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What is Social Commerce?

If the past holiday season was any indication, social commerce is set to surge in the 2020s. According to research from Smartly.io, a social media advertising automation platform, consumers are now shopping via social media. And social advertising influences their purchases. So, what exactly does social commerce include? A Simple Definition Social commerce is the term for the buying and selling of items and services on social media networks. Back in 2015, Small Business Trends noticed the growth of social commerce activities. Social networks offered “Buy It” […]

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOL KIT: The best apps, services, and documents all first-time founders need to start a business

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and side-hustlers come from all kinds of backgrounds, but many first-time founders don’t start with a formal business education. Launching a new business can be a surprisingly challenging process, with an overwhelming range of possibilities and decisions. To help you get started, Business Insider rounded up this selection of guides and resources we’re calling the entrepreneur’s tool kit. Subscribe to BI Prime to read them all. Software and apps to power your business Starting with spreadsheets: The ultimate Excel guide to go beyond bookkeeping […]

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Get Back to Basics with These 10 Tips for Starting and Growing a Business

There are tons of advanced strategies for growing a business. But for those who are just getting started or don’t have a ton of resources, those methods aren’t always attainable. However, there are still a ton of basic tips and tricks you can consider to get started on the right foot and grow your business. Check out tips for a variety of areas from members of the online small business community below. Find the Best Location for Your Startup Different cities offer various benefits for businesses and […]

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Learn How Analytics Can Help Your Construction Business at this Event

The Associated General Contractors of America reports the construction industry employs more than 7 million people each year. Furthermore, it contributes $1.3 trillion worth of structure annually. However, the industry has been lagging when it comes to analytics, which is preventing increased efficiency across the board. Advanced Construction Analytics (ACA) 2020, looks to change that by helping construction companies of all sizes leverage analytics for smarter business decisions. Chief technology officers, software developers, project engineer data analyzers, and technology integrators will be on hand to take companies […]

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A couple who have stayed together through 6 company launches share their secrets for balancing serial entrepreneurship with a happy marriage

Married couples have launched and led many successful companies in industries as varied as healthcare, consumer products, and professional services. Bryan and Shannon Miles have founded several successful businesses and are launching a leadership consultancy this year. Business Insider sat down with the Mileses and asked them to share their best advice for romantic partners wanting to become business partners. Visit BI Prime for more stories. Cofounding a startup is often compared to marriage, but for some business partners the relationship is literally “till death do us part.” […]

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Dan Miller of Opus Research: The Customer Engagement Model is Becoming a Conversation

Conversations eat apps’ lunch.  Twilio founder and CEO Jeff Lawson made this statement. It happened at the company’s annual user conference, Signal.  The statement stayed with me for a while. A few other remarks from his talk stuck with me too. And eventually led to an article I wrote. It served as part of a thought leadership series the company is currently featuring. It focuses on how more of our interactions with companies seem conversational in nature. And those conversations shape the path of our customer relationships. […]

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Southwest's premium business card is offering a record-high welcome bonus of up to 100,000 points, but it won't last long

  If you fly Southwest and you’re a freelancer or small-business owner, this increased sign-up bonus is worth a look. The Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card is offering up to 100,000 Southwest points: 70,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the first three months, and another 30,000 points after you spend $25,000 in the first six months. Not only will this bonus help you book several award flights, but the bonus can also help you earn the airline’s Companion Pass benefit. The Companion Pass lets […]

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In The News: Job and Industry Growth Reported But Businesses Brace for Downturn

This week’s roundup starts with great job numbers and goes on to report on different aspects of the workforce. This includes the four growth industries 99designs has identified in its annual report as well as how small businesses are preparing for a possible economic downturn. The good news is January managed to create 291,000 jobs, with small businesses contributing 94,000 of those jobs. For their part, franchises chimed in with an impressive 45,100 jobs of their own. However, 90% of small business owners say they are preparing […]

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