Small Business Networking

Independent Auto Repair Shops in San Diego Band Together for the Benefit of All

Being a small business owner can sometimes be overwhelming. If you are the sole owner of a small business, with the success or failure of your small business depending primarily on you and the decisions you make, it can be helpful to have other small business owners you can bounce ideas off of, commiserate with, and maybe even network with. This camaraderie can happen in a … [Read more...]

5 Survival Tips for New Entrepreneurs

When I first started my company, it was me in my living room, with a webcam and some beauty supplies. It has now grown into multimillion-dollar company, with a team of 14 women. Here are the top 5 tips that have helped me grow my business and become a better business owner: Hire Your First Employee Immediately I remember while running to the post office every day, thinking, … [Read more...]

Lil’ Chit-Chat, a Private Pediatric Speech Therapy Practice Serving Temecula

Lil’ Chit-Chat Speech & Language Therapy, a pediatric speech therapy clinic servicing the Temecula, California area, was started by Sabrina Conway, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Lil’ Chit-Chat is what most would call a “boutique” speech therapy business. To Sabrina, this means that she operates a business that caters to the individual needs of her clients and … [Read more...]

Got Public Speaking Anxiety? Here’s How to Conquer It

One of the best ways to grow your small business is to be involved in your community. When you give talks at community events, it gives potential clients the chance to meet you and to learn about how your company can help them better live their lives. From school job fairs to Chamber of Commerce presentations, you can make an impact on others by talking about who you are, … [Read more...]

Turning Networking Contacts into Referral Relationships

We all know about New Year’s resolutions – but summer is characterized by its own set of resolutions, particularly in business. When people resolve to slow down for the summer, they tend to go into overdrive by reaching out to networking contacts “one last time” before checking out. As a result, our inboxes are full of emails and our phones are pinging nonstop – all because … [Read more...]

Pedaling Tourism: An Interview With Todd Sebastian of Off the Chain Bike Bus Tours

Businessing Magazine sat down with Todd Sebastian, co-founder of Off the Chain, a bike bus tour company operating in Sacramento, California, to learn more about his unique business and what it takes to succeed in the tourism industry. Todd and his business partner, Jason Blessinger, started Off the Chain in 2014, with the goal of bringing a unique and amusing social activity … [Read more...]

The Best Unexpected Places to Network

BusinessDictionary.com defines networking as “creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it active through regular communications for mutual benefit.” And some of the most common places to meet these types of professional contacts include Chamber of Commerce get-togethers, field-based events and trainings, referrals from family and friends, or pretty much any … [Read more...]