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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...

A Conversation with Lori Greinger from Shark Tank: Ramon Hosts the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series

Ramon Ray got to host the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series with special guest Lori Greinger. You may know her as the warm-blooded shark from the Emmy-winning ABC series, Shark Tank. She's also an inventor with 120 patents and the author of the bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! Her passion is...

Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. In the middle of the pandemic, Ross says it’s time to actually buckle in and accelerate. And she tells Ramon Ray exactly why she thinks that and how that should be done. Kathryn is well-placed to shares insights about...

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...

From Behind the Register to Owning a Chick-fil-A Franchise

Some entrepreneurs start a business out of an idea. Others start a business that's already been successfully built. In some cases, this is a franchise business. The owner is in charge and manages the location, but the brand is already well-known. Is this kind of business right for you? Let's look at a Chick-fil-A...