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11 Small Biz Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

By Rhonda Abrams on February 15, 2017

Face it, some days you wish social media would just go away so you can get back to running your small business. Sure, you like Facebook for keeping up with family and friends, but what the heck are you supposed to post about your storage unit business? Instagram and Pinterest are great for pretty pictures, … Read more »

Regulations Cut?

Small Biz Regulation Cut? Not So Fast

By Rhonda Abrams on February 8, 2017

With smiling small business owners surrounding him, Donald Trump held a ceremony to sign one of his many Executive Orders on his tenth day in office. This Executive Order was drafted to keep one of Trump’s campaign promises of cutting regulations for small businesses. It’s a nice show, Mr. Trump. But that’s mostly what it … Read more »

Make customers love your small business

Make Customers Fall In Love With Your Biz

By Rhonda Abrams on February 6, 2017

Don’t let the heat of new attraction dim; nurture the relationship with your customers. In February, love is in the air. After all, February contains Valentine’s Day, American Heart Month, even Love Your Pet Day. But for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, I’m declaring February as Love Your Customers Month. Getting and keeping customers is like … Read more »

Travel Ban Threat

Travel Ban Threatens Main Street Small Biz

By Rhonda Abrams on February 1, 2017

Walk down University Avenue in Palo Alto, the “Main Street” of Silicon Valley, and you’ll easily hear seven or ten different languages spoken. Those speakers come from all over the world to launch companies, create jobs, invest in America. America has always attracted the best and the brightest, the most eager, from around the world. … Read more »

Bank Loan Trouble

Small Business Borrowing Troubles

By Rhonda Abrams on January 25, 2017

Having trouble getting a bank loan for your small business? So are many other small companies, especially those in economically disadvantaged areas, according to a report released Tuesday January 24. That lack of traditional bank financing has led to a proliferation of online small business lenders. But experts warn: be careful. “Overall, the total number … Read more »

Surviving Donald J. Trump

4 Steps to Take to Trump-Proof Your Small Biz

By Rhonda Abrams on January 18, 2017

On January 20, Donald J. Trump takes up residence in the White House. What does this new Administration potentially mean for small business? There’s an old saying: politicians campaign in poetry and govern in prose. Now, the last campaign didn’t offer poetry from any side, but the grand promises and slogans of a campaign now … Read more »

Survey Says! It’s a Great Time to Own a Small Business

By Rhonda Abrams on January 12, 2017

While small business owners and entrepreneurs tend to be optimistic by nature, in 2017, encouraged by recent growth in the economy, they’re particularly upbeat. That’s according to the recent Staples National Small Business Survey, conducted in December 2016. Just some of the findings of the survey: 85 percent of small business owners feel optimistic about … Read more »

2017 Success

7 Steps to Small Biz Success in 2017

By Rhonda Abrams on January 11, 2017

It’s closing in on mid-January, and what happened to all those new year’s resolutions you set with such enthusiasm 10 days ago? Resolutions often quickly get forgotten. How can you turn your good intentions for your small business into real action? Turn those resolutions into “small business success goals” for 2017. How do goals differ … Read more »

Small Biz Resolutions

6 Key New Year’s Resolutions for your Small Biz

By Rhonda Abrams on January 4, 2017

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably making up a list of new year’s resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, stop smoking, be nicer to your in-laws. While those resolutions may be long forgotten by February, I’ve got a list of resolutions you’ll want to keep to help you succeed in your small business in 2017. … Read more »

Entrepreneur Gift

Last-Minute Gifts for Entrepreneurs

By Rhonda Abrams on December 21, 2016

Stumped as to what to get your favorite small business owner or startup guru for the holidays? No worries. There’s still time to buy the perfect gift for the entrepreneur on your gift list, and many of these can be purchased from the comfort of your chair. Domain. Every business needs its own domain name. … Read more »

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