Mission First or Profit First – Mission Driven Clothing Retailer Thrives

Having a strong community is a powerful way to build your business. If your business is more than just “products”, but a “community” it’s much more powerful. Having a customer is nice, in fact, it’s essential. AND having an energized community means you’ll always have customers. In my book “Celebrity …

Ava Labs Raises Over $300 million at $5 Billion Valuation

Ava Labs, the developer of the increasingly popular Avalanche blockchain, has reportedly raised $350 million from private investors at a valuation of $5.25 billion according to an exclusive report from Bloomberg published yesterday. The price of AVAX – the blockchain’s native token – reacted positively to the news as it …

Vibrant Branding

12 steps to achieve vibrant branding in any new market. When your company is doing well, you’re ready to enter a new market and promote it. When your company is doing your brand well, you’re ready to enter a new market and promote your product or service to new customers. …

WooCommerce Wednesday: How to turn your WooCommerce store into an international powerhouse

Today’s ecommerce market has significantly expanded the customer base available to sellers. Businesses can now reach shoppers around the world almost as easily as those just down the road. In this post, we will look at how you can set up WooCommerce for international orders to grow your audience. What …

Why I Love Doing Our Taxes

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking – Joe has gone too far this time. However, this isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. According to a Pew Research survey, about a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes. Most of these people said they like doing taxes …

Evolving Brand Scams

Today’s bad actors are scam personal brand opportunists, and the players are like streams of water pouring over outdated or weak defenses. At its most basic level, cybersecurity is a data protection scams discipline in which we aim to preserve the “soft, chewy middle” of our organizations and our personal …

How to choose the best Etsy shop name (+9 inspiring examples)

Business naming is big business. There are entire companies whose sole product is helping entrepreneurs identify the perfect name for their venture. Naming a business is not only difficult because of the endless possibilities available. It’s also challenging because so much can ride on a name — seventy-seven percent of …