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Why Your Business Needs the Perfect Name, and How You Can Find One

The success of every startup business depends solely on two elements; the first being how big a problem it’s solving for its customers, and the second being how strong its brand is. Neglecting any of these elements could be the straw that breaks the back of your company. We understand that a lot of new entrepreneurs struggle with choosing the right name for their business, so we’ve set up a simple guide that’ll help you get the perfect name for your business. But first you need to know… Why...
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Texas power companies automatically raised the temperature of customers' smart thermostats in the middle of a heat wave

Power companies remotely accessing customers' smart thermostats raised privacy concerns for some residents. George Frey/Getty Images Texas power companies remotely adjusted customers' smart thermostats, KHOU 11 reported. Customers said they had unknowingly agreed to let companies raise the temperature to save energy. Texas regulators asked residents last week to conserve energy amid a heat wave. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas power companies heated up some c...
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50 Restaurant Marketing Tips

Restaurant marketing is important today more than ever. What’s more, effective marketing techniques can include digital and older strategies. Consider the fact that American restaurant industry sales reached about $800 billion in 2017. How do Restaurants do Marketing? Good restaurant marketing requires constant effort. All of these small business owners need a marketing plan to succeed. It should include food photos and other features. Remember, a good restaurant marketing plan should be uniq...
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A computer-system outage grounded Southwest Airlines flights, causing delays for the second day in a row

Southwest Airlines flights were delayed on Monday night as well due to a technical glitch. Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines grounded flights on Tuesday due to an issue with its computer systems. Customers complained about delays on social media. The airline experienced a similar computer glitch that delayed flights by hours on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines was hit with another system-wide computer outage on Tuesday, fo...
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Toyota Extended Warranty Cost (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. A Toyota extended warranty can add up to 10 years of vehicle protection.Customers report paying anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 for a Toyota extended warranty.The Toyota factory warranty provides 3 years/36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage and 5 years/60,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage. When you purchase a Toyota from the dealership, you may be offered a Toyota...
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A new climate calculator for livestock aims to help ranchers reduce emissions

When it comes to sustainable livestock production and agriculture, measurement is the first — and sometimes most elusive — step in the process of turning our food system from a carbon emitter into a carbon sink. So DSM, a science-based company that focuses on agriculture and other parts of our food systems, and Blonk, a data analytics for sustainability consultancy, developed Sustell , a combination software and practical service for ranchers to understand and improve the sustainability o...
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Starbucks memo lists 25 items that could disappear from some stores as the chain struggles to fix supply chain issues

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Starbucks memo says it will stop ordering 25 menu items and ingredients due to supply issues. Starbucks says it is experiencing temporary shortages and is apologizing to customers. Supply chain disruptions have led to shortages and long waits across retail. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many Starbucks stores are facing shortages of vital products, and the issues could be getting worse. Starbucks is putting orders for at least 25 items on "temporar...
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Guide to a Successful Mobile App Launch in 2021 

When you first launch your app, you’re likely to focus on creating awareness and persuading people to download it. But if you expect to sustain growth, you’ll need your current customers to continue using your app on a regular basis. Your app development and marketing strategies must anticipate dropoff and strategize ways to retain users even before the app makes its first appearance in the Apple and Google app stores. Incentives in Your App Keep People Coming Back  The key to user rete...
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Meet Justos, the new Brazilian insurtech that just got backing from the CEOs of 7 unicorns

Here in the U.S. the concept of using driver’s data to decide the cost of auto insurance premiums is not a new one. But in markets like Brazil, the idea is still considered relatively novel. A new startup called Justos claims it will be the first Brazilian insurer to use drivers’ data to reward those who drive safely by offering “fairer” prices. And now Justos has raised about $2.8 million in a seed round led by Kaszek, one of the largest and most active VC firms in Latin America. Big Bets ...
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Instacart speeds up grocery orders with ‘Priority Delivery’ option

Instacart is speeding up grocery delivery. The company announced today it’s debuting a faster delivery service, “Priority Delivery,” in select markets across the U.S. and Canada, with the aim of attracting customers who would have otherwise quickly run to the store for their smaller orders or more urgent demands. At launch, the service will operate in several larger U.S. metros, and will offer deliveries in as fast as 30 minutes, the company says. Instacart is also expanding other speedier deliv...
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Customers rushing a Walmart store looking for Pokémon cards is the latest example of trading-card fever

Target stopped selling Pokémon cards on May 14. Getty Customers rushed a Walmart store's shelves on Friday after Pokémon cards were restocked. Earlier in the month, Target stopped selling them after a man pulled a gun in the parking lot. The value of Pokémon cards has skyrocketed since the pandemic started. One rare card sold for $360,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Customers rushed into a Walmart store on Friday morning, clearing out shelves full of Pokémon cards...
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16 Mobile Payment Apps

Businesses need payment apps, no question. Here are some reasons: In 2017 (survey by Zion Market Research) about 50% of consumers said they’d paid for goods or services using an app. Two years later, that had changed to 90%. Most used an app they download to a smartphone. But which ones are the best mobile payment apps? Well, that depends. The best payment apps are the ones that work best for you. What are Mobile Payment Apps? These are sometimes called Digital Wallets. In short, an app is li...
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Google is opening its first permanent retail store in New York City this summer

Google says its first permanent retail store will open this summer. Google Google is opening its first-ever retail store in New York City this summer. Customers will have the option to shop in-store or pick up online orders. Masks, proper hand sanitation, and social distancing will be required to shop at the shop. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is opening its first-ever retail store in New York City this summer.Customers will be able to purchase "an extensive var...
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Southern California small businesses applaud Newsom’s relief plan

Struggling small-business owners throughout Southern California are applauding Gov. Newsom’s plan to expand a grant program aimed at keeping them afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many mom-and-pop businesses have been hammered by costs associated with on-again/off-again closures and constantly shifting safety guidelines aimed at protecting employees and customers. On Thursday, Newsom said he will ask state lawmakers to add $1.5 billion to a program that gives free grants of up to $25,000 to sma...
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How to Use Google Pay for Business

The more form of payments you accept as a business, the more opportunities you give yourself to increase your revenue. Implementing Google Pay to your business gives you another opportunity. The goal of this guide is to give you a complete overview of Google Pay for your business so you can gain a better understanding of the platform. What is Google Pay for a Business? Originally started in India and called Android Pay it is now available in more than 70 countries around the world. Google Pay...
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The Warranty Group: Reviews, Plans, & Costs (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. The Warranty Group Review In Our Opinion: The extended warranty provider has decent coverage options, but The Warranty Group reviews don’t bode very well for the company’s customer service. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: Pros: High Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating Cons: Coverage only sold through dealerships Few coverage and de...
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How to grow your company by keeping up with shifts in consumer behavior

Keeping up with changing customer needs will give your company a competitive edge. svetikd/Getty Images When customer behaviors shift, you need a plan to ensure your company achieves positive growth. Do market research, put yourself into the shoes of the buyer, and ask customers for insights. Be receptive, and use what you've learned to modify, innovate, and get ahead of competitors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Change is a natural part of any business that happ...
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10 Best Selling Practices on eBay

In the third quarter of 2020, the amount of Gross Merchandise Volume in eBay hit a whopping $25.0B. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest markets and the best eCommerce platforms in the world. It connects millions of sellers and buyers in 190 markets across the globe, making it a suitable platform for both aspiring and existing retailers. Are you planning to leverage this platform to start your own online eCommerce business? While starting a website is key to generating leads and traffic to your ...
Tags: Business, Ebay, Linkedin, Sales & Marketing, Customers, Paypal, Right Now, Twitter eBay, Hanson Cheng


Peloton will face investors one day after it recalled thousands of treadmills. Here are the top questions executives will face.

Peloton Peloton recalled its treadmills on Wednesday, following pressure from federal regulators. The company is set to hold its quarterly earnings call Thursday, one day after the recall. Executives are likely to face questions about the long-term financial and reputational impact. See more stories on Insider's business page. Peloton recalled more than 125,000 treadmills on Wednesday, sending the company's stock price plummeting.On Thursday, executives will face questions from an...
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A California court case over a flammable hoverboard could force Amazon to change its entire third-party sales business model

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images In 2015, a woman named Kisha Loomis suffered burns when a hoverboard ordered on Amazon caught on fire in her house. Loomis sued Amazon in California, and saw her case against the tech giant receive a summary judgment. Amazon successfully argued that the hoverboard merchant "fell outside the chain of distribution," and that it was therefore not responsible for the accident. But now, an appellate court has cleared the lawsuit to go before a judge an...
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Why Your Business Can’t Overlook the Huge Benefits of Text Message Marketing

You need to be creative if you want to grow your business. New marketing strategies have proven to be tremendously cost-effective. Text message marketing is among them. A growing number of small businesses have discovered the benefits of text message marketing. If you are still skeptical, then you should keep reading to learn more. Why Should Your Company Invest in Text Message Marketing? Text messaging has become perhaps the most popular form of communication, even more so than social media. ...
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3 Payment Tools for the Next COVID-19 Surge — and Beyond

Facing a second pandemic surge and slow vaccine rollout, many businesses fear joining the more than 90,000 companies shuttered in the first six months of COVID-19. But businesses now have something they didn’t have last March — knowledge about changing consumer preferences and technology built to respond. In 2021, customers continue to prioritize safe and convenient shopping. Businesses can accommodate their needs with payment technology that reduces the need for in-person interaction at point o...
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#635 How to Get Your Customers’ Trust Back

Listen to “#635 How to Get Your Customers’ Trust Back” on Spreaker.       On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: Trust and credibility are under attack throughout our society and this cynicism hurts every small business, regardless of their industry. What can a small business do to counter this trend and build trust with their customers and prospects? SEGMENT 2, starting at 18:30: Most small business owners are ill prepared for retirement. They expect se...
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California Court Holds Amazon Strictly Liable for Marketplace Items Amazon Didn’t Fulfill–Loomis v. Amazon

This is another lawsuit over a fiery Chinese-manufactured hoverboard sold through Amazon’s marketplace. In Bolger v. Amazon from August 2020, a California appellate court held that Amazon was strictly liable for marketplace items it fulfilled, and Section 230 immunity didn’t apply. A second California appellate court has endorsed Bolger but goes further: strict liability applies even if Amazon doesn’t do the fulfilment. This puts Amazon is a legally dicey spot, and its countermoves will likely s...
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5 reasons to end a customer relationship and how to know when enough is enough

When dealing with a difficult customer, get the opinions of your team to find the best solution. Hinterhaus Although challenging, sometimes ending a relationship with a customer is the smartest business move. When a deal-breaker arises with a client, decide how to conclude your dealings with them and be direct. Trickier situations like commodity pricing requests or late payments can be dealt with case by case. See more stories on Insider's business page. Is it ever OK to fire a custom...
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Amazon One's Palm-Scanning Payments Are Coming To Whole Foods

Amazon One is now testing its palm-scanning payment technology in Whole Foods, starting with a single store in Amazon's home city of Seattle. The Verge reports: The company has been using Amazon One payment technology in its Amazon-branded stores in the Seattle area (including Amazon Go and Amazon Books), but the Whole Foods rollout will make the most substantial expansion of the technology yet. The company says that thousands of customers have already signed up with Amazon One. According to an ...
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Magic Keyboard With Touch ID Costs $50 Extra for Base Model M1 iMac

While higher-end configurations of Apple's new iMac will ship with the new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID in the box at no additional charge, the Touch ID keyboard is a $50 upgrade option for the new base model. Apple is also offering an extended version of the Magic Keyboard with both Touch ID and a numeric keypad, which will be available as an $80 upgrade option for the base model iMac and a $30 upgrade option for higher-end configurations. Apple is not offering an extended version of the Mag...
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Amazon opens its first hair salon, where customers can use augmented reality to experiment with hair colors

Amazon Salon's AR app Amazon Amazon on Tuesday announced the opening of its first hair salon in London The London salon will trial an augmented-reality app to let customers experiment with styles and colors. Amazon Salon is only open to Amazon employees, but will open to the public in the coming weeks, Amazon said. See more stories on Insider's business page. US retail giant Amazon on Tuesday opened its first-ever hairdressing salon, in London, UK.Customers can experiment with diff...
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H&M now lets you hire a men's suit for free - if you can return it within 24 hours

H&M's new suit rental service. Courtesy of H&M H&M is letting customers hire a men's suit for free for 24 hours. H&M's new suit-rental service launched in the UK Thursday and is coming to the US on May 13. Customers who rent won't pay for minor damage such as stains or tears, H&M told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fast-fashion giant H&M has started renting men's suits for free for 24 hours.This new suit-rental service launched online in the ...
Tags: Fashion, UK, H&m, US, Trends, Sustainability, Customers, Retail, Rental, Mary Hanbury, Courtesy of H M H M


Air Canada to Offer Refunds for All Flights Cancelled by COVID-19 Since Feb. 1 2020

Air Canada said that eligible customers who purchased a non-refundable ticket for travel on or after  February 1, 2020  but did not fly can now obtain a refund from the carrier by submitting a request online or with their travel agent. The revised COVID-19 refund policy covers tickets and Air Canada Vacations packages purchased before  April 13, 2021  for flights cancelled either by the airline or by the customer for any reason. “Air Canada will be offering refunds to all eligible customers whe...
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