Small Business

Female Entrepreneurs Like GoldieBlox Are Redefining the Toy Industry

When Debbie Sterling launched a Kickstarter campaign for her line of engineering-inspired toys for girls in 2012, the issue of gendered toys and the so-called toy store “pink aisle” exploded into a national conversation. Two years later,...

3 Pricing Tricks That Will Help You Sell More

I like to think I make rational choices. When I need something, I buy it. I don’t spend too much and I never buy things I don’t need. Never. I also do not get suckered by silly ploys like: $99 (Hello! That’s $100), or “One-Day Only Sales....

Why You Shouldn't Skimp on Disclaimers

We have all heard those commercials where the drug companies proclaim that taking their headache medicine could actually cause a headache — or worse, heart attack or death. While you may think this is ridiculous and silly (I mean, it is pretty...

Be a Better Boss

Growing your team, and effectively managing it, is the only way a solopreneur can grow into being a successful entrepreneur (and therefore provide jobs to others). But managing people is a very specific skillset, just like marketing, accounting...

Why Your Customers’ Misconceptions Are Your Ticket to More Sales

Some of the most fun (and rewarding) parts of my job are telling clients which to-do list items they can strike forever, what business models they don’t have to use to make more money and which things may be true for other entrepreneurs but don’t...

Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit? Here’s What You Should Know

Have you ever had a flash of inspiration and thought of a new and better solution to a problem than anyone has ever thought of before? Most people let these moments go with the passing thought that someone should invent this thing or perform that...

Copycats and Copyrights: How to Cover Your Assets

A common scenario keeps occurring in the online business world: people are stealing other people’s intangible assets and online content. In some cases, entire blog posts are being appropriated word-for-word (seriously). In other instances, the...

Why You Should Get Your Product to Market ASAP

Have you ever poured your blood, sweat and tears into a product only to see it flop when you finally announce it’s on sale? Odds are, it’s a quality problem. It solves an actual problem for your customers. Your customers might even love the idea...

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