Jared Kleinert

Join Jared Kleinert – USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial” – at Survive and Thrive Summit (Spring) 2021

A community is critical for the success of any business. Being a part of a community can help your business increase brand awareness, find new customers, boost customer success, foster brand loyalty, and more. However, building a strong community that you can rely on in a time of need is a challenging task. Ramon Ray is...

All About Aisha Taylor Issah and Sistahs in Business Expo

Aisha Taylor Issah is Founder and CEO of the Sistahs in Business Expo, the country’s only multi-city small business expo and community created to celebrate and educate entrepreneurial women of color. SIB Expo provides an accessible platform where women of color can expand their reach and grow their businesses. While other small business expos usually...

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...

meaningful communities

Meaningful Communities: The Common Thread of Small Businesses That Thrive

Pick up any book for entrepreneurs and you’re bound to find a chapter on networking. It’s no secret networking is a vital force for small businesses, and it’s often handled with more gusto in the early years of business development. Referrals flow in, potholes are avoided thanks to key learnings from others, and we...

4 Ways To Improve Your Network and Create New Relationships

We all know the strength of business networking and are for the most part are doing our best to be in the right places to be present and engaged with the best possible “others” (prospective customers, industry peers connectors and influencers). But suppose your business is specialized to a very specific niche? You may be...

SMBs

Can SMBs and ‘Big Business’ Be The Perfect Business Partners?

Connecting Small Business Vendors with the Fortune 1000 Could Re-Channel Global B2B Sales With Valentine’s Day spotlighting personal relationships last month, this time of year can also be the right time to focus on cultivating better business relationships. For big corporations and small businesses, that often means building connections with other companies that look a lot...

4 Ways To Maximize Event Networking: My Time At the Ascent Tech Conference

There’s a new tech conference in town, and its name is Ascent -- “The Only Tech Conference By Startups For Startups.” It took place on October 3rd and 4th here in NYC, and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend on the first day. I was curious to check this one out,...

Small Business Expo Founder Shares His Tips on Networking

I had a chance to sit down with Zachary Lezberg, owner and producer of Small Business Expo, the largest business to business trade show and conference for small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups. Under Zach's direction, Small Business Expo has been named one of the fastest growing privately held businesses by Inc 5000, multiple years....

Smart Hustle Conference Welcomes Laura Allen, The Pitch Girl – How To Give a 15 Second Pitch

Everyday we are selling ideas. Sometimes we don't know it. One of the most challenging things for every business owner to do is to pitch themselves, or introduce themselves to a completely stranger. When you're at a networking event, how do you convey who you are, what you do and most important HOW YOU...

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