Gone are the days when job candidates knew very little about potential employers before applying for an open position. Between websites, social media and review sites, job seekers have more information than ever about companies they are considering working for. This breadth of information...
Whether for hosting a live event or creating a tutorial, video content has become the go-to option for small businesses. Video is an engaging medium that grabs the audience's attention and allows businesses to not just sell products but engage in brand-building efforts as well. With it...
Like a backflip on skis, most leadership advice – whether you heard it in business school or from a "self-educated" YouTube entrepreneur– can only be mastered with experience.     For those still lacking experience, however, the next best thing is to learn from someone...
64% of SMB owners reported capital outlays, marking the highest reading since February 2018, and 30% said they had plans for capital outlays in "the next few months."Among respondents, 62% said they either hired or attempted to hire new personnel, but 54% said there were few or...
PetSmart's 2017 acquisition of Chewy was a historic moment – at $3.35 billion, it's the largest e-commerce acquisition ever. But this historic moment would never have happened if it wasn't for the small, routine kindness Ryan Cohen experienced at his local pet store: Its warm customer service...
At a recent gathering in Chicago organized by Finimize, a financial website targeting millennials, I asked the participants what kind of careers they wanted. Out of about a dozen early twentysomethings keen to work in finance, only two raised their hands indicating they hoped to work in traditional...
Most acquisitions and divestments don’t maximize value — even when some deal makers think they do. Yet creating lasting value in deals has never been more important than it is today. What ultimately makes the difference in maximizing value? In an effort to provide...
When selling products that you haven't yet created, that's a presale.Presales can be ethical, if you set it up properly.If you can't follow through on your promise of delivery, your presale will be a disaster to your reputation. Whether you're just starting a business...
In 2019, many consumers think about online shopping when they hear the term "retail." While smaller retailers are finding success online, there's still a market for brick-and-mortar retail stores. Most of these businesses also maintain a web presence, but there's something about the in-person shopping experience that...
A new high for the U.S. stock market before a trade deal with China is completed was a surprise, even though we had another “90% done” quote from the Trump administration this week. The moral here is never to underestimate the ability of the...