Small Business Networking

How to Thrive During the Holiday Season

Each holiday season, consumers are bombarded by ads from major brands, all vying to be the one chosen to finish off your holiday gift list. But these retailers have millions to spend, and our nation’s small business owners are finding it difficult to compete. Vistaprint recently surveyed 500 owners of main street small business owners nationwide to find out just how important … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure That Your SMB is One of the 70% That Hits the 2-Year Mark

Running a small business is no easy task. You’re constantly spinning plates, trying to develop and maintain a loyal customer base while still making money in the process. Luckily, 70 percent of small businesses last at least two years. To make sure your business is a part of this majority, here are a few steps you can take. Grow at the Right Rate Common sense says that the … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why a College Degree Can Help You Run a Successful Business

You have watched every episode of Shark Tank. You have read Mark Cuban's biography. You have opened your fair share of lemonade stands. Now, it is time for you to open your own business. Although everyone has his or her own opinion on the benefit of a college degree, here are five reasons how a college degree will help you run a successful business. College is What You Make … [Read more...]

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...]