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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...

Hannah's Journey - Hannah Perry and Ramon Ray

Plan for Uncertainty. Have a Backup Plan. Hannah’s Journey

Welcome to "Hannah's Journey", an ongoing discussion with Hanna Perry, owner of the Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio. Hannah and Ramon unpack her week-to-week journey of growth - customers, marketing, leadership, hiring, franchise, leadership and so much more. See the past episodes at smarthustle.com/hannah She's turned her love for teaching and art into a successful...

Hannah Perry

Hannah’s Journey. Why She’s Franchising Her Art and Party Studio

Hannah Perry is the founder of The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, located in Connecticut (USA). She owns one studio, with a second studio, as of July 2021, franchised. Join Hannah, and Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com, on this new series of the Smart Hustle Podcast, Hannah's Journey! We’ll follow Hannah on her journey through the...

better digital filing system

7 Steps to a Better Digital Filing System

Whether you’ve always had a digital filing system or went 100% digital as a result of the pandemic, your filing system is essential to your day-to-day work. However, like paper filing systems, digital filing systems need structure and ongoing organizing to be most effective. When was the last time you scanned through the folders...

How to succeed in business

How To Succeed in Business. 8 Ways We Did It.

There are many different paths to success and many different definitions of how to succeed in business. For some, success means spending more time with their families. For others, it's making a billion-dollar exit of their business. No matter what your definition of success is, some of the ingredients of success will be the same. Guy Raz's book...

increase cash flow

Plastiq Helps You Pay and Get Paid Faster to Increase Cash Flow

Cash flow is the lifeline of your business. Whether it is the need for more capital from your supplier or hiring new employees — you cannot make better decisions to grow your business if you don't have good cash flow. What's more, good cash flow can help your company secure a loan with less...

all-in-one payment solution

Plastiq’s All-in-One Payment Solution Can Help Your Small Business Grow Fast

Business owners make multiple payments regularly. Vendors, business expenses, suppliers, raw materials, taxes, rent are just a few. Making timely payments to everyone is critical for your business to operate like a well-oiled machine. Be it a vendor or supplier, a slight delay in payment can damage your business relationship and your ability to make the payments...

Robert Sullivan with Vector Solutions

How Vector Solutions Serves Clients through Automation

Analytics drives business insight in every company. It's essential to look at statistics to compare where you started from to where you are. Analytics will help you grow, but you need to use the right software to get the best data for your business. Robert Sullivan shares how Vector Solutions uses automation and analytics...

Cyber Attacks

NEWS – Annual Cyber Attack Costs $25k for US Small Business Says Hiscox Survey

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, reveals that in the past 12 months 23% of small businesses suffered at least one cyber attack, with an average annual financial cost of $25k. Although small businesses quickly adapted to remote working, it has left many feeling more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021™ gauges businesses’...

business insights for growth

5 Future Trends that Impact Businesses Growth

New Year brings new hopes, new inspiration, and new goals. Despite slumped sales, stalled supply chains, and looming uncertainty last year, small business owners are positive about 2021.  According to Oracle NetSuite Brainyard’s 2021 Business Leader Survey, around 73% of respondents are positive about this year. Being a small business owner yourself, you must plan...

How A No Code Mindset Can Help Your Business – Zapier’s Mike Knoop

Programmers are often thought to be the darlings of our economy. They create the software we all use. They’re the “Thomas Edisons” of our time. However, most small business owners are not programmers, not coders, we’re not developers. Most of us create, non-technical solutions for our customers. If we need to enhance our productivity...

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