We are running a series of twitter chats on topics of value to all small businesses. We will be doing approximately one per month until the end of the year (with two in October). The first one was on the topic "Market Research: Set your business up for success" and the importance of market research both to a small business starting out and establishing its focus and approach and also to existing small businesses looking to be competitive and understand how to grow. You can see a recap here: Recap of Live Twitter Chat about Market Research for Small Businesse. The second was about Diversity and embracing diversity for success in business.
The next one will take place at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30PM on the West Coast) on Thursday October 9th and you can take part by following the hashtag #YSBAnswers. It will be on the topic 'Small Business Basics'. This is an opportunity for prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners to ask anything – no question is too basic. We will be having an open discussion with moderated by Owen Linderholm, Editor for Yahoo Small Business with Tamara Monosoff. Tamara is the best-selling author of Your Million Dollar Dream, The One Page Business Plan, Secrets of Millionaire Moms and more.
Tamara Monosoff believes in the creativity of entrepreneurs – and her educational programs and #1 Amazon Top Seller, The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing (2nd edition), outlines step-by-step how to successfully bring your brilliant product ideas to market.
Monosoff is an award winning inventor, social entrepreneur, educator and frequent speaker on Entrepreneurship and Women & Leadership. She is a former White House aide and holds a Masters (MA) and Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Please join the chat at 12:30 PM PST on Oct. 9th on @YSmallBusiness and #YSBAnswers and bring your questions! And in the meantime, take a look at Yahoo Small Business Advisor and SparkBusinessIQ.com, powered by Spark Business from Capital One, for ideas and background on small business management in general and market research in particular