marriage and a Small Business

For many couples, establishing a successful small business is a dream they have that will propel them to leave the rat race behind and embrace the American Dream. Unfortunately, sometimes these visions of success and independence can be easily shattered when the bills come, and the monthly revenue the business generates is insufficient. Before panic sets in, it’s time to pause and review the situation objectively....more

Three Ways Your Business Can Cool Off And Save Money This Summer

When the weather reaches the 90s mark, it can be tempting to just skip out on the rest of the work week and head to the nearest water park. Though as cool as those tantalizing waters may be, and as refreshing as a pool-side iced lemonade sounds, there are ways to keep cool and enjoy the summer from the office, and without breaking the bank. Pick a temperature and stick to it. ...more

Six simple steps to network like a pro

Whether you own a business, or are looking for a new job or next opportunity, networking is a must these days. But, networking functions aren’t for everyone. Many people aren’t keen on standing in a room filled with strangers, and feeling like you’re asking and answering the same questions with every conversation.  If networking doesn’t come naturally to you, take heart. There are some simple steps you can take to improve this critical skill and make any networking event work for you: ...more

Choosing A Voice For Your Blog

Blogs are expressive by nature. They represent the writer or business behind them. That means, when you first start a blog, you have some choices to make. There are layout decisions to be made, like what color you want your background, the font choice, size and color, and what visuals you want to use. Then there's the meat of your blog: what sort of voice do you want your blog to have?...more