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Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Fall and Winter Seasons bring Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and more… so what? It’s not too soon to talk about the holidays and we’re talking about […]

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Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

In my small business, I run across a lot of SMB boomers who simply aren’t, shall we say kindly, “tech-savvy”? As a mostly tech-savvy boomer myself, I want to sometimes […]

SPOTUS - the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

SPOTUS – the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

You may not know or care that my career began in retail. In light of this historic Supreme Court Decision for LGBT civil rights, I couldn’t help but recollect all the […]

"My Staff Doesn't DO Social Media" is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

When I discuss how important in-house contribution is for social media marketing with (TOO MANY) small business owners, I hear:

“But, my staff doesn’t DO Social Media.”

First of all, statistics tell us that’s not true.

Not only does your staff own a smartphone, but have likely downloaded at least 2(00) social media apps to talk to friends and family, and play games. And during breaks, lunches, WHEN YOU AREN’T LOOKING, and at quitting time, they are …

Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business?

Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business?

You became an entrepreneur for the challenge of freedom and exploration. Don’t settle just because …

SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts

SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts

Yes, they are lucky to have a job in this time of high unemployment rates, but the reduction in pay raises and increased layoffs has translated into a harder and heavier workload for many and therefore, less effective…

SMB Owners: Don't Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

SMB Owners: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

My guess is you never gave a damn about bookkeeping, ordering, payroll, maintenance, or many of the duties that are so necessary to run a successful business. So why aren’t you …