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Department management, Information Technology

Microsoft Ditches OpenAI Board Observer Seat Amid Regulatory Scrutiny

July 10, 2024

Via: Inc.

Microsoft has ditched the board observer seat at OpenAI that has drawn regulatory scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic, saying it was not necessary after the AI start-up’s governance had improved significantly in the past eight months. Apple, which […]


General organization management, Systems management

Cross Docking: The Supply Chain Shortcut That Works

July 9, 2024

Via: Inc.

Ask any successful e-commerce or retail owner for a list of the top things that help keep their business running smoothly, and you can bet two areas will be at the top of every list: inventory management and shipping. That’s […]


Communication, Department management

Managers: Employees Don’t Need a Sticker Chart For Their Feelings

July 9, 2024

Via: Inc.

I work in an office of a large company. The work my team does is often stressful, so sometimes staff morale suffers. The managers of my team have created a feelings chart that has giant emoji representing various levels of […]


General organization management, Strategic planning

Small-Business Sales Decline as Consumers Reduce Spending

July 8, 2024

Via: Inc.

Small-business sales and visits are slowing down as consumers cut back on spending, according to the June 2024 Fiserv Small Business Index. From May to June 2024, sales decreased by 2.9 percent and transactions fell by 1.5 percent. Small-business retail […]


General organization management, Strategic planning

How Businesses Plan to Drive Serious Sales This Prime Day

July 8, 2024

Via: Inc.

Amazon Prime Day — the retail giant’s two-day sale event — is coming up next week, on July 16 and 17, and businesses are prepared. Expectations are high following 2023’s Prime Day success. According to Statista, sales reached an all-time […]


General organization management, Strategic planning

The Most Consequential Supreme Court Ruling for Business This Year

July 3, 2024

Via: Inc.

Welcome to this week’s Founder Focus! I’m Melissa Angell, Inc.’s policy correspondent, and each week I’ll be dissecting some of the top policy issues small businesses face. You can sign up to get this in your inbox every week here. […]


Department management, Information Technology

Take Control of Your Company’s Data– Or AI Will.

July 2, 2024

Via: Inc.

It seems that 200 percent of the conversations that I’m having with the teams running our portfolio companies, as well as those with other entrepreneurs across a dozen different industries, are about chatbots, the dominance of the primary large language […]


Organization management, Startup

Veteran and Military Business Discounts for the 4th of July (and All Year!)

July 2, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

As America celebrates her Independence Day this week, what better time to highlight the military men and women and their families who have continuously made that freedom possible? There’s no way to adequately thank members of the military or veterans […]


Administration, General organization management

Amazon Lures Cofounders from Startup Adept to Bolster AI Efforts

July 1, 2024

Via: Inc.

Amazon.com hired away artificial intelligence startup Adept’s co-founders and some of its team in a move that echoes one by rival Microsoft, as it seeks to battle a perception that it is playing catch-up in AI. Adept said in a […]


Department management, Marketing

Best Ways To Get Your Business Into The Mind Of Potential Clients

July 1, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

If you want to get your business in the mind of potential clients, then you have got to put some effort in. We understand that there are a lot of different ways to do this, and if you don’t want […]


Department management, Information Technology

Escalating Fraud Attempts Can Lead to Permanent Losses for Small Businesses

June 26, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

An increased number of small businesses are falling victim to fraud. And as two Sarasota, Florida entrepreneurs recently learned, this can lead to permanent losses that are often difficult to recover from. Joyce and Stan Fox, who run a home-based […]


Department management, Financial

NAACP, HoneyBook, and More Launch Small Business Grant Programs

June 25, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

Small business grants can come from a huge variety of sources: nonprofit organizations, corporations, cities, business groups, and more. There are currently grant opportunities available within the U.S. from all of these groups. Read on for a selection of current […]


Department management, Information Technology

Small Businesses Taking Proactive Steps to Prevent Cyber Attacks

June 25, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

An increasing variety of cyber attacks are negatively impacting small businesses. So, it’s often necessary for teams to take proactive steps to protect their data. According to recent data from Accenture, 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses. This is […]


Department management, Information Technology

How to Leverage AI for Your Small Business

June 24, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

Small businesses can leverage AI to automate tasks, enhance marketing strategies, and improve efficiency, while keeping ethical considerations in mind. If you run a small business, you can learn how to effectively utilize artificial intelligence (AI) in many different operations. […]


Administration, General organization management

Why a Professional Cleaning Service Is the Smart Choice

June 24, 2024

Via: Small Biz Club

For small business owners, maintaining a clean and inviting workspace is not just a matter of aesthetics but a critical component of successful business management. Investing in professional cleaning services offers numerous benefits that extend far beyond the surface cleanliness […]


General organization management, Systems management

Finance Jobs Will Be Changed the Most by AI, Report Says

June 20, 2024

Via: Inc.

The threat from artificial intelligence (AI) to millions of repetitive, lower-paying jobs is a big factor in the future of business. But a new study predicts most of those changes in employment will show up in the finance sector, where […]


General organization management, Strategic planning

Strategies for Running Your Home Business While Moving Across the Country

June 19, 2024

Via: Home Business Magazine

The state of modern entrepreneurship makes it possible for anyone to start a successful business working primarily from their home. For many would-be business leaders, it’s actually a great way to get their company off the ground, as it cuts […]


Department management, Information Technology

TikTok Unveils Symphony Digital Avatars and AI Dubbing

June 19, 2024

Via: Small Business Trends

TikTok has launched Symphony Digital Avatars, AI Dubbing for global translations, and Symphony Collective at TikTok World 2024. These new tools look to help creators and brands produce content that stands out on TikTok. Symphony’s suite of AI-powered solutions blends […]


Department management, Information Technology

Amazon Live Launched a New Shoppable Content Partnership

June 18, 2024

Via: Inc.

Amazon is joining the wave of retailers bringing shoppable content to streaming. The retail giant and media investment company GroupM announced a partnership on Monday to create original, shoppable content for Amazon’s new free ad-supported streaming platform, FAST Channel, which […]


Administration, General organization management

A Leader’s Guide to Boosting Employee Engagement and Motivation

June 17, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

In today’s fast-paced business environment, employees’ engagement and motivation are crucial to an organization’s success. As leaders, it’s important to understand not only the importance of fostering these elements but also the strategies that can significantly improve them. Employee engagement […]