Why ReviewTrackers Says Asking for Customer Reviews Is Critical

Why ReviewTrackers Says Asking for Customer Reviews Is Critical

Online customer reviews are incredibly important for local businesses because they are a major deciding factor when customers are choosing where to eat or shop. A 2016 Search Engine Land survey found that 85 percent of consumers use the internet to find local businesses. Further, a follow-up survey in 2014 found that 88 percent of consumers...

TurtleWise: Helping to Get Business Advice From Different Demographics

Get Advice, Give Advice and Change the World with TurtleWise Social Advice Service

Many of the most successful entrepreneurs credit their success to having mentors or advisors who provided inspiration and problem solving during critical moments of their careers. It has been said that every entrepreneur needs a mentor, but often times the challenge is how to find and choose one. At SXSW 2016, I learned about a...

WrkBench - The Powerful Visual Collaboration Tool for Visual Workers

WrkBench – The Powerful Collaboration Tool for Visual Workers

If you are looking for a collaboration tool there are many on the market that can help you communicate with your team, but how many of them can also inspire creativity? At SXSW 2016, I met up with Arjun Rai, the founder, and CEO of WrkBench - an app and visual collaboration tool that...

Babbler

How Babbler Can Help You Generate Buzz About Your Business

PR teams and reporters need each other, but up until now it’s been far from a perfect relationship. PR teams send out countless emails every day to only get a few ‘hits,’ and on the other side of the table, reporters receive an endless flow of PR emails while only a few will match...

How United Airlines' Is Helping You Be More Productive In the Air

How United Airlines Is Helping You Be More Productive In the Air

Modern advancements have made it easier than ever to be productive when you’re on the go – even when you’re 39,000 feet up in the air. Advancements, from technology to airplane design, mean that those hours spent traveling to business meetings, or vacation destinations do not have to be lost. One company that is...

SXSW 2016 Interview: How Knokal is Connecting You to the Right Businesses

How Knokal is Connecting B2B Small Businesses

The power of Smart Hustle Magazine is that we are creating a community of small business owners. On our website, you will find business tips, news, and inspirational interviews. We also recently launched a Smart Hustle Community Facebook Group where small business owners can network, give advice and get advice. While everyone is pursuing their...

Pursuing Your Dreams

Pursuing Your Dreams One Small Step at a Time- An Interview With Chris Capehart

Have you ever held back on a dream because you were intimidated by the journey? The path seemed too long, the goal too far away, and you doubted your ability to reach the end, so you never took the first step? If this sounds familiar, first: know that you are not alone. Next: listen...

SXSW 2016 Interview: How Intraboom is Changing the Way Teams Communicate

SXSW 2016 Interview: How Intraboom is Changing the Way Teams Communicate

Collaboration software has become a staple for businesses small and large that have to keep teamwork and communications flowing efficiently. The problem is that there are so many options to choose from; in fact, the Wikipedia page on the subject lists over 175 different collaborative software options. Each program ranges in the solutions it offers,...

Business Pitch

Kevin O’Leary’s 3 Rules for Giving the Perfect Business Pitch

If anyone knows business pitches, it is Kevin O’Leary. A successful entrepreneur himself, he now listens to the pleas of other entrepreneurs and startups as they pitch their ideas and hope for an investment deal on the hit ABC television show, Shark Tank. As a primary investor in all seven seasons of the series, he...

how to maintain brand authenticity

Brand Authenticity: Why It’s Important To Be True To Your Digital Voice

Brand Authenticity is critical to the success of small business owners. Being authentic with your brand means that you ensure your public brand (in particular social media content and more) conveys the same brand that customers receive from you when they meet you in person and/or engage with your brand elsewhere. At SXSW 2016 we...