A Little Can Go A Long Way

Small business owners know what it means to work hard to make things happen. Large retailers can threaten so many of us and our friends. We need to band together and support other small businesses, and hopefully they will in turn support ours!

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Ways You Can Boost Your Energy At Work

When Elaine started to miss the sugar rush from the daily cakes in her office on Seinfeld, she went to drastic measures. You don’t have to steal the cake to get your energy back. GetVoip recently released an infographic to help you.

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What is Punching You Today?

From employee problems, to financial issues, to marketing woes, there is no end of things to deal with for a small business owner. What do you feel is punching you in the face right now?

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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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