About the Small Biz Association
Small Biz Association is the place to be for all startups and small businesses in transition. Our mission is to inspire, empower and support small business owners in all areas of setting up and running a successful business. There are many places where you can get information to run your small business. In fact there’s way too many places and way too much information. That brings confusion, overwhelm and inactivity into your business and life. That’s why at Small Biz Association we decided to be different. We created a community, where you can get crystal clear on what exactly you need to do and where exactly you need to go if you want to set up and get your business going.
About the Founder
Silvia Pencak is the CEO of Magnetic Look, which focuses on helping, supporting and providing resources for small business owners and solopreneurs building attractive brands. For almost 10 years Silvia kept building successful venues in Europe and Canada. She understands that the power of branding, authenticity, relationship building and marketing efforts can make or break a successful business. Silvia shares her expertise online through her blog. Even though she worked with various types of small businesses, solopreneurs and non-profit organizations, she especially enjoys working with women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development from startups to multiple six figures business owners. You can learn more at her Magnetic Look website.
How did you come up with the idea to start Small Biz Association?
I started and built couple businesses myself – offline and online and I understand the hassle of setting up the business and confusion of early stages. I’ve been supporting, training and coaching other business owners for couple years now and many times I’ve seen that there’s randomly a business that needs support in just 1 area. When you run a business, it’s a complex of things and working with experts in all these areas can be not only pretty expensive, but also time consuming. So I’ve been playing with the idea of joining some type of community where existing successful entrepreneurs help those who are just starting for some time now, but I couldn’t find one. That’s when I realized that I might just get some experts I know and trust and we can do it together. This is how the idea of Small Biz Association came to the life.
There are many community sites out there. What makes this one different?
First of all, Small Biz Association is not a community run by one person like many others. There are 11 industry leaders, each with specialty in different niche and passion to help you in your business growth. Every one of them is a person of value, person you can trust. I hand picked them myself to make sure you will get the best info available. They’ve built their own businesses and they understand how hard it is to get your business going. That’s why they decided to step in and bring you their expertise, niche specific information and resources. I’m proud and honored to bring these fantastic entrepreneurs to you and I know they will be glad to share their knowledge with you.
Small Biz Association offers support and resources for startups, businesses in transition and those who are still willing to move their business to a yet another level.
We listen, interact and grow. When you join Small Biz Association, you join the team of fast learners, fast implementers and dedicated small business owners. We live what we preach.
Who are the experts featured on this site?
Our featured experts are small business owners with established businesses and experience in niches of interest for businesses on different levels of development from startups and businesses in transition all the way to advanced entrepreneurs looking to expand their business to the whole new level. Below is the list of our experts including their niche. Click on the name to find out more about the expert. You might also want to watch the video featuring all our experts.
Dr. Daisy Sutherland is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Author, Speaker & Radio Personality. As the Founder/CEO of Dr. Mommy, her mission is to Inspire, Motivate & Encourage individuals to achieve balance in their business, relationships and overall lifestyle. Visit: http://drmommyonline.com for more information. Learn more about Dr. Daisy Sutherland.
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Dawn Papandrea-Khan is MOST passionate about Graphic Design which wound up being her true niche’ in the business world. As a branch off of her Virtual Assistant business, she started DPK Graphic Design. She works one on one with her clients to create awesome and inspiring graphics that represent their businesses in the best way possible. Learn more about Dawn.
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Debbye Cannon, author, speaker and simplification strategist consultant simplifies life for women internationally. With a diversified background as a military wife, mother, home educator, caregiver, entrepreneur and grandmother she’ll make your life SIMPLY BRILLIANT. Learn more about Debbye Cannon.
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Frederique Murphy is a business mindset strategist, who founded her business to focus on her passion: transformation! Thanks to her Mountain Moving Mindset program, Frederique empowers business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives to master their mindset, so that they can move mountains and bring their life and their business to a whole new level! She shares her M3 Power through her coaching and mentoring packages, her published books & articles, her award-winning blog and newsletters, and her unique live events. Learn more about Frederique.
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Kasey Traeger is the Lady Tech Tamer. Also known as “the geek who speaks in plain English,” she is a one-stop shop for technical assistance. Kasey provides technology training, tutorials, technical support and done-for-you technology services both to businesses that were born online as well as existing businesses making the move to the online world. Visit her blog at http://LadyTechTamer.com for simple tech tutorials that will have you saying, “I didn’t know technology could be so easy!” Learn more about Kasey.
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Kristen entered the world of business at 6 years old selling homemade “pet” rocks, experienced the success and failure of several businesses before entering High School, started her first IRS-reportable business in college and earned her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2002. Her work has been published in books and magazines, on greeting cards, classroom supplies and the Internet. She now serves as Executive Producer for Imagine! Studios, an art and media production company co-founded with her husband Joe and she eats chocolate for breakfast. Learn more about Kristen.
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Melinda F. Emerson, known to many as SmallBizLady, is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is an author, speaker and small business coach whose areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. As CEO of MFE Consulting LLC, Melinda develops audio, video and written content to fulfill her mission is to End Small Business Failure. She publishes a resource blog, www.succeedasyourownboss.com. She hosts a weekly talk show on Twitter called #Smallbizchat for emerging entrepreneurs. Learn more about Melinda.
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Lou Bortone is an Online Branding Specialist and video pro who helps entrepreneurs and coaches build breakthrough brands on the Internet, so they can have more visibility, credibility and profitability. Lou’s clients get more business and make more money, because Lou assists them with innovative online branding strategies, including social media marketing and online video consulting. Lou is a former television executive who worked for E! Entertainment Television and Fox in Los Angeles. He is also an author and ghostwriter of six business books, a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach and a Book Yourself Solid Certified Coach. Learn more about Lou.
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Sarah Cook, is the Founder & CEO of Raising CEO Kids. She is an in-demand speaker, business and parenting coach, and soon-to-be author. Sarah has been married for nearly 17 years and she and her husband are the parents of three young entrepreneurs. For more information you can go to www.RaisingCEOkids.com. Learn more about Sarah.
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Silvia Pencak, also known as Magnetic Silvia around social media, is the Online Business Strategist specializing in helping small businesses to build irresistible online presence. Silvia is passionate about breaking myths and misconceptions around building an online business’ presence and inspires entrepreneurs around the globe to move beyond what’s known and possible. Silvia helps your business become the best in your niche or industry, touch your clients’ hearts and turn them into fans and customers for life. Learn more about Silvia.
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Since Steve Kloyda made his start in 1980, the face of the sales profession has changed dramatically. With the Internet as a driving force, Steve has weaved new technologies into a comprehensive sales and prospecting system. Email, text messaging, voicemail, telephone, video, and Social Networking are the essential tools that Steve brings to each sales person and business. The goal is to formulate and communicate their unique message in order to connect with and engage today’s target audiences. Learn more about Steve.
- Barbara Ellis – style & fashion
- Kelly Williams – team building & shopping cart
- Lolly Daskal – leadership
- Maruxa Murphy – product branding & mobile marketing
- Snowden McFall – stress, motivation & presentation skills