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10 Accounting Services for Small Business

Small Biz Trends

All small businesses must track their cash flow and develop financial reports to increase profitability. However, it’s not always possible or sensible to hire an entire accounting team. Luckily, there are outsourced and online accounting services available to fill these needs for you.

Retail’s Bench Strength Is Dwindling, Here’s How To Build It Back

Retail Doc

Retailers are getting shoppers back in droves. That’s great news. For the most recent period, while online retail sales fell for the third straight month, visits to stores were up. In fact, NRF's annual forecast predicts that retail sales for 2022 will increase between 6 percent and 8 percent to between $4.86 trillion and $4.95 trillion. retail management Future of Retail leadership retail stores

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Dreaming of Opening a Shop? Here’s How

Retail Focus

Many people today aspire to have extra income. Some people choose to open a retail shop, which could be the start of something bigger later. While retailers in the UK still face many challenges, there are plenty of opportunities for those who wish to start small.

Stop interrupting, start inspiring: 3 social commerce trends on the rise

Inside Retail

When Covid hit and physical stores closed, many retailers were left floundering, trying to work out how to maintain their relationships with customers and remain relevant in their hearts and minds. Enter the acceleration of social commerce. The role of social media is changing.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

What is Cyber Insurance and Does Your Small Business Need It?

Small Biz Trends

Recent numbers tell the story of data breaches and SMBs. The Allianz Risk Barometer says global businesses are more worried about cyber risks than even the pandemic. So what does an enterprise do? How do they protect their hard-earned assets from a cyber attack? Or a data breach that costs?

How To Bring Your Downtown Retail Shopping Area To Life

Retail Doc

A great downtown has a thriving independent retailer community working at the top of their game. New businesses open and add to the mix of merchants who fight for every shopper in a dynamic city core. independent retailer Downtown Economic Development Downtown revitalization Chamber of Commerce

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Booktopia searches for new CEO after Tony Nash steps aside

Inside Retail

Booktopia CEO Tony Nash is to step aside to take up a new position within the company focused solely on growth as the company struggles in a “volatile and unpredictable” market.

Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Evolved Connectivity?

Cisco CSR

Co-authored by Vaughn Suazo. The digital transformation in this decade is demanding more from the network.

An Important EIDL Deadline Is Looming for Small Business Owners

Small Biz Trends

It’s too late to apply for a new Covid 19 EIDL loan. But if you’d like to increase the amount of an existing loan, or request consideration, you better hurry. The deadline is May 6. EIDL Loan Deadline Approaching. How much money a small business can borrow with an EIDL loan varies.

The Cotswold Company opens Canterbury store

Retail Focus

Quintessentially British furniture and home accessories brand, The Cotswold Company, has just opened a new store in Canterbury. The Canterbury location is the brand’s eighth store and fourth experiential site.

Buyer sought after Send collapses into administration

Inside Retail

A grocery delivery app that was founded in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has collapsed into voluntary administration.

Inspiration Through Stories of Accomplishment

Cisco CSR

As the Vice President of the Learning and Certifications organization at Cisco, I have the privilege of hearing amazing success stories and stories of people changing their lives and careers via Cisco training and exams.

Latest Small Business Grants for Women and Minority Business Owners

Small Biz Trends

Women and minority entrepreneurs often face extra challenges when starting and running their businesses. Access to funding is often a major barrier to entry. But there are grant opportunities that aim to close these gaps. The Latest Small Business Grants for Women and Minority Business Owners.

How to create your dream home office

Retail Focus

According to ONS data, it’s thought that around 37% of the working population do some part of their job remotely. If you do, you’ll know how important it is to have a space that’s conducive to productive working.

Lotte Duty Free opens Sydney CBD boutique

Inside Retail

South Korea’s Lotte Duty Free is ramping up its Asia Pacific expansion with the launch of a three-level boutique in the heart of downtown Sydney.

Announcing the public availability of the Cisco Cloud Controls Framework (CCF)

Cisco CSR

Customers globally are requesting – and often requiring – SaaS providers to demonstrate their commitment to security, availability, confidentiality, and privacy. While attaining global security certifications has become table-stakes for many to do business, it’s no easy feat.

Mown Away: Startup Rolls Out Autonomous Lawnmower With Cutting-Edge Tech

Nvidia

Jack Morrison and Isaac Roberts, co-founders of Replica Labs, were restless two years after their 3D vision startup was acquired, seeking another adventure. Then, in 2018, when Morrison was mowing his lawn, it struck him: autonomous lawn mowers.

J.C. Penney is reinventing itself. Again.

Retail Dive

As the department store unveiled a marketing campaign designed to woo back customers, its owners reportedly bid on rival Kohl's

Harris Farm Markets commits to Canberra flagship store

Inside Retail

Fresh produce chain Harris Farm Markets is set to launch a flagship store at the Majura Park retail precinct in Canberra. Construction of the 4500sqm purpose-built store will commence mid this year with trading set to commence in time for Christmas next year. “It

Using CI/CD Pipelines for Infrastructure Configuration and Management

Cisco CSR

Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, or Continuous Deployment, pipelines have been used in the software development industry for years.

How Ecommerce Tech Can Reduce the Environmental Damage it Caused in the First Place

Retail Touch

It’s no surprise that ecommerce has practically taken over the global economy. Annual online sales worldwide are expected to climb to a staggering $6.5 trillion by 2023.

A day of reckoning arrives for ultrafast delivery services

Retail Dive

The industry has failed to sustain the momentum it appeared to have on its side just a few months prior, writes Bob Hoyler, senior consultant at Euromonitor International

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Retail sales surge 9.4 per cent – but good times ‘could be short lived’

Inside Retail

Australian retail sales surged 9.4 per cent in March compared with the same month last year as the impact of Omicron on consumer shopping behaviour wore off. Month on month, sales were up 1.6 per cent.

Collaboration changing the Hybrid Workplace

Cisco CSR

In early 2020, Enterprises had to switch to remote work almost overnight. As lockdowns stretched, employees faced huge changes to their daily lives, and managers had to be flexible about when and where teams got their jobs done; in some cases, parents changed their hours and found ways to work.

Big Drop in Small Business Jobs, ADP Reports

Small Biz Trends

Small businesses lost 120,000 jobs from March to April, according to the ADP National Employment Report issued May 4, 2022. That’s despite the nation seeing an overall gain in jobs of 247,000 (medium and large-sized businesses) during the same time period.

A third of small retailers can't pay rent as financial struggles spike again

Retail Dive

Businesses surveyed by Alignable cited inflation pressures and supply chain disruption as pandemic-era challenges grind on

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How startups are applying AI to ease supply chain disruptions

Inside Retail

Over the last two years a series of unexpected events has scrambled global supply chains. Coronavirus, war in Ukraine, Brexit and a container ship wedged in the Suez Canal have combined to delay deliveries of everything from bicycles to pet food.

The future of healthcare is here and Wi-Fi 6E is accelerating its advancement

Cisco CSR

Healthcare IT leaders are working hard to change the way they support their wireless networks. It’s an ever-complicated landscape with new device types being added regularly; everything from telemedicine consoles, guest devices and connected healthcare equipment to sensors and more.

Take a Bitcoin Course Before You Start Investing

Small Biz Trends

Thirteen years after the introduction of cryptocurrency, there are now more than 2,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation. Together with that concept was introduced the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Bitcoin has seen its value rise by a minimum of more than 100% per annum.

Everyone Deserves a Compliment??

Shep Hyken

I was on a flight to a city I can’t remember, but what I do remember was the wonderful flight attendant, Bailee from American Airlines, who enthusiastically greeted me with a smile and said, “I like that hat!” I was wearing a baseball cap with the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Championship logo.

Woolworths sales soar 10 per cent despite challenges of last quarter

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group has overcome the impact of Omicron and severe flooding to post a 9.7-per-cent increase in like-for-like sales during the third quarter to $15.123 billion. . The growth rate was significantly higher than the 3.9-per-cent increase reported by archrival Coles Group last week.

Cisco DNA Center Template Labs – Dynamic Automation, Part 8

Cisco CSR

Overview. In this episode of our ongoing DNA Center Automation Series , our focus is on using multiple dynamic approaches to automating the network. We have previously, in the series, concentrated our efforts on specific concepts concerning automation.

Republicans Introduce Bill to Reform the SBA

Small Biz Trends

Republicans from the House Committee on Small Business recently introduced a bill called the “Improve the SBA ( Small Business Administration ) Act.” ” They cited fraud and mismanagement by the SBA as their reason.

Shopify to Acquire Deliverr in $2.1B Deal to Fortify Fulfillment Offerings

Retail Touch

Shopify will acquire fulfillment solution provider Deliverr for $2.1 billion , the largest acquisition in Shopify’s history, as the retail industry continues to struggle with supply chain and last mile challenges.

Mosaic Brands struggles to keep up with trade

Inside Retail

Trans-Tasman apparel retailer Mosaic Brands says it had a tough run in its third quarter due to the ongoing Omicron outbreak and inflationary pressure in the retail environment. In a trading update for the quarter ended March 27, the company recorded an operating cash outflow of $37.8 million.

A CIO Perspective: Managing a High-Performing K-12 System Through Significant Change

Cisco CSR

One of the greatest challenges our K-12 school systems have faced is the global pandemic, which saw schools across the world responding to unprecedented disruption in delivering face-to-face learning.