New Book – ChangeMasters: How To Actually Make the Changes You Already Know You Need To Make

Barry Moltz new book, ChangeMasters: How To Actually Make the Changes You Already Know You Need To Make, is a must-read to prompt you to take action. We know we need to take action. We know we need to change but we often don’t. We don’t take action. Based on …

73 Year Old Family Business. How She’s Leading It In Modern Times.

When Alison Gutterman’s grandfather first launched his company back in the 1940s, he had no idea that decades later, his granddaughter would be leading the family business through a global pandemic. Back then, Manny Gutterman & Associates, Inc., was a national sales representative organization selling a variety of proprietary products …

Tough Times Persist For Small Biz Says Facebook Global SMB Survey

Facebook’s Global State of Small Business Report presents a relatively gloomful picture of small business economics. The pandemic started in early 2020, continues to negatively affect the entire globe. I believe civil unrest in Europe is also causing global economic concerns. We’ll first unpack some of the highlights inside the …

How to Franchise Your Small Business (Things You Must Know to Succeed )

Franchises can be an excellent way to maximize business growth while minimizing the overhead costs involved with opening additional locations. You are basically leasing rights to your model, brand, and business strategy to another entrepreneur in a franchised business. The franchisee receives a proven business model and ongoing support to …

News: The US Plans to Spend $10 Billion to Help Small Businesses Recover and Grow

Small businesses in the country went through difficult times in the recent past. Supply chain disruptions, poor cash flow, diminishing demands were just a few of the many hurdles small businesses faced due to the pandemic. The new year 2022 has brought new hopes for small businesses. A WSJ report …

News: 50% of Your Customers Abandon Shopping Carts if Your Pages Are not Fast Enough

Is your eCommerce website struggling to increase the conversion rate? Do your customers abandon shopping carts a lot? If your answer to these questions is yes, don’t conclude that something is wrong with your products or marketing. My friend, the main deal-breaker can be your eCommerce website speed. According to …

Learn to Tell Your Stories, to Help Your Influence Grow

Digital evangelist and and author Vala Afshar, a former key executive for Salesforce, recently noted: “Read to improve your writing. Write to improve your thinking. Speak to improve your storytelling.” His remark is profound, and should resonate highly with the readers of Smart Hustle. Think about the many headlines competing …

Most California New Business Filing Fees Are Now $0 (Free)

Many California new business filing fees have recently been lowered to $0 (free). This development is welcome news to entrepreneurial hopefuls, but what does it really mean?  Below, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the new California business filing fees. We’ll explore which filings are $0, the …

Survey – How Minority-Owned Businesses Can Pave Their Own Path

Now in its second (or third or fourth) leg, the global pandemic – which could soon be called an endemic – made its mark by creating obstacles for everyone. Every business, big and small, experienced its fair share of challenges. Yet, in the height of the pandemic, minority-owned small businesses …

Back Up Your Business. Hardware Options To Consider

Take a moment to think about all of the data your business currently has stored digitally. Customer account documents, databases, financial statements, years of tax documents, personnel records, presentations, inventory/sales, the list goes on and on. All of this data is important and worth saving. From a business perspective, this …

Mission First or Profit First – Mission Driven Clothing Retailer Thrives

Having a strong community is a powerful way to build your business. If your business is more than just “products”, but a “community” it’s much more powerful. Having a customer is nice, in fact, it’s essential. AND having an energized community means you’ll always have customers. In my book “Celebrity …