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How to professionalize your freelance business

Local D.C. business owners gathered to gain insight on how to make their businesses stand out. A mix of writers, consultants and public relations professionals gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on April 3rd to learn how to personalize their freelance business and exchange ideas with their peers. Panelists included Shara Gibson […]

Balance & Focus: The keys to being a successful (and guilt free) womanpreneur

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Women EntrepreneursBusiness coach Brandi Starr says that women entrepreneurs can obtain balance by making sure they are focused. Read Brandi’s three steps for a life of balance and focus. Women business owners naturally face different challenges than their male counterparts. Although each household dynamic is […]

Create a value proposition that differentiates your business from the competition

Guest blogger Michael Zipursky  shares tips on how to define the value your business offers to attract customers. Within the last 14 years, I’ve worked with over 15,000 consutants helping them to land more clients through my business – Consulting Success. Consumers and corporate buyers have more choices today than they’ve ever had before. While that’s great for them, […]

How to decide which business structure is right for you

Choosing a legal structure for your business is important. E.J. Dealy, CEO of The Company Corporation, shares tips on choosing the proper business structure. As CEO of The Company Corporation, I have the opportunity to interact with people who are interested in starting a small business  on a daily basis.  Launching a business can be […]

How can small business owners benefit from attending SXSW?

SXSW is a must-attend for technology entrepreneurs, but all are welcome. Guest blogger Helene Kwong shares tips on how small businesses can benefit from attending SXSW. This year was my first time attending South by Southwest, the annual music, film and interactive festival held in Austin, Texas. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, considering […]

5 strategies to win back small business clients

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Women EntrepreneursEntrepreneur and Internet business strategist Chris Curtis, shares tips on getting back into the good graces of former clients. I’ve helped many small business owners and entrepreneurs make a profitable impact online through my business – ChrisCurtis.com. Through my work, I’ve learned that growing […]

How IT consultants can ensure their websites cover the full sales cycle

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series IT consultants seriesMost IT consulting websites fail to account for modern B2B buying. Read this post to learn the 3 sales cycle stages and which content works best. When planning their websites, most IT consultants obsess over aesthetics, at the expense of marketing functionality. This […]

Embrace your inner visionista: What it means to be a woman entrepreneur

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Women EntrepreneursGuest blogger Lynn Bardowski, known as the Million Dollar Party Girl™, encourages women entrepreneurs to embrace their visionista to achieve business success. We’ve come a long way baby, but we still have a long way to go. According to an article from The Wall […]

3 ways your small business can work with a CPA

Guest blogger James E. Heyward of Heyward CPA shares tips on how to make your accountant a strategic partner within your business. In my role as founder of HeywardCPA, I’ve met a number of people interested in starting a small business. As luck would have it, most of these potential business owners have understood the need for […]

5 great Black entrepreneurs every American should know

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series African-American entrepreneurs

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series African-American entrepreneursAlfred A. Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise, a leading resource for Black business owners, highlights entrepreneurs who’ve left an impact on the African-American community. Athletes and entertainers. Abolitionists and civil rights leaders. Poets and preachers. Authors and painters. Soldiers and politicians. Every Black History […]

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