Your Friends Matter More Than You Know

Your Friends Matter More Than You Know

If a friend doubts how successful you will be with your business, and voices that doubt to you…repeatedly… it just may be time to give them the boot.  You do not need their negative energy as you are launching and building your business during “normal” times. You certainly do not need their negative energy in 2020. The Naysayers You know who I’m talking about, right?  […]

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What If You Asked, “What if”?

What If You Asked, “What if”?

Solve small business challenges by asking, What If?

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Let Your Business Grow

Let Your Business Grow

As a business owner, have you held fixed ideas about what products and services you *should* offer and how you *should* deliver them?  Is there room for growth? Are *you* what is holding your business back?  Maybe. Personal Growth Is Essential Unless you are living in a bubble, it’s a pretty safe bet you have given these questions some serious thought in the past several […]

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How Are Your Video Skills? It’s Time to Level Up!

How Are Your Video Skills? It’s Time to Level Up!

We all know that video is an important marketing tool for today’s small business owners, right?  Do you…really?  Let’s check it out. The Case for Video Biteable.com gave some interesting stats about video…eye-popping, actually.  Okay, they sell video creation products. You can begin with a free, introductory “Make a Video” service, and I’m pretty sure they keep trying to upsell you.  Still, these stats are […]

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Critical Small Business Tips to Tame Overwhelm, Including an Attitude Adjustment

Critical Small Business Tips to Tame Overwhelm, Including an Attitude Adjustment

Tips to help you tame small business overwhelm caused by day-to-day small business tasks that are out of control. Start with an attitude adjustment.

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Four Ways to Conquer Fear When Starting a Business

Four Ways to Conquer Fear When Starting a Business

You want to start a business, but fear raises its ugly head and stops you.  How do you even begin?  What if no one buys your product or service? What if people laugh at your idea? What if you fail?  What in the world do you know about marketing (or finances or management or networking or whatever)?  Breathe. Just breathe.  First, you are not the first […]

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Free Small Business Consultation: Are You Ready To Do Better?

Free Small Business Consultation: Are You Ready To Do Better?

Do you want to do better in your business in the next 12 months than you did in the last 12?  Are you serious about making changes and improving? Do you want to stop wasting time and money?  If so, let’s talk. What Is A Free Small Business Consultation? A free small business consultation is the best way to tackle your challenge, whatever it is.  […]

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Crisis PR Matters: Even for Small Business Owners Who Don’t Know How to Use the Internet

Crisis PR Matters: Even for Small Business Owners Who Don’t Know How to Use the Internet

Today’s guest post is from Ami Neiberger-Miller , founder of Steppingstone, LLC. It is an intriguing look into how a small Loudoun County business faced a PR Crisis with no Crisis PR plan in place.   Crisis PR Matters: Even for Small Business Owners Who Don’t Know How to Use the Internet “I don’t know how to use the Internet” is not an excuse that holds water in this […]

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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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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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