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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 on Being Productive and Organized From Asana’s Customer Success Manager

Are you overwhelmed with tasks? Are you looking for ways to be more productive? If your answer to these questions is YES, then you are at the right place. Recently Ramon Ray interviewed Terri Lomax Burden, customer success manager at Asana. During the interview, they talked about being overwhelmed and how to manage tasks better...

How One Company Made 11-day Transition to Remote Work Possible

Kate Winkler wasn’t even a year into being CEO when she oversaw the transition to remote work of about 650 people at Ruby. Yet the company completed the task in just 11 days. What’s more, the company didn’t really even have a remote working transition plan set in stone before COVID-19 arrived. How did Ruby...

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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...

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6 Powerful Strategies for Business Growth [Bonus Tips for Startups]

In 2008, Tyler Jorgenson was not in any position to give out strategies for business growth, as he is now. In fact, he was quite literally in the opposite situation. As the world was dragged down by a crash in the real estate and financial sectors, Tyler owned a real estate company and a mortgage...

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COVID Fuels Small Business Innovation, QuickBooks Study Finds

Some entrepreneurs are looking to small business innovation to stem the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the sector. In the new What’s next for the small business economy? report, Intuit QuickBooks surveyed 965 small business owners to gauge both the state of small business and what’s in its future. It finds some changes that are expected,...

Better Customer Loyalty Programs Through a POS System

  SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · Better Customer Loyalty Through a POS System Lazy Bean Cafe understood what it needed to keep the doors open and run a successful business: customer loyalty. Nothing beats consistent, habitual customers. The one that comes in for their coffee every day will help you get a consistent base of...

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Digital Banking for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Cameron Peake is the CEO and co-founder of Azlo, which provides digital banking and business services for small businesses, founders, freelancers, to help them get started and navigate their full entrepreneurial journey. Azlo doesn't have branches, and that means their cost structure is really different compared to big banks, so they can serve a...

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How To Cope with Stress. The UPS Store Exec Offers Insight.

Small business owners are no stranger to challenging situations, and as cases of COVID-19 rise throughout the U.S., these savvy entrepreneurs continue to rise to the occasion and tackle these stressors in familiar ways. In our third annual Inside Small Business Survey, fielded in February before the pandemic with more than 1,000 respondents, we found...

Can Hiring an Assistant Help You Grow Your Business? Work Better Now Exec Says Yes

Business owners do a lot of things they shouldn’t be doing, and administrative tasks are at the top of the list. Every hour scheduling or rescheduling calls and meetings, adding people to your contacts or CRM, answering the phone, checking email and all the other stuff that someone else is better and faster at...

Reopening Your Restaurant: A Quick Guide to Doing it Right

If you’re a restaurant owner, I’m sure you’re looking forward to reopening and getting back to business. But diners are nervous. In a recent survey, by P&G Professional, more than 70% of diners expect more thorough and frequent cleaning in restaurants, and 74% want to know how restaurants are being cleaned and sanitized and what...

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