Category: SMB Tips & Tricks

Riff Raff: Successfully juggling business and family

Emma started a business to contribute financially to the family. Starting her own business helped her take better care of her family, as well as other families. Merchant Stories: Real...

/ March 11, 2020

Mula Cake: Starting a Business to Inspire At-Risk Youth

Dexter saw crime in his community getting worse. Starting a successful retail business let him become a positive role model to the youth in his community. Merchant Stories: Real stories...

/ March 4, 2020

Charlie’s Project: Businesswoman chooses son over career

Anna felt torn between taking care of her son Charlie’s special needs, and her job obligations. Starting her own business let her provide for Charlie while always having time for...

/ February 25, 2020
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The 114 Best Restaurant Names (+Cafe and Bar Names) to Inspire You

First impressions matter; the name of your restaurant matters a lot. The best restaurant names conjure up images of delicious meals, wonderful ambience and perfect service. Just take a look...

/ January 16, 2020
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The Top Restaurant Trends of 2020 (And a Recap Of Food Trends In 2019)

The food industry is constantly changing. For the past year, new trends in the food and beverage industry have popped up like experiential dining, meat blended with plants and home...

/ January 3, 2020
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The Ultimate Guide To Text Message Marketing (With Examples)

Most people carry their smartphones 24/7. It’s the first thing they grab in the morning. It’s a must-have to respond to emails and messages from your co-workers and boss. And...

/ December 18, 2019
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10 Adorable Examples of Instagram Marketing for your Pet Shop

Did you know that brand engagement is three times higher with Instagram Marketing than Facebook? Why? Because consumers are becoming increasingly visual. Big chunks of text don’t get us to...

/ December 18, 2019
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What you need for your online presence for brick and mortar stores

Even if you run a brick-and-mortar store, you need an online presence. If you’re not online, people can’t find you, your customers can’t share about you, and you may as...

/ December 12, 2019

3 Things To Consider When Hiring Employees

Hiring employees is an art. Every company in the world, including the best, are looking for ways to solve the staffing and recruitment problem. For small businesses, hiring employees can...

/ December 11, 2019
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Kittea: Taking the Path Less Travelled

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner.  Here’s Inez from Kittea, and how a sketch turned into thriving eCommerce business. We’ll...

/ December 3, 2019