I wrote a gues tpost for smallbizdaily.com. One of the best things that happened to me ere because of connecting both online and offline. @rieva editor of smallbizdaily.com is a awesome contact that I was fortunate to meet through @kenyancey of SCORE.
Take 3 to 4 days a month to have lunch or even breakfast with people you admire and you will come back learning more than you can ever give them.
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For small business owners, the essential ingredients for building a strong brand are:
- A memorable business name
As a first step to weigh your options, check and see if your brand or the domain name you desire is available as a .co. You can find a list of registrars here http://www.cointernet.co/registrars/co-registrars (Disclaimer: This list includes my employer Network Solutions.)Read more at smallbizdaily.com