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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