Tag - small business advice

A Rapid-Fire Interview with Robert Herjavec: Small Business Advice and Why Businesses Are Like Sharks

A Rapid-Fire Interview with Robert Herjavec: Small Business Advice & Why Businesses Are Like Sharks

Every week, millions of people around the world invite Robert Herjavec into their living rooms to receive vicarious business advice as he listens to business owners pitching ideas on the hit show Shark Tank. As one of the main investors on the show, he has participated in all seven seasons, so if a new...

Top 9 Small Business Discussion Groups

Top 9 Small Business Discussion Groups for Entrepreneurs

Soliciting advice from experts and peers is important for all small business owners who want to build and grow their businesses. While there are plenty of networking events to attend both nationally and locally, the internet has allowed for mentoring relationships to be formed easily online as well. Small business discussion groups can be...

Why ReviewTrackers Says Asking for Customer Reviews Is Critical

Why ReviewTrackers Says Asking for Customer Reviews Is Critical

Online customer reviews are incredibly important for local businesses because they are a major deciding factor when customers are choosing where to eat or shop. A 2016 Search Engine Land survey found that 85 percent of consumers use the internet to find local businesses. Further, a follow-up survey in 2014 found that 88 percent of consumers...

WrkBench - The Powerful Visual Collaboration Tool for Visual Workers

WrkBench – The Powerful Collaboration Tool for Visual Workers

If you are looking for a collaboration tool there are many on the market that can help you communicate with your team, but how many of them can also inspire creativity? At SXSW 2016, I met up with Arjun Rai, the founder, and CEO of WrkBench - an app and visual collaboration tool that...

Babbler

How Babbler Can Help You Generate Buzz About Your Business

PR teams and reporters need each other, but up until now it’s been far from a perfect relationship. PR teams send out countless emails every day to only get a few ‘hits,’ and on the other side of the table, reporters receive an endless flow of PR emails while only a few will match...

Follow-Up: The Most Powerful Tool for Your Small Business Success

Follow-Up: The Most Powerful Tool for Your Small Business Success

Like most brilliant inventions, SCOTTeVEST started with a forward-thinking individual who wanted to solve a problem faced on a daily basis. At that time, technological gadgets were becoming more popular and Scott Jordan wanted to find a way to carry all of his gadgets “comfortably, and not looking like a geek.” Knowing that others...

Intellectual Property Rights

How Startups Can Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights

Imagine waking up one morning and finding out, much to your horror, that your competitor has somehow stolen and replicated your secret business idea and captured the attention of your target market! Or what if you made the mistake of sharing an amazing idea devised by you, only to realize later that you can...

Cross-border sales

PayPal’s Tips to Grow Your Business Through Cross-Border Sales

Geographic borders used to represent real divisions between where you could and couldn’t sell your products, but the global online marketplace has made borders a thing of the past. Now, more than ever, consumers around the world are willing to do business with a company that is located in a different country. Recognizing the...

Prevent Employee Burnout

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Employee Burnout

Productivity losses and employee turnover problems only begin to describe the problems your company faces if you fail to take preventative measures towards burnout. Employees list burnout as one of their top reasons for searching for a new job. If you don’t create a culture that prevents burnout, your best talent might soon disappear. The...

Business Pitch

Kevin O’Leary’s 3 Rules for Giving the Perfect Business Pitch

If anyone knows business pitches, it is Kevin O’Leary. A successful entrepreneur himself, he now listens to the pleas of other entrepreneurs and startups as they pitch their ideas and hope for an investment deal on the hit ABC television show, Shark Tank. As a primary investor in all seven seasons of the series, he...