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Revealing details on journeys to success, what it took to build companies, and turn a no into yes.LISTEN
JJ Ramberg focuses on issues and opportunities for businesses across the United States.LISTEN
December 9, 2018: Every business owner wants shoppers to come to their website and buy something. Once they’ve done that, how do you keep them coming back? Amit Mathradas, the general manager and head of North American small business at PayPal, tells us about some e-commerce quick fixes to improve the customer experience.
August 31, 2018: Is it tough for you to take days off because running your business requires so much of your time and attention? Mike Michalowicz, CEO of Profit First Professionals, tells us how you can structure your company to run itself. He says if you do it right, you’ll be able to take a four-week vacation.
December 2, 2018: Roger Lee Jarman never thought he'd be running his family's business, but 20 years after his father fired him, Roger is now back on the payroll. Roger Jarman was ready to hand off the company and had always secretly hoped his son would take over. He had mentally prepared himself for Atlantic Models to be sold until his son expressed an interest in running the business that makes model airplanes for companies like American, Southwest, UPS and FedEx. We look at how this family business is working together to ensure that sales take off.
December 2, 2018: Manon DeFelice is the Founder and CEO of Inkwell, which connects companies with the best possible talent at the most economical cost. She talks about how you can diversify your senior teams through flexible jobs and quality referrals. John Tabis is the Founder and CEO of The Bouqs Company. He says that in E-commerce, you should try not to focus on just selling a product.
December 2, 2018: Alicia Syrett is the Founder & CEO of Pantegrion Capital. She addresses what challenges foreign businesses need to overcome in order to gain the interest of U.S. investors.
December 2, 2018: Jen Rubio co-founded Away in 2016. Today, it’s a global lifestyle brand designing thoughtful objects to make traveling more seamless. We sit down with her at Shop.org to get her tips on how you can build and promote a brand that your customers will love and want to share with their friends.
December 2, 2018: Shopify is the internet’s leading e-commerce website. They are launching a pop up shop in Los Angeles and deciding whose product will be featured in their shop. This week, Elena Castaneda and her niece are pitching her jewelry collection Ayllu. Will the Shopify judges say yes or no to featuring her product in their retail space?
December 2, 2018: Kirsten Vangsness plays Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit show "Criminal Minds." In 2016, she opened a gorgeous distillery called Blinking Owl in Santa Ana, California. Her love of whiskey made her a perfect partner with her friends and co-owners Brian and Robin Christenson. Makers of Vodka, Gin and Whiskey, Blinking Owl sources ALL of their ingredients in California.
November 18, 2018: How often do you shop small in your community? It’s a question everyone should be thinking about as Small Business Saturday approaches. Here are the top five reasons why you should be spending your dollars locally.
November 18, 2018: Creating a better Beloit is the mission of city manager Lori Curtis Luther. She tells us how this Wisconsin community has come together to become a place where old and new businesses can work side by side to create a better downtown shopping experience.
November 18, 2018: Small Business Saturday only comes once a year, but it’s a great reminder of all of the ways that customers can support their friends and neighbors. SBA administrator Linda McMahon tells us why it is so crucial to check out your main street.
November 18, 2018: The holidays are coming up quickly, and some communities are looking at ways to attract more shoppers to their downtown. Shauna El-Amin is a neighborhood champion in Beloit, WI. She tells us what retailers are doing to get people to spend more.
November 18, 2018: The “Your Business” makeover team is in Beloit, Wisconsin, to help out one of our viewers. Jackie Gennett, the owner of Bushel & Peck’s, reached out and said she needed help as she has grown from a small farmer’s market into a local restaurant and grocery store. Let’s find out what our experts can do for her.
November 11, 2018: Real Local RVA is an organization in Richmond, Virginia that is changing the way the city thinks about their food. They hosted an urban farm tour to showcase the cities farms that are providing produce to local restaurants, farmers markets and grocery stores.
November 11, 2018: The Shop.org Digital Retail Conference focuses on insights for retail thinkers and doers. We sat down with Matthew Shay, the CEO of the National Retail Federation. He tells us how small businesses can get people through the door to shop this holiday season.
November 11, 2018: Shopify is the internet’s leading e-commerce website. They are launching a pop up shop in Los Angeles and deciding whose product will be featured in their shop. This week, Trenise Watson is pitching her products of homemade skin care products, Asili Naturals. What will the Shopify judges think of her creation?