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As An Entrepreneur, You Are Not an Island

The days when lone business founders who did everything in secrecy were revered are long gone. Today, not many businesses or entrepreneurs can survive in business let alone succeed without the input of others. New and experienced entrepreneurs alike have to come out of their comfort zone and network with like-minded people if they’re to...

Why Retail Businesses Must Make Service Innovation Their Top Priority

Few industries have evolved as rapidly in the 21st century as the consumer retail industry. Retail organizations face new challenges every day as technology contributes to market upheaval but also facilitates new possibilities for service innovation that were mere pipe dreams just a few years ago. Retail businesses that expect to remain relevant and...

Why Professional Networking Is the Missing Piece to Your Success

Personal relationships are important for entrepreneurs because they provide an outlet separate from the company and can help you avoid burnout. However, they are inherently limited because you can only have so many family members and close friends that you engage with on a frequent basis. Professional networks, however, enable you to connect with like-minded people across the globe...

Why Your Retail Employees Hate Their Job (And What You Can Do About It)

Employee engagement is typically one of the most pressing concerns for retail organizations. It has massive implications for the company across numerous categories: Retail companies with highly-engaged employees perform better financially, employ a more productive workforce and have higher employee and customer satisfaction scores. However, you can’t just stick a retail employee on the...

How To Choose A Co-Founder Who Will Help You Thrive As An Entrepreneur

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] Many budding entrepreneurs have dreams of building a Fortune 500 company on their own and becoming a household name on par with Jobs, Gates or Branson. But in reality, the entrepreneurial process is collaborative in nature. An effective co-founder can make it that much easier. Choosing someone to start a business with is...

Four Tips For Improving Employer-Employee Relationships Through Technology

The employer-employee relationship is vital not only to retaining talent, but also growing your company. This is why many organizations are investing in building this connection. And it all starts with trust. As the 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found, 55 percent of the nearly 600...

5 Ways to Get Your Employees Bragging About Your Business

Your employees can provide the strongest, most passionate endorsements of your business -- if they’re engaged. An astronomical 96 percent of employees who are engaged in their jobs try their hardest at work. If that many of your employees are giving it their all, day in and day out, your company will certainly go the...

Implementation Is the New Innovation in Retail

Innovation always sounds like a great thing. New ideas, new technologies, and new best practices can help a retail business boost profits and engage new customer bases. Somewhere between ideation and implementation, though, innovation morphed into a buzzword. Sure, people love to throw the word around, but do they actually understand what being innovative...

How Video Is Enhancing Heat Mapping for Retailers

In today’s retail environment, heat maps often are used to understand customer behavior in relation to a store’s layout. And now, video capabilities are turning heat-mapping data up a notch. While heat mapping allows retailers to understand where customers walk within a store, video allows retailers to see how that customer behavior translates into...