Cloudways is a hosting company located in Malta. They are bridging the gap between the big cloud platforms that are still technical and the needs of small businesses. Cloudways is helping SMBs take advantage of what cloud hosting has to offer. For example, it tackles the complexity of configuring and setting up platforms like AWS
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You’ll find a lot of studies revealing how much of communication is nonverbal. Body language creates a more true measure of what the person is actually trying to communicate. Compare this to what is coming out of their mouths. In your business, communication attracts or repels the customers that you want. How to Use Body
Exactly what is a Green Rabbit? Ask Gregory Balestrieri, CEO of the Braintree, Massachusetts-based company, and Joe Melville, chief growth officer, and the cousins will tell you it’s the solution to your time-sensitive problems shipping perishable items, and stuff that melts, like chocolate. Green Rabbit headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts. Green Rabbit Green Rabbit evolved in
It’s a comprehensive digital marketing education that every online business owner should have in 2020. December 30, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from
Having a great, well-thought-out succession plan for your business shows a lot of care and respect for the people that you love and care about. With a proper agreement, the beneficiaries will be your family, your staff, your clients and every supplier from your landlord to the office supply company that you use. It isn’t
Getty With a new decade just around the corner, you might find yourself even more inclined than usual to set New Year’s resolutions. However, resolutions on their own aren’t enough. Studies have shown that approximately 80% of people don’t actually stick to their resolutions past the month of February, so how do the select 20%
As a small business owner, you might think hiring freelancers and part-time employees is the best approach. It helps manage your staffing budget while helping the company grow. This can work for certain positions. But other key functions may require a full-time employee. They can get you to the level of growth you’re looking for.
Small business owners can only focus on a finite number of tasks at a time. This means that there are many areas or strategies that tend to get overlooked. If you’re ready to step up your business process, consider these tips from members of the online small business community about some overlooked areas of business.
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Getty As the calendar changes from one year to the next, it’s an incredibly common time to set resolutions. However, these resolutions tend to be focused on personal development rather than professional. Setting professional, career focused resolutions alongside the personal ones will help you achieve success
Computers have gone through some major transformations over the last handful of decades. Old computer advertisements can really showcase some of these changes, from the 1950’s when huge computers were just for industrial and business users to the days when they became ubiquitous for the average consumer. Looking at old computer ads makes you realize
Being a successful entrepreneur requires constant learning. As a result, you need to gather lessons from those who have already found success. Then utilize powerful resources that are relevant to your industry. If you’re interested in continuing your entrepreneurial education, here are some important lessons. They come from members of the online small business community.
The economy is strong and the unemployment rate is at a record low. Are all the economic indicators having a positive impact on your business? In this week’s poll, the question goes to the heart of what small business owners went through in 2019. With that in mind, How Did Your Business Perform in 2019?
Diego Bejaran Gerke, 29, is in the business of bringing remote workers together—at locations around the planet. His company WiFi tribe, arranges for groups of gig workers, entrepreneurs and remote workers to live together in group housing in a place such as Bolivia, Bali or Oman—where he was living when we spoke recently—for a month at
It’s easy to find yourself bogged down in the day-to-day rush of developing and sending email campaigns. Implementing a few simple processes can help your team identify efficiencies and opportunities you might not see when you are in the weeds. Subscribe to your own emails. Mary Sohn, a member of the industry group Women of
Grant Thornton, Chicago, announced several leadership changes. The firm appointed David Hazels, who joined the firm in 2002, as national managing partner of advisory services, responsible for the strategic direction and operations for a range of service areas. He takes over the role from Jim Peko, who has been appointed COO, and has been with
In February 2006, a student at the University of California-Berkeley sued Target because its website was inaccessible to the blind. The lawsuit put the issue of online accessibility for disabled people on the map, says Sean Bradley, founder of AudioEye. Dealer.com uses AudioEye to make sure its website is accessible to people with disabilities. AudioEye
Getty There’s an old joke that goes something like this: a Buddhist monk orders a hot dog from a vendor and gives him a ten dollar bill, but receives no change. When asked, the vendor responds, “But, change comes from within.” Most of the articles I’ve written on the freelance revolution are business focused, or focused
Today, cell phones are a big part of how many small businesses operate. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where some feel entrepreneurs are a little too reliant on their mobile devices. However you feel about specific pieces of cell phone etiquette, there’s no denying that these devices add a ton of value to
Anton Kogan in 2017 when he won $20,000 in a pitch competition for his business, Emma’s Premium … [+] Services, through Rutgers Business School. Rutgers Business School As packages full of toys crisscross the globe this holiday season, FedEx curriers are toting hundreds of fully cooked $20 turkeys to New York State’s 50 correctional facilities.
From smartphones to smart home appliances, artificial intelligence, voice and virtual assistants are very much at the center of a shift in the way we interact with digital devices. While voice has not yet lived up to its promise, it’s clear it will be an enduring feature of the digital user experience across an expanding
Christmas is usually one of the busiest times of the year for many businesses. That’s especially true for small businesses. More work on less people, it can be stressful. Luckily, you can find some inspiration from some motivational quotes on faith and the Christmas season to get you focused on the next year. It
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has teamed up with Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory on publishing new guidance on managing cyber risks in a digital age. The guidance, aimed at board directors, particularly audit committee members, as well as executive management and cyber practitioners, discusses how companies can apply COSO’s
Roxanne Assoulin men’s jewelry Roxanne Assoulin Roxanne Assoulin is a maven of reinvention. The New York-based jewelry designer has traversed the fashion industry for four decades, evolving her business strategies with the ever-changing retail climate. She started her career in the 1970s, when she created hair accessories and leather bracelets, segueing into semi-precious materials in
As we come to the close of a decade of unprecedented, rapid technological innovation for modern businesses — and everyday life — email continues to thrive as an essential method of communication. We wanted to know what email marketers are really thinking about as we step into the next decade, so I put out a
Have you ever had an over-the-phone customer experience that just wowed you? You know, the kind where you’re smiling by the end of the call, you feel like the person on the other end of the line actually heard you, and the person taking the call was friendly, supportive, and understanding regardless of what you
Your business needs to print posters, signs, banners or blueprints. Find the perfect printer out there for your needs. Don’t overspend on something with fancy features you won’t use. But ensure it can handle whatever you need it to. Printers come in many sizes. And they cater to different budgets. These range from super expensive
Putting your spouse on payroll can be a wonderful strategy, or a nightmare that could cost you thousands. December 21, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Rather than your true love sending you a partridge in a pear tree, wouldn’t you appreciate some money-saving tax tips? For my year-ending
Service-based business owners face a new generation of customers. In the age of social media and online shopping, customers expect businesses to deliver an unprecedented high-level of service online and offline. You must stay available around the clock. And create a personalized experience for every customer. As a result, many owners try to conquer
Nreal countersues Magic Leap. On June 18, Magic Leap sued its Chinese competitor, Nreal, and its founder, former Magic Leap engineer Chi Xu, for using Magic Leap’s trade secrets. This week, Chi filed a countersuit with his side of the story, arguing that the Nreal is smartphone-based, while the Magic Leap has its own small
Absolutely no technical expertise is required. December 22, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. As anyone at Disney can tell
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