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.

Should You Borrow from Family and Friends?

Should You Borrow from Family and Friends? I have borrowed (and lent) money to family members and have lived to tell the tale. But make no mistake, this common activity is also a dangerous activity that can wreak havoc in personal relationships. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s 2016 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey  found that […]

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#392 Retired Starbucks President Howard Behar Shares His People First Philosophy, Plus How to Energize Employees and Engage Prospects on Facebook

Introduction: On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about what it really means to put people first in your business. Then, we’ll talk to a man who has started and invested in over 50 business about what he has learned. Next, we’ll show you how it’s possibly to run a company […]

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55 Features Every Small Business Website Needs to Have

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 […]

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#391 Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, Sheds Light on Astounding Federal Regulations Facing Small Business, Plus Corporate Phrases That Are Hurting Your Business

Introduction On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first discuss the astounding federal regulations facing small businesses, which cost approx. $10,000 per employee annually, with the annual total cost burden on the typical U.S. business coming in at $233,182. My first guest shares how we can demand a better, more responsive system from […]

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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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9 Actions to Take If Your Business Flight is Delayed

9 Actions to Take If Your Business Flight is Delayed I fly 100 flights a year, so I consider myself somewhat of an expert at flying. About 20% of all flights in the U.S. do not arrive on time.  If your flight is delayed, increase the chances of getting to your location by taking these […]

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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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