If you’re like most small business owners, you’re hunting for the next great tip that will make running your business easier and help improve your bottom line.


You are not alone.

Most people like you just want to have a business that helps them make the most of the lifestyle they have dreamed of — not necessarily some glitzy life lounging on the beach sipping mai tais — but a life that fits for them. Does that sound like you? You came to the right place.

I’ve worked with hundreds of small business owners over the years. You are a hardy lot. Your enthusiasm and ability to overcome huge obstacles inspires me. I began my consulting firm in 1996 because I saw small businesses struggling everywhere I looked. We wear so many hats and sometimes it just takes a little help from an “outsider” to kick us in the right direction. You’ll find lots of tips and tools on this site that will help you do just that.

But the primary key to your success is to DO something.

And you can start right now by picking up a copy of my FREE Success Strategies Guide. It contains 10 quick action steps you must take to have a successful business. Plus I'll send you my weekly bite sized action tips so you can learn how to help your business survive (and thrive!) no matter what the economy is doing. You’ll get helpful nuggets of small business wisdom I don’t share anywhere else. It will just take a minute. :)

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Denise, I love your emails and so many times it feels like you're in my head. I've had a hard time calling myself an expert because it feels so many are out there that know WAAAY more than I do. Thank you for all your guidance!  ~ Desiree Wolfe, Brand Coach and PR Services for Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Authors & Speakers

Of all the emails I get about building a business, your emails are my favorite. They have personality and they are to the point. No fluff involved. I love that.  ~ Joy Boothe, Marketing Consultant

I'm not a small business owner, but I follow Denise O'Berry with regularity because I (a) like bite-sized tips and (b) because she's down to earth and knows what she's talking about. She's a go-to resource. I'm not shilling for her. We've never met. But she's the diamond in the rough and without a huge push to "buy, buy, buy." That matters.    ~ Laura Belgrave

I love receiving your emails, and signing up to your updates was one of the best decisions I've made for my business to date.  All I need to do now is implement all of that good advice and I'll get the results I need and deserve -- not just for myself, but for my clients too. Once again, thank you SO much for your help and support.     ~ Gia Lili

About Me

A little about me and why I do what I do. For over twenty years, I worked for a large Fortune 500 company helping company leaders, departments and teams create and put their plans into action to make change happen. That’s where I fell in love with managing projects.

I’ve always been known as the “action lady.” (It’s no coincidence that my initials are DO.) That’s the person who spurs others into action to get things done.

You simply can’t win in business without taking action — and it has to be the right action.

I'm a problem solver who helps small business owners get from stuck to done. That's why they call me the Action Lady! I would love to work with you to help you take the right action so you can have a business and life you love. Click here now.

In 2004, I started my first blog Just for Small Business. That’s how my publisher, Wiley.com found me. They were interested in the writing I’d done about cash flow issues in small business and in 2006, my book Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Making Your Business a Financial Success was published. Your bottom line – the cash in your business – is what will make your business a success. More businesses fail because of insufficient cash flow than for any other reason.

The best way to have a sustainable business is to take action. Now is the best time to begin. Start with these small business tips and then check out these small business tools. And don’t forget to join me on my Facebook page here. I'd also like to invite you to view some of the episodes from my weekly small business tips TV show. You can view the episodes of the Little Big Show for Small Business Owners here.

Don't forget to pick up your FREE Success Strategies Guide while you're here. You'll get helpful nuggets of small business wisdom I don't share anywhere else. It will just take a minute.  🙂

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I was watching the video you posted on Facebook just now about taking action and the thought popped in my head that I really needed to let you know how much your free resources have helped me refine myself as a new business owner and my business's direction since I started this journey last year. Although we have yet to snag our first client I feel we are close and headed in the right direction. When starting this process the free resources, webinars, etc. are overwhelming! In the past month I have begun to weed out those which are not really helping me or my business at this time. Yours wasn't even under consideration! You give so much value...really practical value that can be implemented easily and makes so much sense. I just wanted to let you know that I along with many others I'm sure, really appreciate your efforts. Thanks so much!!!

~ Patricia Marcero, Borderless Administrative Services


If you're looking for a small business resource, I'm happy to help you.

Got a small business question? News person looking for a small business expert to interview? Want permission to republish some of my articles? I am available for interviews. Take a look at these small business news articles to see what kind of advice I have offered on small business topics. You are also welcome to visit my press room.

You can contact me directly by filling out my contact form. The form will immediately send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If your request is more urgent, feel free to call me at 888.233.7448. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter at @deniseoberry and make sure you join my community on Facebook here.

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Often I’ll find products that I find useful or that I think will be useful for other small business owners like you. In those cases, I’ll write about the product and let you know what I think. Many of those products will be linked to with a referral link which means I’ll make a commission if you choose to purchase the product. Rest assured that I will not refer you to a product I do not believe in myself whether I receive a commission on the referral or not. You can read my full disclosure policy here and my company's privacy policy is located here.

Don't forget to pick up your FREE Success Strategies Guide while you're here. You'll get helpful nuggets of small business wisdom I don't share anywhere else. It will just take a minute.  🙂

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