Author - Jennifer Peaslee

4 Major Lessons from Super Bowl LI We Can Apply to Small Business

4 Major Lessons from Super Bowl LI We Can Apply to Small Business

Were you one of the over 111 million people who watched the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI? If not, you have probably heard that this was not just any Super Bowl. It was a historic moment when the New England Patriots made the largest comeback in Super Bowl...

Why You Don't Need a Shark or VC Funding to Run a Successful Small Business

Why You Don’t Need a Shark or VC Funding to Run a Successful Small Business

One of the biggest myths in the small business and entrepreneurial world is that you need funding to succeed. The fact is, less than one percent of businesses are funded by angel investors and only 0.05 percent get venture capital funding. Most businesses will never qualify for this type of funding and very few will...

7 Free Government Resources to Help Small Business Owners

7 Free Government Resources to Help Small Business Owners

Today’s small business owners are lucky to have a myriad of resources available to help them start, run, and grow their business, including government programs and agencies that provide free assistance in the way of education, information, advice, funding, and more. Take your business to the next level with this list of top government...

Should Twitter's Business Tool Have Buffer & Hootsuite Worried?

Should Twitter’s Business Tool Have Buffer & Hootsuite Worried?

At the end of June, Twitter announced the arrival of the Twitter Dashboard, a tool to help business owners better manage their Twitter account. Should you try it? What about other tools like Buffer and Hootsuite? In this article, we’ll give you the information you need to make an informed decision. What is Twitter Dashboard? Twitter Dashboard is...

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[Video] Are You Ready for Media Coverage

Recently, Ramon interviewed two entrepreneurs, but as the interviews began, it became clear that they were not yet ready to be interviewed. They weren’t prepared to speak about their business. They were unsure how to answer questions. And they could not communicate their journey and the story of the business in a positive and...

How to Start Your Day as an Entrepreneur

How to Start Your Day as an Entrepreneur

Recently, Smart Hustle Editor Ramon Ray was interviewed by Zev Asch. Among the many questions asked about Ramon’s entrepreneurial life, Zev also asked him, “How do you start your day?” On the surface, you may think that someone’s personal routine in the morning is not relevant to business. However, there are striking similarities between how...

The Power of Google AdWords and 5 Tips to Get Started

The Power of Google AdWords and 5 Tips to Get Started

With limited budgets, owners of small businesses tend to subscribe to the marketing motto of “the best things in life are free,” searching for tactics that allow them to attract customers with little or no money. Free marketing is good, and the point of this article is not to argue against it. However, we...

Zev Asch Interviews Smart Hustle Magazine Editor Ramon Ray What the Entrepreneurial Journey is Really About

Zev Asch Interviews Smart Hustle Magazine Editor Ramon Ray: What the Entrepreneurial Journey is Really About

Smart Hustle Editor Ramon Ray is used to being on a certain side of the interview table, picking the brains of today’s entrepreneurs and small business owners in order to learn about their journeys and to share their advice in feature stories. Today you are in for a treat because the tables have turned....

How to Recruit Top Talent for Your Small Biz - Advice from Ramon Ray

How to Recruit Top Talent for Your Small Biz – Advice from Ramon Ray

Most U.S. businesses operate with a very small number of employees. In fact, if you add non-employer businesses with employer firms, you find that 97.9 percent of U.S. businesses have less than 20 workers! This means that the average business is powered by an extremely small staff and still has a ton of work to...

Insightly Twitter Chat - #LoveYourCRM on August 23

Insightly Twitter Chat: #LoveYourCRM on August 23

What are you doing Thursday, August 23 at 3pm EST? Hopefully, you can block an hour out on your calendar because the Smart Hustle Team would like to invite you to a fun Insightly Twitter Chat with special guest Ramon Ray (Smart Hustle Editor). We know you’re busy, so we’ll get right to the...