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Beyond Sales and Discounts: How to Have a Successful Ecommerce Holiday Season According to the Experts

Larissa Pickens | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Larissa Pickens

Ecommerce sales are on the rise this year. Most online retailers expect the 2016 holiday season to be their busiest yet. According to PricewaterhouseC...

3 Deal-breakers: Let These Kenny Rogers Lyrics Serve as a Reminder

Nina B. Ries | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Nina B. Ries

While I have been known to quote lyrics to 80s songs and Brat Pack movies in daily conversation, there is no set of lyrics are more relevant to busine...

Three Golden Keys to Selling and Marketing Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

By Liz Gutman There are other ways to connect with potential customers than by selling hard. Focus, engagement, and authenticity are your tickets to ...

How to Navigate International Sourcing

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

By Malene Barnett Excerpt: Do you find the idea of working with manufacturers overseas intimidating? You're not alone, but these three simple strateg...

How to Keep Your Social Media Accounts Secure

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Your social media profiles are constantly at risk of being compromised. Hackers are always looking for vulnerable accounts to steal in order to have d...

The Best Advice on Providing an Extraordinay Customer Experience

Jeff Charles | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Jeff Charles

Seriously, why is it so hard to earn and keep clients? I mean, it seems like other businesses make it look so easy. You provide an awesome product or ...

Workplace Bullying - Fact or Fiction? Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

It's 2016, right? We know enough about discrimination and harassment that this "myth" of workplace bullying needs to be debunked, right? WRONG! I'm w...

Research: State of the Connected Customer

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.24.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

New technologies like artifical intelligence is changing customer' expectations and behaviors. By 2020, more than six billion smartphones and 50 billi...

3 Ways to Motivate your Employees

John Rampton | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Every great business is built on a strong foundation that was set by a solid team. The takeaway? If you don't have a strong team behind you, there's a...

How To Master The Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives

James Clear | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Looking back, the most surprising thing about Robert Wadlow was his normal height and weight at birth. When he was born on February 22, 1918, Wadlow w...

How to Back Your Business Up With a Winning Team

John Rampton | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Entrepreneurs with a growing business need to outsource. There's often no way around it. A winning team will always prevail.

Canadians Vote With Their Taste Buds

Judith Humphrey | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Judith Humphrey

Canadians are deeply interested in the US Presidential campaign, as they should be. The election will affect Canada-US trade, the future of NAFTA, immigration flows - and more generally, relations between the two countries. After watching the three debates and receiving daily coverage of the race, Canadians want a voice in the south-of-the-border election.

4 Steps to Building Your Dream Career

Alex Pirouz | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
Alex Pirouz

I was having a chat recently to a family friend of mine who was going through a bit of a transition phase with their career.

Woman to Woman: Powerful Advice for Female Entrepreneurs

Apryl Beverly | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women
Apryl Beverly

According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by small business payment card issuer American Express OPEN, women own 11.3...

How to Manage Your Profitability in Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

A profitable small business is rarely an accident; you have to constantly work for new revenue. Projecting profits on a financial statement in a bu...

How 10 Up-And-Coming Mompreneurs Make Time to Grow Their Blog

Elna Cain | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Elna Cain

While other moms are busy cleaning their house, catching the latest show on Netflix or exercising while their child naps, you're sitting in your makeshift office (a.k.a. your closet) trying to type fast and write that blog post that's supposed to have been published weeks ago.

Get Your Website in Shape!

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Holistic health practitioners, who make up the bulk of my PR clients, love to spread the word of healing, by educating people. This caring tendency often leads to websites that are packed with way too much information -- making it difficult to navigate the website or even figure out what exactly the practitioner does. Here are a few tips to ensure that your website is performing optimally.

Is It Time to Give Up?

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

You've dotted your "i"s and crossed your "t"s. You have a crystal clear brand, image, and message; you know exactly who your target audience is; and you're going after it, with a solid strategy in place. And yet... you find yourself banging your head against a wall. You're getting little or no traction from media, VIPs, or venues you're outreaching. How should you interpret the (non) response?

Champions Love the 4th Quarter

Jim Fannin | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Jim Fannin

With two minutes to go in the game, the quarterback narrows his focus and executes a perfect pass to his receiver cutting across the middle. Touchdown!

E-Commerce Content Strategies for Boosting Online Sales

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

If you are in the ecommerce business, you cannot deny the magnetic power of sales. The more you sell, the more your confidence grows, as does your determination to improve the experience for your customers, and to expand your existing market.

The Presidential Candidates' Plans for Small Business

David Trone | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
David Trone

Florida has more than 2 million small businesses with over 3 million employees. I'm proud to be the President and owner of one of them, Total Wine & ...

Small Businesses Speak Out Against Donald Trump's Tax Plan

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump wants to dramatically cut taxes for the already-wealthy and their giant corporations. This would starve local communities of resources like teachers and infrastructure, while stacking the deck further against smaller, local businesses.

Should You Use a ROBS (Rollover as Business Startup) to Start a Business?

Robert Harrow | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

If you're thinking about starting a business, one of your first major decisions will be choosing where to get funding.

How To Get People To Buy Into My Ideas - Pain and Pleasure

Tamara Kleinberg | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Tamara Kleinberg

Have you ever been frustrated because you feel like people aren't listening and buying into your ideas? If people can't feel the pain, they'll never see the possibilities.

Election Issues That Impact Small Businesses

Dan Steiner | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Dan Steiner

Election Day is quickly approaching and voters are already preparing to cast a vote to elect the next leader of our country. For small business owners, the decision goes beyond merely looking out for the interests of themselves and their families. They need to choose a leader who will do what's best for their own organization and its employees, in addition to directing the country as a whole.