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Terrand Smith Leads Women Businesses in the Retail Game

We're shining the spotlight on our Sis Terrand Smith. As a matter of fact she's showing us a thing or two about how to prepare a strategy and execute a plan for getting more online sales this season as she brings her expertise to the Sistahbiz Retail Holiday Mastermind. Before we get into her advice, successes, and challenges, you gotta know that Terrand oversaw close to $1 Billion in revenue during her decade long career...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Kadija Taylor

Meet Sistahbiz board member, Kadija Taylor, and see how she discovered her secret sauce.    Kadija is the broker and owner of Home & Sanctuary, a real estate and design company. Her passion is rooted in helping clients purchase homes and create spaces that reach beyond beauty and functionality and speak to the soul.  After graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver, she began a career in property management. With more than eleven years in...

Customer Service Begins with Leadership

Merely “6% of small businesses focus on keeping customers”, according to smallbiztrends.com. Seems strange, right? The researchers found that those businesses focused more on getting new customers than keeping the current ones. Nurturing current clients is much more cost-effective than attracting new clients. Forbes.com states that profitability increases with customer retention. So, making customer service a high priority should be very high on every small business owner’s list. Making it a priority requires that we...

Tools for Shared Communication and Correspondence

If time is money, then you definitely don’t want to waste either one! And now that you’ve seen some examples of document management tools and how they can help you manage your business better, let’s take a look at some more advanced options.  Some of the biggest time sinks in business correspondence are collaborations, business emails, and customer service-related communications. While each one of these items has an important place in your business, you can...

Tasty Tax Tips: Keep Money in Your Pocket

How would you feel knowing that you’ve been overpaying in taxes? Well, it may surprise you to learn that you probably are overpaying. Small businesses overpay their taxes by billions! Yes, I said billions! There are primary reasons why: Lack of knowledge and guidance Procrastination or accountability Fear of the IRS But you can avoid some common pitfalls easily with these tasty tax tips. It’s time to step up your game and save some hard-earned...

7 Cash Flow Mistakes Made by 98% of Business Owners

Cash flow describes the total amount of money that moves into and out of your business, including financing, payments, and more. It’s basically the life of your business! A successful company is a company that manages its cash flow well. Because cash flow is so important, any issues with it can seriously disrupt your entire business. Here are seven common mistakes to avoid as you look to improve your cash flow.   1. Not creating...

Document Management Tools for Your Small Business

We’ve all heard the saying that time is money, right? Well, that’s doubly true in business, when it can feel like a million things are clamoring for your time and you know that every decision you make will have an impact. Time management is crucial here, and one of the most important things that you can do is tighten up your day-to-day organization and use of files, records and documents. While it’s important to have...

The Consequences of Starving Your Business

Look, sis, we all know that running a small business takes a lot of funds, and it’s tempting to cut the costs where you can. But, it’s also important to know that taking a do-it-yourself approach to the big things isn’t really free. Instead, if you try to DIY the tasks that keep your business running, this can actually cost you quite a lot in terms of your own stress, a unified brand image, missed...

The WHAT: Basics of Digital Marketing, Part One

So you have a business and you’ve been told you need ‘digital marketing’. Or perhaps you’ve been asked what you plan to do for ‘digital marketing’. But what is ‘digital marketing’ and why is it so important? I know a little about a lot when it comes to digital marketing, but I've never taken the time to go deep into thinking about what it is, why it's important, or how it works. Like most, I...

Creating Antiracist Physical Spaces: Sistahbiz Spotlight on Kaci Taylor

As people around the United States and the world  experience an unprecedented year of unrest, protest, and awakening to anti-black racism, many are seeking tangible ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, re-think diversity and inclusion, and transform systems and culture in service of equity. We caught up with Kaci Taylor, owner of THE5WH, and currently Colorado’s only licensed female Black architect, and asked her to share her own compelling story. In this interview,...
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