Meet Amanda Kennedy

Meet Amanda Kennedy, an entrepreneur.  In this Darlene's Biz Talk podcast, learn how Amanda and her husband Bob, turned their hobby into a full-time successful and profitable business....

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Business Theory vs. Business Reality? The difference can make or break your business.

Many MBA students and Professors of Business approach me for entrepreneurial advice. At first, I thought it was because, after a brief encounter, they learned I started a few of my own businesses...

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Why Big Banks Don't Want To Fund Small PPP Loans

A 26-year old entertainment business forced to close, a 3-year-old egg production company stopped expanding and a 2-year old children’s birthday party planner shut down because each...

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Non-Employer, Micro or Small Business. Which One Are You?

Non-Employer, Micro or Small Business.  Which One Are You? 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) of the United States, defines small businesses as having less than 500 employees. ...

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Spirituality and Business

Spirituality and Business

How does a business owner think positively in an environment with financial downturns? There is an easy answer. However, this answer does not come with an easy process to...

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Business coach versus consultant; which do you need?

Many people ask me what the differences are between a business consultant and a business coach.  Many people advertise their services as small business coaches.  Very few promote...

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Easy Steps to Write an Elevator Message

It's interesting how many business owners talk in circles when answering my question, "What's your business?" As an entrepreneur, you must always be prepared to answer this question within a few...

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Social Media Words and the Law

 

Dealing with both positive and negative social media reviews is a way of life for small business owners. My consumer travel agency was a victim of a defamation campaign.  Why? I have no idea...

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How Small Businesses Get Partnerships To Work

 

Going into business with one or more partners requires a strategy in and of itself.  I believe each partner in the organization should have a job description and plan to contribute to the...

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Number One Reason Why Startups Fail

 

Number One Reason Why Startups Fail

Are you a would-be entrepreneur with a great new business idea?  Do you feel you can become the next Microsoft?  To be a successful business owner, the...

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