A couple of years ago I was scheduled to attend an accounting seminar, and I was dreading it every bit as much as you’d expect. Making numbers interesting ain’t easy, and my experience is that accountants typically aren’t the most lively public speakers. I arrived at the seminar, armed myself with about a gallon of [...]
Are you happy every day? Most days? Not very often? Happiness is a tricky topic, especially for small business owners. Many entrepreneurs feel that happiness comes only after a business has reached a benchmark, but as Elaine Suess, leadership and talent management coach for Beyondbeing Coaching & Consulting in Cincinnati, explains, success before happiness is [...]
Like small business, the Olympics don’t always work out the way they are planned. One of the poster athlete’s for Sochi Games is Shaun White who basically put half-pipe snowboarding on the map. He won the gold medal at the last two Olympics. He was supposed to be a repeat winner this year. After he [...]
Use the mobile web to develop your small business! Learn how with these 5 tips from The Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson.
Is your customer service up to par? Even if your business starts off with stellar service, it’s easy for your standards to slip as your business grows and you become less hands-on with all aspects of the company. Plus, consumers’ standards for service are higher than they’ve ever been,–and they have many options if your [...]
A disclaimer of sorts: This method of boosting revenue is intended for entrepreneurs who own businesses that are already making a little money. This strategy can help you look down the road if you’re just getting your business up and running, but the method I describe in this article is intended for established businesses, rather [...]
Generally speaking, small business owners aren’t the biggest fans of delegating. And it is easy to understand why. Most of them built their companies from the ground up and worry that the addition of a new person may disrupt their business environment and possibly scare away clients. But as Roberta Matuson, HR consultant and author [...]
Most small business owners think they have to take giant risks to be successful. They reason that the greater the risk, the bigger the reward. This is common wisdom since when a success story gets publicized, no one hears about all the interim steps that were taken to get to the final result. No one [...]
Build a social media empire for your business in just one hour per day! Learn how with these 5 tips from Melinda Emerson, The Small Biz Lady.