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Rieva Lesonsky
Works at GrowBiz Media
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
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Taking time off to rest and recharge is vital to keep you functioning at full capacity--so how can you really take a vacation this summer? Use these tips.
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Using screening tools such as job applications, pre-interviews and tests as part of the hiring process may help prevent you from hiring the wrong person.
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Many businesses out there are still without a solid guidance when it comes to improving online visibility.
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Is seaweed the next superfood? By Rieva Lesonsky. According to the research folks at Mintel, America may be going weed crazy. Nope, I'm not talking about that kind of weed. Mintel says, “seaweed-flavored food and drink just may be the next superfood trend in the West.” ...
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Protecting your online reputation is essential to business success today. Here are 3 steps every small business owner must take -- are you?
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Find out how entrepreneurs are turning crafts into businesses. By Rieva Lesonsky. Can you build a successful business doing “arts and crafts”? The continued success of Etsy says you can. In fact, according to new research from Mintel, 45 percent of Millennials aged 30 to 39 sold a handmade ...
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CEO GrowBiz Media. SmallBizDaily.com, editor, writer, speaker, author
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writing, editing, public speaking
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  • GrowBiz Media
    CEO, 2008 - present
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    SVP/Editorial Director, 1983 - 2008
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    Research Assistant, 1978 - 1980
  • Doubleday Book Publishers
    Jr. Research Analyst, 1975 - 1978
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California
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Long Island - NY, CA, MO
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Small business and entrepreneurship journalist and advocate.
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Brooklyn born, Long Island raised. Living in southern California for over 30 years. 

Dedicated to helping aspiring and current entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. 

Author of several books, and hundreds of articles about business ownership.
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1971 - 1974
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