This ex-Googler pawned her 24-karat gold jewels she inherited from her mother and sold some of her Google stock to launch her new startup

[ad_1] Chia-Lin Simmons is a seasoned veteran in Silicon Valley’s tech sphere, with more than 20 years of experience at tech giants like Google and Amazon’s Audible. Simmons is the founder of a new startup called LookyLoo, which will launch its first product later this year: an AI-powered social platform that helps women find the Read More …

Freshworks 360 Unites Sales, Marketing and Support Channels for Small Businesses

[ad_1] With the launch of Freshworks 360, small businesses can now access a fully integrated cloud-based omnichannel customer engagement solution. Freshworks 360 will bring together and manage all support, sales and marketing communications across different channels on a single platform. And it does this while at the same time being able to engage, convert and Read More …

Selling to Walmart Doesn’t Have to Be Hard, 3 Tips From the Retailer’s Annual Open Call Event

[ad_1] Over 450 small businesses met buyers head on at [ad_1] recently. More than 100 entrepreneurs pitching their American-made products for sale with the retail giant were rewarded by getting to move onto the next step in the process.  A few exceptional pitches landed businesses a deal on the spot. Small Business Trends spoke with Read More …

Interview Questions You May and May Not Ask Under New Massachusetts Pay Equity Law

[ad_1] On July 1, a new equal pay law will go into effect in Massachusetts — and it will impact small businesses in ways of which you may want to be aware. The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) is intended to ensure greater fairness and provide clarity on what constitutes unlawful wage discrimination. So small Read More …

Best 5 Content Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

[ad_1] Content marketing is a powerful way to help small businesses gain more customers and grow. Though for content marketing to be successfully executed it needs to have a strategic approach, which is focused on creating and distributing valuable, unique, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain audiences. To help your small business get Read More …

Fire Your Web Host

Have you been fighting the website wars for a couple of years now and you seem to be going nowhere? Do you not get the support from your web host that you feel you need to succeed? Well, fire your web host and find one that will help you succeed. There seem to be an Read More …

Shopify Ping Allows you to Manage Your Ecommerce Site from Anywhere

[ad_1] The launch of Shopify Ping will allow merchants on the eCommerce platform to manage their business no matter where they are. [ad_1] is going to bring together customer conversations and marketing workflows on websites, Facebook Messenger or SMS along with an intelligent assistant called Kit on Apples’s iOS mobile platform. Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) is Read More …

10 Tips to Ensure Your Small Business Website Delivers Results

[ad_1]   Creating a website is one of the most important things you’ll do when getting your business up and running. It can help you market your offerings, communicate with customers and complete sales. So you need to be very intentional about how you create it and then constantly work to improve it going forward. Read More …

Growth & Success Con Gives Insights for the Entrepreneur’s Journey

[ad_1] If you want some sage advice from seasoned entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Growth & Success Con 2018 is the place to get it. The virtual conference for small businesses is taking place September 17 -18, 2018 online. These experts will share creative ideas and workable business solutions with actionable insights to help your business Read More …

Your Employees Could Save 33 Minutes and 36 Seconds Per Week with Visual Communication

[ad_1] New research has revealed employees can save 33 minutes and 36 seconds over a 40 hour week by simply using visual communications. The study — [ad_1] (PDF) — from [if lt IE 9], a company specializing in video production tools for business, points out just how much companies can accomplish if they start communicating more Read More …