Category: Entrepreneurship

October 6, 2013
Small Business Hiring: What You Need to Know

I recently received an email from a friend asking for advice about hiring help.  She, too, is a busy social media manager, and as her business grows, she’s finding it harder to deliver exceptional customer service.  She’s concluded that she needs help, but is unsure where to start. Should she hire an independent contractor?  What […]

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September 1, 2013
5 Signs That You’re a Small Business Owner

Small business owners are an interesting breed. And we can often peg one another in an instant!  Here are five signs that you’re one of “them!” You’re working on a holiday weekend. Labor Day? What Labor Day? If you’re reading this, in between getting some work done on a holiday– you’re not alone. I find […]

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August 6, 2013
How to Negotiate What You’re Worth as a Professional Services Provider

By Dawn Mentzer Many service-based professionals think long and hard about determining their pricing. It’s no walk in the park to take all things into consideration and set rates that are fair both to your clients AND to you. It takes a lot of time and a lot of number crunching to arrive at pricing […]

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June 23, 2013
Entrepreneurship: You Have to Want It!

I have a special place in my heart for entrepreneurs, probably because I am one. I know what it feels like to take a leap of faith to start your own business, and what it feels like to be pulled in a million different directions as you embark on the journey.  I’m blessed to have […]

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June 16, 2013
My 5 Commandments of Business

You went into business for a fundamental reason – perhaps to be your own boss, to make more money, to have more flexibility, or maybe you felt you had no other option because of the economy. And, whether you realized it or not, you established your business on a set of core principals or beliefs […]

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April 21, 2013
Sometimes Slow and Steady Wins the Business Race

Tonight, I had planned to relax. Having acquired several new management clients in the past few weeks and presented to handful of groups (in addition to the forthcoming presentation this Wednesday at the Business Women’s Forum), I felt like it was time to put my feet up. It is Sunday after all. But, like many of […]

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January 23, 2013
Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest (Literally)

By Ric Albano There’s an amusing little story that I’d tell my kids when they were younger.  Although I did tend to exaggerate or embellish on some of the dramatic details, the core of the story is absolutely true and profoundly relevant to my small business services today. When I was younger, I worked a […]

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January 13, 2013
Create a Well-Oiled Business Machine

Most businesses experience ebb and flow and mine is no exception. I’m happy to say that while we’ve had drastic set-backs, at times, our business continues to grow. After being in business for a few years, I’ve recently been asked by a few colleagues to help refine their business operations. I’ve embraced this opportunity knowing […]

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December 19, 2012
Why You Should Own Your Website

By Ric Albano  A professional website is the most crucial marketing tool that a small business owner has at his or her disposal. Establishing and retaining full ownership and control of your website is equally important in the rapidly shifting online world. There are scores of “out-of-the-box” options out there from large, well-known companies that […]

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