The Key to Business Success Is Connection, Not Contacts

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Erica Dhawan. A lot of how we measure success in the digital world is about quantity. How many Facebook likes does my company have? How many retweets did we get? For the small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur,  I believe the metric needs to shift from quantity […]

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3 content-marketing strategies you might not be using — but should

This appeared at www.bizjournals.com and was written by Caroline McMillan Portillo, BizWomen Reporter. Melinda Emerson says content is currency. Which is why she allots nearly one whole day a week to developing it. It’s key to building her brand as an expert in all things small business. It drives traffic to her website. And, ultimately, […]

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A serial entrepreneur on how to prep your startup for long-term growth

This appeared at www.bizjounals.com and was written by Caroline McMillan Portillo, Bizwomen reporter.   Most startups have big ambitions. But few are built for long-term growth. Here’s why: Most founders aren’t planning for a time when they won’t be involved in overseeing every aspect of the operation. Bizwomen spoke with serial entrepreneur Georgianna Oliver, currently […]

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Uh Oh! Crowdfunding Can Lead to Surprises at Tax Time

Crowdfunding isn’t always as simple as posting some information and collecting bundles of money. There are plenty of factors that can complicate the crowdfunding process. And many entrepreneurs have had to learn those lessons the hard way. One such factor is the way in which crowdfunding projects are taxed. Abraham Finberg, a tax accountant in […]

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Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) – Go from Amateur to Entrepreneur

(March was) Women’s History Month, and what a great time to recognize the contributions that women entrepreneurs make to the U.S. economy and to their communities. Today, women are starting businesses at a higher rate than ever before and are among the fastest-growing businesses in America. They also generate $1.2 trillion in revenues and employ […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your Email From Ending Up in the Trash

This appeared at www.smallbiztrends.com and was written by Barry Moltz. A hot topic on the subject of email marketing is how to keep your company’s emails out of your prospect’s junk folder. It’s one of the most complicated parts of email marketing which causes a high rate of failure. Here are some steps to get […]

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A Wells Fargo exec shares 5 tips for female entrepreneurs who want to raise capital

This appeared at Bizjournals.com and was written by Sal Christ, reporter- Albequerque Business First. “Women are looking at themselves and asking, ‘What business can I start myself?’” said Laurie Donovan, a senior VP and business banking manager at Wells Fargo. As the number of women-owned businesses grow — both in New Mexico and nationally — […]

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The 12 Best Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget

This appeared at www.inc.com and was written by Rhett Power.   “It’ is not how much we give, but what we put into the giving.” –Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner Your staff is terrific! Each one works hard to exceed goals and make the company a success. You want to let them know how […]

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6 Personality Traits That Can Make You a More Trusted Entrepreneur

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Neil Patel. As entrepreneurs, one of our greatest assets is our ability to be trusted. No one does business with an untrustworthy person. Without trust, you can’t broker deals, close deals, sell stuff, or come out on top. Trust is the one thing you can’t live without. […]

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Cut Out So-So to Focus on the Good

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Britt Raybould. I’m really good at many things. I also recognize that I’m really bad at other things. But I get into trouble when it involves the things between those two categories. I want to be really good at some of those things in the middle. But […]

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