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Paul Witkay – Alliance of CEOs – Small Business Show 244

One of the most frequently repeated pieces of advice that we give on the show is to get involved with a board of advisors and to connect with other business owners. Connecting with a group of diverse business owners and executives is a powerful way to build relationships and to bring experience to your business

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22 Top Resources for Women Business Owners

October is National Women in Business Month, and it’s a good time to look at the impact women business owners are having in the US economy. In this blog post, I will share some statistics, along with some great resources for women business owners who want to start a new business or grow an existing

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How to Say Yes to Profits and No to Taxes

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 Octavia Conner, @SayYesToProfits. Octavia is the #1 Virtual CFO and Strategic Business Advisor to 6 and 7-figure businesses. She is

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The SmallBizChat Podcast: Disrupt Your Competition Through Customer Amazement with Shep Hyken – Ep. 002

Shep Hyken is a Customer Service and Experience Expert and the Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations. He has presented keynote speeches and organization presentations for dozens of well-known companies including Energizer, Applebee’s, American Express, American Red Cross, and Georgia Oilman’s Association to help them build loyal relationships with their customers as well as their

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The SmallBizChat Podcast: How I Became SmallBizLady – Ep. 001

Welcome to the first episode of the SmallBizChat Podcast – the show that’s on a mission to help you improve your small business and avoid small business failure. I’m your host, Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady,” America’s #1 Small Business Expert. On today’s episode, I share who I am, how I became known as the SmallBizLady, and

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The 5 Top Advantages of Brand Marketing

Google. McDonald’s. Visa. Nike. When you hear the names of these companies, a picture automatically forms in your mind. Why? It’s simple. They are killing the brand marketing game. Although your company might not be a billion-dollar empire like those mentioned above, it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of brand marketing. If you are

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How to Build a Brand on Amazon

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET.  This is excerpted from my recent interview with Andrew Morgans, @MarknologyE. Andrew is a thought leader in the Amazon Branding space. He is the founder of Marknology™, a Kanas

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How to Present Your Business Proposal to Win Clients

Proposing your business plan in front of the clients is the culmination of a very long sales process. The chances are that you spent a great deal of time preparing your pitch…but the thought of presenting it might horrify you because you are afraid you won’t keep your audience hooked. This article will surely help

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Turning No into Yes – Small Business Show 242

We all know how powerful saying No is. In fact, we’ve done shows where we discuss just that – focusing your power by saying no. But what if you are on the other side of that no? How do you work around being shut down? What techniques can you use to convince someone to change

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20 Best Places to Pitch a Guest Blog Post

If you are using content marketing, blogging, and SEO, to grow your small business brand, guest blogging is an effective way to go about it. Guest blogging is when you write a blog post for someone else’s website. To properly pitch a guest blog post, the key is to understand the purpose of the blog/website

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