Smart Hustle Recap: Tips for Stronger Small Business Relationships

Smart Hustle Recap: Tips for Stronger Small Business Relationships

In a sense, a small business owner is only as successful as the relationships he or she builds. There are relationships with customers, with business colleagues, with contractors, and with employees – and should any of these relationships fall apart, the fate of the business is in jeopardy. In this edition of the Smart Hustle […]

New Staples iPhone App Feature: Interactive Store Maps Makes OmniChannel Shopping a Breeze

New Staples iPhone App Feature: Interactive Store Maps Makes OmniChannel Shopping a Breeze

The growth in omnichannel shopping is bringing out creative solutions from brands like Staples, which has recently launched an innovative feature for its iPhone app that merges your online and in-store shopping experience. I recently had the opportunity to review this app, so I’ll tell you all about it below, along with some more information […]

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14 New Ways to Check in With Your Remote Team

What is an innovative software/app you use to check in with your team remotely, and why is it effective? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. […]

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10 Apps That Take the Stress Out of Scheduling Appointments

What is your favorite appointment scheduling app, and what sets it apart from the rest? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Calendly We’ve had […]

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10 Multi-Feature Tools for App or Website Testing

What is your favorite tool for load-testing your app or website and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Bees With Machine Guns I […]

Are You Tracking Your KPI Metrics? New Staples Quick Wins KPI App Can Help

Are You Tracking Your KPI Metrics? New Staples Quick Wins KPI App Can Help

Are you currently tracking your KPI metrics? If you said no (and if you don’t even know what KPI stands for) then you’re not alone. KPI stands for key performance indicator, and a recent Staples survey found that more than half of business owners aren’t tracking these important business metrics as often as they should. […]

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ECommerce Businesses Are Going Mobile-Friendly to Cater to ‘Flex Shoppers’

Technology today has made shopping for consumers nearly effortless. You can be sitting in your home, watching television and buy virtually anything with a simple click of a button.  As it continues to get easier for customers to make purchases on-the-go, at work or in the luxury of their own home, brick and mortar businesses […]