Should Small Business Books be Self-Published?

Are  you a small business owner with a self-published book in you?  If so, make it worth my time to read it, please. The case against self-publishing I love books.  I love to read.  Recently I spent hours at my local library scanning shelf after shelf of small business books that were pedestrian, or even worse, flat-out wrong.  To be fair, they are “wrong” in my […]

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Using Your Local Media to Full Advantage as a Small Business Owner

Small business owners, take note!  I ran across an article today at Entrepreneur.com from December of 2016, “How to Get the Media Hooked on Your Company.”  It is a great read, plus it is short and concise. As a small business coach and consultant, I often help clients craft their marketing plans, and PR is always part of the options I help them explore. Here […]

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Top 10+ Inspirational Songs by Small Business Owners and Why

Part 1: Top 10 Inspirational Songs by Small Business Owners and Why Every small business owner, whether in the startup or growth phase, has a tough day every now or then (or more often!!) when things are not going right, or when they just need a pick-me-up.  What matters is how we handle those moments. As a small business coach and consultant, I offer several […]

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Part 2: Top 10 Small Business Lessons I Learned on the Bike Trail

April 18, 2017 Published by Robin Suomi, MBA, and Founder of Startup to Growth, LLC. More of My 10 Small Business Lessons I Learned on the Bike Trail (Part 2 of 2) Small business coaching lessons are everywhere! My goal in the summer of 2016 was to bike 30 miles on the Northern Virginia trail system, despite not being an avid biker and the 98+ […]

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#BeTheRiver – A Founding Principle for Small Business Owners

In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins. Always. #BeTheRiver This is a favorite quote of mine by Louis Agassiz. I altered it by emphasizing one critical word, “Always.” As both a small business technical consultant and coach who has assisted thousands of small business owners, #BeTheRiver has become a mantra for many of my clients as they journey through […]

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Part 1: Small Business Lessons from the Bike Trail

Part 1: Small Business Lessons from the Bike Trail

Submitted by Robin Suomi, MBA, founder of Startup to Growth, LLC. (C) 2016.  All rights reserved. Top 10 Small Business Lessons I Learned on the Bike Trail (Part 1 of 2) I began biking on a local railroad trial this summer to get back into shape. While on the trail enjoying nature, pushing myself to my limit, taking longer and longer rides, renewing my biking […]

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Online Marketing and Growth Management from the Mansion

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 604 S. King Street, Suite 208, Leesburg, VA 20175 $15.00 Pre-Registered/$20 Door Our Meet the Experts series continues…  Marketing & Management        …..from the Mansion                           Join us December 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Mansion to Meet the Experts […]

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eBook eVolution: ePublish Your eXpertise!

Join us to explore the world of eBooks as a means to market your small business!  Wednesday, Nov 16th, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at 604 S. King Street, Mansion Suite 208, Leesburg, VA, 20175. $25 pre-registered, $30/door. Link to register.  

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8 Insider Secrets for HR Success

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What to Understand About Citizenship, by Butch Porter

What to Understand About Citizenship, by Butch Porter

Great article by Butch Porter, Co-Founder of IndED Academies in Leesburg, VA.  IndED runs an after-school course on “What it Means to Be a Citizen” on Tuesdays and Thursdays for children ages 8 to 11. As someone who has spent years working with small businesses, here is the part of Butch’s article that really resonated with me because it is also central to being a […]

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