Brandi-Ann Uyemura writes from her home in Hawaii. She specializes in writing that heals and inspires others on a range of topics. She has a MA in Counseling Psychology, writes for print publications and websites, and is currently undertaking fiction.
on September 30, 2014
Millions of businesses pop up across the U.S. each year. But starting a new business is expensive and beyond the financial means of many. How do innovative entrepreneurs get the money to fund their dreams? Surprisingly, friends and family are the main funding …Read » Views: 84
on September 15, 2014
Marketing strategies, new equipment, and educational courses seem like practical purchases for a new business. But do you really need them? When you’re on a shoestring budget, extra expenses can drive your startup into the ground. Here are five costly mistak…Read » Views: 1,594
on August 21, 2014
Small businesses are no longer chained to their front counters to process customer transactions. While big, bulky terminals are still common, mobile credit-card readers that attach to smartphones and tablets are increasingly replacing old-school terminals on s…Read » Views: 943
on June 9, 2014
Kelli Ellis, an interior designer turned TV celebrity, is an expert in design psychology. She wrote the book Do I Look Skinny in This House? after years of consulting with clients. She was nominated as Remarkable Woman of the Year by the National Association …Read » Views: 743
on May 28, 2014
John Spencer Ellis (pictured) is a best-selling author, speaker, filmmaker, and coach. He’s the CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association, Mixed Martial Ar…Read » Views: 635
on February 14, 2014
Valentine’s Day is a major spending holiday, second only to Christmas. In fact, consumers are expected to spend an average of $131 a person this year, with 51 percent of shoppers purchasing within a week of Feb. 14. Small businesses have a prime opportunity…Read » Views: 311
on February 12, 2014
Detox diets are popular among celebrities and the health conscious, especially after holiday binges. Can these periodic “cleanses” be beneficial for businesses, too?
Author and small-business consultant Regina Anaejionu thinks so. She observes that “the…Read » Views: 369
on January 23, 2014
Yes, mistakes are inevitable, and they can work to your benefit if you learn from them. But committing the same error repeatedly, to the point that it becomes a bad habit, can cost you.
Here are five bad small-business habits, plus some tips for breaking them…Read » Views: 484