Category: THE Small Business Expert Blog

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no valley low enough. Ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you, baby.

You may remember this song popularized by Marvin Gaye in 1967. For some reason the lyrics keep running through my head — not about my husband (although I do love him), but rather about my business. And not just my business, but every successful small business out there.

I realize the song is about personal relationships, but aren’t our relationships with our business just as strong? When you launch a business, it’s personal. In the early days, you are the business. You nurture it, you do your best to protect it and you struggle to help it grow. The lines between your personal and business life are completely blurred. The business occupies your heart and mind constantly. Your business is a part of you.

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How to avoid this big company’s customer service fiasco

“I bought an HP all-in-one printer through Amazon the other day and encountered a problem when I set it up. During setup, the small touchscreen on the front of the printer – which is called the control center – stopped working. “It froze at one point. I uplugged and replugged in the printer and the […]

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This week in small business: Creative and practical advice for 2018

Creativity and thinking outside of the proverbial box is on display this week, especially in our curated collection of marketing articles. You’ll also find ways to beat your self-doubt and cope with the EU’s new data regulations. Leadership, management, and productivity In this USA Today article, Rhonda Abrams delivers seven solid rules for small business […]

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How to fill your tanks to propel you through your day

  Are you a morning person? I don’t think there’s any doubt that productive mornings are a recurring theme among the most successful individuals, so I always like to read recommendations about ways to squeeze the most productivity out of my mornings. That’s why Benjamin P. Hardy’s Medium article, 8 Things Every Person Should Do […]

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Ouch! Only 1/3 of sales time is spent selling! How to fix the problem

What if you owned an auto repair garage and your mechanics only spent about 1/3 of their working hours actually fixing cars for your customers? It would be an intolerable situation, wouldn’t it? That’s essentially what a Hubspot survey discovered when it inquired about the ways sales professionals spend their time. On average, they devote […]

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