Take Ownership of Your Business Listings — Here’s Why

Whenever I visit a new city or country, one of the things that I most look forward to is tasting the local cuisine. Every place has its unique flavors and secret recipes for me to discover. Today, with online business listings and mobile apps, finding local cafes and restaurants is…

Ways to Fund Your Business Using Loans

From term loans to a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, small business owners have many options to look at when thinking about financing. A loan can help you open the doors of your small business, purchase an expensive piece of equipment, or fill the gap in your cash flow. Taking…

Why Your Customers Expect You to Have a Website

When people are looking for a product or service, they turn to online search. They may search based on keywords, or they’ll search specifically for your business name. The truth of the matter is, your audience is going to judge you based on the results of that search. They want…

Don’t Put All Your Marketing Eggs in One Basket

Do you remember the day that Facebook and Instagram went down? #facebookdown and #instamageddon were actual hashtags, and they were trending for days. As a biz coach who focuses primarily on marketing, I received dozens of emails, texts, and direct messages – each one full of distress: “My posts aren’t…

When Can You Quit Your Day Job?

Starting a small business requires a lot of effort, time, and resources. It’s not uncommon for small business owners to still maintain a full-time job while operating their company on the side. But how do you know when you’re in a good enough position to quit your day job? You…

5 Lessons from This Year’s Top Small Businesses

Happy National Small Business Week! Every year, the United States celebrates a week dedicated to appreciating small businesses. This year, National Small Business Week falls on May 5th – 11th, 2019. In addition to celebrating all small businesses, the Small Business Association (SBA) recognizes select, outstanding entrepreneurs and small business…

When is it Time to Hire Employees?

Starting a business isn’t easy. Growing it by yourself is even harder. This means that as a small business owner, you’re going to need to create a new job and hire at least one employee at some point. In fact, small businesses accounted for 1.9 million new jobs in 2018.…

Why Automation is Simpler Than You Think

Automation can seem like it’s just for huge companies or requires development skills to get started. However, it’s simpler than you think to automate your processes and radically reduce your admin workload.  As a small business, automation can be your key to working less and selling more. But what does…