Welcome to BlogNotions' Small Business Blog

The BlogNotions Small Business Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the world of small to medium sized business. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used by successful and growing small businesses, discussions of common problems and solutions faced by small businesses, best practices for scaling your business, tips and tricks for successful marketing, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Got Marketing? See Staples

This article is sponsored by Staples Print and Marketing Services. My family gets uncomfortable when they go out with me to shop for products or services because I am a tough critic when it comes to the customer experience. Recently, Staples asked me to review their Print and Marketing Services for small businesses. The timing […]

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#396 Michael Linenberger Helps Small Business Owners Make Time for Silence, Plus Learn How Brexit Will Affect US Small Business

Introduction On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first help small business owners make time for silence in a noise-addicted world. Plus, Dr. Philip Kotler is here to discuss what’s wrong with capitalism and how we can fix it. Next, we all heard about the shocking news that the UK will leave the […]

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Chicago Small Business Alert: Learn from Daymond John, Nick Cannon and others!

Chicago Small Business Alert: Learn from Daymond John, Nick Cannon and others! In partnership with Chase Ink, I will be reporting live from the Chase for Business Conference in Chicago on September 27th. Attendees are provided with the opportunity to listen and learn from superstars such as Daymond John, Nick Cannon, Nely Galan and local entrepreneurs about growing small businesses. […]

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#395 Women Presidents’ Organization Founder Marsha Firestone Shares Her Guide to Growth for Women-Owned Businesses, Plus How to Get Rid of Toxic Clients

Introduction: On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first focus on women-owned and led businesses. We’ll discuss the biggest challenges facing women-owned/led business and also the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list and what we can learn from them.  Then, what happens when you have a client you don’t like or may even […]

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What Symantec Doesn’t Understand About Channel Pricing

What Symantec Doesn’t Understand About Channel Pricing When it comes to distribution of almost anything, the world is now flat. That means, that anyonecan easily check to see if they are getting a product at the lowest price. Symantec seems toforget that channel pricing for the same product is transparent must be consistent. I have […]

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8 Insights For Millennials To Excel As Entrepreneurs

As an advisor to startups and an angel investor, I encounter many Millennials as entrepreneurs who are leaders and great role-models for the rest of us in business. Unfortunately there are still others who have great ideas and passion, but seem to have a very naïve understanding or acceptance of what it takes to get […]

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10 Principles For Sustainable Innovation In Business

As a startup investor in this age of the entrepreneur, I see many more startups, but innovation is still hard to find. The most common proposals I hear are for yet another social networking site (over 200 active), or another dating site (over 2500 in the US alone). Startups which display real innovation, such as […]

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THE Small Business Expert

By Melanie Luff As the business world evolves at faster pace, trends sometimes come and go on a weekly or monthly basis. To keep up, businesses have to constantly reassess their game plan. These smart business moves will help you boost profits and beat the competition by exploiting the latest technology – but even, in […]

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How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes from creative and […]

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