How to Build an Authentic Social Media Presence – Part I

    How A Social Media Presence Is Like Dating How would you like it if someone you didn’t know, walks right up to you and asks you to marry them?  What?!  That’s a HUGE commitment!  In a dating relationship, we get to know a person, spend time with them in many settings, and even … Continued

How to Stay Inspired About Building Your Business & Setting Goals

Running a small business requires hard work, but it also requires setting goals. Without goals, you’ll be hard pressed to turn those entrepreneurial dreams into reality. So how do you create stamina to pursue your goals when the thrill of the entrepreneurial chase is gettin you down? Here are a few of our favorite tactics … Continued

5 Tips for Starting a Side Business

So you’ve got a great idea and you’re working on starting a side business. We hear you. Owning and growing a small business is something that provides a lot of satisfaction, not to mention all the benefits that come with being your own boss. However, running a side business, or even a full-time business for … Continued

How to Micromanage Without Being “That Boss”

  Everyone has probably had an experience with a boss or co-worker that micromanages. They’re the ones that are constantly checking over your shoulder, re-doing tasks you’ve already done, or taking over projects that they had previously delegated. The negative vibes that go along with this management style are vast, so why does it keep … Continued

Prepare for Holiday Sales Now So You Can Avoid Stress Later

You may be wondering why we’re talking about holiday sales before November, but we believe you can never prepare too early. The holiday shopping season will arrive before you know it and without a concrete plan, your business could miss out on the biggest shopping time of the year. Obviously, the first step in preparing … Continued

Why Keeping Track of Your Product Inventory is Essential to Your Small Business Success (Plus a Free Inventory Tracking Sheet)

Keeping track of product inventory might just be an entrepreneurs least favorite task. However, it’s necessary if you want to be a successful business owner. Tracking product inventory is useful for multiple reasons. It lets you know what products are best-sellers. You can save money by not over ordering. Free up space by only ordering … Continued

How to Respond to Bad Reviews of Your Small Business on Yelp & Google

Online reviews provide a forum for customers to share their experiences with a business. Which is outstanding if you have positive reviews, but if customers are posting bad reviews it can hurt your business. You can’t remove bad reviews from online review sites like Yelp and Google; and you shouldn’t want to! Trying to remove bad reviews, no matter how … Continued