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Why You Should Bet On the Future of Ecommerce
News 3 days ago
Why You Should Bet On the Future of Ecommerce

Social-distancing measures and business closures have significantly disrupted consumer spending habits. While this has created a period of...

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'Facebook Shops' Lets You Shop Your Favorite Stores From the Social Network's App
News 5 days ago
'Facebook Shops' Lets You Shop Your Favorite Stores From the Social Network's App

The pandemic is pushing Facebook to try turning itself into a virtual shopping mall for your favorite stores. Facebook Shops, introduced Tuesday,...

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SBA Releases PPP Forgiveness Application and Makes Critical Clarifications and Documentation Requirements
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SBA Releases PPP Forgiveness Application and Makes Critical Clarifications and Documentation Requirements

The SBA released its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and clarified a few critical definitions and documentation...

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Apple Explains How Its Reopened Retail Stores Will Be Different
News 1 week ago
Apple Explains How Its Reopened Retail Stores Will Be Different

We've been hearing how Apple intends to slowly start reopening its retail stores in the coming weeks, but now we know how different an experience...

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How to Build an Online Community of Like-Minded Entrepreneurs
News 2 weeks ago
How to Build an Online Community of Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

Online communities are the way of the future: They bring people of all ages, backgrounds and hometowns together over a common industry, skill set...

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4 Reliable Tips for Quickly Moving Inventory Online
News 2 weeks ago
4 Reliable Tips for Quickly Moving Inventory Online

Our current public-health crisis has resulted in a drastic shift in consumer spending habits, with stay-in-place orders drastically increasing...

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4 Ways to Find Opportunity in a Crisis
News 2 weeks ago
4 Ways to Find Opportunity in a Crisis

Times are uncertain, and for business owners, the public health emergency has made the marketplace a tricky and terrifying environment. Following...

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Want to Run a Hot New Brand? Here Are the 9 Youngest Franchises on the Franchise 500
News 3 weeks ago
Want to Run a Hot New Brand? Here Are the 9 Youngest Franchises on the Franchise 500

Nine companies in the 2020 Franchise 500 have shown that being a rookie to the game doesn't mean you can't play in the big leagues. With only a few...

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Why This Family Is Betting Their Future on Franchising
News 3 weeks ago
Why This Family Is Betting Their Future on Franchising

In 2012, Billy Duncan retired from a decades-long career at Dow Chemical. Six months later, he knew he hated retirement - and that he had to get...

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How a Group of Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Is Trying to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
News 3 weeks ago
How a Group of Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Is Trying to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

When shelter-in-place orders went into effect, Jeff Miller knew he wanted to do something to help people. He started a platform called Helping...

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6 Tips for Negotiating in a Crisis
News 3 weeks ago
6 Tips for Negotiating in a Crisis

After shuttering storefronts and scaring away consumers, the crisis has left many entrepreneurs faced with a series of pressing negotiations: with...

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Looking for Retail Therapy? Shop These 10 Sales Happening Right Now.
News 1 month ago
Looking for Retail Therapy? Shop These 10 Sales Happening Right Now.

Given the fact that we've all been advised to stay home and our main source of entertainment comes in the form of our laptops, it's no surprise...

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This Startup Bought Lord & Taylor. Can It Change the Way We Shop?
News 1 month ago
This Startup Bought Lord & Taylor. Can It Change the Way We Shop?

This year did not start well for brick-and-mortar chains. In January, Pier 1 Imports announced it was closing up to 450 stores. Later that month,...

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How Zoosk's Co-Founders, Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Are Using Data and AI to Power Online Retail During Unprecedented Times of Uncertainty
News 1 month ago
How Zoosk's Co-Founders, Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Are Using Data and AI to Power Online Retail During Unprecedented Times of Uncertainty

In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Dressbarn co-owners, Shayan Zadeh...

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Why Curbside Pickup Is the Right Thing to Do
News 1 month ago
Why Curbside Pickup Is the Right Thing to Do

The current global health crisis is affecting everyone. No matter where you are or what industry you work in, you're feeling it. Brick-and-mortar...

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Now's an Intriguing Time to Invest in Alternatives — Here's How to Get Started
News 1 month ago
Now's an Intriguing Time to Invest in Alternatives — Here's How to Get Started

The world economy is in an interesting place. As the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses around the world, markets are sinking, creating a...

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How to Build a Community like Lyft, Airbnb and Github
News 2 months ago
How to Build a Community like Lyft, Airbnb and Github

Rome wasn't built in a day, and your startup won't be either. That's why it matters to invest early in your community. It's a long game, but it is...

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4 Ways to Create Deeper Connections With E-Commerce Customers
News 2 months ago
4 Ways to Create Deeper Connections With E-Commerce Customers

To build a successful e-commerce business today, you have to realize that you're not in the business of selling products - you're in the people...

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Amazon's Checkout-Free Tech is Heading to Other Retailers
News 2 months ago
Amazon's Checkout-Free Tech is Heading to Other Retailers

Checkout-free, cashless supermarkets -- a novelty shopping experience or the future of bricks and mortar retail? According to Amazon -- which...

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A Seasoned Real Estate Investor Wants to Help You Get Started
News 2 months ago
A Seasoned Real Estate Investor Wants to Help You Get Started

Real estate can be an incredibly lucrative investment avenue but, of course, it is not without risk. Whether you're searching for your first home...

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Business Idea of the Day: Landscaping
News 2 months ago
Business Idea of the Day: Landscaping

Startup Costs: Under $2,000 Home Based: Can be operated from home. Part Time: Can be operated part-time. Who doesn't love a peaceful gorgeous...

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Business Idea of the Day: Specialty Food Shop
News 2 months ago
Business Idea of the Day: Specialty Food Shop

Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000 Part Time: Can be operated part-time. Do you dream of curating a selection of food products in your own shop? Why...

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WeWork, Industrious, The Yard: Here's How Much Membership Will Cost You at 12 Coworking Spaces
News 2 months ago
WeWork, Industrious, The Yard: Here's How Much Membership Will Cost You at 12 Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces aren't just taking over the real estate market. They're transforming the way we work, and that transformation comes at a (literal)...

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Amazon Opens First Big 'Go' Grocery Store in Seattle
News 3 months ago
Amazon Opens First Big 'Go' Grocery Store in Seattle

Amazon is opening another cashierless Go store today, but this one is different. As Reuters reports, the new store is located in Seattle's Capitol...

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Ditching a Desk Transformed My Business. Here's How It Could Do the Same for Yours.
News 3 months ago
Ditching a Desk Transformed My Business. Here's How It Could Do the Same for Yours.

When I tell people I haven't had a desk for 20 years, they usually respond with thinly veiled skepticism. They smile and nod politely, clearly...

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How to Remain Competitive in a Saturated Online Retail Market
News 3 months ago
How to Remain Competitive in a Saturated Online Retail Market

Online retail has always been a crowded market, and thanks to the plethora of free website builders, it's more competitive than ever before. If you...

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How to Effectively Assess Property Value for Investment
News 3 months ago
How to Effectively Assess Property Value for Investment

Real estate investment retains the twin traditional appeals of stability and an almost guaranteed return, but there have been a lot of innovations...

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How to Create Community Among Your Customers
News 3 months ago
How to Create Community Among Your Customers

Today's brands do more than just deliver products and services. They also foster connections among like-minded enthusiasts. That could turn out to...

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How to Think About the Future of Retail
News 3 months ago
How to Think About the Future of Retail

Many believe that "retail is dead." Now that you can order an avocado off Amazon and online shopping is far more convenient than hitting the local...

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Sports Talk in the Office Could Be Discriminatory Against Women
News 3 months ago
Sports Talk in the Office Could Be Discriminatory Against Women

As the Super Bowl approaches, I'm betting that many people in your office are talking a lot about football, and it's likely that a majority of...

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