Are customers behaving worse toward the people who serve them, in the face of the Covid-spawned crisis we’re all living through? Customer Service consultant Micah Solomon answers this question with help from a new report from Freshworks, The New CX Mandate
Sophia Amoruso’s Business Class is teaching entrepreneurs, creatives and freelancers everything they need to know about running a successful business.
There are few bright spots in the world right now, but the ways in which companies and agencies are addressing student loan debt is one of them. With job losses and an economic downturn, we’re all looking for ways to get help where we can.
Featured image by nationan23 from Pixabay A new year means new goals. Getting on track financially is probably at the top of your to-do list for 2021. Especially since 2020 threw so many of us off track when it comes to our finances. Crushing your financial growth goals means creating budgets, banking wisely, and protecting […]
Featured image by Immersion Imagery When it comes to blockchain, it’s the quiet ones you need to watch. For example, [email protected] Resources PLC (LSE: SYME) has done the unimaginable. For one thing, it has produced a blockchain-powered offering that could absolutely upend funding. The company matches firms that are looking for cash with capitalists who are […]
If you are looking for ideas on small businesses you can support in your holiday gift giving, here are some of the micro businesses I’ve profiled. Many have been incredibly generous in sharing their knowledge with the small business community.
By expanding the forms of payments you accept, you can increase sales and provide a better user experience.
Featured image by BLACKDAY Today, many women are turning to skin treatments with cosmetic lasers to brighten and tighten their skin. In fact, the shift toward this option is so massive that it has brought about a major upsurge in the market for treatments with cosmetic lasers. In this post, we take a look at these […]
PPP and EIDL weren’t enough to help small business owners. Should owners create a coalition?
While gig workers are seemingly becoming the norm, the safety net provided by employee benefits in the U.S. is undeniable. But two keys to effectively addressing social issues through business actually lie in addressing ownership and governance.
2021 will bring thousands of new cannabis jobs to the US economy
Story of how June Angelides is making a difference and bringing more women into venture capital and entrepreneurship.
Up&Up gives renters a way to get an ownership stake in their homes while they’re living there–and to do so as soon as they move in.
In early February, things were looking good for Practice San Francisco, a center offering individual psychotherapy and classes for children and adults that promote physical and mental well-being. Business was so good that owner Nina Kaiser, a psychologist, had just renovated and moved into a bigger space with the goal of doubling revenue. Then the […]
It’s impossible to completely eliminate risk from your business. But you can have the best of both worlds, with low risk and maximum potential. Let’s start by looking at risk and why you can’t (and shouldn’t) totally eliminate it from your business. Think about it: Even if your results are fine right now, and you […]
Featured image by 200degrees from Pixabay When you are building a website for your business, there are several options available for you to consider. You have to decide which one is best suited to your needs and budget. If you are going to build your website yourself, don’t. There are so many issues and concerns […]
Mr. Hsieh, who died at 46, tried to revitalize a corner of the city by attracting other entrepreneurs.
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Significantly more consumers and businesses are relying on technology to buy and sell products and … [+] services during the pandemic. Entrepreneurs have a big opportunity to offer solutions that, more than ever, customers are willing to use. Use these insights to position your startup for […]
Featured image by Aris Suwanmalee Do you need to create a compelling and informative video that resonates with your target audience? Ending up with a top-notch successful video will require more than just effort and determination on your part. You’re going to need to work with the ideal video production agency to realize your vision. Get […]
Tony Hsieh, the 46-year old technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist who built Zappos into a $1 billion internet shoes and clothing powerhouse, died on Friday. He was 46. The cause was injuries suffered in a house fire on Nov. 18 in New London, Conn., according to Megan Fazio, a spokeswoman for The Downtown Project in […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A hug, a phone call, or a card is certainly more than enough — particularly this year. Yet, if you are interested in gifting a little something to your family, friends, or colleagues, here are some brands that are looking to build a better economy that’s […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Though not approaching the levels of last March and April, panic buying of toilet paper has become a thing again. That’s according to Danny Alexander, co-founder of Who Gives a Crap, a social enterprise that donates 50% of its profits to charities focused on providing access […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Chris Patton-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb Connected Kerb Petrol driven cars are set to disappear from Britain’s roads rather sooner than expected. Under the government’s updated “Green Industrial Revolution” plan, every new car sold from 2030 onwards must be either electric or an approved hybrid. This […]
I’m confused. Really confused. Here’s why. You say you provide a great quality service, but your fees are pretty close to average. You give various reasons to hire you, but your services look a lot like your competitors. And the wording on your website reads just like all the others I’ve checked out in your […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin 16 July 2020, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Giengen an der Brenz: An employee in the production department of … [+] Margarete Steiff GmbH attaches a “button in the ear”, which is the trademark of the Steiff animals, to a soft toy. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa (Photo by Marijan Murat/picture alliance […]
Featured image by FamVeld Mobility Caring is an Australian specialist provider of medical and home care equipment and technology. Use their products for a new lease on life. Losing Your Mobility Is Devastating It is devastating to lose your mobility. For example, if you’re trying to run a business, even from your home, loss of mobility […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Charlotte Williams, Founder of SevenSix Agency Courtesy of SevenSix Agency Diversity in media has received significant attention in 2020 and many companies have managed to improve their efforts with diverse models, influencers, and celebrities headlining many campaigns. Whilst this is a step in the right direction […]
Featured image by fizkes In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are taking baby steps toward setting up their own ventures. Therefore, the need for business coaching has risen exponentially. This creates a unique opportunity waiting to be tapped. COVID-19 has no doubt turned our world upside down. Yet there are some silver […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin ENGLAND – 1958: English Electric developed several notable pioneering computers during the 1950s. … [+] The DEUCE: Digital Electronic Universal Computing Engine, was the first commercially produced digital model and was developed from earlier plans by Alan Turing. 30 were sold and in 1956 one cost […]
Featured image by JillWelington from Pixabay How do you feel when you return from work every evening? Do you feel drained and exhausted? This life of a nine to five worker. We all can relate. Usually, you’ll find out when you get home, you just want take a shower, eat, and jump into bed. This […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Is there a slacker you have to deal with? iClipArt By Dianna Booher Back in high school, the kids called it snitching. Teachers, trying not to be complicit in the tattling but also wanting to build a positive classroom culture, often responded to the warring class […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The difference between successful people and highly successful people is directly related to how … [+] often they say “no.” To figure out who you should say no to, it’s helpful to group the people you know into three groups: friends, buddies, and friendly. Photo by […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Chris Meade, 27, was growing up, he found volleyball frustrating. “I never got to touch the ball,” he says. There was too much competition on the court for a newbie to get a chance to spike it. But that’s changed. Today, he’s a co-founder of […]
In 2013, Joy Hollingsworth moved with her family from Seattle out to the country with a plan to build a cannabis business. Washington State had recently legalized recreational marijuana, and Barack Obama had just been re-elected. For Ms. Hollingsworth, a former basketball player, and her brother, Raft Hollingsworth III, a former University of Washington student […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Millions of professionals worldwide are already using LinkedIn but a feature that is still in beta and very few influencers have access to is LinkedIn Live. LinkedIn Live is LinkedIn’s live streaming option that is focused on business content and smart conversation. Unlike Facebook live, in […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dr. John Jaquish, author of the new book “Weightlifting Is a Waste of Time”. Dr. John Jaquish A lot of entrepreneurs talk about “disrupting their industry.” They want their idea to smash into the landscape like an asteroid, sending up a smoke cloud the whole world […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This is the second of a series of articles looking into how, what was previously regarded as “the Future of Work”, has transformed work post-pandemic in 2020 “After Disease”. Having previously looked at where we work, we turn our focus towards how we acquire talent in […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When we see industries change quickly, the reason is usually obvious with hindsight. Whether the sector is banking or home furnishings, there is always an innovation or event that makes the transformation possible. Ordering a mattress online is feasible because of the tech that enables Purple, […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Launching your funding round too close to the holidays can result in disappointment getty Venture capitalists work in semesters with little deal activity generally taking place across the holidays or over the summer. As a founder, optimizing the time you start, and aim to conclude, your […]
When it comes to creating a powerful marketing message and attracting new customers, ‘new‘ is overrated. It can also destroy your marketing results. There are 3 core reasons for this. The newest product or service is always a riskier bet. At best, it’s a bigger gamble than the trusted incumbent. At worst, the customer feels […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Adam Weitsman turned a time of hardship into a commitment to integrity, transparency, and … [+] philanthropy. Provided Any entrepreneur who’s been in business for more than a few years knows that hardship and failure are part of the game. But as they say, it’s not […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Making the right first hire is winning half the startup battle. There is more to hiring the right … [+] candidate than posting a job at a recruiting or freelancing site. It comes down to knowing who you are looking for, how to find them and […]
Featured image by Bank Phrom on Unsplash As a business owner, you are confronted by many printing services to cater to your business printing needs. Therefore, narrowing down to the right printing solution is challenging. In the recent past, businesses didn’t pay much attention to their print requirement. However, all that has changed due to heightened competition in […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Happy parents and kids using computer and waving while making video call berofe Thanksgiving dinner … [+] in dining room. getty It’s hard to feel grateful right now. This is a Thanksgiving like no other – one that many Americans will celebrate isolated from their loved […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Legal form concept : Blue pen and a non compete contract on a clipboard. Noncompete contract is an … [+] agreement between employee and employer, not to enter into competition in subsequence business effort getty Back in the 1970s the group Chicago had a hit with […]
Be frugal. One of the Small Town Rules is to spend your brain power before spending dollars. Be creative about how you handle challenges rather than to throw money at the problem. Venture capital vs. Bootstrapped We’ve all heard about startups that have been funded by whatever venture capitalist or angel that has just dropped a […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Trying to get people interested in your startup may seem like fighting a losing battle. The early stages of a business contend with several challenges when persuading customers to get involved. Advertising to a large market can be expensive, and you have to figure out if […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Make a year-end checklist to stay on top of important responsibilities, like distributing Forms W-2. getty I don’t know how it’s that time of year again, but it is. Year-end. The time to get out your lists and make sure everything’s in order so you can […]
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For those of us with aging family members, there is always a worry that they might become the target of misinformation or become swayed by something false they see on TV, through an email scam or by a fraudulent phone call. getty According to a 2019 […]
Featured image by Rawpixel.com Unconscious bias has never been a more relevant topic. Recruiters and hiring managers everywhere are taking steps to eradicate unconscious bias in the recruitment process to build on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A diverse and inclusive workplace is one that reflects the general makeup of its society. Diversity refers not […]