Tonight, I will be the guest on SmallBizChat, co-hosted by Melinda Emerson and Cathy Larkin. I was a guest last year, and I’m honored to be invited back for a second time. SmallBizChat is an interactive forum using Twitter to help emerging entrepreneurs be successful in business. From 8:00pm EST to 9:00pm EST, Melinda and…
Earlier this month, I conducted a Reader Survey. I previously conducted two Reader Surveys, but this is the first time I conducted one since I started blogging daily and using Twitter, FaceBook and other social media tools. You can see the survey questions here. If you have never conducted a Reader Survey, I strongly encourage…
Donna Maria shares commentary on how bloggers and other publishers dilute their brand and SEO, and how to avoid doing so.
Donna Maria shares the wisdom of an ancient Chinese military general, to turn words into deeds.
Donna Maria shares a 3-step process for getting “unstuck,” and moving important projects forward.
Donna Maria shares proactive steps to help you streamline your social media activities.
Donna Maria thanks readers and sponsors for partnering to on behalf of small businesses.
Donna Maria interviews Professor Willie Pietersen on simple strategies small business owners can use to outsmart the competition.
Donna Maria shares an overview of how she structures her business day for maximum productivity and efficiency of work flow.
Donna Maria shares her “Family Business Road Show” pitch to become “Oprah’s Next TV Star”!
At Blogging While Brown this past weekend, I met comedian and political commentator Baratunde Thurston. Along with beauty blogger Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik and cultural blogger Anil Dash, Bartunde was a participant on the “Breakthrough Bloggers” panel. He shared many valuable tips for ‘breaking through” with your blog, but the most memorable part of the…
Donna Maria thanks sponsors and readers for allowing her to be a part of their journey!
Donna Maria shares remarks of an FTC attorney on the FTC’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Donna Maria interviews Pam Slim on how you can go from your cubicle to your own corner office, as the CEO of your own company.
Donna Maria shares bloopers from her pitch to Oprah Winfrey as part of “Oprah’s Search For The Next TV Star.”
This morning as I was serving my kids cereal for breakfast, my son suddenly erupted in tears. He hurt his foot at camp yesterday and had just bumped his head on a counter, so I thought he was hurting. When I asked why he was crying, he mumbled something I couldn’t understand. After I got…
Donna Maria shares thoughtful commentary on the Environmental Working Groups efforts to use scare tactics to affect public policy in the cosmetics industry.
Donna Maria will be speaking at Blogging While Brown, with co-panelists Nichelle Stephens and Navarrow Wright.
Earlier this month, I posted this question here and over at the Indie social networking site. As you may know, the USDA’s National Organic Program enforces organic labeling and processing standards for food, but not cosmetics. The FDA, which does regulate cosmetics, does not oversee how and whether the term “organic” appears on cosmetic product…
Donna Maria shares the quote of the week: I think I can, I think I can!
Donna Maria interviews Brian Solis on how Indies can use social media to advance their business interests and improve their bottom line.