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Agriculture Connected Future: How Technology Can Yield New Growth

Agriculture is one of the oldest industries which has been in existence since the beginning of humankind. Even with a centuries-old history, however, agriculture is no longer conservative and conventional. Smart farming is gaining more attention and adoption than ever, especially amongst small farmers, significantly transforming the way they treat their crops and manage farms. In the past, most small-scale producers and agribusiness owners had been operating with limited resources, lots of guess...
Tags: Business, Technology, Australia, Right Now, Arianne, Arianne Riley, Stefan Milivojevic Shutterstock


7 Must Have Business Tools to Streamline Your Way to Success

Want your business to be successful? Heck, who doesn’t? But, success doesn’t come from luck. And, it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. Success comes from hard work, perseverance, and a little help along the way from essential business tools.  Tools for business success Technology has not only taken over the world, it has also changed the way businesses operate and achieve success. With so many tools out there, it can be difficult to narrow down which ones your business actually needs ...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, Right Now, Mike Kappel, Patriot Software Company, Patriot Software LLC, Robert Kneschke Shutterstock


3 Expected Shifts in the Cpg Supply Chain in a Post Pandemic World

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased digitization of various services and the shift towards home have been two of the major effects companies are experiencing globally. With most people working from home and education moving to a virtual mode, the need for food and other goods including toiletries and toilet paper increased immensely. Changing Dynamics Since COVID-19 According to data from a McKinsey study published in March 2021, consumers and firms should expect variability in...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Kpmg, Mckinsey, Right Now, Larsen, CPG, Sanjiv, COVID, Accelerated Digital Transformation, Sanjiv Gupta, OpsVeda, Heavy Engineering, Toubro Post


Modern-Day Influencer Marketing 101

Influencer marketing is booming. In fact, the market value of the industry is set to grow to a whopping $13.8 billion this year – more than double the value of $6.5 billion in 2019. A lot of this growth can be attributed to the expansion and diversification of platforms, channels and monetization strategies for influencers – not to mention the diversification of the types and demographics of influencers themselves. At ShopStyle Collective, we recently conducted a study showing that there are sig...
Tags: Business, Brands, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Amy Choi, ShopStyle Collective Influencer


When Lending to Small Businesses, a Consultative Approach to ESG Evaluation Is Vital

For credit lenders, being aware of ESG factors and how these are managed represents an important metric in determining a borrower’s broader risk profile. Such awareness also ensures downside protection and can help guide overall investment decisions. While lack of consistency in reporting standards used is one of the biggest challenges in assessing a borrower’s total and ESG risk profile, the scarcity of public ESG data is particularly problematic among smaller, private borrowers. It is therefor...
Tags: Business, Money, Eu, ESG, Securities And Exchange Commission, Right Now, White Oak, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board SASB, Impact White Oak Global Advisors ESG


3 Pieces of Advice From Asian-owned Businesses That Have Pivoted Their Physical Stores Online

How these businesses overcame the pandemic and the rise in Anti-Asian hate to find success Small businesses have been devastated by the pandemic, and women-and-diverse-owned businesses have been even harder hit. In fact, A recent study shows Asian-owned businesses in the US have been the most negatively impacted of all demographic groups, with a 20% decrease of working business owners from February to December last year.  Separately, many Asian-owned businesses have faced an increase in hate cri...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Usa, Instagram, California, US, Startup, Kevin Lin, Right Now, Melissa, Stephanie, Divya, Lavanya, KESTAN, Perfect STEM Center USA, Stephanie Tap


How SMEs Can Incorporate Amazon’s Pricing Tactics Into Their Strategy

Amazon has a relentless commitment to the customer experience – everything it does is guided by its goal to be the most customer-centric company in the world. Amazon wants to position itself as the most convenient company with the lowest prices and the best customer service out there, and one of the ways they do this is through a dynamic repricing strategy. SMEs can incorporate Amazon’s successful pricing tactics into their own strategies with the following tips: Define your commercial object...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Omnia Retail Europe


Top 3 Editing Trends on Social Media for Summer 2021

Social media platforms have been catering to the human desire for self-expression and individuality since their inception, and in only a few short years, they have evolved alongside increasing demand. In the past, it took a lot more time and effort to achieve what you can do now with only a few clicks. Youtube and Instagram, for example, were made for an environment where a successful user is expected to possess specific expertise, present high-quality imagery, and often follow the existing tren...
Tags: Facebook, Business, US, Social Media, Sales & Marketing, Miami, Right Now, Mojave, Rawpixel, Tiktok, Office Grey, Izoizolyatsia, Madonna Harry Styles, Ramones Covers of the Vogue, Timur Khabirov, Serge Aliseenko


4 Steps to Succeed with a Zero Trust Model

During this climate of increased cybercrime, the adoption of a Zero Trust mindset can enable companies to become more vigilant and ensure stronger data security. It’s no surprise that cyber hackers have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, researchers from Sentinel Labs found that phishing, ransomware and APT attacks that are even more sophisticated now than pre-pandemic. Insider threats are also evolving. Stolen credentials are available on the Dark Web which open access to en...
Tags: Business, Okta, Sales & Marketing, Vpn, Right Now, Irvine Calif, SMB, Quest Software, Netwrix, Zero Trust, Olivier Le Moal Shutterstock, Ilia Sotnikov, Sentinel Labs, Choose Zero Trust Elements, Dell Zero


Quality Assurance in the Era of IoT  

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most commonly used terms in the IT sector today; but, what exactly does IoT (Internet of Things) mean? Well, there are different definitions of IoT on the internet. Consequently, finding the answer to this question is not set in stone because everyone has a different viewpoint for IoT. However, “Internet of Things” means “smart appliances”, “smart products”, or “smart things” that have sensors and work with technologies to connect and exchange i...
Tags: Business, Technology, Right Now, Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment, Kanika Vatsyayan, BugRaptors


How Can Automation Transform the Entire Marketing Chain?

In the digital age, marketers face daunting challenges, pressing expectations, and demanding work circumstances. Time-consuming processes, outdated methods, and manual workflows have no place in the present marketing world. Amidst the pressure and stress to generate and convert leads, marketers cannot afford leaky processes, unqualified funnels, and slow capabilities that can completely drain the marketer. The need for automation to transform all marketing activities and prevent marketer burnout...
Tags: Business, Time, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, GoodFirms, Chinnapong Shutterstock, Smart Automation, Advanced Segmentation of Leads Marketing, Customers Automation, James Mordy


How to Start A Successful Blog in 2021? 

Writing successful blogs is always about showing their creativity through the proper use of words on a subject. A pinch of creativity and a handful of writing styles will always remain the main ingredients for writing good blogs. The growth of technology is opening new doorways for bloggers. Few tips and tricks with creativity will work perfectly to escape in the blogging scenario. And few other plugins will result in your success. The phrase “What’s in the name?” doesn’t fit in the wor...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Don, Charlotte Lin


Americans are Shopping Under the Influence, New Tools to Help You Monitor Cash Flow, Get Paid Faster, and Sell Your Unused Domains

Things Small Business Owners Need to Know 1—Reimagining “Open” for Business Wells Fargo expanded its existing efforts to support diverse- and women-owned small businesses by naming graphic designer and illustrator Sophia Yeshi as the bank’s first-ever artist-in-residence. For her first project as the Wells Fargo Artist in Residence, Yeshi reimagined the “Open” sign as a bold statement to symbolize the perseverance of millions of small business owners through the unprecedented challenges of the...
Tags: Google, Energy, Business, Godaddy, Bank Of America, Square, American Express, Bill, Canva, Wells Fargo, Right Now, PTO, Scottsdale Arizona, Ikon, Hot Topics, American Express American Express


Virtual Meeting Tips for Better Communication and Conversions

Meetings can quickly go wrong, especially in today’s virtual world where everything is conducted online. You could easily miss the meeting you’re supposed to host with just an accidental change in your tool settings! Therefore, you must take a long hard look at how you run your virtual meetings. Aside from communicating properly, your meetings hold the key to mobilizing attendees into doing your desired action – whether it’s to get them to buy into your plans or convert them into customers. In t...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, Better Communication, Christopher Jan Benitez


Take Advantage of the Formidable Tax Benefits of LLCs

When choosing a business structure, of all business entities, LLCs (limited liability company) offer great tax benefits for company owners. LLCs require less tax paperwork than C corporations and S corporations. Even better, the IRS doesn’t have a tax classification for LLCs, which gives owners flexibility to select a classification best for them. If considering forming an LLC, here are ten critical things to know: 1.Pass-Through Taxation LLCs provide excellent advantages for small business ow...
Tags: Business, Money, Irs, Right Now, Corporation, LLC, Travis Crabtree, Crabtree, S Corporation, Swyft Filings, Inna Kot Shutterstock, Multi Owner LLC, Medicare With


How to Create Successful Knowledge-sharing Culture Within Your Startup

While the pandemic proved that the remote work model can be successful for any size organization – from startup to enterprise – there is one notable drawback: the feeling of being in a dedicated work space that allows for focus and productivity. WeWork found that 64% of employees would pay out of their own pocket for access to an office space, so there is some evidence to suggest that employees want a stronger connection to their workplace. Paul Graham of Y Combinator, was vocally against the co...
Tags: Business, Management, WeWork, Paul Graham, Right Now, Chris Buttenham, Mr Graham, Slack Slack Wikis, Austin WeWork, ABC Stealth Startup Inc


6 Strategies to Accelerate Your Business Website Click-Through Rates

As a smart business owner, you know your website is the most powerful marketing tool you have. It’s the first thing potential customers are likely to see, so it’s essential the graphics, branding, and wording convey the right image. That’s why it’s important to attract as much traffic as possible, particularly to your sales landing pages. One powerful way to do this is through online advertisements, carefully targeted to appeal to the typical behavior of customers and their demographics in your ...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Cta, Bristol, Right Now, Nick Brown, Build Trust With Consumers Trust, SEO CRO, Hubspot Website CTR


How SMBs Can Leverage Automation for a Successful Post-Pandemic Recovery

With Small and Medium sized businesses (SMBs) employing over of the U.S. workforce and accounting for approximately 44% of U.S. economic activity, they are critical to the health of our economy. While it is difficult to pinpoint the percentage of small businesses that have closed and whether those are temporary or permanent, as of July 2021, there were 37.5% fewer small businesses open nationwide compared with January 2020, two months before the pandemic hit the United States, the full extent ...
Tags: Business, Technology, United States, Xerox, Right Now, SMB, RPA, PopTika Shutterstock, COVID, Xerox IT Services Automation


7 Considerations for Creating the Perfect Hybrid Work Environment

The world has changed quite a bit since COVID-19 hit. People moved, many to different states. Babies were born. Companies have grown and changed. It’s likely that the way we think about work will never be the same again. Forcing everybody back into the office in today’s marketplace is a foolish idea. Bearing this in mind, it seems that the next challenge leaders face is creating functional, hybrid work environments. Sure, finding a remote solution is a lot more complex than an in-person 9-to-5 m...
Tags: Business, Technology, Right Now, Angela Anastasakis, Nvoicepay Angela, Culture Communications Committee


Simple Ways New Business Owners Can Get the Most Out of Content

It was no surprise that the recent global pandemic profoundly impacted countless businesses and even entire industries. However, what many economists did not anticipate was the emergence of courageous and clever entrepreneurs turning out in record numbers, ready to roll up their sleeves and seize any opportunity – pandemic or not. In fact, a recent study was conducted and found that Americans launched 4.4 million businesses last year, a 24% jump compared to business formation in 2019. Simultaneo...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Cms, Steve, Chicago Cubs, Right Now, Google Business, WordPress Squarespace, Freedomz Shutterstock, Steve Krull


The Covid Reset: Supporting Customers Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has fundamentally changed customer behavior forever. The shockwaves of COVID-19 are still felt across the world, keeping countries and businesses in a state of change. The businesses that are agile and adaptive, ready to tackle oncoming challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities, are putting themselves in the best position to thrive. Yet, what small business leaders also need now more than ever is to have compassion. It’s crucial to recognize the customers that stuck with y...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Customers, Right Now, Terence Cummings


What are URL Redirects and How to They Affect Search Results?

While a considerable portion of search engine optimization are focused upon organic efforts such as creating personalized content and curating blog posts, it is important to remember that many approaches embrace a decidedly technical edge. One common example of this observation can be seen in the presence of 301 redirects (often referred to as URL redirects). What is the intention of this type of redirect? When might it be used? What are the benefits in terms of search engine rankings? These are...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, Digital Marketing, Right Now, Cork Ireland, Ian Carroll, SEO Analyst


6 Marketing Tactics to Maximize Your Customer Reach

Marketing retaliates and calibrates to potential changes erupting on its way. The technology trends change on a regular basis and marketers must adjust and respond to these changes. With Digital Marketing evolving as an undisputed star, marketers need to reshape themselves to the technology advancements. Eventually, marketing vendors must take measures that appear out of the box. Brands need to tweak approaches that evolve them as winners. Hence marketers need to gear up with substantial marketi...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Digital Marketing, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, Email Marketing Email, Kristin Smith, Power of Social Media Social, Avention Media, New York Marketing


The 5 Benefits of Using EHS Software   

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit {display:none !important;} If you are unsure, EHS stands for Environment, Health & Safety. The is for Environment meaning rules and regulations designed to help protect the environment. And the H and S for health and safety means that you do everything in your power (including using EHS software) to protect the health and well-being of your staff members. What it Means for Compliance Officers W...
Tags: Business, Technology, Right Now, EHS


A Guide for Integrating Veterans into Your Business

In 2021, an estimated 200,000 veterans are projected to retire from the military. Many veterans will be looking for career opportunities in the civilian sector. With National Hire A Veteran Day on July 25, now is an excellent time for small businesses to look at new and innovative ways to recruit and integrate service members into your company. While veteran’s resumés might look a bit different from average candidates on paper, their experience and training in managing highly stressful environme...
Tags: Business, Management, Afghanistan, Right Now, Justin, U S Army, Statista, Bronze Star, Justin C Pearson First Sergeant U S Army Ret


How to “Unleash Your Workforce”

Even pre-COVID-19, one of the biggest challenges for small businesses was to attract and retain skilled workers. And now, for a variety of reasons, the situation has worsened. But, we all know you can’t grow your business without a hardworking team, so you need to figure it out. Kevin Marasco is the chief marketing officer at Zenefits, a company that offers software as a service to SMBs for employee management, with a particular focus on helping them with payroll and health insurance coverage. M...
Tags: Business, Management, Zenefits, Simon Sinek, Right Now, Amazon Barnes, Marasco, People Operations, People Hub, Kevin Marasco


Essential Services Companies Should Be Outsourcing to Meet Demand

Change is inevitable. In the modern era of doing business, most businesses are taking up new modes of operations in order to beat the rising demand as well as ensure they maintain the quality of their services. One of the current trends in business is outsourcing certain essential services to allow the business to concentrate its efforts on providing what the customer actually wants. Here are some of the essential services as a business you can consider outsourcing to improve your operations. B...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Management, Right Now, Meghan, Meghan Belnap, Elle Aon Shutterstock


Business Opportunities and Potentials in Launching an On-Demand App

Technologies have been designed in such a way that they meet our daily needs and make our lives easier and convenient. Yes, it has successfully carried out its function. People can fulfill their needs with just a few taps on their smartphones. Due to the technology advancements, people have changed the way of shopping and availing of the services. That’s why on-demand service apps are popular these days, without a doubt. What is an on-demand service app? To say it in a simpler term, this app all...
Tags: Business, US, Startup, Netflix, Starz, UPI, Right Now, United States of America, UI UX, Rayaan Teerth


6 Team Building Skills You Must Develop For Better Collaboration

The best you can do for your organization and the entire workforce is to push all employees to perform better collectively. Collaboration and teamwork are essential aspects, and they determine the overall output and productivity of any team. Any team that works collectively will always be more productive and perform better than one that shows individuality. Team building is a concrete concept that requires your effort and insight. You have to overcome many challenges to develop a cohesive tea...
Tags: Business, India, Management, Right Now, Better Collaboration, Rithesh Raghavan, Rithesh, Acodez a Digital Agency


7 Considerations for Creating the Perfect Hybrid Work Environment

The world has changed quite a bit since COVID-19 hit. People moved, many to different states. Babies were born. Companies have grown and changed. It’s likely that the way we think about work will never be the same again. Forcing everybody back into the office in today’s marketplace is a foolish idea. Bearing this in mind, it seems that the next challenge leaders face is creating functional, hybrid work environments. Sure, finding a remote solution is a lot more complex than an in-person 9-to-5 m...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, Nvoicepay, Angela Anastasakis, Nvoicepay Angela, Culture Communications Committee