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8 Ways to Inspire a Virtual Team

Thanks to technology, the traditional workplace has become a relic of the past. We no longer need to hire qualified individuals who are in the proximity of our business. We can now tap into a global talent pool to hire the best person available for the job. The downside? Working with remote workers can be...
cloud technology
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How Cloud Technology Enables Budding Entrepreneurs to Work Smarter

There is no doubt that cloud technology continues to grow in popularity; we’re using it in our personal lives more than ever before, and businesses are adopting cloud infrastructure and applications to improve workplace collaboration, productivity and even security. Paving the way for a new wave of business leaders One great thing about the cloud...
Werkheiser jewelers
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This Jewelry Store Boosts its Holiday Traffic with Google My Business

Werkheiser Jewelers began serving the Lehigh Valley with custom design, restoration and repair in 1992. Employees take pride in fine jewelry sales, creating custom jewelry—including wedding bands and engagement rings—and in restoring cherished family heirlooms. They have a laid-back, customer-oriented shop where you’ll be greeted with a smile—and maybe even by one of their dogs....
freelance
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10 Tools to Kickstart Your Freelance Operation

Making the decision to freelance is a big one. It requires some serious determination, entrepreneurial spirit and a whole lot more that you might not have initially considered. Things like tax forms, software and a workflow are essential to being a freelancer, yet secondary to your primary duty. Whether it’s writing, editing, animating or designing, we...
tech tools software
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8 Essential Tech Tools and Software for Managing Your Home Business

At approximately 15 million strong and making up a full half of all small enterprises in the U.S., home-based businesses are a major force driving both the local and national economy. If you’re like me, then starting your own business is a daunting task. There’s simply no way around it, you will need to invest...
urbanstems
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UrbanStems Delivers Fresher Flowers and Better Customer Experience

Long-distance relationships can be tough, especially if the flowers you send your loved one arrive dried and dead. Massive overhead costs and a disjointed business model mean that huge, multi-national florists can't always guarantee consistent quality, undermining the impact of a loving gesture. After experiencing this firsthand, Ajay Kori and Jeff Sheely saw an opportunity...
business services
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8 Business Services You May Be Paying for That You Can Get for Free

Looking to make some trims to your operational budget? Just getting started and need business solutions that won’t break the bank? There are a lot of bills that are unavoidable (utilities, suppliers, etc.) but today’s digital environment connects entrepreneurs with a variety of products that can help them run their business without adding to their...
virtual
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5 Best Practices for Startups With Virtual Teams

Running a remote startup has huge cost advantages over traditional, brick-and-mortar companies, but it also comes with a few downsides. For one, it can be challenging to get virtual teams on the same page if you are miles or continents away from each other. Without face-to-face interactions, you’ll have to contend with issues regarding collaboration,...
cybersecurity
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4 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Startup

Cybersecurity received plenty of press in 2017, but look for it to receive even more focus in the coming months. Now is the time to make any necessary changes in regard to how you’ll protect your business over the next year. Examining the present state of cybersecurity Cybersecurity wasn’t a strong point within the startup...
remote staff
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3 Management Strategies for Building a Reliable Remote Staff

According to a Gallup survey released in early 2017, remote work has consistently been on the rise since 2012. Forty three percent of employed Americans surveyed said they worked remotely in 2016. The polling agency noted that telecommuting opportunities also play a significant role in whether an employee takes or leaves a job. Flexible scheduling...
Wisconsin Cheese Mart
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Wisconsin Cheese Mart Achieves Double-Digit Annual Growth with Online Sales

Wisconsin Cheese Mart has been on Old World Third Street in Milwaukee since 1938. The old German enclave is still home to a few other food shops, and President Ken McNulty values their neighbors. Their storefront is the heart of the business, helping build their mailing list and attracting tourists from all over the world—during...
Combat Flip Flops
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Veteran Owned and Operated Combat Flip Flops Funds Education, Provides Jobs

As U.S. Army Rangers with several Afghanistan tours behind them, Matthew Griffin and Donald Lee witnessed firsthand the devastations of war. “We saw that lack of education and employment was the main driver of negative effects in these war-torn areas,” Matt said. “These countries were filled with hard-working, creative people who wanted jobs, not handouts.”...
Purple
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How This Innovative Startup Drives Community Growth

Brothers Tony and Terry Pearce have one passion: making the world a softer place. “They're honestly ecstatic about helping people live life more comfortably,” Purple’s director of marketing, Bryant Garvin, said. The two engineers spent 20 years inventing revolutionary polymers that companies use to cushion everything from wheelchairs to basketball shoes. But their greatest creation...
Pedigree Technologies
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How This Small Business Improves Customer Efficiency and Safety with Google

Powerful innovations have long come from American garages, and Fargo's Pedigree Technologies is no exception. Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Alex Warner, Pedigree Technologies brings cutting-edge remote-monitoring and asset-tracking solutions to life. “It's pretty exciting to see a product you’ve built changing businesses and making lives easier,” says director of product management, Josh DeCock. Today,...
Junzi Kitchen
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Google Tools Help Junzi Kitchen Reach its Startup Dreams

Junzi Kitchen serves innovative Northern Chinese cuisine, but its culture reaches far beyond the food. Founded in 2015 by Yale University graduate students who missed the flavors of their hometowns in Northern China, Junzi “uses food as a starting point to bring cultures together,” says events and communications director Reed Immer. Co-founder Yong Zhao sees...
Rozalia Project
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How the Rozalia Project Uses YouTube for Business

Rachael Miller, her husband, James, and their two Newfoundland dogs visited remote Matinicus Island, off the coast of Maine, for a short vacation in October 2009. They were shocked by the amount of trash that had washed up onto the beach. Rachael spent the first day pulling it all up above the high-tide line. "You...
Nehemiah Manufacturing
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Nehemiah Manufacturing Boosts Productivity with Google Apps for Work

When they founded Nehemiah Manufacturing in 2009, Dan Meyer and Richard Palmer planned a different kind of enterprise. “We wanted to bring manufacturing into our inner city and create jobs that help people get back on their feet," Richard says. Nehemiah specializes in manufacturing consumer packaged goods, including their own products as well as brands...