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How I Launched My Service Business in One Night

I’ll let you in on a secret: my biggest career move was conceived out of the blue, in just one afternoon, over drinks. It doesn’t sound like a recipe for success, does it? And to those who know me, who know that I am a devoted planner with a passion...
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5 Tips to Gain Traction in a Facebook Community Group

You’ve found your dream Facebook group: you love the content, it’s completely relevant, and you are totally vibing with the members. You wish you could meet them IRL and have a girls’ night complete with wine and braiding each other’s hair. You want...
Confidence

10 Quick Tips from a Clubhouse Insider

I did it! I scored an elusive invite to Clubhouse, downloaded the app and….yikes. I promptly exited, pulled up Instagram, and scrolled through some home organizing before/after shots to chill out for a minute. Let’s be honest: the idea of learning a...
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How to Start Your Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Got an idea for a business but feel lost as to where to start? You are not alone! At Pepperlane, we are frequently asked for guidance on getting a business off the ground. We’ve created this guide to give you the step-by-step process for getting...
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5 Ways to Infuse Antiracism Into Your Small Business

By Brandyn Campbell "The work of anti-racism is the work of becoming a better human to other humans."  -Austin Channing Brown
Grow

How to Market When Your Business Is Not Cute: Advice from those who have done it

Are you struggling with marketing because your work does not create charming photo opportunities? Is it difficult to feature your clients in your marketing because you need to protect their privacy? Do you feel stuck because most social media...
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Stop Saying No to Help

Women are programmed not to accept help. When a guest offers to help clean up after dinner: “Oh no! I’ve got it. You sit and enjoy yourself.” Or if help is offered at work, we worry it is a sign of weakness to accept assistance. We think we have to...
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How to Use Facebook Live to Grow Your Business

Pepperlane Member Padma Ali, who has been using Facebook Live to grow her business for three years, recently went live in the Pepperlane Community Facebook Group to share her tips on how you can use this tool to increase your audience and connect...
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Why Authenticity is Important and How to Do It the Right Way

At Pepperlane, we’ve supported thousands of moms as they create businesses on their own terms. While we know that there’s no silver bullet or secret sauce, there is one thing every successful business owner has in common... authenticity!