Why Owning a Small Business is Awesome!

Success of a business doesn’t depend on the size of the business. There are many factors that determine if a business is successful. Small business owners across the county would agree that owning their own business is rewarding on a personal level. In this article, we will look into the reasons why small businesses are awesome. 1) High Quality: Maintaining … Read More

Managing Employees-The Balancing Act

As a business owner, you have to balance your vision for your business with handling employees. You  want employees to behave in certain ways, but you also want to refrain from exercising too much control over their behavior for fear of alienating them and, perhaps worse, violating the law. Here are some aspects of control you may want to think … Read More

Networking Dinner Do’s and Don’ts

Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people. As a small business owner, time is precious so how do you throw and effective networking dinner?  Here are a few do’s and don’ts to consider: Do Get a Private Room If you care about … Read More

What is Coworking and why should you try it?

Coworking spaces have been popping up everywhere and evolving into every worker’s dream. Today’s professional coworking offices attract an array of companies, entrepreneurs, startups, and more. Let’s start with the basics of how coworking spaces provide members with a transformed work environment. “Coworking” is known as membership-based workspaces for freelancers, remote workers, small businesses, tech start-ups, and other professionals to … Read More

The Work/Life Balancing Act as a Small Business Owner

Work/life balance is a sticky subject for a business owner. Partially because it can be difficult to attain, but mostly because of the misunderstood expectations behind what “balance” really looks like for both the business owners and those special people in their lives outside of work.  Managing everyone’s expectations can be part of the challenge.  Consider a few of these … Read More

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Sales Goals are Falling Short

I have a saying…”Numbers don’t lie and they tell a compelling story”.  If your sales are falling short of the targets you’ve set, it’s going to be right there in black and white—and maybe even some red. The reasons for those shortfalls can be written on the walls or hidden and hard to see. It’s no wonder struggling CEOs have so … Read More

Gender Balance in the Workplace

Some employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. The obstacles to building truly diverse and inclusive work forces is overwhelming. There’s no easy, global approach to intentional hiring. Every organization has its own short-term talent needs, long-term strategic goals, and entrenched institutional culture. But your company is likely to benefit from at least some of the intentional … Read More

Key Small Business Trends in 2019

One of my favorite sayings is “you don’t have to be faster than a bear, just faster than the guy behind you”.  In today’s world, small business owners need to stay one step ahead of their competition.  Technology, millennials and demanding customers have changed how we think about what it takes to be successful in 2019 and beyond.  Customers have … Read More

Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned firms continues to increase. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. It is not impossible, and you can do it!  … Read More

Let This be YOUR Year!

Unless your town is so small that all residents are already aware of every business located there, make 2019 the year you put the Internet to work for you and your business. What goals have you set for your business for 2019?  How will you measure success?  What tools and resources will you use to get there?  These are just a … Read More