How to Level Up and Embrace Your Future as a Small Business Owner with @Spera_io

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If you're anything like me, the leap into small business ownership was more like a series of fluttering attempts, a few hiccups and hops, and then a timid jump...when I finally "felt ready." Truth be told, it took a lot longer than it needed to, in part because of my fear and hesitation, which held me back much longer than it should have. Admittedly, there was also a big gap in my professional presentation as a business owner, which sent mixed messages to my clients, and quite frankly, to me. At … [Read more...]

6 Quick Tips for Your Growing Business

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Every small business owner dreams big. What starts as a tiny idea and a basement pop-up shop has high hopes for one day becoming a huge factory outputting 10,000 units a day. Or perhaps your home kitchen cupcake shop turns into franchises all over the country. Whatever business you find yourself in, you dream of growth. Big growth. But what happens when that day suddenly approaches? When and how do you take the next big step? Check out these 6 quick tips for your growing business and make sure … [Read more...]

How to Add Custom Facebook Tabs to your Business Page

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Custom Facebook tabs are a great way to spiff up your business page with touches all your own. In a visual flow format that’s mostly controlled by the social media platform itself, making the most of these tiny advantages and calls-to-action can be pivotal to expanding your reach. Take steps to prompt your audience to actively engage and direct visitors on your business page to your areas of greatest interest (i.e. subscribing or following you on social media). Custom Facebook tabs give you the … [Read more...]

Five Not-so-Obvious Catalysts for Business Growth

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How does your small business generate more sales? Marketing initiatives? Sales incentives? Referrals? Cold calls? All of the above? While each of those tactics play an important role in any business growth model, as a small business owner, there are some other not-so-obvious ways to increase your sales and expand your market. Check out these five catalysts for business growth – creative ways to grow your market presence in your local community and ultimately increase your sales. Don’t overlook … [Read more...]

Are Your Product Photos Hurting Your Business?

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Why are Quality Product Photos Important to my Business? There are a lot of factors that impact your sales success (or failure). Just like the right strategy and mix of medias can propel sales forward, most marketing mistakes are closely intertwined and can often work against each other to create a rapidly downward spiral. Often, new business owners overlook the power of their product photos when considering market strategy. Today’s world is visually driven by the real-time access that … [Read more...]

All Work + No Play = Business Failure

Business Failure. Those two ominous words that plague the nightmares of every entrepreneur, young and old. The ever-present possibility of the professional “face plant” motivates us to keep driving, keep pushing, keep learning...but keep playing? When Somer and I joined forces in professional partnership back in 2014, we very quickly saw how our friendship morphed into a constant business meeting. There was so much to do and the stakes felt so high, every spare minute we had away from our … [Read more...]

24 Super Awesome Articles for Busy Working Moms

24 Super Awesome Articles

You may have noticed a bit of feast or famine over here at Chaos & Kiddos. Why? Because we’ve been sharing the love all over! Yup, that’s right. When we’re not here actively posting, it’s usually because we have the great honor to share our voice on other platforms. We thought you might like to keep up with where we’ve been! So...check out these 24 super awesome articles for busy working moms. Enjoy! Parenting Need a little parenting pick me up? Look no further! Grab a cup of coffee and … [Read more...]

Six Things Moms Need to Do Before Starting A Business

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By Danielle Tate, Author of Elegant Entrepreneur: A Female Founder's Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company Many moms are often sitting on a goldmine, a great business idea is there, but turning that idea into a reality can be greeted with uncertainty and hesitation. People often have daily passing thoughts of inventions that would make life better, ideas to make a difficult task easier, or a dream from youth that has not yet been realized. In my opinion, the greatest multi-taskers … [Read more...]

The Corporate Captive: An Update on My Transition to Work At Home Life

I’m about six months into my transition from full time corporate work to a new, full time work at home routine. I’ve been busily focusing my energies on Modern Femme™ Movement and our upcoming May convention (join us!), also expanding my services with The Hampton Roads Creative, which will soon transition to a special new project that I’ll share with you very soon! I’d love to tell you that this transition has been an easy one and that I’ve got a perfect routine now, am the epitome of … [Read more...]

Four Must-Watch TV Shows for Small Business Owners

TV Shows for Small Business Owners

We talked about the "Multi-tasking Myth" when I had the opportunity to listen to Roberta Oster Sachs pour wisdom into working women at a local women's leadership luncheon. I'm going to play on that a bit today by suggesting one area of your life where you CAN multi-task. Watching TV. If you're like me, you rarely have the opportunity to sit down and watch TV, falling far behind on top shows and probably having no idea what "How to Get Away with Murder" is (I found out about that one super … [Read more...]