Do I Need A Website for my Small Business? Many Don't Work! Here is Why

This is a recent question  on LinkedIn provoked a lot of feedback...but make no mistake about it.. today it is an absolute necessity for all businesses, bar none. It is the new means of finding you and checking you out. Never before was there a better opportunity to reach more of your market place...but more importantly getting them to find you, then now,with websites and social media....more

Leadership and Marketing

As a leader, main man, top dog or any other pet name you can think of for yourself when referring to your role as decision maker, there will be times you will be faced with when to refocus, redefine or repurpose the financial resources of your organization depending on the challenges you may be facing. Change is all around you, and keeping a steady course during those times is a challenge all in itself....more

Avoid These 7 Deadly Sins of Writing

Whether you're writing articles for publication or copy to promote your business, you may be committing these seven deadly "sins" in your writing. Here's an explanation of each sin as it relates to writing, along with links explaining each sin in more depth and offering tips to avoid them. ...more
very good and informative article.  Well done.more

What is the Best Time of Day to Do Your Social Media Posting?

Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, establishing a presence on any social media site can result in a huge boost in performance for your business. These networks offer an array of tools that can be of great use to the marketer, but the simple ability to post comments in the conveniently accessible status update box is arguably the most powerful of them all. Being able to speak your mind on a given social network is a luxury no doubt, but what is the best time of day to actually do it?...more

Designing a Trade Show Exhibit? Visitor Comfort Is the Best Selling Point

Back in the day, I'd go to annual gatherings of the Broadcast Marketing & Promotion Executives (now PromaxPDA) where TV networks and advertisershosted attendees in their suites with open bars and great music. Now that I've been to 2 BlogHer events, it's clear that...more

Roundup - 25 Career and Business Women Bloggers Worth Reading

In my role as Section Editor for Career & Business at BlogHer I get to scour the internet looking for quality content to help you succeed. Career and business is central to many of our lives and yet it can sometimes feel hard to find voices that resonate with our heart, provide practical advice, and generally make us feel not so alone in our own journey. ...more
That is so true, Paula. A support is always needed in each and every walk of life. One thing I ...more

Entrepreneurs: Motivated Procrastinators?

It may sound like an oxymoron, but entrepreneurs can be the best at two things: procrastination and motivation! Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs for the simple reasons they are passionate about what they are doing, get a thrill or high from stepping out into the unknown, have a higher level of tolerance for risk, and love to start projects....more

New Social App Set to Help Drive Small Business Try Qwiqq Today- It is Free!

Qwiqq Poised to Help Salons, Stylists, Spas, Fitness Spur on Business:I am so proud to announce that our first Hair Salon/Stylist has posted a deal on Qwiqq, a FREE social marketing deal site in Itunes, now available.  We couldn't be more proud that a someone has decided to give Qwiqq a try. The deal was posted by Teetrand in Charlotte, NC.  If you are in that area.. check it out.  Teetrand posts:  "$25 off any color service at HCX first time clients Set up appt w/Tee" ...more

How to Manage Your Career or Business When Personal Crises Arise

All the business and career advice in the book is great. But, what happens when you're on the path to where you want to go when life intrudes in a major way? Do you stay on the path? Can you do it all? Do you have to give up the dream? I had to walk this very path last year myself and I learned a lot about myself and business in the process. ...more
Thanks for the great advice. My mom is getting older and is beginning to have health problems. I ...more

The Secret Weapons of a Good Business Leader

"The very core of leadership is that you need to have vision. You can’t blow a hesitant trumpet." This is what well-known scholar Theodore M. Hesburgh said about leadership. Leadership is a very desirable attribute among successful people no matter what type of business they are in. And if you talk about business, then leadership is a must for carrying out your tasks effectively....more