Acceler8Success Cafe Wednesday 11.18.20

Brick and Mortar Business in These States Are Rebounding from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause pains for the nation’s brick-and-mortar locations. While some areas of the country are seeing a glimmer of hope, others are still struggling through the recovery.

A new study from Zenreach, a retail marketing technology company, found that foot traffic to the nation’s retail and other locations has remained steady throughout most of the pandemic, although at roughly half of the pre-pandemic levels. Read more.

Remember, there are many that cannot go home for Thanksgiving. Let’s be sure to keep them and their families in our prayers throughout the holiday season and that they at least get to come home at some point, safe and sound. To all serving our country, including their families, thank you for your service and sacrifice that allows each and every one of us to enjoy the freedoms we typically take for granted. Thank you! – Acceler8Success Cafe

How to Check That DEI Efforts Are Working at Your Company

Introducing and monitoring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts can sometimes seem like a daunting task for small businesses. While owners are often already stretched thin by being forced to wear several hats, there are steps small businesses can take to set up DEI programs and measure the progress of new or existing initiatives. Read more.

“Find a customer with a true need then build your business plan around solving this gap. Developing a business and then trying to find a customer is the wrong way around and will make an entrepreneur destined to fail.”

Robert Herjavec, Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Celebrity

55% of Entrepreneurs Worry About Fraud Due to COVID. Here’s the Solution

When the pandemic pushed everyone remote, suddenly freelancers and small businesses used to doing business in cash started accepting digital payment options. According to one study, this shift caused a surge in fraud concerns. New data just released by Paysafe found that 55% of entrepreneurs say fraudulent transactions is one of their top worries since the pandemic started. As cybersecurity for freelancers becomes a more critical topic, one area people should pay attention is to payments. Read more.

Why Partner With Benetrends For Your Small Business Loan Needs?

You’re ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey, and you want to know: “What are some of my options for funding a business?”

To find the right solution, one that is absolutely right for your business and its growth, Benetrends Financial helps you customize a funding option that best meets your current and future needs – a service that other funding companies don’t provide. Learn more.

Kevin O’Leary: Why young people should start a side hustle right now

According to investor Kevin O’Leary, you’re never too young to start a side hustle and grow a business – and now, while social distancing due to Covid-19, O’Leary says it’s the perfect time to do so.

“Say you’re in high school … why don’t you start a business while you’re sitting around the house? Barriers to entry are very low,” he tells CNBC Make It. “Why wait?”

The pandemic shouldn’t be a deterrent, as “some of the greatest businesses are founded in times of extreme stress,” he says, using the example of crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and Kickstarter, which both started during the Great Recession, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. “These were businesses started out of necessity that are now global.” Super successful companies, like Airbnb, Uber, NerdWallet, Venmo and Square, also came out of the Great Recession. Read more.

This Is An Entrepreneurs Surefire Weapon Against Burnout

Entrepreneurs are responsible for forging their paths forward in business, but that can lead to burnout, fast.

The best way for entrepreneurs to fight against burnout is by developing emotional intelligence. Here are a few ways this commonly misunderstood soft skill will help protect your mental health and transform your day-to-day. Developing emotional intelligence will help you… Read more.

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