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Hoping for Success, Preparing for Failure: Taking Tips from Olympic Athletes

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been watching the Olympics over the last couple of weeks and your heart has been absolutely swelling with American pride. Also, you’ve probably been caught cursing your parents for not entering you in ice dancing or luging at the ripe age of two. Realistically, I’m just kidding myself. I [...]

By | February 19th, 2014|

Shashi Bellamkonda: Creating the Best Possible Customer Experience

For the second installment in our Small Business Saturday podcast series, we've brought in a known leader in the small business sphere: Shashi Bellamkonda is the current Vice President of Digital Marketing at The Bozzuto Group, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches a popular course in new media platforms.  He has been [...]

By | November 23rd, 2013|

Carol Roth: Top 5 Tips to Make the Most of the Retail Season

Are you ready to break your retail business out of the box this holiday season? Our entire team is thrilled to be supporting Small Business Saturday with American Express once again.  Although this year, we decided to mix it up a bit and run 5 short podcasts (5 minutes or so) with 5 business experts.  [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|

#TZChat with Krishna Gupta

At TechZulu fireside chat yesterday, Krishna Gupta shared his advice on how to prepare your business for acquisition.  Having acquired his most recent company, Sortfolio, rather than starting it himself, he had lessons to share. Gupta and moderator, Espree Devora,  discussing acquisition strategy A retired rocker, Mr. Gupta is now a fashionable entrepreneur. That was a pun. [...]

By | July 22nd, 2013|

Small Business Internet Security: Only You Can Prevent Cyber Crime

If you are, or have been, a part of the internet sub-culture that includes websites such as Reddit and 4chan, or, perhaps you have watched the latest Batman movie, whatever the case may be, then you understand the dangers of sensitive information stored on computers falling into the wrong hands. The problem with some of [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|

Mentorship is the New Black

From Plato and Aristotle to Gandalf and Frodo, the historical narrative surrounding the nature of the mentor/mentee relationship is very straightforward; young people fair better in the “real world” when they have expert mentor input readily available. Whether it’s advice on how to solicit funding for a start-up, or instructions on how to destroy the [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|

How to Get the Most Out of Small Business Saturday for Your Business

Small Business Saturday is right around the corner, so we thought we'd share some of the great resources you can use to get the most traffic to your small business this holiday season! Last year, we hosted so many great interviews with Small Business experts like Derek Halpen, Kristi Hines, Mari Smith and so many [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|

That About Summits it Up: 5 Great Takeaways from Scott Case

This month, we got to spend a little time in the Big Apple: The only city where everyone can be packed into one place like sardines and still mind their own business. In a town where people are known for being blunt, unequivocal and packing energy like that of a fiercely shaken Red-Bull can, we [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|

Website Credibility Q&A with Anita Campbell

Welcome to day 2 of our month-long SmallBizSat Q&A series where we ask top small business experts their advice on how small business owners can market and grow their businesses in support of Small Business Saturday. Today , we are excited to present our second guest, Anita Campbell (@SmallBizTrends), one of the most influential people [...]

By | November 2nd, 2011|

Is a good business email all that different from a classic business letter?

In the October 1939 issue of the Dun’s Review, Arthur H. Little wrote an article entitled “The Cardinal Qualities of a Good Business Letter” with advice on the best way to handle customer correspondence. Of course, back then, common correspondence meant a handwritten letter that might take days or weeks to reach the recipient. Although [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|