Friday, December 24, 2010

Top 5 No No's for Mompreneurs

by Holly Reisem Hanna

As a mompreneur I know how tough it can be to juggle a new business, family and your personal life - honestly there never seems to be enough hours in the day. But just because you're strapped for time and/or money, it is not okay to cut corners and compromise your integrity. Make sure you're not committing these top 5 no-no's.

Read article here

Thursday, December 9, 2010

11,520 Resources Starting an Online Business

Courtesy of Paras Chopra

Free, 40 Page guide (scroll down to view complete outline), covering topics on marketing, starting a business, blogging, podcasting and so much more.

Read more and download your copy here

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Three Crucial Elements Needed for the Start-Up Business Owner

Courtesy of Denise O'Berry

[Please enjoy this guest post from my colleague Julie Anna Schultz of]

"Over the years that I have been working with online business owners I've noticed common traits. Each of these commonalities impact the success or failure of your business..."

Read article here

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to Handle an Angry Client

by Tom Hopkins

"Too many salespeople, when faced with clients who range from dissatisfied to down right angry, choose the loser's path by postponing handling the situation. This results in one of two things happening. Either the angry client decides the problem isn't worth the aggravation and cools down (what every salesperson wishes would happen, but like many wishes, just thinking it won't make it so)..."

Continue reading...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Free Small Business Owners Resource Guide

Provided courtesy of Denise O'berry

"If you're looking for the free Small Business Resource Guide, then you came to the right place. This guide is packed with resources for small business owners."

Click here to view details

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

4 Tips for Choosing a New Online Business Name

Posted by Nathan

The name you choose can have a tremendous impact on your SEO, marketing strategy, and attracting potential leads and customers to your website. Here are some tips to make sure that your domain name smells the sweetness of success.

Read article here

Monday, October 18, 2010

Small Biz: Q & A List

Covers topics on: Franchising, Marketing, Legal Issues, General Info, Financial, Human Resources, Taxes and Importing/Exporting

More details and to view list, click here

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Five Tips to Work More Effectively From Home

Courtesy of Denise O'berry - Please enjoy this guest post from the helpful folks at Office Suites Plus, a virtual office company.

"..When you take the proper steps, a home office allows you to work from the comfort and convenience of home without sacrificing productivity. Here are five helpful tips to make your “home office” time more productive."

Read article here

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10 Things to Do Before You Start Your Start-Up

There are some ways to prepare yourself, test your idea, and improve it before you actually found a company around it. We've compiled the best examples from recent Inc. articles and guides of tips for the very early steps of building a start-up.

Read article here

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Become Your Own Boss

10 Legitimate Working From Home Online Jobs - Free ebook

Read details here

Sign up for ebook here

**NOTE: Be sure to always check out any WAH job!**

Monday, September 20, 2010

5 Powerful Ways to Build Your Credibility as an Entrepreneur

by Onibalusi

As an entrepreneur, one of the most important things you should focus on is building your credibility. Be it online or offline, having credibility is very important for new business opportunities, contacts, and your overall business experience.

Read article here

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

14 Attention Grabbing Tactics for Launching New Biz

by Denise Wakeman

You’ve created a blog for your business. Now what? You’re probably asking yourself, “How do people find out about my new blog?”

The simple answer is: You have to promote your blog and let people know it exists.

Click to hear audio

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Step by Step Guide: Starting a New Business

Topic Overview:

1. Are You the Entrepreneurial Type?
2. Small Business FAQ
3. Introduction
4. Deciding What You Want To Do
5. Viability Of Your Idea
6. New Learning
7. Writing a Business Plan
8. Financing Your Business
9. Effective Partnering
10. Mentors and Resources
11. Business Structure
12. Licenses, Regulations and Permits
13. Small Business Insurance
14. Employment Issues
15. Hiring/Managing/Firing Employees
16. Accounting System/Internal Controls
17. Implement Your Marketing Plan/Selling Product
18. Creating Your Product
19. Refining Your Marketing Plan
20. Modifying Your Product, Creating New Products
21. Reevaluating Your Company
22. Growing Your Company
23. Contemplating Your Exit Strategy
24. Further Small Business Resources

To read the guide, click here

Monday, July 26, 2010

Free Resources - Starting Online Business

How to Start an Online Business: 11,520 Free Resources for the Internet Entrepreneur (Free Guide)

View complete list here

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Small-Business Tax Breaks in 2010

By Matthew Bandyk
Posted: March 4, 2010

"This year, taxes on small-business owners are under particular scrutiny. They're getting so much attention because Congress is currently debating a jobs bill with multibillion-dollar tax credits for small businesses..."

Read article here

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

State Business Licensing Center

When starting a business, it is important to be aware of the license and permit requirements outlined by the state in which the business will be operated. Each state government requires varying licensing requirements depending upon your business type. This new resource is designed to be a one-stop center to help entrepreneurs in all states find the important business licensing information that they need.

Friday, July 2, 2010

101 Best Blogs for WAHMs

If you are looking to build a career as a WAHM, be prepared to do the dirty work. Like conventional job hunting, finding work as a stay-at-home mom requires pounding the virtual pavement online to find a gig that suits your niche and expertise.

This is a great list filled with loads of blogs on a wide variety of topics and subjects!

View complete list here

Thursday, June 24, 2010

5 Steps to Taking Customer Service Social

posted by Lauren Vargas

"...Customer service is no longer an area to triage customer complaints. It’s about anticipating customer needs at the right time and place. Organizations must relearn how to interact with their community, shed some of the heavily automated barriers, and get back to the basics of customer service."

Read post here

Monday, June 21, 2010

10 Steps to Starting and Succeeding in Business

Copyright© by Dr. William R. Osgood

By participating in this program, you are already taking the first step of what is an exciting and rewarding adventure for many. For others, starting and running their own venture is a bad choice. The reality is that most businesses will be out of business in less than 5 years after they get started – and most of these because they failed. The sad truth of the matter is that most of these business failures can be avoided. That is the purpose of this program – to help you avoid the pitfalls that can limit a business's success or even make it fail, and reinforce the strengths and decisions that can lead to success.

Get complete details and lesson info here

Thursday, June 17, 2010

14 Twitter Feeds Startups/Founders Should Follow

by Gary G

"....The key to using Twitter productively, of course, is avoiding idle banter and following only those offering concrete, actionable advice. To that end, Grasshopper scoured Twitter for fourteen accounts that any startup founder would be well-served to follow."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

33 Lessons Learned By Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs usually go into business wearing some lovely rose-colored glasses, only to learn that there are a whole host of myths and misconceptions about owning your own business. I asked a variety of entrepreneurs what was the one thing that they wish that somebody had told them about business ownership before they started their companies. Below are the biggest business myths and misconceptions, straight from their mouths, that could have reshaped their entrepreneurial journeys.

Read complete list here

Sunday, March 28, 2010

How to Start a Business After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By eHow Contributing Writer

Starting a business after filing bankruptcy is not easy, but it can be done. It will take a bit more effort to re-establish your credit and to obtain a loan if you need one. It is important that you are willing to do the necessary steps that are required to start over again.

Read article here

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Top 2 Home Business Success Roadblocks....

By Lonnie Bradley

"....Some entrepreneurs don't even realize how these roadblocks are stopping them from achieving home business success.

Those two home business success roadblocks are Perfection and Paralysis analysis."

Read article here