Annie Mueller's blog

8 Bad Financial Habits You Should Drop

Bad habits are made to be broken.

4 Keys to Creating Loyal Customers

Customer relationships are just like any other kind of relationship. To grow strong, they need to be nourished with honesty, attention and communication.

9 Smartphone Apps to Manage Your Money

Here's something else that smartphone in your pocket won't let you leave back at the office: Management of your company's finances.

How to Save Money with Outsourcing

Outsourcing can help you cut costs and get things done. But where to begin?

Does Guerrilla Marketing Still Work?

Maybe all guerrilla marketing needs to regain its buzz is a little guerrilla marketing.

How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of a Family Business

Keeping it all in the family is not always the best choice for small business owners.

Where to Save and Where to Spend

When the going gets tough, the tough get smart about saving and spending.

Finding Your Best Work Hours

If you want to get more done, do it faster, and produce work of higher quality, the answer might be as simple as identifying when you should work.

Use Value-Added Sales to Boost Your Profit Margin

Your margins are under attack. Defend them!

10 Productivity Hacks From a Work-at-Home Mom

A person who manages to work at home while caring for several children under age 5? Well, that's someone who has a few good time-saving suggestions.

6 Common Small Business Money Leaks And How To Plug Them

Let a few dollars leak here and a few dollars leak there, and pretty soon it's a torrent of dollars rushing away.

7 Important Lessons Frugal Parents Teach Their Children

Being frugal can make us feel like we're depriving our kids sometimes. But frugal parenting can provide so much more than any fancy toy ever could.

Don't Sell the Product; Meet the Demand

Stay focused on meeting demand and you'll stay focused on keeping your customers happy.

How Cloud-Based Systems Trim Your Operating Costs

Putting more and more of your business into your browser is convenient. And it's a money-saver.

Dos and Don'ts When Making Your Venture Capital Pitch

You've landed a meeting with a potential investor. Don't blow it now.

27 Real-Life Small Business Mistakes...and What They Learned

Do as these entrepreneurs say and not as they did to learn 27 common, and hard-earned, lessons the easy way.

7 Essentials For A Great Social Media Strategy

Cover these basics and in no time your social media marketing will start turning clicks into customers.

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Business

What to do when the obstacle to success is you.

5 Business Lessons from Billionaire Investors

If it works for Warren Buffet, it'll work for you, too.

Free Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

Making your mother feel appreciated shouldn't mean buying lots of stuff. Discover scores of free (or almost free) ways to celebrate that special lady.