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Creating Shelter in the Storm: Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19
By Rob Shelton | April 07, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has made it necessary for many companies to shift their business models quickly. Here's what some have done and how you can pivot.

Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | March 31, 2020

A good business goal can help lead your company to success, but how do you set the right ones? Here are tips to help you set good professional goals.

Expert Q&A: Financial Advice for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
By Adam Uzialko | March 18, 2020 community members answer the most pressing questions that small business owners have about their finances during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Countries for Business Process Outsourcing (and How to Start)
By Derek Gallimore | December 16, 2019

How to get started with an outsourcing partner from one of these countries.

Top 10 Unique Restaurant Promotion Ideas and Trends
By Jason Feemster | November 08, 2019

These 10 tips will help you boost your restaurant's brand and secure more foot traffic, driving sales and repeat visits.

10 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment
By Megan Totka | June 21, 2019

These tips can help you reduce customer drop off at check out time.

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Retail Experience
By Gaurav Mishra | November 30, 2018

A new retail shopping model is using augmented reality to blend digital and in-store elements to create a seamless customer experience.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Point-of-Sale Systems
By Chad Brooks | October 24, 2018

Check out this list of factors and features that will be important for any small business to consider when choosing a POS system.

How to Design an Amazing Website for Your Restaurant
By Arjun Kohli | October 23, 2018

Successful restaurant marketing means getting customers excited about your establishment before they even visit. Here's how to create a website to do that.

Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services: Cloud Comparison
By Chad Brooks | May 25, 2018

Is your enterprise considering moving to cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service? Amazon and Azure are the two primary players, but which one is right for

How AI Is Changing the Retail Industry
By Samantha Donaldson | February 12, 2018

Artificial intelligence has a tremendous power to reshape how stores are run.

How Color Can Impact Your Restaurant
By Matt D’Angelo | December 07, 2017

Color plays an important role in our relationship with food. As a restaurant owner, learn how to better your restaurant through the right use of color.

The State of Big-Box Retailers (and What That Means for SMBs)
By Andreas Rivera | December 07, 2017

How are the large retailers and the little guys faring with Amazon and e-commerce booming?

Should You Go Global?
By Robert Courtney | November 13, 2017

If you're considering expanding your business to international markets, consider these areas first.

Should Your Restaurant Accept Bitcoin?
By Andreas Rivera | November 02, 2017

There are pros and cons to consider before deciding whether to offer bitcoin as a payment method for your restaurant.

The Evolution of Online Marketplaces and Where We’re Headed
By Zac Johnson | October 16, 2017

Online marketplaces, like eBay and Amazon, have revolutionized how we buy goods. A new shift is afoot with how we buy services. Read more.

5 Restaurant Employee Scams That Will Cost Your Business Big
By Mona Bushnell | October 11, 2017

These five scenarios are how most restaurant workers steal from their establishments, and how you can take steps to stop them in your restaurant.

8 Little Known Ways to Network with Hospitality Industry Insiders
By Rich Sharptek | July 11, 2017

For business owners, networking with hospitality industry experts offers a unique and little known way to elevate your business.

Mobile Payments: What Retailers Need to Know
By Brett Nuckles | June 29, 2017

Mobile platforms like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay let customers swipe their phone at an NFC-equipped terminal. Do you have one?

The 5 Most Important KPIs for Warehouses
By Nicole Pontius | June 05, 2017

What metrics should you be tracking for your warehouse? These five KPIs can have substantial impacts on operational efficiency and the bottom line.

Why Every Business Owner Needs an Exit Strategy
By Bruce Hakutizwi | May 25, 2017

Establishing an exit strategy is a common-sense part of smart entrepreneurship, and it lends a sense of safety and peace of mind.

The Art of the Pivot
By Greg Shuey | April 10, 2017

Businesses pivot every day based on market conditions, competitors, etc. Successful pivots require more than just a quick decision.

Learn By Example: 7 Great Mobile-Friendly E-commerce Websites
By Genia Stevens | May 19, 2016

When Google introduced changes to its mobile search algorithm, a TechCrunch survey found that 44 percent of Fortune 500 websites failed.

3 Ways Technology is Improving Customer Service in the Auto Industry
By Blair Nicole Natasi | March 10, 2016

Technology is changing the way consumers interact with their auto service providers.

Finance First: How the Financial Industry Goes Paperless and Stays Compliant
By Matt Peterson | January 26, 2016

Implementing document management software is not yet a legal necessity, but that could change during fiscal 2016. Learn more.

Fashion Forward: Top 10 Retail Trends for 2016
By Karen McCandless | December 21, 2015

We foresee big changes for retail this new year. Here's a list of 10 trends to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving industry.

Retail or E-tail? Buying Online Vs. Buying in Person
By Kristen Gramigna | July 20, 2015

Though ecommerce is growing faster than any other retail sector, the opportunity for brick-and-mortar retailers isn’t extinct, just shifted.

Cereal Manufacturers
By Chad Brooks | March 06, 2010