Category: Small Business

Your Brand Should Include a Social Mission

Your Brand Should Include a Social Mission

While going through our newsfeeds over the weekend, I came upon an article worth sharing. The piece, Why Your Brand Should Establish a Meaningful Social Purpose, was written by Joy Chen for Entrepreneur.com.  The reason it caught my attention is because the value of incorporating a social mission into your brand is varied and brings […]

November 1, 2016 | By More
SBA – Women in Business Resource for Success

SBA – Women in Business Resource for Success

Many a business woman has dreamed of starting her own company.  But, once she starts digging into the details, it can seem so overwhelming that some women may want to just forget it.  Today’s Post is for the women in business who want to take the leap into being an entrepreneur.  I want to review […]

June 21, 2016 | By More
Should Banks Offer Financial Literacy for Small Business?

Should Banks Offer Financial Literacy for Small Business?

Some questions are easier to answer than others.  In today’s blog, we address the question, “Should banks offer financial literacy for small business?”  The answer is a resounding “yes.”  Why?  The main reason is that for small businesses, their first partner in their new venture is a bank.  It is also a mutually beneficial relationship. […]

June 7, 2016 | By More
Successful Entrepreneurs:  Winning Tip in 2016 and Beyond

Successful Entrepreneurs: Winning Tip in 2016 and Beyond

Since I started the path of entrepreneurship, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a lot of other small business owners – men and women.  It doesn’t matter how long they have been on their journey of entrepreneurship, one sentiment remains the same. Each enjoys the freedom of following a dream or vision and having […]

May 31, 2016 | By More
Career Mistake That May Leave You Unemployed: No Plan B

Career Mistake That May Leave You Unemployed: No Plan B

Last week I had a conversation with a friend of mine.  She advised me a business professional we both know lost his job at the end of 2014.  He still has no job.  I also read an interesting LinkedIn post from Linda Descano entitled 7 Essential Steps for Processing a Job Loss, which prompted a […]

September 17, 2015 | By More
Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Delegate

Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Delegate

For readers who are currently small business owners or intend to be, there is one truth that you should embrace.  As an entrepreneur, you should learn to delegate.  Why?  It’s because you cannot reach scale if you’re caught in the trenches doing all the work.  Besides, when you can incorporate the talents and experiences of […]

July 21, 2015 | By More
How to Save Money Traveling for Business

How to Save Money Traveling for Business

Technology today has made some business travel unnecessary.  However, there are times when face-to-face meetings or attending an event is needed.  This is the time the money smart consumer wants to find sensible ways to save money so business travel costs can be kept down.  Whether you’re a small business owner or an employee, it’s […]

March 4, 2015 | By More
Cold Weather and Small Business: Prepare to Avoid Risks

Cold Weather and Small Business: Prepare to Avoid Risks

The other day, I visited an office for a meeting.  A sign at the front of the walkway read “Caution: Salt Has Not Been Used on the Sidewalk”.  I proceeded to cautiously cross the sidewalk, but noticed it had indeed been covered in salt.  Despite the signage, the company was prepared to avoid risks that […]

February 23, 2015 | By More
Entrepreneur Mom:  How to Balance Family and Work

Entrepreneur Mom: How to Balance Family and Work

According to a Pew Research Center article published last year, 29 percent of moms are opting to be stay-at-home moms.  Perhaps some of these women are interested in remaining partially active in the workforce without working for someone else.  There may also be working moms who want to explore entrepreneurship to follow a dream of […]

February 19, 2015 | By More
Small Business: 9 Reasons Being a Solopreneur Works Today

Small Business: 9 Reasons Being a Solopreneur Works Today

Today we are sharing a great article by Minda Zetlin at Inc.com.  She discusses the 9 reasons there has never been a better time to be a solopreneur.  What we find most encouraging is that starting your own business and functioning as a solopreneur has never been more promising thanks to changing markets, technology, and […]

February 11, 2015 | By More