Category Archives: Business Tips

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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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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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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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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New Fiverr Logo Maker Gives Freelance Designers the Power of AI

Fiverr, the online marketplace for freelance services, has announced the launch of a new service known as Logo Maker. Logo Maker harnesses the power of AI and instantly matches businesses handmade logos made by Fiverr designers. New Fiverr Logo Maker The new Fiverr Logo Maker combines the power of artificial intelligence with the best of human design skills. So it streamlines the process involved with logo creation. Freelancers and other small businesses can find personalized, customized and original, handmade logos created by Fiverr sellers. Sellers on the […]

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4 Core Reasons Why You Need User Onboarding for Your Digital Product

User onboarding is the process of guiding new users to easily and quickly find value in your product. Think of it as a small welcome bridge between acquiring new users and turning them into happy loyal ones. In essence, it is the first point of contact once a user signs up and so, it makes a huge difference in making a strong first impression. You see, most users today have short attention spans and little-to-no patience. They would promptly lose interest if your product is confusing or […]

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