Category: Small Business

7 Steps for Sustained Business Success

As a business owner, it is great to make a big splash and lots of sales on opening day. But it’s far better to build a business that succeeds over the long term.

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Marsha Kelly sold her first business for more than a million dollars. She has shared hard-won experiences as a successful serial entrepreneur on her blog, Best 4 Businesses. Marsha also regularly shares business tips, ideas, suggestions, and product reviews for business readers. As a serial entrepreneur who has done “time” in corporate America, Marsha has learned what products and services really work well in business today.

The Number One Place to Put Calls to Action

Do you include Calls to Action (CTAs) in all your marketing messages? If you’re not, this is a good time to start. Keep reading to learn why.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Top Cybersecurity Tips for SMBs in 2017

Today’s post was written by the Community Outreach Coordinator for HP’s Small Business Solutions.

Small Businesses are now being targeted by hackers more than any other business segment, according to a recent report from cybersecurity firm Symantec. With almost 50% of SMBs experiencing a data breach in 2016, having an understanding of cybersecurity and how potential breaches can affect your business is critical for companies of any size.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

How to Create Super Strong Passwords

Do you have super strong passwords for your digital accounts? Strong, reliable online security measures are a must for modern day entrepreneurs.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

10 Marketing Terms Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Bounce Rate. Calls to Action. Lead magnet. Inbound Marketing. What do these terms have in common? They’re all marketing terms you will likely come across as you begin to promote your small business or freelancing gig. And, they’re also discussed in today’s blog post (along with a few others), so be sure to bookmark this post.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

How to Write a Simple, Easy, Successful Marketing Plan

Check out these tips from Renee Moore on how to write a marketing plan. Updated on July 18, 2016.

Have you decided that this is the year to start your new business? Do you know where you’ll find clients? Do you have a marketing plan?

Maybe you were laid off or you just decided that the two-hour commute was more than you wanted to deal with. So, now you have taken over the spare bedroom. You have the beautiful, clear desk you always wanted, a laptop, bookshelves, wall calendar, and smartphone. You are set to take in clients. But, there is one problem. You have no idea how to market yourself to get clients.

A simple marketing plan will help you attract all the clients you need.

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I’m Renee Moore, founder of Bicycling and the City (AKA the girl on the blue bike)! With a flair for fashion, you can often find me, dress billowing in the wind, leading bike expeditions to the city’s most awesome destinations. Let me introduce you to a side of the city you can only see from the comfort of your own two wheels.

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