Author Archives: Jennifer Peaslee

Jennifer has a Masters in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently working as a freelance writer, editor, blogger and researcher.

Smart Hustle Recap: Join the Small Business Revolution, Reach Your Customers & More

Small businesses today are supported more than ever before. From small biz-focused government grants and programs to events (such as the upcoming Small Business Saturday) that encourage people to shop small, it’s good to know that today’s small business owners have many cheerleaders in their corner. In today’s Smart Hustle Recap, we tell you about […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Small Business Marketing, Operations, Technology & Lifestyle

At Smart Hustle, we enjoy providing a variety of content that covers the many aspects of running a small business. We know each of our readers are at different stages and have different questions, and we work hard to be the ‘go-to’ source for small business owners no matter where they are in the journey. […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Increase Your Likability, E-commerce Tools, and More!

Dave Kerpen is the expert of likability. CEO of the appropriately named Likeable Local, he has written several bestselling books on the art of becoming more likable, including how likeability improves your power, influence, and business success. Since people buy from those whom they know, like and trust, a simple lesson on likability can help […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Tips for Stronger Small Business Relationships

In a sense, a small business owner is only as successful as the relationships he or she builds. There are relationships with customers, with business colleagues, with contractors, and with employees – and should any of these relationships fall apart, the fate of the business is in jeopardy. In this edition of the Smart Hustle […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Winning New Business, Facebook Live & IT Security

It happens to many small businesses: you start out strong, generating a buzz that draws in customers and grows sales. Then time passes, and you realize you have not been winning any new business lately. While there is much to be said for keeping your existing customers happy and loyal, the only way you can […]

Smart Hustle Recap: The Power of Business Mentorship

When you read about successful entrepreneurs, one of the most common themes you’ll hear time and time again is the importance of having a mentor. Smart people know they can’t do it all on their own, and mentorship offers them the opportunity to talk through ideas, get feedback, and learn from those who have been […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Marketing via Word-Of-Mouth, Instagram Stories, and Videos

Earlier in 2016, Smart Hustle conducted its first survey to understand the goals and challenges of Smart Hustle readers. One solid finding that emerged was that our small business readers are very concerned about marketing: marketing strategy was listed as a top challenge and survey takers said they were eager to learn more via additional […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Security Threats, Branding, and More!

A few months ago Symantec released its 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, and the results were quite an eye opener for small business owners. Analyzing data over the years, they found a steady increase in security threats targeting businesses with less than 250 employees. In fact, in 2011, only 11 percent of all spear-phishing attacks […]

Karen Peacock from Intuit QuickBooks to Speak at the 2016 Smart Hustle Conference

It pays to have good advice at your fingertips when running a successful business. The 11th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference, held on October 20, 2016, is a great place to get it. The event will attract experts like Karen Peacock, an Intuit QuickBooks executive who will share her advice for small business owners. […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Biz Expert Tips on Video Marketing, Time Management & More

If you run a blog on your own business website, you know how much work goes into keeping the blog updated. At Smart Hustle, we are happy to have an excellent team who can help make that happen. In addition to our own writers, we accept contributions from readers and also have a pool of […]