Have a Plan

It isn’t enough to just create something and hope people find out about it. Social media is a noisy place, and you need to be able to cut through the noise. Have a plan to stand out from the crowd.

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Tips for Scaling Your Small Business

Visions of grandeur can be a small business owners downfall. As a company scales there are almost always pains associated with that growth. Forbes interviewed marketing expert Babak Azad, who shared his tips for scaling a small business. My favorite of his tips was #4. Create a powerful customer experience Recognize that we are now […]

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Cultivating Strong Spirit

Inc.com recently published an article about grit. They outlined the 4 ways business leaders can cultivate perseverance. Leave your comfort zone. Develop a daily discipline. Change your mindset. Know when to quit. Adding “knowing when to quit” is a bit perplexing, as you are trying to create a strong spirit…. that doesn’t quit. Read more […]

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Do You Wanna?

Owning a small business can be extremely difficult, but can also be so much fun. In my interviews on Faces of Main Street, the most common response to “what is your advice to someone who is looking to start a business” is to just do it! Most people I interview regret not starting their business […]

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Got Screwed Over?

Making mistakes and starting a small business pretty much go hand in hand. Getting screwed over can come from any direction, and it always sucks when it happens. The best thing to do is count it as a lesson learned and move on.

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Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back From Success?

As small business owners we can be our own worst enemy! Inc recently wrote an article on 10 things you believe that could be hindering your success! Don’t be so hard on yourself and check out what they had to say about the following beliefs you might have that are WRONG… If someone looks successful, […]

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Small Business Owners Political Responsibility

Large companies usually have the luxury of making their political opinions known. Recently we’ve seen Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon all come out against DACA, and weigh in on several other political issues like environmental concerns and net neutrality. For small business owners speaking out on their personal beliefs could be detrimental to their business. […]

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Small Business Marketing Woes

Building a following for your small business can feel like pulling teeth, unless your small business is a dentistry, then I’m sure pulling teeth might actually be pretty easy for you! Organic growth is hard, and time consuming. Just have a little bit of patience, and put out some good content, and you’ll have people […]

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Should You Be Using G Suite?

Having an email address with your business domain name can really legitimize your small business. You don’t want to send emails to potential customers and clients with an @gmail.com, @hotmail.com or even worse an @aol.com address! CNET recently wrote a great article outlining the reasons you may want to look to Google’s G Suite to […]

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What I Actually Do

The Marvel edition of this meme for Small Business Owners! As small business owners, we really need pieces of each of the Avengers (and some of the villains too).

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