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John Lee Dumas – The Common Path to Uncommon Success

Starting a business in most cases is exciting. While it comes with its own challenges, it is often just the tip of the iceberg. The major challenge comes in scaling it up. For this reason, most entrepreneurs fail within the first few years of operation. However, there’s a way to escape or avoid this,...

How to Expand Your Business and Go Global with the Largest Cross Border Ecommerce Platform

If you run a profitable business and you're looking to expand, how about going global? The thought might be daunting. How do you start and what if things don’t go according to plan? These are common concerns, however, it might be easier than you think. We talked to Tony Shan, the head of Alibaba’s...

BigCommerce Enables Small Business Owners to Sell Online Quickly and Easily 

Customers have become increasingly comfortable buying things online, but many small businesses still have yet to cater their business to this option. In fact, 36% of small businesses still don’t have a website, let alone selling products/services online.  Lack of experience, ability, and expertise to launch an offline business online often hold small business owners...

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know About Selling a Business

Selling is tough work. If you're selling a house, that's also tough. Selling a business — that may be the toughest sale there is. It’s a topic not often talked about, and therefore business owners don’t always know where to turn. John Warrilow has been involved in a few startup businesses and claims that he’s...

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Build a Community and the Sales Will Follow: Insights on Product Development

Have you ever turned to YouTube.com to learn a new skill or how to level-up your appearance? You're not alone. Many people turn to this major video publisher to learn better techniques for everyday use. Joseph Andrew, co-founder of BluMaan.com, knew that there were men looking for better hair care products for their needs....

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...

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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...

Business Storytelling

3 Areas Business Storytelling Can Level Up Your Game

Robert Kennedy III is all about business storytelling. He thinks all business owners should be, too. He tells Ramon Ray why. In a conversation with Ramon, Robert says that business storytelling should be at the heart of the identity of a business. He also explains how it can improve three key areas that drive a...

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