Over the years, I have been incredibly fortunate to be invited to deliver workshops and presentations all over the world and to directly serve small business clients all over the world. There is something I have noticed. Business organizations and associations throughout the world - that exist to offer free or low-cost services to small [...]
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This week's guest post is from Michelle Murphy, owner of Wilson Murphy Law. Have you ever signed a contract without reading it? Or even worse, entered into a contract that wasn’t written? Next time you find yourself in either predicament, please back away and go watch Judge Judy or the People’s Court. My husband forces [...]
As a small business owner for over 12 years, I have had many triumphs and challenges regarding attracting, retaining and fostering the type of talent that allowed my business to grow and thrive. I’m happy to share my experiences in hopes that you can learn from my mistakes and missteps in order to help you [...]
For many business owners, the concept of brand seems abstract. When I lead workshops on this topic, I find that the attendees usually know they need a brand and have a basic understanding of the idea. What usually comes as a surprise is the scope that brand has in daily operations, the depth of application, [...]
This week's guest post is from Rachael Jencks. Enjoy! Time management is a topic that affects us all. I recently took a poll in my ‘Moms on the Rise’ Facebook Group and this topic was ranked number 1 when it came to struggles faced by the female entrepreneur. All those who responded said something similar [...]
Enjoy this week's guest post from Becky Upchurch, founder of Higher Good Coaching. If you are a small business owner, you already know that the process of launching, building, and scaling a business is full of challenges along the way. In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only about 50% of small businesses survive [...]
Trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, and networking dinners…these are just some of the typical business events entrepreneurs get invited to on a regular basis. As an entrepreneur, you surely have attended many of these get-togethers to promote your business but have you ever considered hosting an event of your own? Putting up your own event [...]
Small businesses suffer when they do not proactively handle their legal matters. A common misconception is that businesses only need to worry about the “legal stuff” or hire an attorney after they get in legal trouble. While that may be the case for non-business matters, this is a bad idea when you are a [...]
Enjoy reading this week's guest post from Lynn Drake, President and Founder of Compass Commercial and author of Do You Speak Lease?. For those of you who believe that a “Free Lunch” or “Free Rent” really exists in the leasing world, or comes without strings attached, you may then be surprised by hidden costs in [...]
Let’s face it – when you have a small business, you might be your own marketing department. Plus the legal team. Plus the bookkeeper. Plus customer service. Plus human resources. There are a lot of demands on your time. When it comes to marketing, social media may be happening, but it’s on the back burner. [...]