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Alyssa Gregory
Works at Small Business Bonfire
Attended Susquehanna University
Lives in Allentown, PA
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Starting a business is a long process. Here are six common mistakes that small business owners make, which eventually end up hurting their success
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Five small business apps that demonstrate how powerful the cloud can be for busy entrepreneurs who need instant access to data, from anywhere.
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Many small business owners who sell online struggle with sales tax compliance. Here are 4 common sales tax mistakes to avoid.
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It can be hard to find a healthy balance between work and family. Here is a list of four tips that have helped me along the way.
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Small Business Collaborator
Introduction

I am a small business collaborator. I consult small business owners, write about small business topics, bring entrepreneurs together, and speak to groups about starting, managing and growing small businesses. I have a passion for creating opportunities for collaboration and sharing knowledge; that is a common thread in all of the work that I do.

In 2011, I created an online community for entrepreneurs, the Small Business Bonfire, that provides an environment for entrepreneurs in all stages of development to network, make connections, learn from their peers and embrace new ideas.

My "in-the-trenches" small business journey started in 1999 and continues today through avertua, a business I created to provide small business owners with all-around support and business consulting to make their lives easier and their businesses more productive.

On a typical day, you can find me sharing small business tips, advice and resources on About.com, the Small Business Bonfire Blog, Twitter and Facebook

Education
  • Susquehanna University
    Corporate Communications, 1995 - 1999
  • West Virginia University
    Integrated Marketing Communications, 2013 - 2015
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Do Business Ethics Still Matter?
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Business ethics are vital. It isn't free, and it isn't always easy, but trust will always be an advantage to business.

4 Sales Tax Pitfalls You Need to Know About If You Sell Products Online
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Many small business owners who sell online struggle with sales tax compliance. Here are 4 common sales tax mistakes to avoid.

4 Ways to Keep from Losing Your Top Talent
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0Share on TumblrBy Bryan Orr When running a business with multiple employees, some of them being “top notch,” how do you ensure that they ..

How to Effectively Balance Work and Family Life
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It can be hard to find a healthy balance between work and family. Here is a list of four tips that have helped me along the way.

4 Ways to Make a Good First Impression with Your Business
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A first impression is the first step toward people giving you their business. Here are some tips on how to make a good first impression to p

5 Things Every Small Business Needs to Know about Employment Discrimination
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Employment discrimination issues are often overlooked by small business owners. Here are five basic things about employment discrimination t

How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Freelance Writing Business
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0Share on TumblrBy Laura Hollington Today people live their lives on social networks and their online profiles. This way of life is criticiz

How to Keep Your Business Passwords Secure
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Password management and security can be annoying. Here are some tips to keep your passwords secure and to streamline the process.

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Mobile Commerce
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Mobile commerce provides a way to create consumer experiences that engage and retain. These tips will help you leverage m-commerce in your s

Should You Go Into Business with a Family Member?
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Sometimes it seems like a great idea to go into business with a family member; sometimes it's not. Here is a look at the pros and cons.

8 Common Mistakes Made When Conducting a Background Check on an Employee
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If you are a small business owner getting ready to hire or promote an employee, avoid these 8 mistakes when performing a background check.

5 Must-Know Content Marketing Tips for Small Business
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Content marketing can be a great tool for small businesses. These tips will get you started.

What It Takes to Launch: Focusing on the Bare Minimum
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Starting a business involves many steps. Start with these three essentials, then go back and fill in the blanks to build out your launch pla

5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Delivery Driver
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Five very important considerations if you are considering hiring a delivery driver or your business.

3 Types of Support to Add to Your Small Business Village
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The small business journey can be easier when you have a support network. Here are the type of people you need in your small business villag

How to Get Your Groove Back After a Bad Day
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Ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong? Forget about all the things you can't do, and start to focus on what you can do ins

How to Turn Freelancing Into a Full-Time Career
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With the right process, there’s no reason that your freelancing side gig cannot become a full-time career. Here's how to do it.

Get Started with Pinterest Promoted Pins In 5 Easy Steps
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Pinterest now allows you to extend your reach with Promoted Pins. Here's how to get started.

What I’ve Learned About Building a Following on Twitter
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How do you gain enough Twitter followers to start making an impact on your business? Here are some Twitter tips for small business owners.

How to Pull Off the Perfect Product Launch
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A successful product launch requires that you step into your customer's shoes. These product launch tips will get you started.