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Prepare Your Small Business For 2021

This interprets to a global workforce, in extensively distributed areas, working wherever, whenever, and nonetheless they need. It’s fascinating to distinction the number of customers versus the variety of active unique customers of aggressive apps. While Zoom had more prospects than Webex as of February 2018, Zoom had much less active distinctive users than Webex till March 2020, at which level Zoom’s unique person progress quickly handed Webex and remained higher. The most popular notice taking app, Evernote, has seen an increase and fall in popularity, and now has the identical number of Okta customers it did three years in the past. We’ll maintain our eye on competitor Notion, which is rising quickly by way of the ranks. Box is the top file sharing app, with 59% extra Okta clients than its nearest competitor, Dropbox. For some workforce-targeted classes, such as collaboration apps, developer instruments, HR platforms, and video conferencing … Read More

Small Business Forecasts 2021

Exponential development of the center class is a defining characteristic of rising markets. Given the state of current research, this observe welcomes papers that search to conceptualize and operationalize the new world ‘middle class’. For instance, how does the concept of center class challenge, lengthen, or hinder the applicability of existing theories and perspectives presently employed in international business research? In addition to MNEs, what types of firms (e.g., SMEs, SOEs, international new ventures & born globals, digital platform firms) goal the brand new world middle class? What ways and techniques do such firms use and the way steady are they over time?

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Beth Birkett of Bephies Beauty Supply on Running a Small Business

Women running their own companies? We love to see it. In our monthly series Small Business Spotlight, we chat with independent fashion entrepreneurs about their journey to be-your-own-boss status. Here, tips for raising funds, developing a marketing strategy, navigating social media, and more—straight from women who have done it themselves.


Beth Birkett is no stranger to the fashion industry: She is a costume designer, a creative director, the co-owner of the iconic Los Angeles streetwear store Union with her husband, Chris Gibbs, and the founder of Bephie, an ultra-cool women’s streetwear line. Instead of baking bread when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the fashion girl took a leap into yet another space: Beauty. She evolved Bephie into Bephies Beauty Supply, an online retailer that serves as an inclusive marketplace for clothing, beauty, house wares, and more, that supports the work of Black women and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Gov. Abbott praises DeSoto beauty supply store owner for opening and helping other small businesses during pandemic

Lynn’s Beauty Depot opened during the pandemic. Gov. Abbott described the small Black-owned business as a lifeline to other entrepreneurs.

DESOTO, Texas — A new beauty supply shop in North Texas is getting recognized for its owner’s determination and decision to open during the pandemic. 

Lynn’s Beauty Depot opened at 1488 N. Hampton Road in Desoto in June 2020. It’s the first Black-owned, veteran-owned and woman-owned beauty supply store in the city. 

“We took a huge chance,” said owner Rodesia Scott.

Scott, a U.S. Navy veteran, said she took a risk opening a business during a time when coronavirus was forcing other shops to close. 

Governor Gregg Abbott and his team heard about the entrepreneur’s efforts.

“Rodesia opened a brick and mortar beauty supply store in the middle of a pandemic,” said Abbott. 

The governor highlighted Scott and other Texans during his State of the State address this week. 

“She

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