As more people are working from home and staying in, online shopping has become the dominant means of commerce. It’s more important than ever for small brick-and-mortar retailers to get their products online and accessible to their customers. However, with so many large e-commerce competitors, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd.
Waring Abbott | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images When architect David Mason started David Mason & Associates, his infrastructure engineering company in St. Louis in 1989, it was a two-man operation, run from a 10 x 12 room. He and his business partner, James O. Hacking, did business development during the day, then worked
By Jay Hartenbach, co-founder and CEO of Medterra CBD. getty I’ve read many articles about how to start a company with your “life-changing idea.” It goes like this: A scrappy entrepreneur has a life-changing idea, creates a business plan and hires the top talent. Together, they sail off into the sunset with all their riches. This
Svetikd | Getty Images More than one-third of the American workforce freelance amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, a study by Upwork revealed Tuesday. This was a 22% increase since 2019 and it was fueled in part by an influx of younger, highly-skilled professionals seeking flexible alternatives to traditional employment.
Young business woman working selling online. Entrepreneur owner using smartphone or laptop taking … [+] receive and checking online purchase shopping order to preparing pack product box. Packing goods for delivery to customer. Online selling. E-commerce. Online Shopping getty For many people, the Coronavirus pandemic has been a chance to reassess their life choices. For
“Shark Tank” investor Daymond John told CNBC on Tuesday that he believes his new effort with Lowe’s to help diverse entrepreneurs can have widespread appeal — and a big impact. “You can get a million applicants, hopefully. I want people to step up to this,” he said on “Squawk on the Street.” ”When you talk about diversity … you’re
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Apple has boosted the performance of iPad Air by 40% with a new A14 bionic chip. According to an announcement from Apple this past week,
The U.S. economy may be starting to recover from the coronavirus crisis, but many small-business owners are not. After appearing on Shark Tank, Kelsey Moreira, 29, opened an edible cookie dough bar called Doughp on the Las Vegas Strip in 2019. “Even though I came out without a deal, I had a burst of confidence
If you’ve ever launched an online course or coaching program, you know that one of the hardest parts is figuring out a price point. We most commonly hear prices like $197, $27, and $997, making us think there’s some type of art or science to pricing a program high while still making it sound like
A store displays a sign before closing down permanently in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images States are poised to raise taxes on businesses starting next year and cut jobless benefits for workers as the coronavirus-fueled downturn continues to stress unemployment systems around the country. Industries like bars and restaurants that were hit hardest
Are you Ready to Unlock every Pillar in your life? Learn from a Serial Entrepreneur uncovering the Mindset & Success Strategies of the top1% getty Your exposure to entrepreneurship may have started as a child with a lemonade stand or as an adult working in corporate America. Those who approach this creative career path come to it
Jon Nazca | Reuters Facebook is increasing its focus on the small business community, launching a new interface called “Business Suite” on Thursday which is targeted at small businesses that have struggled throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The platform is available exclusively to small businesses at launch, according to a release from the social media and
By Evan Varsamis, entrepreneur and founder/CEO at Gadget Flow, investor, and marketing advisor at Qrator Ltd. getty The most important call to action feature for any crowdfunding campaign is the pledge reward chart. If you don’t organize the pledges in a way that’s sustainable for your brand, you’ll never reach the desired goal you wish
Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk by a sign displayed outside a retail store in Harlem, New York City, saying it’s going out of business. Noam Galai | Getty Images Yelp on Wednesday released its latest Economic Average Report, revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic toll.
Vasiliy Ivanov is the Founder and CEO of KeepSolid. KeepSolid builds modern security and productivity solutions for more than 21M users. Getty You don’t need to look too deeply at startup culture to spot a key pattern: An idea is born, and an embryo of a company is formed. The company eventually gets sold once an
A worker wearing a protective mask cleans a table in front of a pizza restaurant in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, June 15, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Just over a year ago, Adam Rammel was struggling to find workers. The owner of local craft beer bar, Brewfontaine, in Bellefontaine,
By John Brackett, founder of Smash Balloon, the world’s leading social media feed plug-ins for WordPress. getty Do you want to grow your business? If so, you should start by listening to what your customers have to say. Feedback from the people who visit your website can help you make smart decisions about creating content, promoting
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Smith Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C., September 8, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters It’s been nearly two weeks since President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral took effect – and large employers so far seem to have little appetite for the holiday. Starting on Sept.
By Thomas Griffin, co-founder and president of OptinMonster. Entrepreneur, investor and software expert. Helping you be a better leader in your organization. getty Today’s new normal is hitting many industries pretty hard. Travel, food service, traditional retail, manufacturing and construction are just a few that have faced significant downturns. Some are starting their upswing, but experts
Telemarketer robocaller scam calling smartphone with woman holding telephone in house getty Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Google will start verifying business calls to eliminate robocalls. Google will be rolling out a feature for Android phones that
Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images A key tax deadline is just around the corner, and small-business owners who are in distress are still uncertain of what they’ll owe the IRS. For taxpayers who pay quarterly estimated taxes, Sept. 15 marks the due date for this year’s third-quarter payment. As if that weren’t stressful
Sign venture capital on a paper and glasses. getty After a venture capitalist hears a startup pitch and does some due diligence, he or she will draft an investment memo. The document may be five to ten pages long and provide analysis on the pros and cons of the opportunity, along with a recommendation for the
Research shows that people are more likely to invest in online communities during (or in the wake of) crisis, trauma, or major life changes, so the current crisis is offering many business owners the unprecedented opportunity to build community around their brand. Done well, this not only serves the individuals in these communities, it also
No crisis affects companies equally. But for one human connection consultancy, Covid-19 has been an incredible blessing. That’s not to downplay the damage the pandemic has done. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey showed 83% of small businesses have experienced either a “large” or “moderate” negative effect. Entrepreneurs are struggling with everything from
HR Executive and Co-Founder of Gig Talent, a modern talent agency connecting innovative organizations with elite HR consultants & coaches. Getty This week in a leadership meeting, I jokingly said, “The people who are worried about layoffs should just focus and work harder.” I watched as the room either laughed, knowing I was being facetious, or
CEO of ECA: CEO and CFO executive search and consulting for private equity backed companies. Author of book Evidence-Based Recruiting. getty I work with private equity firms for a living. Over the years, I’ve interacted with hundreds of entrepreneurs who have sold their companies to these investors. Some of these entrepreneurs are happy about selling their
At a young age, Lela Kelly became a single mother of two children on welfare. After many late nights, hard work and determination Lela worked her way to earn her law degree from University of California and began balancing corporate law by day and parenting by night. After several years of practicing law, Lela began to feel the
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 13: Josh Silverman discusses Etsy with the Build Series at Build Studio on … [+] March 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) Getty Images Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?
Telling someone that you won’t be able to work with them doesn’t start with the words you say to the potential client. It starts with the conversation that you have with yourself. There are four questions you must ask yourself before taking on a new customer or project to gain clarity around your enthusiastic “Yes!”
Man sitting on sofa reading book. getty For leaders at all levels, 2020 has been a tough year. In times of uncertainty, the organizations that thrive are led by top performers who are constantly learning. To lead others, you need to be the best version of yourself. These eight books released in 2020 will help