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What is a Sharing Economy?

The title of Lisa Gansky’s book, Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing, hints to the change in the business industry from solo to sharing. In general, a sharing economy in business refers to peer-to-peer involvement in transactions and interactions. In detail, it is much more than that. A sharing economy is sometimes referred to as a democratized marketplace; a market in which the consumer can also play the role of a vendor. It also refers to the sharing of

Facebook Marketing 101

It’s no secret that digital marketing through social media platforms is critical to your business’ growth. Unless you’re able to successfully run your company on word-of-mouth (very rare) you need some form of marketing on the internet. Not sure where to start? There are so many popular social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. We recommend getting on Facebook first, and here’s why. First, the sheer number of people on Facebook makes it a perfect place for advertising. You likely

Spotlight on Sofia Amoruso, Hustler to Girlboss

If there ever was a feminist example of rags to riches, it would be Sofia Amoruso. Here at Lisa’s Business Blog, we love supporting other female business women who build businesses based on hard work, confidence, and instinct. Sofia did just that when she created Nasty Gal, an online clothing e-commerce store that turned her into one of Forbes richest women under 30 years old. Before the success of Nasty Gal and the Girlboss movement erupted, Sofia was a laidback Californian

Benefits of Staying Small- Why to NOT Grow Your Business

When you own a small business, it’s often expected that your long term goal is to scale it larger and larger until you can retire and live off its continued profits. However, for many business owners that simply isn’t the end goal. There are dozens of reasons why you don’t want to grow your business into a multi-million dollar corporation, and there are so many benefits to staying small. First, you remain in control. If you own a small, independent business

Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

If you’re a woman in the business world, you have likely come across different forms of discrimination or prejudice because of your gender. Since the majority of company presidents and CEOs are men, it can be hard to move up the ranks. We’ve compiled a list of the most empowering, informative, and helpful books for women in business to overcome gender discrimination and be successful. #Girlboss by Sofia Amoruso. If you’re at the beginning of your career but have aspirations to