Posts belonging to Category Michelle van Schouwen

Learn from the regrets of other small business owners

Michelle van Schouwen shares regrets that small business owners have told her they have about how they operated their companies.

Freedom of speech and the workplace: Fraught issues in a divisive time

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice to small business owners on the challenging topic of freedom of speech in the workplace.

How not to lose your shirt in 2024

Michelle van Shouwen offers tips on how to protect the financial health of your small business in the coming year.

2023 new business idea #6: Start a vehicle detailing business

Michelle van Schouwen suggests that auto detailing is an industry to consider if you’re hoping to start a new small business.

How the craft brewery business provides a broader 2023 business model

Michelle van Schouwen writes about the trend toward craft breweries and what we can learn from this business model.

Exit interviews: When, how, and why or why not

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice for small business owners on when and how to conduct exit interviews.

2023 new business idea #5: Start an event planning business

Michelle van Schouwen discusses how to start an event planning business.

2023 new business idea #4: Start a commercial and/or residential cleaning business

Michelle van Schouwen discusses the benefits of starting a cleaning business and how to go about it.

Dealing with bad online reviews

Michelle van Schouwen offers tips on the best way to handle bad online reviews of your small business.

2023 new business idea #3: Start a property restoration or hardening business

Michelle van Shouwen discusses the business opportunity presented by the increasing damage being done to homes and commercial buildings by hurricanes and other severe weather events.

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