Maintain a good lifestyle now for a healthy future

Researchers identified factors associated with brain health in middle age in order to identify ways to preserve brain function when people are older. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay) Washington: Researchers have identified factors associated with brain health in middle age in order to develop ways to preserve brain function when people are older. According […]

A Customer Service Guide For Small Businesses, In Honor Of Small Business Week

Customer service excellence, for any sized business, is one of the most effective ways to build and sustain a competitive advantage.  Yet when it comes to small business, there is, arguably,  even more at stake. When you’re small, every disappointed customer is, potentially, a disaster, and every delighted customer has the potential to provide your business […]

Why Purpose-Driven Marketing Needs A Data-Backed Approach

Today, brand purpose has become so ubiquitous that complacent companies are falling behind their purpose-driven competitors from a consumer standpoint. In parallel with the shifting demands of the public, investors and other stakeholders — who expect brands to stand for a cause that’s bigger than their products or offerings — […]

How Small Businesses Thrive in a Big-Box Economy

National chains have enamored customers with repeat online auto-ship discounts, grocery pickup services all to make consumer transactions convenient. So how can small businesses compete? By taking a different approach. These days, consumers can pick up their groceries without ever entering a supermarket and schedule repeat shipments of their pet’s […]

Visa Gives Gig Workers A New Way To Get Paid…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Visa gives businesses new way to pay gig workers in real time. This week, Visa announced the introduction of Card Payouts—an app built to support card capture, […]

Just 10 Minutes of Exercise a Week May Be Enough to Extend Your Life, Study Says

Exercising for just 10 minutes a week is linked to a longer life, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Several recent studies have found that even low-intensity exercise, done for a short amount of time, can have a meaningful impact on health. Still, the idea that exercising for 10 minutes […]

A Recession Coming? Small Business Lending Platform Kabbage Says It’s Prepared

Kabbage co-founder Kathryn PetraliaKABBAGE The world is bracing for a recession, with the latest data showing three quarters of economists in the U.S. expect it to occur by the end of 2021. If those predictions prove true, it will be the first major economic downturn for some of the nation’s leading fintechs. […]