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Indian startups make a beeline for funding at RISE

Organisers say there is a 40% increase in number of participants this year and more than 500 investors are attending From tattooing to dress rentals to security solutions, there is an astounding variety of Indian startup dreams searching for funding at ‘RISE 2018’, Asia’s largest tech event currently on in this bustling Asian business capital. By a rough count, as ... Read More »

4 Ways to Make Customers Crave Your Emails

Imagine creating emails as satisfying as freshly-baked cupcakes. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Your readers would bite hungrily into your content. And wait impatiently until the next time you hit send. Could an email ever be that good? For Sarah Waters, brand director of Treat Cupcake Bar, email marketing is one of the most effective ways to pique her customers’ appetite and get them to shop with ... Read More »

Xi can make life difficult for US companies like Apple, Walmart after Trump’s threat

China doesn’t import enough from the US to be able to match Donald Trump’s tariff threats dollar for dollar. Instead, President Xi Jinping can have American companies doing business there squeezed in a multitude of other ways. With companies from Apple Inc to Walmart Inc and General Motors Co. all operating in China and looking to expand, that gives Xi ... Read More »

25 Do’s and Don’ts to Make Your Small Business More Profitable

Small businesses can struggle with profitability for a number of different reasons. They keep prices too low. They focus more on big picture ideas than real consumers. They have way, way too many expenses. The list goes on and on. But even if your business doesn’t make a lot of money early on, the goal should eventually be to sustain ... Read More »

How to Make a Great First Impression in 30 Seconds or Less

If you think you have at least a couple of minutes to make a first impression, you are wrong! According to the On Stride Financial infographic below, you only have at most 100 milliseconds to form an initial impression. What this really means to small business owners is that the way you evaluate potential employees, business partners and personal acquaintances on your first-time ... Read More »

How to make the most of digital marketing on a shoestring budget

The ability to convert the leads you get is going to be the ultimate barometer of success for your startup. Procuring leads is a function your marketing team can help you with. Now you might assume that marketing a startup and relatively new brand would require a lot of money. It’s true that having the funds and resources to invest in a ... Read More »

New Tools from LiveChat, Zoho Can Make Chat Easier for Businesses

The ability to chat in real time can make communicating with both customers and team members much easier for small businesses. This week, a pair of new offerings were announced that could make an impact in this area. First, LiveChat teamed up with BotEngine to create chat bots that can be available to customers anytime. And Zoho unveiled its new ... Read More »

LiveChat Teams with BotEngine to Make You Available to Customers – Anytime

You want to deliver the best possible customer service for your small business 24/7, but you want to do it without breaking the bank. The new integration between LiveChat and BotEngine will let you create chat bots for any scenario so you can be available anytime for your customers. The new collaboration between LiveChat and BotEngine brings together live customer ... Read More »

Finance Entrepreneurs Want To Make It Safer for Banks To Work With Cannabusiness

Dockside Marijuana Store in Seattle One of the hardest things for a legal marijuana business to do is open a bank account, because Federal law prohibits it. In Washington state, which will sell about $1B of marijuana this year, just a handful of small banks and credit unions offer banking to cannabis businesses. Two entrepreneurs in Chicago with backgrounds in ... Read More »

Edible Balloons Should Inspire You to Make Your Product Fun

Businesses usually focus on creating products or services that are indispensable to consumers. But sometimes it can also be a benefit to create fun and memorable products. It’s a lesson Chicago restaurant Alinea has effectively learned with its unique dessert — edible helium balloons. The restaurant makes this interesting dessert using inverted sugar and natural fruit essences, then fills it using a ... Read More »