Four Tips to Help Businesses Engage Customers During Halloween and Beyond

Simple ideas to help businesses of all sizes authentically visualize celebrations in their marketing. 86% of people still look to celebrate the good things in life – and now, more than ever, people are feeling the strain of social distancing, wanting to feel a sense of connection, and belonging with others after many months of isolation. The most common … Continue reading Four Tips to Help Businesses Engage Customers During Halloween and Beyond

Small Business Flex Fund raises an additional $40 million to support Washington state small businesses

Heritage Bank, JPMorgan Chase and WaFd Bank commitments bring the Fund's total to $70 million The Small Business Flex Fund hit a milestone this week, having now raised a total of $70 million in committed capital that will benefit small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those in underrepresented communities, across the state of Washington. Launched earlier this summer, the Small … Continue reading Small Business Flex Fund raises an additional $40 million to support Washington state small businesses

CEO Confidence Retreated in Q3, but CEOs Remain Optimistic

Labor shortages have increased significantly The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™  in collaboration with The Business Council retreated in the third quarter of 2021, after hitting an all-time high in Q2. The measure now stands at 67, down from 82. (A reading above 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses.)  CEOs' assessment of current economic conditions declined from last … Continue reading CEO Confidence Retreated in Q3, but CEOs Remain Optimistic

Quick Bites: How Not To Be Intimidated In Silicon Valley

WELA Shares Discussion Between Founder and Laura Ching, Co-Owner of Tiny Prints Founder of WELA, Upuia Ahkiong, had a conversation with Laura Ching, co-owner of Tiny Prints, an online stationery store, and discussed how success happens when you stop overanalyzing. Laura Ching, co-founder of Tiny Prints So, you decided to become an entrepreneur before you had an … Continue reading Quick Bites: How Not To Be Intimidated In Silicon Valley

Redfin Reports Balance is Slowly Returning as Homebuying Demand Recedes

Price drops reached their highest level since 2019 The share of homes for sale with a price drop rose for the fifteenth consecutive week to 4.9%, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Home sellers are also beginning to notice that the market is no longer heating up, and buyers are … Continue reading Redfin Reports Balance is Slowly Returning as Homebuying Demand Recedes

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Building a Better Business Future

  Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One), by John Meese, is the practical guide for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to build a profitable business despite uncertainty in the market. Survive and Thrive offers advice on marketing, sales, and finance strategies that helps build (or rebuild) a … Continue reading Entrepreneurs Wanted: Building a Better Business Future

Nearly 40% of Consumers Appreciate Colors the Most Among Visual Elements on Business Websites, Finds New Survey from Top Design Firms

Thirty-nine percent of consumers are drawn to colors when visiting a company's website. Small businesses should focus on colors that increase sales when designing their websites. About two-fifths of consumers (39%) are attracted to color schemes the most on business websites compared to other visual elements, according to a new report from Top Design Firms, a directory … Continue reading Nearly 40% of Consumers Appreciate Colors the Most Among Visual Elements on Business Websites, Finds New Survey from Top Design Firms

Quick Bite – After a Year of Uncertainty the Value of Professional Financial Advice Goes Up

Advisors are considered people's most trusted source for guidance According to the latest findings from Northwestern Mutual's 2021 Planning & Progress Study, U.S. adults aged 18+ say financial advisors are the most trusted source for financial advice. This represents a reversal from 2020 findings when people said they trusted themselves most. Americans' most trusted sources … Continue reading Quick Bite – After a Year of Uncertainty the Value of Professional Financial Advice Goes Up

Quick Bites – A Website Builder That Finally Stands Out from the Rest: ‘Heroic’ – Helping Coaches, Advisors and Other Consulting Entrepreneurs Build Easy, Professional, Affordable Sites That Attract New Clients Fast

Heroic officially announced it was under new ownership, having completely redesigned its services to become a single-stop for coaches and consultants looking to reach an online customer base by providing beautiful, vibrant turnkey website setup. With a host of pre-made packages, Heroic offers either an effortless starter site so clients can hit the virtual-ground running, … Continue reading Quick Bites – A Website Builder That Finally Stands Out from the Rest: ‘Heroic’ – Helping Coaches, Advisors and Other Consulting Entrepreneurs Build Easy, Professional, Affordable Sites That Attract New Clients Fast

Vimeo and TikTok Partner to Drive Small Business Success With Video Ads

The partnership connects Vimeo's powerful creation tools with TikTok Ads Manager; Vimeo is the first video software company to join the TikTok Marketing Partner Program Vimeo (NASDAQ:VMEO), the world's leading all-in-one video software solution, and TikTok, a leading destination for short-form mobile video, today announced a new partnership that integrates Vimeo's powerful video tools with the TikTok … Continue reading Vimeo and TikTok Partner to Drive Small Business Success With Video Ads