The Autonomous Supply Chain

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain, as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). One of the more interesting examples I have seen is from the Belgian brewery De Halve Maan, which in an effort …

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How to Create an Unforgettable Unboxing Experience for Your Customers

Search for “Unboxing” on YouTube and you will get around 90 million results. Unboxing is a thing, and this, in turn, has made packaging your second product. So, consumers now see a memorable unboxing experience as valuable. Are you looking to provide a great unboxing experience for your products? A new infographic by 2Flow titled, …

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25 Tips for Supporting Small Businesses as a Customer

Many small businesses are struggling as a result of closures and social distancing practices put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic . How to Help Local Small Businesses If you want to help local small businesses by supporting your favorite local shops, restaurants, and others stay afloat during this time, here are some ways …

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Supply Chain Coronavirus Fears: The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market

Truckers and shippers have real fears over the effects and long-term impact of the supply chain coronavirus disruption. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to change basic supply chain functions. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller,…read …

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Hello Alice Launches Business for All and COVID-19 Business Resource Center

In March 2020, Hello Alice , launched its Business for All movement.  The site provides step-by-step guides. You also find expert resources and collaborative communities of fellow entrepreneurs. And all on its small business accelerator platform. In the wake of the coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, Hello Alice has subsequently launched a resource platform designed to help …

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AI is Changing Everything We Thought About Forecasting Demand

The rise of cloud computing, smart devices and IoT have all resulted in a massive data explosion. By 2025, the amount of data will double every 12 hours. AI now has the ability to consume data far more efficiently than humans, delivering on the possibility of insights and predictions never before imagined. But McKinsey reports …

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10 Steps to Keep Your Restaurant in Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Having a business continuity plan is one of the best ways to prepare for disasters of all kinds. Even though the disasters businesses prepare for are usually fires, floods, storms or even a cyberattack, pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19) now have to become part of that conversation. What is a Restaurant Business Continuity Plan? In its …

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These Old School Marketing Techniques Are Making a Comeback

Old-school marketing tools like store signage and direct mail are enjoying a new popularity. In fact, eighty three percent of  marketers surveyed say using tools like direct mail bumps up ROI. Small Business Trends contacted John Patinella, CEO of Money Mailer , and Kristin Gallucci, Director of Marketing of Signarama , to find out why …

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