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November 17, 2018
#Smallbizchat Postponed Until Next Week

#Smallbizchat Postponed Until Next Week

#Smallbizchat has been going strong for 478 episodes so far! That’s why I wanted to give a heads up to you loyal listeners of the show. #Smallbizchat will be postponed this week, meaning there will be no chat on Wednesday, May 22nd. We will be back with another great show on May 29th though. Janet...

Leveling the Playing Field: Big Data’s Growing Accessibility for Small Business

Leveling the Playing Field: Big Data’s Growing Accessibility for Small Business

Big firms can negotiate better pricing, better terms and other arrangements that smaller companies cannot match. However, lower costs of entry for many types of technology effectively remove the benefits of scale and provide opportunities for small companies. An area of technology that’s now in...

How to Handle Difficult Customers in Your Small Business

How to Handle Difficult Customers in Your Small Business

There are times in the life of every small business owner when you come across a customer that lets you know that you made a mistake. We are all human, mistakes happen, but it’s how you respond that makes the difference between whether you get an angry review on Yelp or Tripadvisor or if you use...

What is an Alexa Flash Briefing and Why Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About Them?

What is an Alexa Flash Briefing and Why Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About Them?

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Jen Lehner, @jenrgy. Jen is a digital marketing strategist specializing in helping...

4 Hiring Tips for Finding the Best Talent for Your Small Business

4 Hiring Tips for Finding the Best Talent for Your Small Business

There are few things that are more stressful than being short-staffed. Every hire you make feels like a desperate bid to keep your business up and running. That’s when recruiting makes the biggest difference in your business. You need to attract the best talent and not just whatever is available on...

Top 10 Small Business Experts to Follow Online

Top 10 Small Business Experts to Follow Online

If you are looking for advice and information to grow your small business, there are people who have made this their life’s work. I am proud to say that most of them are people whose books and blogs I read often. Like me, they are on a mission to end small business failure. Here are my 10 favorite...

Perfecting Your Small Business Sales: Hiring Salespeople, Writing Sales Copy, and Building a Business You Can Sell

Perfecting Your Small Business Sales: Hiring Salespeople, Writing Sales Copy, and Building a Business You Can Sell

This week on #Smallbizchat LIVE, our show featured three guests: How to Hire Your First Salesperson with Suzanne Paling, @suzannepaling, How to Write Copy That Sells with SaDon Long, @LongSaDon, and How to Build a Business You Can Sell with Ash Shukla, @Ashshuklabiz. I pulled three of the best...

#Smallbizchat is LIVE on Facebook May 8th for #SmallBusinessWeek

#Smallbizchat is LIVE on Facebook May 8th for #SmallBusinessWeek

#Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss. Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday from 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow...

Taking Care of Your Mental Health as a Business Owner

Taking Care of Your Mental Health as a Business Owner

Running a business is a mental and physical marathon in itself. You need to constantly be at the top of your game in order to best serve your clients, your employees, and yourself. New challenges and opportunities each day can be exhausting if you are not taking the best possible care of yourself....

7 Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week 2019

7 Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week 2019

This week marks a high holiday on the small business calendar. From May 5th – May 11th, it is National Small Business Week 2019. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of...

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