Give customers reasons to cheer you on

Building client relationships is crucial for any business. Customer support – and fandom in the form of word of mouth – will determine if a startup survives. Simply put, if you're in business, you must...

Considerations When Pitching to Angel Investors

An entrepreneur trying to map out the funding landscape today will find a much more complicated environment than existed just a decade ago. You used to jump from a friends and family round to a...

Inside The Innovative Minds Of GenZ

Millennials were once considered the poster children for entrepreneurship, but we are now faced with a new generation of bright young thinkers - Gen Z. The post-millennial generation known as Gen Z already includes...

Robot-Proofing Your Career

With prospects of increased productivity and enormous profitability, businesses turn to automation to streamline their operations. Almost 50% of employers believe that by 2022, automation could lead to a reduction in their industry’s workforce,...

Shifting Blockchain Funding Ecosystem

With the recent influx of both successful and unsuccessful Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) these past 2 years, many among them have been passed off as scams, while “legitimate” ICOs are struggling to maintain visibility....

It’s Time To Think About Scalability

88% of small business owners say they hope to increase their revenue in the next year- but many aren't sure exactly how to make that happen. For businesses with fewer than ten employees, scalability...

Good Talk Yields Good Profits

The more people talk about your business, the greater your chance for success. More chatter translates to more income. Good word of mouth spreads best with a positive push, which is where Jay Baer lends...

Seven Tips on How to Use Artificial Intelligence to Take Your Company to the...

Are you weary of all the talk of the impacts of Artificial Intelligence? Rather than listening to speculations on how robots will ravage the labor market, why not devise a plan to harness the...

‘Workplace Diversity’ Still an Elusive Dream

Diversity in the workplace affects the entire corporation. Human Resources might be the focal point, but everyone from owner to worker – full-time, part-time or contractor – is a responsible party. HR experts Dorothy Dalton...

Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...

Corporate Volunteers Seal Personal Connections

Volunteers are the strongest contacts a company has within its community. By word of mouth or through logos emblazoned on their T-shirts, those donating their time and talents tell the community their business cares. The...

Top Reasons Tech Startups are Leaving Silicon Valley and Where They are Going

When you think about Silicon Valley in California, it conjures up images of many of the global heavyweights in the tech industry. Giants like Google, Apple and Facebook have all changed the world with...

Tech or No Tech, Keep it Real at Work

A conference call among people separated by cubicles and a few feet? Erica Keswin can attest to such head-scratchers and more in the war between technology and just being human. She has seen so many...

Australia leads the way with Blockchain Innovation

Asia has led the way with the progress made in the adoption of the Blockchain technology with two of the three biggest Crypto markets (South Korea & Japan) located there. However with the initial...

How IoT Solutions Are Shifting Opportunities in the Supply Chain

The Internet of Things (IoT) may have started small, but it’s becoming a major factor in the world economy. In fact, IoT-related spending is expected to grow nearly 15% from 2017 to 2018 alone,...

Engage Profitably on a Nonprofit Basis

Nonprofit groups have a challenging business model that ebbs and flows. Holiday seasons are more profitable times when their communities are in a giving mood. Organizations that lay the groundwork throughout the year will succeed...

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations — is your crypto-business safe and compliant?

With cryptocurrency giving criminals a new way of money laundering, it’s important that you safeguard your business and stay compliant. Here’s everything you need to know. The birth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has opened up...

Snuff Out Conflicts Before They Explode

Conflict is inevitable in daily life, particularly the workplace. People come from different backgrounds with varied personalities. “Although conflict in the workplace is not always a bad thing, ignoring it can turn a small challenge...

‘I am different. Let this not upset you.’

A Swiss physician, alchemist and astrologer of the German Renaissance, Paracelsus might seem an unlikely reference for today’s diversity movement. Yet, his words resonate: “I am different. Let this not upset you.” Paracelsus was not...

‘We learn more from failure than from success’

Successful entrepreneurs build their businesses from failures large and small. As Yvette Aloe knows, failures set back everyone from infants to experienced professionals. Those who succeed have profited from mistakes. Aloe is a certified life...