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Senior @USATODAY small biz columnist & spokesperson. Check out my new book, Planet Entrepreneur. More at theselfemployed.com & goo.gl/KGWaZi

Top 6 Ways to Reduce the Risk in Your Business

theselfemployed.com — The thing that separates really successful self-employed businesses from the rest of the pack is the ability to reduce risk to the extent possible. I know, I know, that's not a glamorous or sexy idea, but it is an important one. But what does that really mean, to reduce your risk?

6 Tips for Facing Your Fear of Public Speaking

theselfemployed.com — I have three very talented children, all in different ways. Recently, my daughter asked me for some tips on giving a good presentation. One of her college assignments is to give a ten-minute speech. Sydney is a naturally gifted writer (better than her dad for sure), but public speaking is not her bag.
Feb 10, 2016

6 Tips for Facing Your Fear of Public Speaking bit.ly/1KbBVkl via @theselfemployed

Top 5 Things Everyone Should Know Before Starting a Business

theselfemployed.com — While starting a new business may be an incredibly rewarding experience, there are things people may not tell you about in terms of what to expect. With this in mind, here are our top five things you need to know, but may not, before starting a business....

General Business

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — First, small is the new big. Not long ago, big was big. We had two giant superpowers, the "Big Three" automakers, three television networks, and so on. Not today. Today, whether we are talking about entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg or how small businesses are proliferating around th e world, entrepreneurs and small businesses are being celebrated.

6 Ways To Grow Your Freelance Business

theselfemployed.com — Growing Your Business, In Any Economy If we had to choose one word to describe the state of freelance business the past few years, it would be challenging. If we needed more words, they would be nervous and cautiously hopeful (after all, we are usually hopeful). The problem many self-employed and ot...

6 Creative Ways To Fund Your Startup

theselfemployed.com — Starting a business is one of the true joys in life. Few things beat the exhilaration of launching the business of your dreams and creating the type of career you have always wanted. It is fun and scary and challenging and exciting all rolled into one. But it all depends on one thing: Money.

Big Data For Small Biz

theselfemployed.com — Every new year over at my USA TODAY column I take a look into my trusty crystal ball and examine the top trends that I see on the horizon for small business. This year's list turned out to be very interesting, with things like the changing nature of social media, the Uber economy, and online security concerns taking center stage.
Feb 03, 2016

How can #smallbusiness harness all that #bigdata has to offer? New article on my site shows you how! ow.ly/XM2BV #QuickWins

Feb 06, 2016

How can small business harness all that #bigdata has to offer? New article on my site shows you how! theselfemployed.com/office/big-dat… #QuickWins

Feb 06, 2016

How can #smallbusiness harness all that #bigdata has to offer? New article on my site shows you how! ow.ly/XM2Gs #QuickWins

Funding 101 for entrepreneurs

usatoday.com — Q: I have terrible credit and yet it is my dream to start a business. Am I just out of luck? Are there any programs for folks like me? - WK A. For sure it is true that starting a business is one of the true joys in life.

The Real Iowa Caucus

huffingtonpost.com — THE BLOG Steve Strauss Best-selling author, USA TODAY columnist, America's most read small business columnist. Visit www.TheSelfEmployed.com Right now, today, there are hundreds of young, idealistic political operatives from both parties strewn across Iowa, committed to trying to make a difference in the upcoming and all-important Iowa caucuses.

Voices: The real Iowa caucuses

usatoday.com — Right now, there are hundreds of young, idealistic political operatives from both parties strewn across Iowa, committed to trying to make a difference in next Monday's all-important Iowa caucuses. In all likelihood, they won't. Take it from me, I know. Long ago, in a different campaign and different time, I was one of those young, idealistic activists.
Jan 31, 2016

RT @USATODAYmoney: Voices: Our small business columnist Steve Strauss offers insight on what he calls the "real Iowa caucuses" usat.ly/1ZTSxPh

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Feb 12, 2016

The Ultimate Startup Survival Guide & More In This Week's Newsletter: bit.ly/1RwuG7V #smallbiz #selfemployed

Feb 12, 2016

6 Successful Marketing Strategies for #Franchise Entrepreneurs bit.ly/1PQLxBe via @theselfemployed @ginidietrich

Feb 10, 2016

6 Tips for Facing Your Fear of Public Speaking bit.ly/1KbBVkl via @theselfemployed


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