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Website Success: Build It and They Will Come

You’ve heard the old-age adage and now you want to put it to the test. There are over 2 billion websites on the internet, and standing apart can be tricky. If you’re new, the lingo alone can be tricky. SEO, hosting, content strategy , oh my! The question is how do you turn a brand-new website into a successful one? By following these tips, of course! It’s All in the Name One of the most important things you’re ever going to do when it comes to a website is pick its name . Why? Because...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Don, Andrey Suslov Shutterstock


Why Your Personal Finances Matter When Obtaining Startup Funding

Though more affordable than in times past, starting a business isn’t cheap. Until your business starts turning a profit, it will be your responsibility to pay for everything from leases and utilities to equipment and payroll. Depending on the type of business you’re starting, that could set you back thousands of dollars. This is why most opt to take out a business loan.  A business loan is a popular and convenient funding source for startups. They provide you with the funds you need upfront t...
Tags: Business, Money, Right Now, Natee Meepian Shutterstock


Diversify Revenue With Online Courses to Corona-proof Your Business

It’s become trite to open an article with the words “in these uncertain times,” or “in this unprecedented crisis,” and yet, this is the reality we are all facing. Small business is suffering, with a 50% increase in bankruptcies compared to this time last year, and the number of unemployed Americans has topped 40 million. It’s pretty clear that we are heading into a deep recession, if not a depression. More than ever, it’s vital for businesses to be agile and find new revenue streams. Diversifica...
Tags: Business, US, America, Sales & Marketing, Nielsen, Mckinsey, Right Now, Michael Brenner, Lowe, LMS, Corona, Moodle, Marketing Insider Group, Orange Theory, COVID, Birbahadur Singh Kathayat


4 Ways AI Can Improve Remote Business During a Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting businesses across the planet. It is causing many to accept the “new normal” of operating their business remotely. Many business functions are being improved thanks to AI solutions. But how exactly can AI improve remote business functions, especially during a pandemic? AI is able to help business owners keep up with supply and demand. It also is great at performing back office tasks, verifying documents and identity, and even providing medical support. These are simply four ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, Right Now, Brooke, Brooke Chaplan, Los Lunas New Mexico


How the Coronavirus Has Forever Changed Remote Work

  The rapid shift to remote work sent ripples through the business world. As quarantine orders were passed, businesses had to quickly modify their processes to make them compatible with a remote workforce. In total, about 20 percent of U.S. adults were able to work from home, with those in the service industry and essential workers unable to work remotely. Once settling into the stay-at-home orders, large corporations recognized that they may not need expansive office spaces to house their emplo...
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How the Coronavirus Has Changed Remote Work

The rapid shift to remote work sent ripples through the business world. As quarantine orders were passed, businesses had to quickly modify their processes to make them compatible with a remote workforce. In total, about 20 percent of U.S. adults were able to work from home, with those in the service industry and essential workers unable to work remotely. Once settling into the stay-at-home orders, large corporations recognized that they may not need expansive office spaces to house their employe...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Management, Right Now, Sharon, Google Facebook Twitter Microsoft, Sharon Koifman


Camera Ready? dressing for Zoom

If you’re like most working Americans, you’ve spent a lot of time the past few months on Zoom or other video conference calls. I know I have. And while I spend most of my workdays in sweats and a T-shirt, that won’t do for a Zoom call. Going without makeup doesn’t cut it either (at least not for me) on Zoom days. Apparently I’m not alone—The New York Times just published an article about people and their “Zoom shirts”. What’s a Zoom shirt? The Times defines it as “a top, typically kept on the ba...
Tags: Business, Trends, The Times, The New York Times, Times, Right Now, Cohen, NPD Group, NPD, Gyorgy Barna Shutterstock


10 Ways to Promote Your Nonprofit Online Without Breaking the Bank

For many small businesses and nonprofits, getting your company’s name out to interested customers can be a daunting task with much at stake financially even in the best of times. Now throw COVID-19 into the mix and this seems an exaggeratedly difficult task. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be. What follows are ten marketing tips that can help facilitate not only the survival, but the thriving of your nonprofit during these trying times. 1. Understand the basics of SEO, or Search Engine Opt...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Money, Bank, Right Now, Katie Tejada, Make YouTube


Why Startups Should Consider Outsourcing a Digital Marketing Team

Every modern business needs marketing and with the internet playing such a pivotal role in spreading the word about your brand, digital marketing is an essential component of your marketing requirements. You need to get traffic to your website, social media accounts or eCommerce store and that doesn’t just happen by accident Unless your business is actually in the digital marketing space, it might be a wise idea to outsource your digital marketing needs to a team of professionals. This article i...
Tags: Business, Digital, Startup, Sydney, Right Now, Digital Marketing Agency, Matt McGrath, Rawpixel, Digital Marketing Team, Better Time Management Your, Esteem Media


How Can Automation Improve Your Marketing Campaigns?

Using automation can help you improve the effectiveness of your business processes and marketing campaigns. Find out how. 3 Ways in Which Marketing Automation Can Help Your Business Grow Marketing automation offers you numerous opportunities to improve work efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer experiences. Using the right strategies and tools can help you generate more leads, conversions, and sales with minimal effort. But how? Let’s find out how automation can improve your ma...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Analytics, Google Analytics, Right Now, Shane Barker, DemandGen, Email Marketing Automation Email, Dawn Bowman


5 Emerging Markets in the Pet E-commerce Industry

There are several rapidly growing, emerging markets in the online pet e-commerce industry. The emergence of sophisticated e-commerce platforms has impacted nearly every area of the pet industry. With more households choosing to adopt pets, there is a growing demand for affordable, high-quality pet products. Purchasing these goods online allows you to access more affordable prices, fast delivery speeds, and simplistic ordering processes. While many pet-based e-commerce platforms offer an abundanc...
Tags: Business, Startup, Right Now, Smith Willas, Dog Cat Treats Dog, Prostock


Ultimate Guide to Be Successful at Remote Sales

As the world enters a new normal, remote working is becoming the most common way to get things done. And the sales sector is no exception to this. Working from home doesn’t have to be an arduous task. If set up in the right way, it can be a fun, productive, and dynamic experience. When managing remote sales teams, there are plenty of ways to be successful. It may need a few tweaks to the work life you are used to. But, follow this ultimate guide, and you can help your remote sales team to be the...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Tech, Sam, Forbes, Right Now, EMEA, Sam O Brien


Pandemic: Is Bankruptcy Helping Businesses Survive COVID?

Bankruptcies seem to be occurring left and right as a result of the economic strain that many businesses find themselves in as a result of COVID-19. Just recently, news came out that retailer J. Crew was set to file for bankruptcy. This sparked renewed fears that other retailers may be on the same path in the not so distant future. Thus, it begs the question: Can bankruptcy actually help a business survive? Bankruptcy Can Be An Answer For Some Companies The thing that people so often get wrong...
Tags: Business, Money, Earth, J Crew, Right Now, Chambers of Commerce, Matt Shealy, Rido Shutterstock


 Strategies to Keep Your International Business Successful

Gaining footage in international markets is one step closer for any business going global. There are a lot of benefits that come with such growth, ranging from the increased customer base to accessing cost-friendly talents and finding potential opportunities to dive in other markets. Managing an international business, however, comes with its own unique challenges. Business owners must then focus on strategies that guarantee continued success if they are to survive. Here are a few strategies tha...
Tags: Business, China, Singapore, International, Sales & Marketing, Arkansas, Right Now, Burrell, Dave Burrell, U S International, Singapore EOR, Globalization Pedia


Tips for Opening an Online Store With Small Budget

Opening a store in any industry is easy these days thanks to the Internet. But you still have to make an effort to stand out among thousands of projects. Startups usually have a small budget and their owners do most of the work on their own. If you are one of these entrepreneurs, follow the tips below to start making your first profit right after the start of the online shop. Analyze the market Novice always needs to know the giants and middle representatives of the industry in which he wants ...
Tags: Business, Money, Microsoft, Paypal, Right Now


Savvy Business Owners Discover Brilliant Opportunities for Disaster Relief Funding

It is hardly news that many small business owners are struggling to stay afloat amidst the coronavirus crisis. Not only are consumers stuck indoors, unable to visit local brick-and-mortars, but many consumers are out of work or struggling financially for other reasons, causing them to behave much more frugally than they did even a couple of months ago. As a result, the U.S. government has passed a series of bills designed to help small businesses stay in business until the country returns to nor...
Tags: Business, Money, Congress, PPP, Right Now, U S Congress, Annie Qureshi, Paycheck Protection Program, Maintaining Utilities Offices


How Covid-19 is Affecting the Offshore Sector

Ever since the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, companies across the world from all sectors are taking necessary precautions against the spread and impact of the virus. Either the virus has forced them to slow down or halt operations or has led to cancellation of production altogether in lieu of workers testing positive for Covid-19. IT/Software Companies, on the other hand, are upgrading their systems and pushing for more flexibility in their way ...
Tags: Travel, Business, India, World Health Organization, Labor Laws, Right Now, MNC, Hot Topics, Travel Restrictions, Brunel University Shaun, Nik Symkin Shutterstock, Shaun Singh Mahil


How to Survive and Thrive in the Post-Coronavirus Economy

Can midsize companies stay afloat or even grow in this challenging time? The answer is yes. As a former VP of a fast-growing startup company that was hit by – and survived – the 2001 recession, I know this is a terrifying time. But I am here to tell you that as unlikely as it may seem, midsize companies have the opportunity not just to survive but thrive. And analytics can play a key role in helping weather this crisis. 2019 research by the National Center for the Middle Market on the power of a...
Tags: Business, US, Sales & Marketing, Gartner, Right Now, Clark, Twiddy, National Center for the Middle Market, Twiddy Company, North Carolina Outer Banks OBX, Clark Twiddy, Claire Juliette Beale, LinkedIn Survive


Common Office Concepts Reimagined: How Remote Workstyles are Creating HQ’s Everywhere

At first, it was disruptive and challenging. Then it became weird and tricky. And now, it’s normal and simply different. Remote work, work from home, virtual work: Whatever name you use for the office-less workstyle driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has transformed the way work gets done in America now. And while this episode is not completely behind us, it is already obvious that the lessons learned about how to get work done with distributed teams have been taken to heart. Many companies hav...
Tags: Business, America, Management, Vpn, Right Now, Tricia, Tricia Sciortino, Rido Shutterstock


Make CX Better by Optimizing Your Website and Other Digital Platforms

It’s crazy to think that, just a few months prior, there were still companies out there who didn’t understand the value of taking their business online. Yes, back in 2019, and despite multiple news outlets claiming its end, the brick-and-mortar stores were still thriving and far, far from being extinct. So why would you even need an online presence? But then everything changed when 2020 happened. The Digital Revolution and the Evolution of Business Now, physical stores are pretty much shuttere...
Tags: Business, UK, Australia, US, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Rawpixel, Lila Shearsmith, Inbound Driven Sales


New Programs from Visa, LinkedIn, Square & Facebook Help Small Businesses Get Through COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus Business Update   Programs Small Business for America’s Future: A New Coalition of SBOs & Leaders Launches During the biggest small business crisis of our lifetime, a new survey of more than 1,200 small business owners shows they overwhelmingly feel our government leaders don’t understand small business needs and favor big business over small business, and 54% disapprove of the Trump Administration’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Because of this, Small Business for America’s...
Tags: Facebook, Business, New York Post, Congress, France, Cbs News, Politico, America, Linkedin, CMO, Bloomberg, Asia Pacific, New York Times, Alibaba, Zenefits, Square


Covid-19 Funding Survival Guide: 7 Steps for Early Stage Companies/Start-Ups

Despite a worldwide pandemic, entrepreneurs and investors continue the quest to uncover emerging market drivers and opportunities. Companies that have a significant demand drivers associated with Covid-19 are raising capital fairly quickly and efficiently in large amounts. Technology also remains an area of continued interest with a high-quality of deal flow. Angel investors are increasingly continuing to fund existing portfolio companies (at attractive valuations for the company and the investo...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Nih, PPP, Right Now, Dod, Healthcare Technology, Small Business Innovation Research SBIR, Keiretsu Forum, Nathan McDonald, Small Business Technology Transfer STTR, Danny Shutterstock, COVID, DoD NIH, Keiretsu Forum Northwest Regions Steps


9 Ways for Companies to Distinguish Exemplary Employees

The ongoing pandemic has put a hold on most business operations. It has affected cash flow and production systems. The health protocols and guidelines have people forced into their homes. Some workers have adapted to ways through which they can work from home. Employees have learned new ways to maintain their productivity while at home. With cash flow problems, businesses may look for other ways to reward hard-working employees. Apart from cash incentives as bonuses, employers might opt for othe...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, Dominic, Dominic LoBianco, Ways for Companies, Employee Features on Company Blog Sites, Company Events Corporate, Lisa S Shutterstock


5 Things New Business Owners Must Know to Succeed

Starting your own business gives you a lot to be excited about, but you need to set yourself up for success. Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best just isn’t enough when in a hyper-competitive business world. These are five things all new business owners have to be aware of. Budgeting Your business’ budget needs to be kept realistic but flexible when you’re starting off. You likely won’t be able to shoot for the moon, but you need to make room for unexpected expenses that might occu...
Tags: Business, Startup, Irs, Amy, Right Now, LLC, Oregon State University, Business Bank, Chinnapong Shutterstock, Amy Sloane


5 Easy Techniques to Sell More to Your Best Customers

If you’re interested in increasing your revenue, there are a few potential approaches you could take. One of the most straightforward is to attract new customers, oftentimes investing in marketing and/or advertising to increase your reach. However, this can be expensive, and may not yield the results you want. Instead, or in addition to this approach, you can leverage a series of techniques that help you sell more to the customers you already have. Selling to Existing Customers Assuming you al...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Wright, Renton WA, Jenna Cyprus, Twitter Customers


Tips to Maintain Customers and Mitigate Fraud in a Digital-First World

The world is opening up in waves, and while businesses try to find their new normal, one thing is certain – the way we did business prior to COVID-19 is forever changed. Six feet away. Buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS). Curbside pick-up. These terms are common nomenclature for businesses these days, yet less than half of small businesses have an online presence. With social distancing measures still in place in most areas, consumers are demanding new digital and touchless commerce experiences...
Tags: Business, Technology, Right Now, CyberSource, Rawpixel, Digital First World, Maintain Customers and Mitigate Fraud, BOPIS Curbside, Protect Against Fraud Amid, Customer Authentication, Michele Herron, SVP of Strategy Marketing SMB Solutions for Visa, Authorize Net Digital


3 Strategies for Developing Small Business Resiliency

The economic impact of COVID-19 will be felt for some time as small businesses struggle to keep afloat as they meet new operational guidelines. Of course, it isn’t the end for these companies. They’ve faced hardships before, as it’s been well-documented that being a small business owner is one of the hardest jobs in America. Many will rely on their resiliency in the face of adversity to sustain their business and determine what their future success looks like. As small businesses head into the s...
Tags: Business, America, Management, Right Now, SBA, Small Business Administration SBA, Dave Charest, Robert Kneschke Shutterstock, Content Marketing at Constant Contact Resiliency


The Best Tips for Getting Work Done — No Matter the Location

These days, most employees can work from anywhere. Whether they’re at home or the office, it’s essential to make sure your workers are on task. All environments create and cause distractions, so it’s imperative to implement ways to keep employees focused. This way, they can stay productive successfully. Here are a few suggestions that you can share with your workers to promote efficient workdays. 1. Schedule Time for Emails We often become sucked into our emails for hours at a time. In fact, t...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, Kacey, Kacey Bradley


The New Workday: What Will the Reopening of Your Business Look Like?

As the country opens up to get back to work—for now—Americans are adjusting to their new workday, reports Wunderman Thompson Intelligence, (WTI) the futures think tank and innovation unit at Wunderman Thompson. For many, WTI says, COVID-19 has radically changed the topography of a typical workday. And while businesses in many states have just or are starting to reopen, WTI says, “it’s unlikely that the workday is going to snap back to the way it was pre-pandemic. The corporate world is looking t...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Trends, New Zealand, Wti, Shopify, Right Now, Twitter Square, Tobi Lutke, TWI, Wunderman Thompson, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence WTI


Benefits of Using Recruiting Software for Small Businesses

The recruitment process is one of the most important processes in any business regardless of its size. As a startup company looking for new people to add to your team, it is vital to ensure that you get the right people on board, but how so? The answer is simple- invest in a recruitment software. Below are 4 benefits of using a recruitment software in your small business; It makes the recruitment process much easier Time is of the essence when it comes to the recruitment process. With the recr...
Tags: Business, Technology, Time, Right Now, Rawpixel



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