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Save Your Ecommerce Business With One Upgrade

Allen Burt | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Allen Burt

A common struggle for ecommerce owners is pinpointing the areas where their current ecommerce website is wasting their money. In the majority of our clients this boils down to their use of a legacy platform.

From Miami to Mumbai: What Makes Cities Competitive?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What do cities that succeeded have in common? What have they done right? And what do they still need to do to stay on top?

Holiday Office Parties -- Naughty or Nice?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The holidays are upon us--'tis the season for cheer. Holiday office parties are a great way to get your employees together, have a little fun, and celebrate the season. But they can also be detrimental to your small business HR efforts.

The 8 Biggest Mistakes New Business Owners Make

Jared Hecht | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jared Hecht

While you'll no doubt take your own missteps and learn your own tough lessons in the journey of entrepreneurship, maybe a few words of warning will help you to avoid these eight biggest mistakes.

Small Business Owners: Don't Get Lost in the Paperwork

Jim Salters | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

As the peak of the holiday season approaches, many small businesses will be seeking an injection of capital. This is a busy time for many business owners who need to account for an increase in sales.

Gabrielle Denman: The Businesswoman Driven by the Question, 'What Would I Want My Kids to Do?'

Sarah Cannata | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Cannata

'What would I want my kids to do?' It's a question that has driven the founder of Brilliant Business Minds, Gabrielle Denman, through some of the lo...

How Can Your Small Business Integrate Customer Reviews on Your Marketing?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Posting a response with the company's steps to fix the mistake or satisfy the customer's wishes can show people that you are willing to make good and offer the best quality product or service you can.

3 Tips for Getting a Business Loan When Your Credit Score Stinks

NerdWallet | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business

If you need to borrow money to buy a house or a car, a FICO score of 500 probably spells bad news. But if you need a small-business loan, a suboptimal personal credit score isn't necessarily a deal-breaker.

Free isn't Always Better: When to Spend Money on Marketing

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Marketing plays a pivotal role in forwarding your product or service once you bring it to the market, but it can turn out to be an expensive strategy to follow.

Own a Business? Then These Are 5 Reasons Why You Hate the Holidays

Gene Marks | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Seasons greetings. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all men. Yeah, yeah. The holiday season certainly has its good parts. Elf. Eggnog. Days off. Charlie ...

5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring Your First Employee

Daniel Scalco | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Scalco

First time business owners tend to have difficulty transitioning from a solopreneur to an entrepreneur. Whether it's fear of having enough funds to ...

Wealthy Woman Tip: How to Create a Financial Legacy

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Let me tell you a story. My Mimi (grandmother) lived to be 95 years old. She's my favorite lady who ever lived - the type to travel all over the c...

In 2016 Save Your Bottom Line Hiring Teleworkers

Leigh Searl | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

We are living in an era of downsizing. We constantly look to find ways to downsize, save money and save time. From the number of employees on staff...

Gratitude's 10 Proven Results on Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

I love science. It's one thing to say that "something" creates results, but when scientific studies verify its existence, I get downright giddy! Th...

Keep on chopping! Why it's critical to give your advertising time.

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Advertising is a lot like chopping down a tree. Unless you're Paul Bunyan, you're probably not going to bring the tree down with one swing of the ax...

How E-Commerce Is Turning Passion Into Revenue Generating Side Businesses

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Debbie Gisonni

A new study on the future of work conducted by Selz reveals the extent to which consumers are seeking out greater personal fulfillment and financial freedom by using technology to set up a business.

Navigating the High Seas of Digital Payment Adoption

Rene Lacerte | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Rene Lacerte

Everybody is busy and would love more time to focus on the issues at hand. In fact, getting back spent time is more valuable in my book then what my "hourly" rate is. Opportunity cost is the main reason. So when evaluating a specific technology, make sure to value your team's marginal time appropriately.

5 Consequences to Business Growth When Performance Dives

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

In preparation for El Nino, I recently engaged a local painting firm. Sounds almost as exciting as watching paint dry, doesn't it? What makes this story valuable is what is to be learned to make sure business growth doesn't inadvertently suffer when performance wanes.

5 Marketing Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 01.16.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Running a small business can be hard and it can be even harder to get that small business up off the ground.

What to Do When It All Goes Horribly Wrong on Social

Ian Mills | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Ian Mills

There's no ignoring social media as a digital marketing channel -- it pervades almost every aspect of our interactions online. Yet many people struggle to find success. So what do you do when it feels like your Twitter account is a one-way conversation, your Facebook page is a ghost town and Instagram is flooded with images posted by an angry mob with pitchforks?

Entrepreneurs: Find Your Flow!

John Bowen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Too many entrepreneurs enjoy major financial success but lack deep and all-important personal happiness. Instead of feeling fulfilled by their achieve...

5 Reasons to Become Unemployable

Sonia Thompson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Sonia Thompson

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo / FlickR The other day I got word that a family member lost his job. When I asked what happened, I got a back a one-wor...

4 Ways Workplace Giving/Volunteering Can Drive Employee Engagement

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

One aspect of small business HR that's often overlooked is employee engagement. But getting your team members to invest emotionally in your company is a huge part of the equation for success.

Creating a Better Business Posture

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Kaitlyn Stephens

"Stop trying so hard to be interesting and get interested." Those are the words that Jim Collins' mentor at the Stanford Business School taught him...

3 Things Women Business Owners Should Know About SBA Loans

NerdWallet | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

Attention, women business owners: The government wants to give you money. In fact, its funding for female entrepreneurs made big gains this year.