Akimbo Small Business Workshop

10 Pillars of a Successful Small Business [Upcoming Akimbo Course]

Do you want to start or grow your business? Let's do a spot check and see if you have these 10 key pillars of a successful business: 10 Small Business Pillars Target audience. Are you getting clients and serving your audience? Business solution. Does your business solve a specific problem? Pricing. Do you have pricing...

The Importance of Positive Attitude An Inspiring Update from Hannah Perry of the Giggling Pig

The Importance of Positive Attitude: An Inspiring Update from Hannah Perry of the Giggling Pig

At Smart Hustle we love to hear and tell the stories of savvy small business owners who are passionate about starting and growing a business. Even better, we treasure the follow-up stories where we can find out what has happened to them since our last interview. Today we are excited to share an inspiring...

Getting More Exposure For Your Personal Brand

How to Start and Grow Your Personal Brand – Personal Branding Is Important

If you run a small business, chances are you spend a lot of time thinking about marketing and branding. You want customers to understand what your business is about and form a personal connection that will drive their brand loyalty. You've created a great logo, set up your website and social media presence, and...

50 Powerful Tech Tools To Help Create A Successful Small Business

50 Powerful Tech Tools To Help Create A Successful Small Business

50 Powerful Tech Tools To Help Create A Successful Small Business Running and growing a small business is hard work and often done with limited funds and hands. Thankfully, there are literally thousands of tech tools available to help us manage almost every aspect of a business. From project and social media management to...

New Business Books 2016

8 Powerful New Business Books to Read in the New Year

8 Powerful New Business Books to Read in the New Year It looks like 2016 is shaping up to be an excellent year for new business books written by top entrepreneurs and some of our favorite business idols. Not only are these books great ways to stay up to date with today’s small business landscape,...

The Ugly Truth About Small Business Entrepreneurship

This week members of the Smart Hustle team will be heading off to ICON15 - Infusionsoft's Small Business conference. This annual event, now in it's 9th year, brings together small business entrepreneurs and business experts for three days of learning and networking. It's an event super-charged with excitement and inspiration. Throughout the week we'll be...

file storage

What is the Best File Storage Solution for Your Small Business

What is the Best File Storage Solution for Your Small Business Over the past few weeks I’ve taken a look at Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. All three of these online file storage products let you store and synchronize your files across multiple devices and let you access them from anywhere you can get an Internet connection. As I’m...

7 Small Business Online Marketing Must-Do’s

7 Small Business Online Marketing Must-Do's Online marketing offers small businesses the opportunity to promote their products or services at significantly lower costs and on a much larger scale than traditional advertising methods. However the entire gamut of online marketing tools - email, social media, blogs, websites, online customer forums, search campaigns, online ads and affiliate marketing to...

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 7 Kid Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets of Success

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 7 Kid Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets of Success When talking about kids running businesses, most people think of lemonade stands, delivering newspapers, mowing neighborhood lawns or babysitting. While those are still very common for many, kids today are taking entrepreneurship to a whole new level by creating products and businesses that...

5 Apps Your Accountant is Begging You to Have for 2015

5 Apps Your Accountant is Begging You to Have for 2015 Running a small business can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Handling the tricky financial side of things is typically not. Income taxes and deductions, sales tax, sales receipts, inventory management, expenses and many other financial responsibilities can be overwhelming. And for those entrepreneurs...