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Wildly successful entrepreneurs embrace discomfort, understanding that it’s a process   that fosters growth and momentum.


Women Business Owners (WBOs) recognize the importance of the web, mobile and social media to engage, capture, and nurture customer relationships.


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Magaret Lyons - Today's Featured HOME BUSINESS Expert

Learn from the Best Hom e-Based Business Experts!

Margaret Lyons has had the pleasure of being the Customer Success Manager/Project Manager at InfoStreet, Inc., for the past five years. Previously, Margaret worked as a real estate consultant, a title company marketing representative, and spent years engaged in volunteer work. Read Margaret Lyon's Blog.

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How Professionals Can Break Through the Menacing ‘Middle Mile’

By Dan C. Steenerson

If you’ve been in business any length of time, chances are you’ve “bonked”—a phenomenon that happens to marathoners around mile 20 that’s otherwise known as “hitting the wall.” Succeeding in business is much like a marathon: the start is exciting, with the thrill of anticipation swelling as you toe the starting line. You know where you want to go and you’re committed to getting there. The end is equally exciting. Actually seeing the finishing line in the distance brings on a surge of adrenalin. But between the excitement of the start and the rush of the finish is the toughest part of all: the middle miles.   

Working Smarter   Growing a Biz

Breathe Life into Your Business

Embrace Seven Facts of Business Life that Affect Us as Entrepreneurs

There are other important facts about business ownership — facts that could help you avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that trip up so many others, and go on to achieve the success you’ve dreamed of. I call these the Facts of Business Life — seven essential concepts needed to create a successful business life.

Business Building Tips for a Home-Based Biz

10 Places Offline and Online to Find Potential Customers

By Terry Seymour

Building a successful online business is no easy task. It takes hard work, time, and commitment. As we all know, the success of a business is dependent on its customers who keep the business alive. Finding these customers is not always easy. Discover ten places, online and offline, you can effectively utilize to find and bring in those potential customers.

Entrepreneurial Encore? Why a Small Business Might Be the Perfect “Retirement” Gig (and 10 Rules for Starting Your Own)

By Sean C. Castrina

So you don't want to go back to the daily grind but frankly you're finding retirement to be a drag. Starting a small business may be right for you. With just 20 hours a week of organized and focused time, you can build a solid foundation for small-business success. Here, I share insights to help retirees create and sustain successful businesses, without sucking up all of their time.


Retiree Business

Collecting Business Cards Isn’t Enough: Seven Ways to Supernetwork Your Way to Success

In most careers there are 20-25 relationships that truly matter. Knowing how to segment these contacts out from the others makes all the difference. Here, we explain how to recognize and cultivate your “critical few”—and how to handle the rest. 

By Andrew Sobel

During your career you’ve heard or read lots of advice on networking. And chances are you’ve picked up a subtle, underlying message: More is better. Why else would you have left the last conference you attended with a briefcase full of business cards? Oh, you haven’t reached out to any of those folks yet (or they to you), but you “networked” and that’s what matters.This superficial view of networking just doesn’t, well, work.

If you really want relationships that matter, stop aimlessly collecting business cards. There is a big difference between “networking” and actually building a network of deep, loyal relationships.


Use Social Media to Have a Two-Way Conversation with Customers

By Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation

It’s 2014 and more people than ever are using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook as their primary way of communicating. Social media has profoundly changed the way businesses communicate with customers – today, social media tools are an integral part of virtually all professional CRM solutions. But many businesses are missing out on an incredibly powerful marketing tool by forgetting to make customer communication on social media a two-way street.

Social Media

Find a Home-Based Business, Franchise or Opportunity for You

Give Network Marketing a Fair Shake

By Richard Henderson, Publisher of Home Business Magazine

Network Marketing is a Viable and Booming Business Sector 

Network Marketing - also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).- has always been a major player in the home-based business industry. To understand network marketing, first look at what it simply is. Network marketing is simply a way to transact goods and products (and sometimes services) with the consumer market. At its soul is direct selling.


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26 Tips to Help You Stay Productive on the Ground and in the Air

If you are one of the many Americans who travel regularly for business, airports, delays, and forced downtime are the bane of your road warrior’s existence. They usually mean you’re getting even farther behind on your constantly expanding to-do list. If you’d like to increase your productivity the next time you don the armor of a road warrior, then read on for 26 tips to help you save time, cut stress, and accomplish great things while you’re on the road.

Business Start-Up

Former Math Teacher Builds a Direct Sales Company with 50,000 Independent Distributors

By Home Business Magazine

Every Friday, It Works! Global founder Mark B. Pentecost swaps his city-office setting for the tranquility of his cattle ranch in Myakka City, Fla. The 340-acre spread has no Internet or cellphone service — which means no text messages, emails, or other interruptions. It’s the ideal place to reflect, rejuvenate, and generate bold new ideas — ideas like the one that gave birth to his direct sales company in 2001.

Internet Technology

By Lance Brown, VP of Product Development at Huzzah Media, provider of innovative digital solutions for small businesses

In today’s mobile world, it is critical that Main Street businesses engage with their customers on a more frequent basis since many of their big box counterparts are already doing so.  But small business owners are struggling to take the next step to expanding their digital footprint, in large part because of most of today’s online tools aren’t suited for their unique needs. 

As overwhelming as going digital may seem, there are simple things small business owners can do to get started.

Health and Fitness


As we age, we feel tired more often at work. Even older workaholics in love with their jobs may remember a time when they could work 18 hours every day and not feel the effects.


How to Turn Dull into Dynamic!

By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE 

Whenever you open your mouth, whether your audience is one person or a thousand, you want to get a specific message across. Maybe you want your opinions heard at meetings, or perhaps you are giving a formal presentation, internally or externally. Anyone who sets out to present, persuade, and propel with the spoken word faces 10 major pitfalls. 

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