The Emotional Journey of Starting Your Business

The Emotional Journey of Starting Your Business

Small business is big business in America.  There are 30.2 million small businesses in the US, with 5.3 million of them having 1-20 employees, according to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy 2018 Small Business Profile. That’s a whole heap of folks who have signed up for an emotional roller coaster ride. The Emotions a Startup Small Business Owner Feels in the Beginning Let me […]

Read Me 2 Comments

New Year’s Resolutions – Change is Life Giving

New Year’s Resolutions – Change is Life Giving

Many of us start out each new year by setting resolutions and trying to achieve them.  Many of us fail. How can we do better? Change is Tough First, understand that change is tough.  It is messy, filled with fear and uncertainty, and loaded with traps and pitfalls at every turn. Why? Change involves altering our behavior, our thought processes, our long-standing habits.  What we […]

Read Me Leave comment

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, […]

Read Me Leave comment

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 […]

Read Me Leave comment

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 […]

Read Me Leave comment

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+ […]

Read Me Leave comment