Is Pivoting in Business Necessary? Hear from Our Experts

COVID-19 has caused many people to pivot unexpectedly. From CEOs to stay-at-home parents to educators, everyone had to learn quickly how to shift and embrace this new normal. But pivoting in business is not for everyone. Some businesses are better off weathering the storm while others would be smart to shift as soon as...

Street Survival: Bringing Back Small Business

Emily Washcovik from Yelp and Mike McDerment of FreshBooks spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit and discussed some hot topics for small business. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020 and the next one will be the spring of 2021. It's...

How One Company Made 11-day Transition to Remote Work Possible

Kate Winkler wasn’t even a year into being CEO when she oversaw the transition to remote work of about 650 people at Ruby. Yet the company completed the task in just 11 days. What’s more, the company didn’t really even have a remote working transition plan set in stone before COVID-19 arrived. How did Ruby...

Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. In the middle of the pandemic, Ross says it’s time to actually buckle in and accelerate. And she tells Ramon Ray exactly why she thinks that and how that should be done. Kathryn is well-placed to shares insights about...

Ramon’s 2020 Holiday Party: Small Business Advice from Industry Experts

Ramon hosted his 2020 holiday party with some of the best industry experts out there. If you missed the live event, don't worry! You can still take advantage of all the small business advice that was shared throughout the event. Below are some highlights from each expert interview. You can still listen to the...

2 Dominant Small Business Trends for 2020

Two dominant small business trends for 2020 that Mailchimp sees, according to John Foreman. Mailchimp’s chief product officer tells Ramon Ray that COVID-19 has transformed the business landscape this year. More importantly, that fact means the trends show how small business leaders are finding success amid the pandemic. John has been at Mailchimp for a while....

How to Find the Path to Success During COVID-19

Our three speakers from this Survive and Thrive episode have diverse backgrounds but are experts in what they do. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn't experienced the highs and lows of business. Whether you run your own company or work for a large brand, part of life is experiencing success and failure....

Resilient Leadership: Thriving in the Unknown

Jennifer Maher, David Chang, and Meredith Schmidt spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about communication during COVID and how important it is during these challenging times. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020. The next one will be in spring 2021....