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How small biz can partner with big brands

How Can Small Biz Connect with Big Brands?

  Do you dream about partnering your small business with a multi-million dollar brand? Exposure to industry giants can bring entrepreneurs new opportunities to create and sell to different markets. And with the right gumption, anything is possible. Today, 57% of companies use partnerships to further their brand. Not only is it beneficial for companies to...

Remote Work and Culture

Can You Create Culture In A Remote Work World?

Company culture isn't just about ping pong tables and happy hours. It's the set of values, behaviors, and beliefs that shape how your employees work together and how they interact with customers. Creating a strong company culture is essential for any business, but it can be especially challenging for small businesses.  If you have remote...

How to start a restaurant business

How To Start A Restaurant Business -9 Tips.

Starting and managing a restaurant is easy business, however it’s rewarding for so many reasons. I spoke with Camille Holder-Brown, co-founder of Kale Cafe in Daytona Beach, Florida and Gladys Harrison, owner of Big Mamma’s Kitchen in Omaha, Nebraska.  Also joining us was Jeff Dickerson, head of Clover, a technology company that powers service businesses with...

Customer data privacy

4 Tips to Ensure Customer Data Privacy for Your Online Business

Online privacy is hard to come by these days, with companies using every opportunity possible to gather and use your private data. It is no surprise that customers are more concerned and cautious about their online privacy than ever before. If you run an online business, you need to create a customer data privacy policy....

employee benefits

The Impact of Employee Benefits on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and nearly half of the private U.S. workforce. However, SMBs are still reeling from the impacts of the pandemic and are having to balance employee retention with benefits offerings to attract and retain talent.  A recent PwC survey revealed a staggering 88% of companies...

Meta Verse

The Metaverse and Your Business. What You Need To Know.

If you've noticed an increase in discussions about the Metaverse, you're not alone. In the end, we don't know if it will be the future of the internet, like AI or blockchain, or just another tech buzzword. In recent months, technology companies ranging from Facebook's parent company Meta to Microsoft have hailed this virtual world's potential...

Think Your SMB Is Too Small for Hackers to Target? It’s Not. Take These 4 Steps to Keep Your Business Safe

By Ron Pelletier, founder and chief customer officer, Pondurance. As the founder of Pondurance, I’ve sat across the table from CEOs and CIOs of many small and midsize businesses who really believe that cybersecurity doesn’t apply to them. They think their data is not valuable enough to steal. They think they’re simply not big enough...

How Digital Workflows Help Small Biz Owners Win

How Digital Workflows Help Small Biz Owners Win

For some small businesses, adding technology has been a necessity due to the dwindling workforce. For others, it was all about complying with social distancing guidelines with digital workflows that keep patrons feeling safe. While some just leaned into the cool factor in an effort to wow their customers. All good reasons. All effective in...

Drop shipping and your business - with Alibaba

3 Ways Dropshipping Helps You Spend Less and Sell More

As small and medium sized business owners, we are always concerned with making sure we can deliver goods in a timely and cost-effective manner. We’ve recently partnered with Alibaba.com, one of the world’s leading B2B global e-commerce platforms, and together, we’re going to help you understand the benefits of dropshipping for your business. In its...