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Rieva Lesonsky
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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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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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My father taught me an important lesson when I was in high school. Like this reader, I was overtaxed: I was taking seven classes a day (including three difficult Advanced Placement courses), was President of three after-school student organizations, acting in my school’s Drama Club, and had a six-day-a-week newspaper delivery route with 92 private homes. Frankly, I was killing myself. I had little time for friends, girls, and fun.
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1) 5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks 30,000 websites are hacked every day. Every day? SiteLock shares some tips for how to avoid getting hacked.
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Let’s take a step back. EMV stands for Europay Mastercard Visa, and as you might guess from the name, it’s a standard designed by the credit card companies for
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Who doesn’t love chocolate? For years entrepreneurs have taken advantage of America’s love of chocolate (last year chocolate sales totaled nearly $18 billion in
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What’s Your Story? Is your small business making a difference in this world? Your customers think so and want to sing your praises. Enter Insureon’s newest
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As a small business owner, you might not always have the time to sit down and hash out a plan of attack – but it’s important that you do. By getting in the right frame of mind and nailing down not only what you hope to accomplish, but also exactly how you plan to accomplish it, business goals are much easier to attain.
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The life of a business owner is a busy one. If I had my way, days would be 30 hours long—and there’d be, like the Beatles sang: “8 days a week.” But there
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It is an exciting time when your business is growing. It is very rewarding to see hard work pay off and word spread at how efficient and productive your company
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These days, workplaces come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many companies are allowing empl0yees to work at home, which, while a great perk, isn’t an option
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These days, a rising number of users are engaging with companies primarily – and sometimes exclusively – via their mobile devices. Due to this shift, brands
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