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Kimberly Zhang

5 Things to Do When Scouting for New Vendors

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 7, 2019

Every business needs to be fully stocked in order to survive. The process of stocking, however, often doesn’t work as well as it should. Being supplied by the wrong vendor means high prices, difficult relationships, and lowered value for your business all around. It’s important, then, to find the right vendor for your business. What makes a vendor “right” will be different for every business, but a few…

How 5 Insurance Startups Are Disrupting a Stale Industry

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2019

Whether it’s for home, health, life, or auto, choosing an insurer can be a big decision with long-term financial impacts.  For all of those essentials, the question is the same: Which company offers the most protection, at the best price, and with the most reliable service? Especially when it means poring over pages of fine print, there’s rarely a clear answer. Hoping to make insurance more understandable —…

3 Strategies That Will Help You Disaster-Proof Your Brand

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 2, 2019

JetBlue hit major turbulence in 2007, when an enormous ice storm forced flight cancellations across the East Coast. Surely the airline couldn’t be blamed for this “act of God,” right? Wrong. While its competitors canceled flights promptly so their customers could wait out the delay comfortably at home, JetBlue dragged its feet. This resulted in passengers sitting on the tarmac for hours and snarled operations that lasted nearly…

4 Things to Consider When Acquiring Another Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 26, 2019

When you own a business, the simple act of acquiring another small business is often one of the smartest investments you can make. Not only does it provide an opportunity for an additional stream of revenue, but it can also yield advantages in areas like taxes, accounting, and resource maximization. But business acquisitions are rarely easy or straightforward. Things can get messy, and it’s important to do your…

Automate These 6 Business Processes to Accelerate Your Growth

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 24, 2019

If your competitors arrived for a race on souped-up dirt bikes, you wouldn’t roll up to the starting line on a tricycle, would you? While you struggle with administrative headaches and repetitive tasks, your competitors rely on smart software to do the heavy lifting. It’s time to catch up. By automating more tasks, you can reduce your day-to-day burdens and spend more time growing your business.  With so…

How to Relocate Your Home-Based Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 19, 2019

Moving is stressful — it’s a universal truth — but it’s even worse if you work from home. How exactly are you supposed to keep your business running when everything is going into boxes? The simple answer is that it all starts with how you pack. By organizing your office equipment, files, and other key items strategically, you can minimize downtime and get your new office up and…

How to Invest for Your Retirement as a Business Owner

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 18, 2019

Many entrepreneurs start their businesses because they genuinely like what they’re doing. But even if that’s the case, eventually, you’ll need to think about retirement. You can’t keep working forever; at some point, you’ll want to take things easy (and hopefully have enough money to live comfortably). With Social Security running out of money, and no higher-up employer to provide you with retirement benefits directly, it’s all on…

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