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Rieva Lesonsky
Areas of Expertise: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at rieva@smallbizdaily.com, follow her on Google+ and Twitter @Rieva, and visit her website SmallBizDaily.com to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.  
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What Do You Love About Running a Business?
What do you think is the best thing about running a business? A recent...
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Does Your Company Suffer from a Weak Website?
Just because you have a small business website doesn't mean it's working for you....
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Most College Grads Want to Start a Business — But Are They Ready?
The majority of college graduates want to start a business -- but do they...
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When Are You Too Old to Start a Business?
Think you're too old to start a business? Think again: The number of senior...
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How to Get Over Common Obstacles to Small Business Success
What obstacles are holding entrepreneurs back from small business success? Here are the most...
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Just Say No to Writing Checks
Is your small business still relying on writing checks to pay bills? If so,...
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Are You Ready to Jump in and Start a Business?
Are you ready to start a business? With more entrepreneurs feeling confident about the...
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What Steps Do Entrepreneurs Take on the Road to Business Startup?
A new study by Manta and Dell examines the most common steps small business...
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There’s More to Life Than Online Marketing
Online marketing is important--but it should be part of an overall marketing strategy to...
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Consumers Support Small Business — Well, Sort Of
Don’t expect to get business just because you’re small. You need to earn it...
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Get with the Marketing Plan
In today’s competitive environment, marketing can make the difference in whether your small business...
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Social Media: It’s Not Just for Marketing Anymore
Social media can do more than help market your business -- much more. Here...
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The Power of Customer Loyalty
How do most small business owners attract new customers and boost customer loyalty? Learn...
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Startup Success: How to Be the Next Facebook
How can your small business be the next Facebook, Google or Instagram? You don't...
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What Are the Best Ways to Reach Local Customers?
Is your small business trying to attract more local customers? Online marketing with social...
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How to Get Unstuck and Grow Your Business
Has your small business hit a plateau? Small business experts offer tips on how...
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The Only Social Media Site That Matters
Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? Your small business may get great results...
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2014 Small Business Tax Tips: Don’t Deduct the Dog
Keep more of your hard-earned money with these small business tax tips that will...
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Spring Clean Your Small Business Technology
Is your small business technology up to par? If not, now is the time...
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Want to Know How Customers Find You? Read This
The way consumers look for local businesses has changed. Is your marketing keeping up?...
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How to Manage Your Independent Contractor Relationships
More small businesses are outsourcing today, but dealing with independent contractors can be tricky....
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Stop Wasting Your Time (and Your Life) in Meetings
Are you wasting too much time in meetings? Get your schedule and your small...
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What Are Your Business Goals This Year?
Do your small business goals for 2014 measure up to the goals your competitors...
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Top 3 Business Financial Fails and How to Avoid Them
Are you making financial mistakes that could hurt your small business? Learn the three...
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To Get Positive Results for Your Small Business, You Need More Than Positive Thinking
What differentiates small business stars from the rest? A new American Express OPEN...
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Is It Time to Give Your Online Marketing a Tuneup?
Staying abreast of online marketing trends is a challenge. Fortunately for small business owners,...
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Let Yelp Help Your Business–Really
Are you living in fear of Yelp? Stop worrying about negative reviews of your...
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Does Your Small Business Need a Lawyer?
Does your small business need a lawyer? Before you answer "no," consider these situations...
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Are You Selling Yourself Short?
Are you focusing too much on your business's future and not enough on your...
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Small Businesses Are Going Digital for 2014
As customers increasingly go online, small businesses' advertising dollars are, too. A new study...
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Negotiating Tips to Put You on Top
Negotiating is a near-daily part of life for a small business owner. Here...
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What’s Your 2014 Growth Strategy?
Small business owners are feeling optimistic about 2014, with plans to grow their companies....
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4 Steps to Measuring Marketing Results
Is your small business advertising working? Measuring marketing results can be challenging. Here's what...
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4 Moves Small Business Owners Should Make Now for a Profitable 2014
Is your business ready for the new year? Get small business expert Rieva Lesonsky's...
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How You Can Help Spread Entrepreneurship
The excitement around entrepreneurship is contagious! A new study by the Kauffman Foundation shows...
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4 Branding Lessons From Apple
What branding lessons can your small business learn from Apple's powerful brand? Here are...
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Does Education Trump Experience When Starting a Business?
What matters more to successfully starting a business--entrepeneurship education, or street-smarts? Here's what entrepreneurs...
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Do You Feel Lucky, Startup Business Owners? Well, Do You?
Startup business owners' optimism levels about both their businesses and the economy are high,...
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Do You Have What It Takes to Start Your Own Business?
What qualities do successful small business owners have in common? A recent study has...
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Is Your Business Website Giving Customers What They Want?
Are your business website and social media delivering what customers want? A new survey...
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Entrepreneurs Are Loving It a Little Less
Small business owners love what they do, but are a little less optimistic and...
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Is Your Small Business Keeping Up With Technology?
Is your small business technology out of date? Small business expert Rieva Lesonsky examines...
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Get an Entrepreneurial Education on a Budget
Small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares ideas for how small business owners can get...
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Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Home-Based Business?
For small business owners, there are many benefits of running a home-based business, including...
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Business Startups: It Takes a Village
Think your startup has the potential to be the next Facebook? It stands a...
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Make Your Dream Business a Reality
If your dream is to start a business, you're not alone. More than half...
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Before You Start a Business, Get Real
Before you start a business, small business expert Rieva Lesonsky warns, it's crucial to...
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Home-Based Business Owners: Who’s Your Support System?
Running a home-based business takes a village. From lawyers to accountants to mentors and...
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4 Steps to Getting Great Small Business Ideas
Ready to be your own boss? The first step to coming up with your...
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Did the Recession Help Your Business?
You might be doing a double-take at the question in the headline above. But...
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