Articles by tag: small business

The Importance of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship in Pro AV

In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas talks with Daniel Anderson, founder of Stratum, about the importance of small and regional businesses in the Pro AV industry. Summary: Anderson’s journey into the industry is a complicated, yet familiar one. His interest in AV began in his youth, fostered by a youth pastor…

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New SBIR Program Funding Puts Nimble Small Businesses to Work on Solving Key Homeland Security Concerns

In the face of escalating cyber threats, the DHS Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR program, has awarded $3.15 million to 20 small businesses, each tasked with tackling one of seven key homeland security technology needs. This initiative is a crucial move in the ongoing battle against cybercrime. The program, which has been around…

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Will Generative AI and ChatGPT Integration Pave the Future for Small Businesses?

Since the release of ChatGPT, it feels like you can’t turn anywhere without hearing about how generative AI is upending industries from art to tech to finance to business. While this might be true, small businesses might be the ones to benefit the most from ChatGPT integration.  While chatbots have existed in some form or…

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Accelerating Digital Transformation during the Pandemic

In year three of the pandemic, most of the world is settling into a “new normal.” What this new normal will ultimately look like is still to be determined. The one thing that virtually everyone can agree on is that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered work expectations for the foreseeable future. Justin Honore,…

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Authentic Social Media is an Ace in the Sleeve for Small Business

For entrepreneurs looking to stand out as they build a new company in today’s tumultuous business climate, social media has proved itself as a powerful tool for engagement, brand-building, and developing trust between company and customer. For Olivia Starling, founder of online jewelry brand Starlette Galleria, her vision for a hypoallergenic collection of high-quality yet…

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Ransomware Puts Small Businesses in its Sights

The way we communicate, share data and use technology to act on those insights is changing – and it’s all leading to the cloud. On In the Cloud, every week new experts will engage in a fire side chat and will bring their extensive experience in software, IT and mobile solutions straight to you, offering a…

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NASA Invests $105 Million in US Small Business Technology Development

NASA has a long history of supporting America’s entrepreneurs as they develop technologies from ideas to commercial readiness. The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is furthering that legacy with 140 new Phase II awards to 127 U.S. small businesses that will help them move their innovations to market. The awards to these small businesses, located across 34…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Will Small Businesses Face The Brunt Of Retail Closures?
April 15, 2021

Investment banking firm UBS predicts that one in five retail stores will close over the next five years, with significant losses in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for small businesses that might feel the most impact, and what does that mean for the folks on main street? Voice of B2B,…

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Selling your Business with Confidence
March 18, 2021

David and Matthew Shields, the hosts of the Like It’s Your Job podcast, have spent most of their careers helping businesses and business leaders grow. Much like their father, Jim Shields, they were motivated by the desire to do something good. So, for their first episode, they decided it was only fitting to bring Jim…

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Which Industries Saw the Most Help from PPP Loans?
March 11, 2021

Did the intricacies of federal financial aid in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic match the industries that needed the most support?

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Consumer Spending Up 7% says Bank of America Exec.
March 9, 2021

Bank of America’s Head of Small Business Sharon Miller speaks with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel and Guy Johnson about growing optimism for U.S. small businesses as uncertainty dropped to a 10-month low on “Bloomberg Markets:”. — Host: Sharon Miller, Bank of America’s Head of Small Business, her team provides financial solutions to about three million small…

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Will We See the Return of Crowded Stores?
December 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way people dine, shop, and wait in line at local establishments. However, what shifts in consumer behavior will remain in a post-pandemic world, and what can businesses do now to adapt to them? The Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin meets with Spandana Nakka, the CEO of Sleek and…

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eCommerce Puts Strain on Supply Chain
December 7, 2020

Holiday shopping season is here, and just like everything else in 2020, it looks very different. The pandemic has caused an explosion in eCommerce shopping. In fact, new data from IBM’s U.S. Retail Index reports the pandemic accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by roughly five years. With more online shopping comes…

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Starting and Growing Your Own Production Company
October 2, 2020

On this episode of In Focus by MarketScale, host and MarketScale Senior Director, Video Production Josh Brummett was joined by Panther City Media Owner Abigail Nelson. Fort Worth, Texas-based Panther City Media is “a group of local creatives … [whose] mission is to provide storytelling with the use of photography and cinematography efforts.” The…

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Minnesota Icon Surly Beer Hall Permanently Closes Doors
September 11, 2020

Clinking cold pints on a hot day with friends is a familiar sound of summer. But 2020 has a different summer in store for craft breweries. In Minneapolis, CBS Minnesota reports the Surly Beer Hall will “close indefinitely in November.” This particular beer hall paved the way for other Minnesota craft breweries to serve beer…

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Restaurant Owners Weigh In on the Future of Food Delivery
August 4, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic ravaged most businesses, but one small sector experienced incredible growth—food delivery service providers. Apps like Uber Eats, Postmates, Seamless, DoorDash and others have become essential services in a socially distanced world. As restaurants slowly creep back to operation, will delivery become a permanent model of their business? Powered by RedCircle Business Casual…

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