83% Of Small Business Owners Report Optimism For 2021
A new sentiment survey of small and medium-sized business (“SMB”) owners describes their outlook for 2021 as optimistic despite the significant impact of COVID-19 on business performance throughout 2020. The report, authored by GGV Capital and Hello Alice, also suggests that business owners expect an uptick in hiring, technology purchases, and overall growth.
She Launched To Help Women Become Retirepreneur’s (Podcast)
Joi Disroe is the Founder and CEO of consulting company Retirepreneur 5.0. She recently launched the The Retirepreneur Podcast to help women 50 and older transition from the corporate world into becoming a Retirepreneur.
Coupled with a strong branding program, technology integration and low-investment level, Pepperoni’s is positioned to be the next disruption in the Pizza segment of Franchising.
Venus Williams’ Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don’t Let Fear Take Over—Just Push Through It
Tennis champion and Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams has some advice for the more than 30 million small business owners and entrepreneurs across the U.S. struggling to find their footing in the new normal: Don’t let fear take over. It’s a lesson she learned at the age of 19 while competing with sister Serena, then 17, at the 1999 U.S. Open. Williams only made it to the semi-finals—her sister went on to win the tournament.
How Incubators Help Entrepreneurs Succeed (Podcast)
Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires the right combination of factors, impeccable timing and often sheer luck. In her latest research, Wharton management professor Valentina Assenova examines what it takes to help entrepreneurs who need more luck than most — those who live in places where inequality is institutionalized and the obstacles to success are even higher to hurdle. Inspired by a trip to South Africa, Assenova tracked the improvement rates for small businesses in Soweto whose owners received help through an incubator.
9 Tech Tools Your Small Business Needs to Scale
For entrepreneurs, any tool that helps do the job easier is a welcome addition. Choosing where to invest tech budget dollars and time to learn the applications are key decisions. As seen in the recent post, “Get Up and Grow: The Small Business Guide to Expansion”, technology is a key area for business owners seeking to grow their business.
15 Cities With the Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs
Nationwide, there are nearly 6 million female entrepreneurs who account for 7.7% of the female workforce, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. For many of these women, entrepreneurship offers more flexibility than traditional jobs.
The Return to Work: Which Employees Should You Bring Back to the Office?
Since the nationwide shutdown in March, states have slowly and carefully allowed businesses to reopen. But many corporations have opted to allow their employees to continue working from home. While some employees view being able to work from the couch in sweatpants as a benefit, others are dealing with higher stress levels and difficulty focusing. Their productivity is paying the price. If companies can safely bring some employees back to the office, it could benefit both employees and the bottom line. The challenge that remains is effectively identifying who should return.
Fighting loneliness can be especially challenging for entrepreneurs. Here’s how to find community during the pandemic.
Entrepreneurs and solopreneurs face a unique challenge. Without the built-in relationships with colleagues we’d have as workers in large companies, we are usually on our own. This professional independence might attract us to this career, but it can lead to loneliness.