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Melanie Spring

by Shonali Burke on July 29, 2010

Five Tips To Build Your Business Smarts

by Shonali Burke on July 29, 2010

Once upon a boot camp the young entrepreneur with the growing company and the old advisor with many entrepreneurs as clients came together to talk about building a business successfully. Image: (CC) Shashi Bellamkonda Here’s what you can learn from their mistakes. Blunder #1: Being too cheap in the early stages Whether you are an [...]

by Shonali Burke on July 14, 2010

The Subtle Art of Networking

by Shonali Burke on July 14, 2010

The definition of networking is “to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally.” The core of this is lost on most business owners and salespeople. To cultivate means to really work at something. In order to network well, we must plan to befriend those around us. We work with people we like, not [...]

by Shonali Burke on June 24, 2010

CEOs, CEOMKT Is Coming Your Way

by Shonali Burke on June 24, 2010

One of our regular contributors, Melanie Spring (pictured above at this past Saturday’s #wgbiz boot camp), is holding a special class for CEOs on strategic marketing. Here’s the 4-1-1 in Melanie’s words: America runs on entrepreneurs. Those small businesses are made up of people with passion, excitement and drive. Most business owners know how to [...]

by Shonali Burke on June 10, 2010

Want To Grow Your Business? Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

by Shonali Burke on June 10, 2010

Humans are creatures of comfort. Image: modenaroid‘s Flickrstream, Creative Commons We seek it in our friendships, our families, our homes, our jobs and more. Most of us tend stay within our comfortable circles instead of venturing out into the world to find new and exciting things. As business  owners we will fail if we don’t [...]

by Shonali Burke on May 17, 2010

How To: Keep Clients Coming Back For More

by Shonali Burke on May 17, 2010

“Will you walk into my parlor?” Getting a client takes a lot of time, motivation and resources. Now that you have the client, how do you keep them coming back for more? Image: William Cho, Creative Commons Being a business owner means keeping your best foot forward throughout the entire process to be sure they’ll [...]

by Shonali Burke on April 23, 2010

Offline Transparency: How to Ground Your Business

by Shonali Burke on April 23, 2010

Are you as transparent offline as you are online? Image: Courtney Murray Rhodes, Creative Commons If you’ve embraced social media, you’ve embraced its call for transparency. But has transparency seeped its way into your business? Are you just as open with your customers, staff and vendors in person as you are online? It used to [...]

by Shonali Burke on April 15, 2010

Simply Leap: Moving Your Business Up The Ladder Of Success

by Shonali Burke on April 15, 2010

Never let it be said our Women Grow Business contributors keep their smarts to themselves. Melanie Spring of Sisarina, a new addition to our team, is doing one of those things that qualifies as, quite simply, a bright idea. Here’s the gen: Sisarina & Simply Leap are offering a series called 3 Steps to Success. [...]