Being a business owner has its perks. But it’s not always rainbows and butterflies, is it? We went straight to Twitter and found several small business owners who shared their real everyday struggles. I’m the boss. I get endless vacation, right?       Office supplies…overrated.     Talk about busy. #MomLife     Ah…

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If you haven’t heard, or maybe you don’t want to hear, Amazon recently purchased Whole Foods for a hefty $13.7 billion. What does that mean for small businesses, or does it mean anything at all? Giant retailers have been moving in on small businesses for some time, but Amazon isn’t just a large retailer, they

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We asked small business owners across the U.S. one simple question: what does work/life balance mean to you? Regardless of the type of business you own, finding a balance between work and life is a challenge for anyone. Can you find work/life balance? If it is possible, how do you balance your passion – or

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It’s not every day you get nominated and win a spot as a top influencer in your city, but that’s exactly what happened to Lesley Mitchell when she won a spot on Elevate Lifestyle’s Charlotte 30 Under 30. Townsquare Interactive caught up with her to find out what it takes to be on Charlotte’s 30

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Tips for Battling the Negative Reviews Blues You know your business like the back of your hand – after all, you built it from the ground up. But, thanks to a quick Google search, you barely recognize your own business after reading the slew of damaging reviews that are scattered across the web. What’s worse,

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Tips and Tricks to Elevate Your Business’s Social Media Success Social media can feel a little cluttered sometimes, kind of like that junk drawer in your desk that you always manage to squeeze another notepad into. The reality is that social media gives you a variety of platforms to speak passionately about your business, industry,

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Discover the Benefits of Customer Targeting and Retargeting Marketing a business online is becoming more challenging with each passing month. It seems like there’s a new advance in technology every day that could help your business, but you don’t know where to start or what it is you’re looking for. You know you need a

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Finding Work-Life Balance Small business owners wear a lot of hats, and chances are, if you are one of them, you struggle to find enough time to balance the different aspects of your business and your life. How do you keep track of meetings and appointments when you’re out all day? Who is going to

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Get in Front of Your Target Audience Think of the Super Bowl – it comes once a year with millions of viewers at a time. Millions of people tune into the commercials between plays, to see which companies come up with the most creative ads. Think of the Internet, now. Millions of people search the

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  “I don’t need to do any online marketing, I get all of my business from word-of-mouth.” In this day and age of technology, you’d be surprised how many small business owners have this mindset. Don’t get us wrong – Referrals and word-of-mouth marketing are great ways to get business. It shows that you’ve created

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