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.

Happy 50th Birthday, SCORE!

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Congress did something smart for America (yes, it does happen sometimes). It authorized the creation of a volunteer organization called (the letters initially stood for “Service Corps of Retired Executives”) under the umbrella of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The idea was that struggling small business owners needed information, education […]

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More reader consulting mistakes, plus advice on how to fix

Start My Consulting Business – Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Let’s get right into it: today, I’m sharing 2 more reader consulting mistakes, but this time with my advice. (I also share another inspiring reader story). First, Jeff B. sent me this: Ugh. A consultant making $12.50 an hour? That’s […]

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Sustainability for your business – 10 top tips

Transforming your business into a sustainable company is important for many reasons. Firstly, it can save you money. When it comes to the bottom line, saving money should be the biggest incentive you have. Times are tight and every penny counts, but there’s more. Becoming a sustainable business is also good for your brand image. […]

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The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing ToolKit

Think of all of the incredible ways you can market your restaurant via the Internet. There are so many resources, it is impossible to name them all and each has different benefits and uses. Effectively managing the Internet tools you use can be difficult, time consuming, and confusing without the right management techniques. Image A […]

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End-of-The-Year Marketing Calendar

Year end marketing plan strategies to finish off the year strong and prepare for next year’s plans The approaching end of the year presents a perfect time to ensure that you capture as much business as you can — and to plan for all the opportunities a new year presents. Here a few simple ways to […]

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Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team. Unfortunately, startups are not one-man shows, so entrepreneurs need to study leadership as much as […]

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