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Support from Dell for Small Business: Uplifting Your People & Maximizing Resources

Erik Day from Dell spoke about small business technology at the Survive and Thrive Summit, hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media. The first two Summits were held virtually in April and August 2020. The next one will be in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned! Erik has been at Dell for...

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6 Business Resiliency Lessons to Implement Today

The current economic crunch reminds us of the importance of business resiliency. After all, it’s only the most robust businesses that can manage to withstand the pressures added by a pandemic. For Jenefeness Tucker, two Washington-based pizza shops drive this lesson home. One is no more, while the other thrives even during these hard times....

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Want a Better Community? Support Your Local Business

If you want a better community, you need to put your money where your mouth is. In other words, you need to have a hard look at where you're spending your money. And according to Eric Groves, founder and CEO of Alignable, it better be on local businesses. In a recent conversation with Ramon Ray about...

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Digital B2B Payments Adoption a Pandemic Silver Lining

An upside to the pandemic according to small business owners is the adoption of digital B2B payments. Mastercard found in a recent study that 57% of small businesses increased their use of digital systems for business-to-business payments amid the COVID-19 crisis. A majority of business owners (82%) said they changed the way their business sends and...

Financial Health Trumps Physical Health for Employees Amid COVID-19

Employees of small businesses are more concerned about their financial health than their physical health amid the pandemic. According to a new study by MetLife, 55% of small business employees express concern about their financial health during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s higher than the 41% who worry about their physical health. In fact, concern about financial...

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Small Business Crisis Possible as Aid Dries Up

Small businesses should be vigilant as government aid amid the coronavirus pandemic is seen drying up. A new study by LendingTree found that the end of federal aid has the potential to cause a small business crisis. Entrepreneur and keynote speaker Ramon Ray commented that Covid-19 has sapped the cash flow of millions of small...

Can Magic Help You Grow Your Business? Maybe, But Differentiation Definitely Can

Mark Levy is the founder of Levy Innovation LLC, a positioning and branding firm that helps thought leaders grow their personal brand and business. Mark says he typically works with 2 types of clients.  The first: those who are already famous before they reached out to Mark, and he helped them differentiate and...

DWEN: How Is Small Business Working for Women?

Ramon Ray got a chance to catch up with Erik Day, who heads up Dell’s Small Business Network. Erik had been at the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network in Singapore summit as well and noted the amazing relationships and networking he’s seen over the course of his time there.  “Having a community of support to come...

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What Trump Administration is Doing for Small Business

Two years into the Trump Administration the economy is strong, and that’s good for business. With two more years to go, how can we expect this administration’s policies to work even more for small businesses? Brian Blase, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, gives us some answers. What is the...