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...

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School of Rock CEO Rob Price Shares How They Quickly Pivoted

You’ve probably heard of the School of Rock in some form — the movie, the broadway show, or the franchises all around the globe. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s a quick education: The School of Rock has 270 schools around the world where kids earn music in a non-traditional way. Basically, they learn music through...

Advice to Live By for Startup Entrepreneurs from Jessica Mah of inDinero

Indinero Founder Pivots Her Company to Success

For every movie-worthy startup success story (think Facebook), there are plenty more stories of unachieved dreams that we will never get to hear about. And that shouldn’t be surprising at all. Not when statistics show that about 50 percent of new businesses fail within the first five years. Sometimes, those numbers can be much...

Following Your Vision & Knowing When to Pivot Small Biz Advice from Dawn Dickson of Flat Out of Heels

Following Your Vision & Knowing When to Pivot: Small Biz Advice from Dawn Dickson of Flat Out of Heels

I met my latest interview guest in the green room at MSNBC, and I was drawn to her confidence and high energy. As it turns out, Dawn Dickson, the founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels and Solutions Vending International, exhibits many of the characteristics I see in successful hustlers: namely, she is...

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Valuable Business Lessons on Pivoting and Finding a Niche From Rob Brandegee of Little Earth Productions

I’ve had so many great opportunities to speak with business owners and learn from their triumphs and mistakes, but Little Earth Productions has to be one of the best success stories I’ve heard in a long time. I had the chance to chat with co-founder Rob Brandegee about his entrepreneurial journey and the many valuable...

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Why Your Small Business Needs to Pivot

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] When Jim Kolb bought a floral shop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he decided to name his business Oshkosh House of Flowers. But over time, Kolb and his team felt that the word “Oshkosh” in the name of the business limited his shop to an Oshkosh customer base. With the growth of...

How to better communicate your business strategy

5 Small Steps to Better Communicate Your Business Strategy

Authored by John Courtney, Founder and Chief Executive of BoardroomAdvisors.co  Scaling up a business may involve changes in how senior management defines the strategic direction of the company, which, in turn, could affect operations, human resources, finances, and other processes. Although it is not always a drastic shift, business owners must be conscious about guiding...

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Finding A Partner For Your Startup. How Two Fashion Entrepreneurs Did It.

Fashion startups have special challenges. Not only are they dealing with making a product and selling it, but they're also in a market that's fraught with sourcing challenges and identifying their perfect customer. Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com spoke with the founders of Maison de Papillon, Danielle Salinas, and Shriya Bisht about their journey...

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How Magic Johnson’s Keys to Success Can be Applied to Your Business

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson retired after a Hall of Fame career in basketball, he did not in any way actually retire. He grew his company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, into a billion dollar  investment company that provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. QuickBooks EVP & GM Alex...

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