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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

2 Underutilized Investments to Grow Your Business

Entrepreneurship | Management | Small Business Resources

As a small business owner, you probably understand and appreciate the adage that “time is money” better than anyone. Running and growing your business requires significant investments of both ...

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July 14, 2017

How to Increase Your Small Business Value from Day 1

Small Business

One of Don Draper’s most memorable lines in “Mad Men” is, “The day you sign a client is the day you start losing him.” Smart business owners apply a similar thought to planning, founding ...

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June 22, 2017

5 Ways to Reduce Stress at Tax Time

Small Business

Whether you’re doing your taxes alone or with the help of a professional, here are 5 tips to help you remain calm and ensure you're getting the biggest refund. ...

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April 11, 2017

Prepping Your Small Business for the End of the Year

Small Business

The end of the year can be a bit crazy for businesses. It’s a time when nature is inherently slowing down, but business owners have to hurry up and get ready for seasonal shopping as well as tax ...

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December 06, 2016

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

Small Business

Women are flocking to business ownership in massive numbers. In fact, they are starting businesses at twice the rate of their male counterparts. However, most women-owned firms remain relatively ...

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October 25, 2016

Boss’s Day: 11 Tips on Being a Better Leader

Entrepreneurship | Leadership

October 17 is ‘Boss’s Day’ which means it’s time to recognize your boss for all of their hard work, but it’s also a good time to reflect on your own leadership skills.  No matter what ...

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October 17, 2016

6 Smart Tax Tips for Your Small Business

Small Business

  You know the old saying: Nothing is certain in life expect death and taxes. So it’s that time of year again to pay Uncle Sam, and while you can’t get out of it, you can minimize the ...

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April 01, 2016

7 Tips to Make Your Small Business Saturday Sales Soar

Small Business

  Five years ago, American Express launched Small Business Saturday to support and raise awareness for small businesses in local communities. Last year, consumers spent $14.3 billion on ...

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November 24, 2015