Year-End Checkup and #2018SmallBusinessGoals

Year-End Checkup and #2018SmallBusinessGoals

#2018SmallBusinessGoals  Create your Small Business Success Steps for 2018! It’s that time of year again.  It is time to review your business, look at what you did well in 2017 and also look at where you need to improve, learn from that, and set your Action Plan for 2018 – also called your Strategic Plan or your Small Business Success Steps. Whatever you call it, […]

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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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