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Alyssa Gregory
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Attended Susquehanna University
Lives in Allentown, PA
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When starting a small business, there are some activities that require an investment in order to succeed. Here are four areas where it pays to invest.
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Laggards are watchers and waiters. They are fearful, too consumed by fear to act. I combat fear by giving in and letting go. What do you do?
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Small business owners need to take breaks on a regular basis. Here is why getting away from the office can be good for you and your business.
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A collection of must-have mobile apps that allow small business owners to work while on vacation right from their smartphone.
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Want to be a better conversationalist? Here are a few ways that asking questions and listening can lead to more inspiring conversations.
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One of the greatest costs we can encounter in our businesses is when we allow sunk costs to sink our ship. Here's how to prevent that from happening.
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Applying for a small business loan means your tax return is going to be scrutinized. Here's why
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What does your website say about your small business? Here are some things you should consider.
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We don't know anyone who actually wants to make it harder to collect invoices, but here are some common issues that result in this scenario.
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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

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  • Susquehanna University
    Corporate Communications, 1995 - 1999
  • West Virginia University
    Integrated Marketing Communications, 2013 - 2015
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4 Areas Where It Pays to Invest in Your Company
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When starting a small business, there are some activities that require an investment in order to succeed. Here are four areas where it pays

Are you a social media laggard?
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Laggards are watchers and waiters. They are fearful, too consumed by fear to act. I combat fear by giving in and letting go. What do you do?

Why Lenders Care What’s On Your Tax Return
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Applying for a small business loan means your tax return is going to be scrutinized. Here's why

6 Foolproof Ways to Make Receivables Harder to Collect
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We don't know anyone who actually wants to make it harder to collect invoices, but here are some common issues that result in this scenario.

3 Tips for Starting Genuine and Inspiring Conversations
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Want to be a better conversationalist? Here are a few ways that asking questions and listening can lead to more inspiring conversations.

Beyond the BOP: 3 Insurance Coverages Your Business May Be Lacking
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BOPs can be a great starting point to help protect your business against risks. But when your business is expanding, you may want additional

What To Look For In Meeting Planning Services
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How do you select the right meeting planner? Here's a look at the top skills to seek in meeting planning services to see if they'll work for

3 Ways Your Small Business Can Use Live Streaming
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Live streaming video is a relatively easy process, and there are a lot of ways to use it in your small business. Here are three ideas to get

3 Ways to Gain More Small Business Know-How
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The best advice for starting or running a business is to never stop learning. But how do you learn? Here are three ways to boost your small

5 Things to Do During a Summer Slump
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When sales slow, it's the perfect opportunity to plan for your busiest seasons. Preparing now means enjoying life a little more when sales p

How to Create Infographics That Give Your Brand a Boost
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If your goal is to use visuals to reinforce your brand, then you need the right tools and know-how to create an effective infographic.

Three Crucial Things to Think About When Starting a Business
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If you are considering starting a small business, there is no time like the present. Here are a three key factors to consider in your decisi

4 Ways to Ensure Your Start-Up Is Profitable
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If you are starting a business, you know how important your cash flow is. Here are four ways to keep that money rolling in.

How to Run Your Business From the Road
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There are many reasons why a small business owner would want to be mobile. Here are a few tips to keep your business running smoothly while

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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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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