Mom-trepreneurs like Scarlett Paolicchi are a good example of the ingenuity and variety of today’s small business owner. Starting a business from where you are and suiting your lifestyle is the key. Don’t let the restrictions stop you. Read on!
Social media “mom-trepreneur” makes good. Self-proclaimed “accidental entrepreneur” Scarlett Paolicchi discovered an aptitude for social networking and founded her small business, all while adjusting to her new status as a stay-at-home mom. Incorporating what you know and do in your day-to-day life into a new business may not be as hard as you think. Start Your Own Small Biz
It’s a waiting game. Small businesses remain wary while the process of economic recovery ensues, however studies are showing that many owners are “cautiously optimistic”, holding their breath and waiting to see how the new year will unfold for the small business community. Learn more about why this waiting game continues. Smallbiz Technology
A better life in the new world—just across the state line. See how online shopping site FatWallet.com escaped restrictive online sales-tax laws and found its promised land just one state over, a move which also enabled it to create a fun and state-of-the-art workplace from the ground up. The Wall Street Journal
What do your goals say about you? Everyone makes resolutions at this time of the year, but how you define your short and long term goals can speak volumes about who you are. See why setting goals for yourself or your small business may be the key to progress and how making a resolution might just be the first step on that journey. Inc.com
Entrepreneurs are multifaceted creatures. So it’s important that communities aimed at them include a variety of interests. David Siteman Garland talks about building his community geared toward entrepreneurs, and how taking a holistic approach reflects his vision of the entrepreneurial journey as a lifestyle, not just a vocation. BizSugar Blog
Getting down to the atomic level. Most companies use metrics—analytics tools to measure one facet or another of their business, like traffic or revenue. But did you know that metrics can also be useful at the atomic level, helping a company know how to thwart employee boredom, improve a single meeting, or boost learning curves? Forbes
Why your social networking must pay. And two ways to make it do that. With importance of ROI when it comes to just about everything in business, it’s best to have a way to make sure you’re really getting your money’s worth from everything you’re doing. Duct Tape Marketing
So, are rural small businesses really any different? Well, yes, if this look at the biggest trends among rural businesses for 2012 is any indication. Of course, some trends here are more unique among rural entrepreneurs than others. Small Business Trends
What’s the lifetime value of your customer? Escaping the cycle of low price competition as a commodity provider can have to do with recognizing the lifetime value of your customers. FixCourse
The key to outsourcing effectively. If you think outsourcing is about bare minimum quality at rock bottom prices, you may want to consider a different perspective. Quality issues that hurt your business are not worth the savings and outsourcing effectively is about something else all together. Epic Launch
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