SBDC: An Important Resource

If you have a business and are not familiar with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) you are missing out on an important resource. Their offices are typically located at a local college or university and they are an extension of the Small Business...

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Books for Female Entreprenuers

I have been subscribing to Sparkle Hustle Grow for over a year and each month the box comes filled with goodies as well as a book for female entreprenuers. Each month has a theme and the items in the box typically pair well with the book. If you have been...

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Marketing Ideas – March National Days

The year is flying by already. Can you believe it's time to plan ahead for March? March National Days. Whether your business is online or a brick and mortar there are ways you can celebrate and honor different national days, weeks or months to promote your...

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Marketing Ideas – February National Days

Are you ready to plan for February? Here are some marketing ideas for February National Days. Whether your business is online or a brick and mortar there are ways you can celebrate and honor different national days, weeks or months to promote your...

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Marketing Ideas – National Days January 1st – 4th

The new year will be here before we know it and now is the time to start planning for ways to market to your customers. If you have a brick and mortar business some of the national days that people celebrate can be a great way to get people to visit your shop or...

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Ready for the Holidays?

Are you ready for the holidays? Maybe you aren't personally, but is your business? On Tuesday, November 19th the Small Business Association (SBA) hosted a #SBAchat on Twitter filled with great information to ensure you and your business are ready for this extremely...

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How to utilize Google My Business

Google My Business is a great tool for business owners - especially those with physical locations. Most people aren't even aware of it's existence, let alone all that you can do with it. Let me share with you how to utilize Google My Business. If you haven't already...

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September Sparkle Hustle Grow Box Arrived!

Do you know what can cheer you up after not feeling well for a couple of days? The September Sparkle Hustle Grow box arrived, and perked me right up! This month's box is full of more great items, including a book that has been recommended to me many times and I have...

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Is Disability Income Insurance Worth It?

As someone who unexpectedly had two back surgeries in 2015, I can tell you that disability insurance is a necessary expense. I was lucky to be employed in the corporate world when the surgeries took place, and had short term disability insurance through my employer...

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Life Insurance: 3 Income Tax Advantages

Often times, when signing up for something like life insurance, we only think of our monthly budget instead of our long-term goals. Yes, it will cost you something each month. However, the benefits far outweigh the effect it will have on your budget. In fact, the...

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