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Ramon Ray Named as Oracle NetSuite’s Entrepreneur in Residence

NetSuite, a leading provider of business management software for growing businesses has named Ramon Ray, entrepreneur, best-selling author and founder of SmartHustle.com as its first Entrepreneur in Residence.  As NetSuite’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ramon will support NetSuite’s continued success in supporting small and medium businesses as they look to scale and grow. “We’re excited to partner with Ramon...

4 in 6 Encore Entrepreneurs Earn More Than Their Expectations, Reports a Survey

Are you thinking about starting your own business but putting off the idea because you just crossed fifty? If yes, then you're making a big mistake. According to the latest Hiscox report, 68% of encore entrepreneurs (who start at fifty) earn more than what they used to do in their previous job. 'When to leap in...

1 in 3 Small Business Owners Used Digital/Online Tools to Grow Sales Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected most small businesses. With changes in consumer behavior, businesses are still trying to adapt to the new normal. If you're finding it difficult to stay afloat, you should start boosting your business's online presence. According to Facebook US State of Small Business Report 2020, 34% of small businesses increased their...

Changes in Consumer Behavior Inspired Retailers and Restaurants to Use Technology, Reports Square Study

COVID-19 has changed consumer behavior. Now, more and more people are expecting seamless digital experiences across industries. This means companies have to adopt the latest tools and technology to delight customers who are increasingly becoming digital-savvy. According to the latest Square study, retailers and restaurants are adapting to consumer behavior changes and turning to technology...

Waze Introduces New Ad Features to Help Small Business Owners

Are you in search of effective yet economical adverting solutions for your small business? If yes, then new ad offerings from Waze would amaze you. Waze, a popular GPS navigation software app, recently announced a host of updates to its ad starter package to help small business owners efficiently run local advertising on its platforms...

Self Service Advertising – Walmart, Hulu – Chasing Small Businesses

If you’re thinking about exploring other ad platforms beyond Facebook and Google, you have more options now than ever. With their self-service advertising tools, new players like Hulu and Walmart are trying to lure small business owners to run effective advertising campaigns. The Ad Market Has Become Super Competitive PC: Walmart Advertising is an age-old practice to...

What Will be the Future of Small Business Advertising Post iOS 14’s App Tracking Transparency?

If you read newspapers daily or keep tabs on online news, you must have come across news articles about the Facebook-Apple feud over privacy. Well, both the tech giants have their arguments. And some people find Facebook’s narrative logical, while others believe Apple’s stand is right. However, small business owners are worried about the...

3 in 5 Small Businesses Don’t Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

If you're thinking about ways to win your customers' trust, you should strictly consider safeguarding your customers' data. According to the latest survey conducted by CRM Essentials and commissioned by Zoho, 62% of small businesses don't inform customers that they are allowing tracking codes from third parties on their websites. What's more surprising is that...