How to Stand Out Among Other Female Entrepreneurs

As more and more women decide to start a business, it gets harder to stand out among other female entrepreneurs. However, it can be done. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Utilize Social Media

Social media can be used for so much more than keeping in touch with friends and family. Create pages for both yourself and your business on multiple social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.). Then, share content that shows off the things that you have to offer. Be sure to highlight ways that you are different than your competition. For example, if you’re the only day care service in your town that also provides transportation, be sure to bring that up in your posts.

Business Litigation Attorney In Tampa

It is inevitable. If you open a business, at some point you will get sued. People seem to think that if you have a business, you have money. You should always have a business litigation attorney on retainer. Even if you are a brand new business, it is a good idea to have a relationship with a business litigation attorney Tampa business owners be proactive so if something does happen, you can be ready.

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Series On Following Up With Prospects

I am part of a wonderful group of women on Facebook called Atlanta Women Entrepreneurs. One of our members, Allison Babb Phillips, asked this question:

I’m curious to hear from other biz owners…. when you hesitate or forget to follow up with a prospect, what’s typically going on that’s causes this? I just taught a ClientsOnABudget.com session today on “follow up fortunes” and thought I’d ask the question. You know… the stack of biz cards we were meaning to connect with, referral we got but never contacted the person, interested prospect we should call but haven’t etc. Why’s that?? And do share your ideas for conquering persistent “follow-up failure?”

Characteristics of An Effective Entrepreneur

Before a doctor diagnoses a specific disease, his patient must undergo a series of laboratory exams and assessments. He has to know the history of his patient and how lifestyle affected his present health problem. As results come in, that would be an indication of the time when a physician gives specific drugs and therapies for maintenance. This will eventually contribute to the level of optimum health for that individual. If all else fails, the process will be repeated again.

Video: Gmail introduces-Priority Inbox

I always complain about how google does stuff. However, this time I think they are on to something. They are rolling out this priority inbox feature for select gmail users (don’t ask me how they determine who gets to test it first). I saw the notice when I went to check my email earlier today. They have even created a cute youtube video explaining how to use it. Here is the video. I just had to share it as an example of a good way to use video in your business.

Guest Article: “Don’t Trust The ‘Experts’ by Darren Hardy”

I found this article on twitter today while I was trying to figure out what to write about. This got my attention because there are so many self proclaimed gurus trying to get you to buy into their methods, it’s downright scary. This article gives you some ways to know if the person you are dealing with actually knows what she is talking about. Here’s the link to the article: http://darrenhardy.success.com/2010/08/dont-trust-experts/

What do you think? Leave your comments in the comment section.

Small Business Tips – Ways to Save Money On Your Daily Business Purchases

School starting this early has gotten me behind schedule with my blog posting. Hopefully I’ll be back on track next week. Enjoy today’s post.

Small business owners worry about cash flow when times are tough like everyone else. This is a valid concern because small business owners have more responsibility than people that are just employees. Entrepreneurs are sometimes responsible for payroll, supplies, and benefits for their employees. In addition to these responsibilities, they have to buy the things they need for their own household to run smoothly. Just like you can save money on your household purchases, you can save money on the purchases you make for your business. The rest of this article will show you how you can save money on your daily small business purchases.

Podcasting: A Cost Effective Way to Create & Reach an Audience

This is session three, Producing a Podcast.

The speaker discusses the best microphones to use for your podcast and also some of the best software products. He will also explain how to render the podcast into an mp3 file so you can share it with the world.

Book Review-Testosterone Free Marketing by Denise Michaels

Book Review-
Testosterone Free Marketing by Denise Michaels

Normally I don’t write gender specific posts, but
this is pretty important, so fellas go watch
Sportscenter. This one’s for the ladies.
Ladies, if you are serious about building your
business (which I know you are or you wouldn’t
be reading this blog), then you must stop what
you’re doing and pick up a copy of
Testosterone Free Marketing by Denise Michaels.
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Are you ready for taxes yet?

Although most of you are thinking about Christmas presents and gift wrap, you should spend some time getting ready for the upcoming tax season.  Make sure to get all your records in order (if they aren’t already).  This might be a good time to investigate hiring some help.  It may take more than one person to organize your receipts for your accountant or tax preparer.  This would be the perfect task for your local virtual assistant.