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Alyssa Gregory
Works at Small Business Bonfire
Attended Susquehanna University
Lives in Allentown, PA
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Your introvert nature may be a disadvantage at times, but it can also be a secret weapon. Here is how to use your introvert superpowers when negotiating.
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Flexible working requires a lot of self-discipline, and not everyone is suited to this type of work, but it can come with a big productivity boost.
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Follow these seven small business contingency planning tips to prevent something truly catastrophic from happening in your business.
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Do you want to generate more profit per owner/manager hour? Here are a few ways to make your business more profitable without building a gigantic mega corp.
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Are you considering hiring an employee to help with workload or to generate more revenue? Consider these points before you add staff to your solo business.
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Differentiation is a key part to creating a profitable business. Let’s explore four fictitious tree farms to illustrate four differentiated business models.
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Goal setting is great, but let's talk about what you shouldn’t do this year. Here are four small business marketing mistakes to avoid in 2017.
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If you don’t have an extra room at home for an office, this article can help you squeeze in a functional home office space in your humble abode.
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You will need to scale up your small business from time to time. Doing this the right way is far more complicated and sensitive than it might sound.
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Here are three of the most effective strategies to boost your social media presence in an attempt to increase sales while keeping costs low.
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f you’re a local business but you’re not providing the benefits your customers expect from one, it’s time to get to work.
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Micro business is changing the face of the traditional business world in ways we have never seen before. So what's the secret to success?
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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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Digital sharecropping describes when a person or business contributes content to an app or website they don’t own. Here's why you need to av

How and Why to Research Your Competition
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There are some very good reasons for your to research your competition if you are a small business owner. Here is why it's important and how

4 Ways to Be Seen As an Expert in Your Industry
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If your business is in the service sector, your expertise is what lands you accounts. Here are four ways to be seen as an expert in your ind

How to Turn a Single Blog Post into 5 New Content Marketing Pieces
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With a little ingenuity, you can take one blog post and expand it into much more in order to attract a broader audience with smarter content

The Only Guaranteed Ways to Grow Your Business
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It can be difficult to grow your business when there are so many moving parts to attend to. But it is possible. Here are three ways to grow

8 Things Your Employees Won’t Tell You That You Wish You Knew
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Communication between a business owner and employees may sometimes be strained. Here are 8 things your employees might be thinking yet not t

How to Upsell Existing Customers and Why They’ll Love It
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Upselling can be a huge key in growing your small business. Here’s how you should upsell existing customers to boost customer loyalty and sa

6 Ways to Use Smart Closet Storage for Improved Home Office Productivity
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If you’re hunting for better productivity in your home office, check your closet. Here are 6 ways closet organization can boost your home of

The 5 Worst Mistakes to Make When Starting a New Business
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Starting a business is tough, but if you make any of these five huge start-up mistakes, you'll be making it a whole lot tougher.

10 Powerful Pieces of Financial Advice for SMBs
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As a small business owner, you need to consistently manage your business finances. This financial advice can help you stay on track with you

5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Office Environment
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Every business owner should implement standards that encourage productive and positive employees. Here is how you can maintain a healthy off

6 Reasons to Use Online Forecasting Tools
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Online forecasting tools use cloud-based technology to create financial forecasts. Here are a few reasons you should be using an online fore

This Old-School Tool Beats an App for Note Taking, Every Single Time
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There are some situations when you can't beat old school. One of those situations is note taking during meetings. Here's why , & how I boost

How to Use Google Adwords Keyword Planner to Plan Blog Posts
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It’s tough to come up with new topics to blog about. So how do you keep your blog fresh? You let the Google Adwords Keywords Planner guide y

Why Small Businesses Should Use Cloud-Based Invoicing Software
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Cloud-based invoicing software will cut costs and help you start growing your business. Here's why online invoicing makes sense for small bu

Before, During, After: Mastering Your Small Business Loan Application
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Applying for a small business loan can be daunting. These tips will help you master the small business loan application, in every stage of t

What You Need to Know About Website Copyrights
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Your website copyright notice is a line of text in the footer of your website. Do you need it? What year should it say? How can you update i

To Outsource or Not to Outsource? The Social Media Management Question
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You may need help with social media management if your social accounts are gathering dust because you don’t have enough time to handle it on

How to Attract Better Customers In Your Small Business
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Some clients are toxic. Ideally, you want to attract responsible consumers who pay their bills on time and have a healthy credit report. Her

4 Interview Tips That Will Make You a Great Trade Magazine Interviewee
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Being featured in a trade magazine can be a big deal for a small business owner. Follow these quick interview tips to get the most out of ev