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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....

How Flexible Thinking Can Help Your Small Business Thrive During COVID-19

Elizabeth Gore spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about how flexible thinking can be an asset for small business growth. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020 and the next one will be in spring 2021. It's free! If you don't...

Resilient Leadership: Thriving in the Unknown

Jennifer Maher, David Chang, and Meredith Schmidt spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about communication during COVID and how important it is during these challenging times. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020. The next one will be in spring 2021....

Biden Harris

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...

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,...

CRM for sales team

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...

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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