3 Ways to Make Sure You Keep Your Business Resolutions

Even as we're just barely getting through January, business owners everywhere are trying to stick to their New Year's business resolutions- everything from hiring a bigger team, to taking bigger marketing risks. Big or small, sticking to resolutions can be tough. Here are three ways to stick to your goals throughout the entire year. Tell your team....more

How to take the New Year By Storm as a Small Business Owner

Somewhere among the holiday parties, employee reviews, and scheduling vacation time, we find ourselves in 2015! I can’t speak for every small business owner, but October through December just flies by me in the blink of an eye....more

The Right Way to End the Year As a Small Business Owner

2015 is just around the corner. There is so much to do! End-of-the-year reviews, distributing raises, figuring out bonuses, organizing holiday parties, filing necessary paperwork, getting ahead on taxes, thanking your partners with personal, heart-felt gifts, the list is never-ending! With a million things going on, it can be tough to map out priorities. Here are 3 things every small business owner should do to end the year on a high note:Take advantage of the sales opportunity. ...more

Defusing Office Drama

Where there are people, there is conflict, and your office is no different. It doesn’t matter if there are just two employees or two hundred, there are going to be fights; there is going to be drama. Unfortunately, that makes life difficult for many of us. I don’t like drama. I’d rather just avoid getting involved and let it play out. But when you run a business, you can’t think that way....more

How to Team Build and Decorate Your Office in All in One Week

If you’ve scoured Groupon recently, like I do every night before bed, you’ve probably seen one for a “painting party.” Most of these parties involve going to a bar or restaurant and painting your little hearts out while sipping on wine and munching on appetizers. Though, there are some painting parties that come to you. And these make for a great in-office team building afternoon!Here’s how our party went down, and, in the process, we ended up with a new office:Start with wine and cheese. ...more

How to Transition from Entrepreneur to Mompreneur

As any mom will tell you, having a kid changes everything. After they’re born, your priorities, goals, and visions do a complete about-face. And that can be tricky if you run a business. After all, being an entrepreneur is one of those all-engrossing careers. You barely have time to breathe, let alone run your kids to soccer practice. But as someone who is raising two boys and running a business, I assure you it is possible. You just have to know how to transition properly. ...more

How to Keep Busy and Productive When You own a Small Business

When you own your own business, you will find no problem staying busy, but you may find between meetings, preparing meals, and carting everyone to soccer practice, that, at times, it may prove difficult to stay productive. When your day is full, it’s easy to get tricked into thinking that you got everything accomplished that you needed to get done, but in the craziness of it all, it’s likely to leave things out....more

3 Things to Look For in a Receptionist

Hiring a new team member is always a tricky task. Not only do you need to find someone qualified for the job, but you also need to make sure they fit in with the company culture you’ve worked so hard to create. An added level of pressure, then, comes with hiring a receptionist. What can seem at first glance like one of the more minor roles in your business is actually a position that you should pay special attention to. When a customer walks through the door, or gives your business a call, the receptionist is the first face they see or voice they hear....more

How to Work From Home Without Becoming a Recluse

One of the BIGGEST challenges I face when working from home is staying social. It is so easy to just get lost in your work - before you know it your weekend is gone and you haven’t seen anyone outside of your immediate family for three days. And I know for a fact that this is an issue that a lot of businesswomen deal with. The National Women’s Business Council found that 88.3% of women-owned businesses were non-employer, so the owner is the only employee. And there’s nothing wrong with that!...more

Dana’s Corner: Three Ways I Judge Your Facebook Before Hiring You

It’s time for another Dana’s Corner on the Blogher blog! Dana, the Director of Operations of our company, oversees all the hiring that goes on in the office. Though before anyone gets through the door, Dana gives their social pages the ol’ once (or twice) over. ...more