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The Guidant Blog: Author Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert

Your guide to starting, growing and selling your small business

Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert

A woman of many talents, Susan Solovic is an award-winning serial entrepreneur; New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com top 100, and USA Today bestselling author; media personality; sought-after keynote speaker; and attorney.

Other Articles By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert

Motivate your Team with an End of Year Bonus

How to Motivate Your Team with an End of Year Bonus

Small Business

Susan Solovic discusses the advantages for small business owners of moving their team from an annual salary raise to a more flexible bonus structure.

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December 14, 2016
End of the year prep for small businesses

Prepping Your Small Business for the End of the Year

Holiday and year-end success for small business requires preparation. Here’s a checklist of items to consider as you get all your ducks in a row:

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December 06, 2016

Women Entrepreneurs Building Multi-million Dollar Enterprises in Non-Traditional Industries

Small Business

Susan Solovic explains there is a bright spot for women in big business. The number of women-owned firms grossing $10 million plus is growing rapidly.

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October 25, 2016
11 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills

11 Tips to Being a Better Leader

Entrepreneurship | Management

October 17 is ‘Boss’s Day’. It’s a good time to reflect on your own leadership skills. Read these 11 tips to become a better leader no matter what your role is.

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October 17, 2016
Alternatives to Business Loans for Women

When The Money’s Not There: 5 Alternatives to Small Business Loans for Women

Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

In the U.S., women find themselves experiencing loan approval rates 15-20 percent below men’s. Susan Solovic provides alternative options for women seeking business funding.

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August 30, 2016

SEO for Beginners and Small Businesses: What You Need to Know

Entrepreneurship | Small Business

It happens every day: Small business owners perform a Google search using terms that they think their customers would use to find their product or service, and their website is nowhere to be found on ...

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August 04, 2016

Top LinkedIn Strategies for Small Business Hiring

Entrepreneurship | Small Business

The effectiveness of small business recruiting grows exponentially when you leverage the networking, messaging and search through LinkedIn. Susan Solovic explains:

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July 07, 2016

How to Hire the Right Attorney for Your Small Business

Entrepreneurship | Management | Small Business

Finding a legal professional who is a good fit for your business needs is critical. By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert.

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June 30, 2016

Small Business Sales Tips: How to Automate Your Sales Team

Entrepreneurship | Management | Small Business

Learn how to automate your sales team and solve the age-old problem for small business owners: how to keep your sales pipeline full.

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May 31, 2016

6 Powerful Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Small Business

Small Business

Much more than just dusting and organizing, here are 6 spring cleaning tips every small business owner should implement:

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May 10, 2016

6 Smart Tax Tips for Your Small Business

Small Business

Here are vital tips every entrepreneur should consider to save money on their small business taxes.

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April 01, 2016

Be a Smart Business Owner: Get a Head Start on New Year’s Resolutions

Entrepreneurship

Smart business owners are using the week between Christmas and New Year's Day to get a jump start on New Year’s resolutions, and you can too.

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December 29, 2015

7 Tips to Make Your Small Business Saturday Sales Soar

Small Business

Susan Solovic reveals her tips to help you boost Small Business Saturday sales that will last throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.

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November 24, 2015

Capturing the Big Elephant: Becoming a Supplier

Small Business

Susan Solovic reveals six tips to help small businesses grow by becoming suppliers for bigger corporations.

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November 12, 2015

Social Media Marketing: What Big Companies Can Teach Small Business

Small Business

Small businesses can learn a lot from the Top 10 big brands when it comes to social media marketing.

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October 06, 2015

Five Small Business Marketing Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Small Business

For independent business owners, these creative, consistent and cheap small business marketing ideas can make the difference between profit and loss.

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September 25, 2015