NRF Radical Startup – National Retail Federation Conference

Radical Retail at NRF There are a lot of impressive innovations in the works for the world of Retail entrepreneurship. Disruptive technologies are changing the game of the retail industry. This past January, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak amongst a panel of retail’s disruptive thinkers. It just so happens that the panel was a…

Founder does it all

Many people believe that being a founder of your own company is a glamorous job. That’s what often attracts people to the startup world; because it gives you the freedom to build your own company from the ground up. Many are attracted to the idea that you can be your own boss, and there’s no…

Using Social Media As a Tool

With the rise of the Internet, social media has readily integrated itself in our lives. This makes it an influential marketing tool for businesses. However, this can make us often feel bombarded with advertisements in our everyday lives. Sometimes it feels like when scrolling down our Facebook feed there are more advertisements than updates from…

Looking For a Mentor

Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” In any craft or aspect of your life, you can take the shortcut by learning from those more experienced. Oprah had a mentor. Ghandi had a mentor. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates. They all had mentors. And it’s most likely that many of the…

The Big Smoke

Meet an Innovator   TBS spoke with Monica, the innovator behind the personalised style service ModaBox, about her idea and the importance of fine tuning. Good morning Monica. Can you please tell our audience a bit about what you have created? ModaBox is a data-driven, personalised online styling service catering to professional women. Members share their…

Personalization Model

How the personalization model will grow your business The personalization model is proving to be a crucial element of modern business, particularly for online retailers and service providers. Today, businesses have the opportunity to be a part of a paradigm shift where developments in personalization, such as product recommendations produced by custom-built algorithms, will become…

Swamped with mail? What is important?

A barrage of mail; what’s important? Once you’ve received trademark and registered your business, you are likely to begin receiving a lot of mail to your business address.  It might take a couple months, but trust me it’s coming.  Almost none of it is important but figuring out what is and isn’t can be confusing….

Register your business and get your tax ID

How to register your business and get your tax ID You will need to register your business with both the state where you are based and the US government, but before you do you must decide what kind of business you are registering.  You can either register your business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC)…

Naming Your Company

Things To Consider Before Naming Your Company Choosing a name for your company is a key step in developing your business. It is the a first impression and what your company will always be remembered by.  If you don’t choose carefully, it is something that can hurt you in the future.  Naming a company can…