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Melinda Emerson, as SmallBizLady, teaches how to succeed as your own boss
Melinda Emerson, as SmallBizLady, teaches how to succeed as your own boss

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Who’s on #SmallBizChat in May 2017 - #Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss.   Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and follow the hashtag #Smallbizchat and click here for directions  to join the weekly conversation.   In May, #SmallBizChat will be celebrat...

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How to Change the Way You Lead in a Small Business - Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET.  This is excerpted from my recent interview with Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the Author of The Coaching Habit and the Senior Partner and Founder of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. For more information, http://www...

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Understanding Facebook Ad Campaigns - Guest Article If you’re reading this right now, it likely means that you’ve fully embraced mobile marketing for your business (if not, then it’s time to start migrating to the online marketplace). Hopefully, you’ve already seen the dividends that reaching out to digital customers offers, so what’s next? It’s time to make the move to paid online marketing. Advertising on Facebook really can’t be perceived as being a huge advantage anymore. Now, you need ...

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New Blog Post: 10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business
Heads up! There are a few things that just might shock you... http://ow.ly/ORxH30b7nok

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Motivation Monday: "Become a side hustler first before you jump all the way out of corporate America."
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10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business - I’ve found that people who want to start a business often don’t have the first idea about what that really entails. Once they do launch a company, they’re often surprised at how real and often stressful it is to be an entrepreneur. Here are a few of the things I’d say might surprise you. Heads up! A Really Great Employee Won’t Last Forever It’s one thing when a subpar employee quits, but what about when the one you’ve come to rely ...

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How to Stay Relevant and Successful in Today’s Changing Market

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Today marks the 8th Anniversary of #SmallBizChat! Join me and Susan Solovic, Small Business Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author, tonight as we discuss How to Stay Relevant in Today’s Changing Market. Tune in at 8pm ET by following the hashtag #SmallBizChat on Twitter. http://ow.ly/nbUk30aZ5Fz

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As the founder of a startup, you are probably aware of the difficulties associated with funding for your early stage venture. So, before you begin working to secure a meeting to pitch a venture capital firm, take these steps into consideration. http://ow.ly/n7C530aYYtH

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7 Mandatory First Steps Before Seeking Venture Capital - Guest Post As the founder of a startup, you are probably fundamentally aware of the inherent difficulties associated with the process of securing funding for your early stage venture. Further complicating the matter is the fact that the way venture capital firms evaluate a potential investment has undergone substantial changes in recent years. So before you begin working to secure a meeting to pitch a venture capital firm, there are s...
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