Alina Dizik

Alina Dizik

Alina Dizik is a freelance journalist and writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, iVillage, More magazine, The Knot, BusinessWeek and the Financial Times.

20 Recent Stories

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers
Go Forward

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
How to Transform Your Workspace With Color
Business Management

How to Transform Your Workspace With Color

Consider these hues to change the mood in your business.
7 Ingredients to a Successful Business Dinner
Networking

7 Ingredients to a Successful Business Dinner

Wooing clients over dinner can help you build long-lasting relationships. Here's a guide to making the best possible impression.
How to Manage Your Business Partner
Startup Basics

How to Manage Your Business Partner

Disagreements and hurt feelings between co-founders can sink a company before it starts. Here are four strategies to set the relationship up for success.
10 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Overseas
Growth Strategies

10 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Overseas

If you're considering an international expansion of your brand, here's what you need to know to make sure you're fully prepared to make the decision.
10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market
Finding Customers

10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

A guide to understanding your customers and how your product meets their needs.
3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews
Marketing Ideas

3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews

A look at the strategies some entrepreneurs are using when generating and making the most of their customers' comments.
10 Questions to Ask Before Making Your First Hire
Hiring Center

10 Questions to Ask Before Making Your First Hire

Before rushing to expand your business with that first employee, here are the most important things you need to consider first.
10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business
Startup Basics

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

How do you know when the time is right to make the leap?
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business
Naming Your Business

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Here's a look at three entrepreneurs who have changed company names and the lessons they learned.
Photographers Refocus on New Ventures
Profiles

Photographers Refocus on New Ventures

The line has long blurred between the amateur and professional photographer. Here, three former pro photographers who saw the changes coming early on and reinvented themselves with successful startups
10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant
Management & Operations

10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

With the growth of virtual assistants, their expertise now runs the gamut -- from making vendor calls to sending out thank you cards to prospective clients. Here's how to make the most of virtual hel
3 Types of Rent-Free Workspaces for Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

3 Types of Rent-Free Workspaces for Entrepreneurs

Take advantage of these free workspaces offered by chambers of commerce, universities and the community-at-large.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business From Home
Home Based Business

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business From Home

Owners of home-based businesses often fail to establish proper boundaries between their work and personal lives. Here's how to get it right the first time.
5 Tips for Publishing Your Own Book
Branding

5 Tips for Publishing Your Own Book

Books can help small-business owners with brand awareness, as well as show their expertise. Here's how to get started, including self-publishing platforms to consider when you're ready.
3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges
Managing Employees

3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

How three entrepreneurs designed effective--and fun--ways to strengthen their teams.
How Entrepreneurs are Successfully Tapping into the Healthy Spice Trend
Targeting Niche Markets

How Entrepreneurs are Successfully Tapping into the Healthy Spice Trend

A look at business owners in the snack and beverage industries that are finding success and growing their companies, one herb at a time.
Bars Go Green
Going Green

Bars Go Green

How eco-friendly practices are helping drinking establishments attract a loyal clientele.
Do's and Don'ts of Seeking Business Advice From a Spouse
Work/Life Balance

Do's and Don'ts of Seeking Business Advice From a Spouse

Entrepreneurs' spouses can wear many hats, but small-business owners shouldn't rely on them too much.
Cooking Up New Business Ideas from Old-World Recipes
Finding Ideas

Cooking Up New Business Ideas from Old-World Recipes

How some entrepreneurs are drawing from the distant past to put a successful new spin on old ideas.

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