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5 Future Trends that Impact Businesses Growth

New Year brings new hopes, new inspiration, and new goals. Despite slumped sales, stalled supply chains, and looming uncertainty last year, small business owners are positive about 2021.  According to Oracle NetSuite Brainyard’s 2021 Business Leader Survey, around 73% of respondents are positive about this year. Being a small business owner yourself, you must plan...

This Entrepreneur Is Helping Military Spouses Become Successful Business Owners

No entrepreneurial journey is ever easy. But for military spouses, starting a business and making it a success is an uphill battle. From moving around different parts of the world to finding tools and resources to succeed, military spouses have to overcome some additional challenges to establish their businesses. And most often, military spouse...

How to Expand Your Business and Go Global with the Largest Cross Border Ecommerce Platform

If you run a profitable business and you're looking to expand, how about going global? The thought might be daunting. How do you start and what if things don’t go according to plan? These are common concerns, however, it might be easier than you think. We talked to Tony Shan, the head of Alibaba’s...

How “Small Business Revolution” Show by Deluxe Is Helping Businesses Nationwide

Several small businesses struggle when it comes to picking the best marketing strategies for their businesses. This is especially the case when it comes to the digital space. However, with companies such as Deluxe, you can learn even more about how to be found better online. Amanda Brinkman is the Chief Brand Officer at...

Why Customer Experience Matters [According to Former Pinterest Executive]

Most of the big platforms are monetized via advertising. The products are very similar in terms of people who are trying to acquire customers. Whether it's Google or Pinterest, you're trying to acquire customers to some degree, and that acquisition is done through paid advertising. Dutta Satadip is the Chief Customer Officer of ActiveCampaign....

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10 Pillars of a Successful Small Business [Upcoming Akimbo Course]

Do you want to start or grow your business? Let's do a spot check and see if you have these 10 key pillars of a successful business: 10 Small Business Pillars Target audience. Are you getting clients and serving your audience? Business solution. Does your business solve a specific problem? Pricing. Do you have pricing...

How to Deliver a Powerful Media Interview for Your Business

Connecting your business, and yourself, with the media is extremely important for exposure. In fact, anytime you are in front of a camera, how you communicate and present yourself is critical. So once you have a media interview lined up, or even a presentation or upcoming video, how do you successfully present yourself? Jane Hanson...

Adopt Startup Mindset to Grow Your Business (and How eBay VP of Global Payments Got It Right)

Small business owners don't always sail smoothly. Off and on, they find themselves in troubled waters. Recently, COVID-19 affected most small businesses, making it hard for them to stay afloat. If you want to survive and grow your small business, you need to adopt a startup mindset. A startup mindset can help your business become...