This year is a fun Thanksgiving for me. My husband and I are going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York (something that has been on my bucket list) then enjoying a decadent Thanksgiving dinner at a fabulous New York restaurant. While I’m grateful to get to enjoy this fun-filled day, I’m also [...]Continue Reading: Happy Thanksgiving From THE Small Business Expert →
In addition to an author and small business expert, I’m also a licensed attorney. Although I don’t practice law anymore, when I did I specialized in helping small businesses get started on the right foot. However, for every small business owner who sought my counsel, there were probably hundreds who didn’t because they didn’t want [...]Continue Reading: Small Business Lessons Learned The Hard Way. →
Q. I’m starting a business and I’m wondering: What is the best way to get my marketing going quickly? THE Small Business Expert Says: Without knowing anything about you or your business, I’m confident you decided to go into business because you are really good at providing a particular product or service and you believe [...]Continue Reading: Successful Small Business Marketing Starts With YOU! →
Feeling good and easily managing everyday activities is something many of us take for granted. But when something happens that makes simple tasks tough to accomplish, you clearly understand how much you’ve lost. Millions of American’s who suffer from chronic pain experience that loss. I know. I have Fibromyalgia — a chronic pain condition. May [...]Continue Reading: Chronic Pain Affects Small Business Success →
First Yahoo. Then Best Buy. Two major companies announced their decision to abolish their work-at-home policies. Is this a growing trend marking the end of telecommuting?
No. Survey results from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. found 80 percent of human resource executives responding currently offer some sort of telecommuting option and 97 percent said there are no plans to eliminate that benefit.
Making the decision to become your own boss, is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a career decision. Starting and growing a business requires a major commitment of time and resources in order to succeed. Because the business consumes so much of your life, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to involve a spouse, [...]Continue Reading: Mixing Love and Small Business Could Be a Recipe for Disaster →
Running a business places many demands on you. It’s often tough to decide what your top priorities should be. But one thing should always rank at the top of your list and that’s your cash flow. Are you managing your business in these difficult times based on your company’s cash flow?Continue Reading: Cash Flow Management: Critical For Small Business Success →
New research from Kansas State University finds the average worker spends 60 to 80 percent of his or her time on the Internet engaged in activities unrelated to the job. It’s known as cyber-loafing or cyber-slacking and many business owners believe it’s affecting their bottom line due to lost productivity.Continue Reading: Cyber-loafing. Good or Bad for Small Business? →
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
The above quote is one of my favorites because it’s really true. Your internal beliefs are reflected in your external results. So if you tell yourself you can do something, then you’ll work to find a way to make it happen.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know why your customers choose you over a competitor? Yes I realize you probably think you already know the answer. They choose you because you’re the best. After all, business owners must be confident about their product or service so we often lull ourselves into a content state of complacency.Continue Reading: Want to Know What Your Customers are Thinking? Ask Them. →