For more than 60 years, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been committed to supporting the small business community. American Express is continuing that commitment with a unique virtual experience, bringing resilient entrepreneurs together from coast to coast for “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success” on October 20, 2020. While the Summit is typically held in-person, this year American Express has built a fully immersive, proprietary Amex Virtual Campus to host the day-long experience for thousands of small businesses. The Summit aims to address small business owners’ needs by providing networking, resources, and tools to help them navigate challenging times and continue on a path towards growth — all at no cost to attendees. The Summit will also host several sessions dedicated to supporting the specific needs of minority-owned businesses.
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In response to COVID stay-at-home restrictions, consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to purchase household furniture and decor items. While this trend is bad news for the growing list of retailers closing doors such as Pier 1 and Sur La Table, it presents a tremendous opportunity for ecommerce retailers–especially those that help consumers filter through millions of options and then deliver the products through a direct-to-consumer model that keeps costs down.
Alfred Chehebar, founder of Genius Pack and CEO of Genius Brands LLC, a portfolio of digitally native ecommerce brands, is breaking into the online furniture market by launching ObjectsHQ, a direct-to-consumer furniture company promising “a new kind of ecommerce experience for modern furniture.”
The Market for Online Furniture Sales
The U.S. market for online household furniture is booming with annual revenues of $45.7 billion and annualized growth of 15.9% between 2015 and 2020, according to IBISWorld. But the
For retailers looking to compete with Amazon around its annual Prime Day event, it’s not all about offering deep discounts to catch customers’ attention on the internet.
Start-ups like Warby Parker, Allbirds, Outdoor Voices and Everlane rarely offer promotions. Many of these companies have built their businesses online around a playbook that essentially says: We will never go on sale.
“As a brand, we don’t have sales,” said Brian Berger, CEO of the direct-to-consumer men’s sweatpants maker Mack Weldon. “We have a permanent loyalty program. … And that gets us out of the cycle of having to think about promotions and retraining customers in a way we wouldn’t want them to behave. We want them to shop whenever they want.”
Instead, around Prime Day and through this holiday season, Berger said, Mack Weldon will be boosting its marketing efforts, especially on social media. The brand launched
As soon as your day job ends, it’s time for your passion project.
Side hustles have moved from being fun projects to a major source of income for many during Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders. So while your freelance gig, Etsy craft store or personal blog may bring in some extra cash flow, it doesn’t have to stop there. A recent survey revealed that 54% of respondents planned on starting a “side hustle” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with some seeing success they never thought possible within their nine-to-five jobs.
One-off-job-related sites such as Upwork have seen a 50% increase in registration volume across many categories, including technology-related jobs, according to data from the end of March and April.
If you’re a graphic designer, blogger, social media manager, or even dog walker, multiple projects can easily turn into long-term gigs if you start to take your side hustle seriously. Here
Allison Barr Allen is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Fast, based in San Francisco.
As Covid-19 drove people into lockdown this year, it also drove them online in nearly every aspect of their lives. Entire companies relocated to Zoom. Doctors treated patients through computer screens, and e-commerce giants saw their profits soar. Meanwhile, small businesses, particularly those that depend on a physical presence to sell their products or services, have been hit hard. Just as online shopping went from a convenience to a necessity for consumers, digital channels have become a requirement for retailers of all types and sizes to survive. And even when the pandemic is over, there is ample evidence that customers will continue to shop online in ever-greater numbers.
While most retailers today have some kind of online presence, the world of e-commerce technology can be vast and confusing. It seems like it
CEO of Livius and co-author of “Hacking the SAT: Tips and Tricks to Help You Prepare, Plan Ahead, and Increase Your Score.”
In the days immediately following the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic on U.S. shores, schools shut down as administrators and parents raced to gear up for digital classrooms. Unfortunately, many of those educators and concerned parents found the nationwide online learning experiment to be a struggle.
That consensus seems to be growing now that schools across the country have begun the new academic year. Social media is full of posts from parents, teachers and students describing a fraught, frustrating school day that often ends in tears all around. The same is true for employees and leaders attempting to navigate remote working, training and professional development.
Yet there’s a learning opportunity hidden in the chaos, and your company can benefit from it. Given the continued battle against the
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Triple G Ventures LLC, a transformational business management consultancy obsessed with delivering pragmatic business growth acceleration, today announced its expanding portfolio of strategic partners and clients.
Gregg Stein’s Triple G Ventures, Agile Business Growth Firm, Expands to Help Entrepreneurs Navigate Tough Times
Triple G Ventures expanding client portfolio now includes partnerships with, Artiphon Inc. – designing new instruments to empower the next billion musicians, ASI Audio x Sensaphonics – bringing active ambient in ear-monitoring audio technology to performers, Caravan Interactive – solving business problems with design, data, and software, Centralized – an AI manager for music artists, to solve the problem of 10s of millions of artists needing guidance and only a few thousand qualified and available managers, DAR.WIN – a personalization engine powered by AI and machine learning to increase sales and ad views for online retailers and online publishers,
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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State is home to the nation’s top online Master of Business Administration program for 2020, according to recently released rankings by Best Value Schools.
“The Online MBA program continues to offer a flexible, challenging and supportive educational experience to prepare our online students for success. We are proud to provide students, regardless of location, the opportunity to earn a prestigious degree from Mississippi State University,” said Sharon Oswald, College of Business dean and professor of management.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, MSU’s 30-hour online MBA program offers affordable, flexible courses in accounting, management, marketing and finance.
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