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October 4th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – I’m fascinated with thoughts, advice and discussions about the metaverse and how it can or might help small businesses across industries. So, I had to click into an article titled “Should restaurants enter the metaverse?” at FastCasual.com. Good question, I thought. What might be the benefits? And what about costs […]

September 29th, 2023 by

By Barbara Weltman –   Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that can be used to analyze data, create content, and handle various business tasks more efficiently than you and your employees could do. AI makes positive and negative headlines almost every day, from the rapid growth of ways AI can be used in […]

September 12th, 2023 by

By Barbara Weltman – Today, anyone (including me) can figure out how to use ChatGPT (Open AI) to create content. It can produce blogs, marketing materials, video scripts, and more. This generative AI tool is free and can be helpful. But there are some serious issues to note. Here’s my take on how I’ve been […]

September 11th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Consumer expectations continue to develop, particularly in terms of more immersive, smooth and engaging digital experiences. These changes are driven and answered by technological advancements, including in such areas as artificial intelligence and the metaverse. A new analysis by McKinsey and Company points to the power of such developments for retail and […]

August 25th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  Like many other people, small business owners are trying to figure out what the metaverse is; what it might look like down the road; and therefore, how will it impact their businesses. Bain and Company just released a report – titled “Taking the Hyperbole Out of the Metaverse” – that […]

August 10th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE by Raymond J. Keating – Most people have experiences as consumers that they simply don’t like. Nonetheless, they often have to deal with anyway. From the business perspective, improving customer service often means easing the discomfort or reducing pain points for customers. As the voice said to Ray in Field of Dreams, […]

July 30th, 2023 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN – It seems that Christmas in July, sometimes called Half Christmas, started in a girls’ summer camp in North Carolina in 1933. The concept has become a celebration in a number of countries around the world, including Canada. Hallmark Channel runs Christmas-themed movies throughout July. Whatever you think of the idea, Christmas in July is a wakeup call […]

July 6th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating –  When potentially significant technological and other changes loom large on the horizon, we perhaps can lose some focus on, or even become paralyzed by what might need to be done in preparation. Or at the other extreme, we can look to be early adopters without completely doing […]

May 11th, 2023 by

Small Business Success Strategies By Barbara Weltman – It’s no revelation that technology is changing fast. In fact, 90% of the world’s data was generated within the past two years. At its core, technology can help small businesses and entrepreneurs save time and money. It can: ● Help small business owners do things faster, more […]

April 25th, 2023 by

By Karen Kerrigan – The economic outlook remains choppy, as retail sales declined for a second consecutive month in March and small businesses experience tightening credit. Business owners are buckling down, and the past week’s Business Intelligence provided ideas and resources to help entrepreneurs consider practical steps to take across operations to improve business performance. Below you will find […]

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