Facebook can be an important social media tool for small businesses, but it can be difficult for your business to establish the customer reach it would like to through social media due to its design, complicated systems, and amount of time required. Understanding the way Facebook works for businesses can help you reach your audience. … Continue reading Facebook Changes that Can Kill Small Business Social Media
You may not want to think about small business failure, especially if you are just starting out, but unfortunately it is a reality for many businesses. Research estimates that one-fifth of all small business fail in the first year with less than a third lasting for longer than ten years. These statistics do not have … Continue reading Four Reasons Businesses Fail and How to Avoid Them
I'm so excited to lead a new networking chapter in Fairfax, Nexco. It was founded by a great group of businessmen whom I consider friends, and I'm honored to have been chosen to be the voice of this particular chapter. I've done a lot of networking over the years, and I hear people say all … Continue reading Tips To Network Successfully
Yes, I know it's been a while since I've posted a blog (sorry about that!) I've been so focused on building the businesses of my clients, I've ignored my home, I'll try to be better, I promise. I've been on quite a journey these past few months. Some amazing things have been happening in Chez … Continue reading How Instagram Can Help Build Your Audience (Even If You’re a Service-Based Company)
Social media can be scary for those who don't understand it; those who do understand it, however, use it beautifully as the tool that it is, and excel in marketing their businesses. But, those who don't understand it, underestimate it too, and by doing that, they end up wasting time and money-two things that are … Continue reading You’re Using Social Media All Wrong-Here’s Why…
Ok, so it's almost summer-we're only a few days away! However, it's never too late to spring clean, especially when it comes to your business. Regular evaluations will help you stay on point and focused on your ultimate goals. How do you spring clean a business? Start wtih updating your website and social media … Continue reading Spring Clean Your Business!
How many times have you heard this question? It can essentially make or break an introduction, and depending on how you answer, can either peak a person's interest, or have them look over you to find someone else to try connecting with. Networking isn't easy. It's time consuming, and can be disheartening when your … Continue reading So, What Do You Do?
The deadline for taxes has long passed, and those who needed to file an extension surely have done so by now. Many of us have already received our returns, and were a little underwhelmed by what we got back (if anything at all). Don't get caught at the last minute next year-avoid these common tax … Continue reading Avoid These Common Tax Mistakes BEFORE Tax Time!
Part of owning a successful business, or even a growing business is networking. Yes, a lot can be said for advertising and word of mouth-referrals are even great, but most of your business (my business anyway) comes from serious networking. Not everyone wants to walk into a room full of strangers and introduce themselves, … Continue reading Networking 101-How To Take Networking To The Next Level
I know, it's not the easiest thing to think about, but we don't live forever, and to expect our family or business partners to know what to do with the business after we pass can be detrimental to your business's future. Sure, you've probably secured the family with a will, life insurance, etc., but you … Continue reading What Will Happen To Your Business After You’re Gone?