How One Company Made 11-day Transition to Remote Work Possible

Kate Winkler wasn’t even a year into being CEO when she oversaw the transition to remote work of about 650 people at Ruby. Yet the company completed the task in just 11 days. What’s more, the company didn’t really even have a remote working transition plan set in stone before COVID-19 arrived. How did Ruby...

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When To Scale and Automate Your Small Business Marketing (but Remain Personable)

When you think about small business marketing and automation by ActiveCampaign, a good insight can be had just by looking at your email inbox, says Maria Pergolino. The chief marketing officer says that there are emails that you're excited to read and ones that are just noise. The company is helping companies activate their entire...

2 Dominant Small Business Trends for 2020

Two dominant small business trends for 2020 that Mailchimp sees, according to John Foreman. Mailchimp’s chief product officer tells Ramon Ray that COVID-19 has transformed the business landscape this year. More importantly, that fact means the trends show how small business leaders are finding success amid the pandemic. John has been at Mailchimp for a while....

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8 Ways a Biden Administration Will Impact Your Business

President Biden and Vice President Harris will be sworn in on January 20th, it appears. How will a Biden administration impact small business? We've compiled policy promises made by the Biden-Harris campaign. Similarly, the former vice president has a three-and-a-half-decade history as a legislator. These promises and his history should provide insight into what small...

Why a good-better-best pricing strategy could be for your small business

A recent Peloton product launch reminded me about good-better-best pricing strategy, and why the strategy could be for your small business. For those who do not know, Peloton makes exercise equipment. They became famous for their stationary bike, and the experience that goes along with using it. You see, the company also makes the media...

Personal Branding Opens Doors

Ramon Ray shares with Rylee Meeks an inspired talk about the biggest challenge in selling, how to succeed in it, and how personal branding can open doors others don’t even see. Personal branding is near and dear to Ramon Ray’s heart. After all, he says it opens a lot of doors for his business. But...

Seize Holiday Sales 2020 Opportunities Using These Insights from Visa

Holiday sales 2020 prospects remain high for the most prepared small businesses despite COVID-19, a recent Visa study reveals. The Visa Back to Business Study: Holiday Edition finds that despite the pandemic, 88% of consumers plan to go holiday shopping this year. For the report, Visa surveyed people in eight markets, including the US, Canada,...

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A Unique CRM for Sales Teams and Best Practices to Boost Sales

Boosting sales can be done by using CRM for sales teams. But Raj Sabhlok also says it can be achieved by salespeople implementing three clear-cut best practices. The new Pipedrive chief executive shares his experience with Ramon Ray in an interview for Smart Hustle. In their discussion, the pair talk about: Raj’s decades of experience...

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Square Launches Self-Ordering System for Restaurants Powered by QR codes

Square is giving food businesses a new way to thrive during the pandemic through its launch of a self-ordering system for restaurants powered by QR codes. The self-serve ordering system powered by Square Online makes the ordering experience more efficient. Clients scan the restaurant’s QR code on their personal devices. The code leads the user...