4 COVID-19 mobile app trends every small business owner needs to know

It’s no secret — we live in a mobile app world. Since 2016, mobile use has trended upwards. Mobile has surpassed desktop usage and proved itself as an almost limitless means of connecting with others, conducting research and making purchases anytime, anywhere. As such, mobile app trends are on the …

GoDaddy launches the Tomorrow Fund to support employees in need

On September 19, GoDaddy launched the Tomorrow Fund worldwide for all its employees. It’s designed to help employees recover from unanticipated events or natural disasters, something many are facing now across the country and globe. I’ve been at GoDaddy a really (really) long time. Granted, it’s not like the old …

5 Ways to Make Budgeting and Strategic Borrowing Easier

Over the nearly 40 years I’ve either owned or otherwise worked in a small business, I’ve observed that even businesses that might not be considered “seasonal” in the traditional sense ebb and flow over the course of the year, creating times when capital becomes tight and the cash flow pinch …

Adapting your fitness business for social distancing

Personal trainers, gym owners and other health and fitness experts have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fitness business and social distancing guidelines are difficult to merge simply due to the high-touch nature of fitness centers. This makes them a higher-than-average health risk while the coronavirus is circulating. …

Compliance Firm Launches E-Learning Courses for SEC Compliance

Sponsored content Compliance firm RQC Group has launched e-learning training courses to help users learn about SEC compliance, or the rules and regulations that the Securities and Exchange Commission makes and enforces. These courses have been designed specifically to make learning about SEC compliance as straightforward and easy to understand …

SAHD Cooking – Oyakodon

Hey everyone! Welcome to another installment of our SAHD Cooking show. Today, we’ll cook oyakodon. This is a chicken & egg dish from Japan. Oyako means parent and child, get it? It’s a pretty easy dish, but you need a few Japanese ingredients. Check out the video at the end …

Do We Need A Go Bag?

Do you have an emergency go bag/survival kit? We don’t. Unfortunately, this means we were not prepared for any kind of emergency at the beginning of 2020. In February, the COVID pandemic started to spread around the world. I was following the news in Asia pretty closely so I knew …

Are Business Loans More Affordable Now Due to the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global economy in a number of ways. Unemployment is up, the stock market is down, and small businesses are struggling to make ends meet. While Congress approved some financial help for small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), that aid has since expired …

Business vs. personal credit cards — How to choose your best option

The information contained in this blog is provided for general informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement or advice from GoDaddy on any subject matter. For business owners, understanding business vs. personal credit cards is key. It isn’t just a matter of using one credit card …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Restaurants Struggling Amid COVID-19 Crisis (Episode 118)

Earlier this week, the National Restaurant Association issued a startling report: six months into the pandemic, nearly one in six restaurants, which represents nearly 100,000 eateries across the country, have closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. That translates to nearly 3 million employees out of work and $165 billion …

GoDaddy & Felons.io – The life of an unregistered domain

GoDaddy was accused of using customer domain search inquiries to register names for itself on September 17. These accusations are 100% false. This type of behavior is predatory, unethical, and goes against everything we stand for as a company. To put any rumors or speculation to rest below is a …

How Bridging Finance Works for Businesses

Sponsored content There can be confusion around the terms “bridging loan” and “bridging finance” among people and businesses exploring their funding options. Bridging finance can be a great means of support to your business, and is worth exploring if you need to secure a temporary means of finance. Bridging finance …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Angel Funding Booming in Michigan Despite Pandemic (Episode 117)

Despite the chaos of the pandemic, deal flow has remained fairly steady for existing angel groups in the area, with several new funds emerging, too. Angel funding is funding provided by wealthy individuals into a company directly, as opposed to funding coming from institutional investors. In 2019, there were 1,322 …

In a Financial Rut? Here’s How 3 Creative Business Owners Mastered Money

Do you dislike dealing with the financial side of running your business? You’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs go into business to do something they are good at, or to fill a creative void. Spending time with accounting software and spreadsheets, however, isn’t often on their list of ways they want …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Ranks No. 1 (Episode 116)

Airline passengers rank Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as the best mega airport in North America, according to a new study from J.D. Power. The 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study conducted by J.D. Power surveyed just over 32,000 U.S. and Canadian travelers focusing on six metrics, from airport accessibility …

From The Hill: America’s hidden resilience factor

GoDaddy and The Hill hosted an event on Tuesday, September 15 about microbusinesses and their impact on the U.S. economy. GoDaddy’s CEO, Aman Bhutani, opened the event by sharing data that illustrates the impact microbusinesses make on local economies throughout America. These are businesses and ventures run with fewer than …

How to Lead Your Business Through Times of Uncertainty

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis has created immense challenges for entrepreneurs and business owners is an understatement. Like the 2007 to 2009 economic collapse, the downturn happened so quickly. Both have been compared to the Great Depression in its catastrophic impact, but that’s where the …

Strategies for Strengthening Your Business During the Pandemic

Reimagining your business strategy before you’ve even launched, or are in the early stages of a startup, adds a level of stress no budding entrepreneur wants to take on. However, such is the reality of the world we live in today. Outlined below are a number of considerations, recommendations and …

Veteran Launches Price Comparison Website to Help Soldiers Save Money

Sponsored content Veteran Alfie Usher recently launched a new price comparison website specifically designed to help those who serve in the Armed Forces get the best deals on insurance and financial options possible. Usher, founder of Forces Compare, has served in Afghanistan twice, and has been under the Parachute Regime …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: The Power of Cause Marketing (Episode 115)

Does doing right have a positive impact on a company’s performance? New research shows indeed it can. Adding what’s known as cause marketing into your marketing messaging can be a powerful way for businesses to attract and retain customers. Marketers today must focus on cause marketing campaigns and messages that …

Why Developers Should Design Their Own Niche Portfolio Sites

This post presents seven valuable guidelines for developers to help them create niche portfolios that will instantly impress potential clients. A well-designed niche portfolio is one of the most powerful marketing tools a developer can have to attract clients and customers. What is the number-one thing you want your developer …

6 ways to establish authenticity and credibility with a .press domain name

The news industry has grown by leaps and bounds ever since the advent of digital media, thanks to the ease it affords in accessing information in real-time. Almost every newspaper, magazine and TV channel now needs an active online presence to be able to cater to the consumers’ demands of …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: University of Michigan Launches Record Number of Startups and Inventions (Episode 114)

To get this week off to a roaring start, Jeff shares exciting news: the University of Michigan has announced a record launch of 31 startups in fiscal year 2020, a 40 percent increase during a period that included the pandemic and temporarily shuttered labs. In addition to the record number …

10 businesses finding success with a .store domain

One of the most beautiful aspects of the internet is that it provides everyone with a clean slate to build their business. Whether you’re a small business, a solopreneur, a large conglomerate, or an influencer with millions of followers — everyone starts with the same first step — registering their …

This Startup Promises to Reduce Stress and Provide Better Sleep

Sponsored content There is a new product taking nap time to a new level, and it’s the weighted blanket. Available in a range of colors, the heavy-duty blanket is fast becoming the must-have household accessory for bedtime and downtime, and is part of the U.S.’s new wave of sleep startups. …

How to Rebrand Your Startup During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The brand image you project to the world communicates how relevant, impactful, authentic and credible your business is to consumers—and it’s much more than just a logo, font or color scheme. As brand experts at Ignyte explain: “More than simply a name, term, design or symbol, a brand is the …

Pandemic Schooling 2020

Hey parents, is school going well so far? Our son’s school year started 2 weeks ago and it’s easier than I thought. Earlier this year, his school shut down in March and never reopened for spring. That was a tough quarter for everybody. The teachers weren’t prepared, the parents had …

How Your Startup Can Implement Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices

Much of the dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plans in the media has been focused on established businesses that frankly have the ability to reengineer current strategies, integrate DEI communication into current communication plans, and leverage their organization’s leadership to focus and drive initiatives. Startups and entrepreneurial businesses, …

Tips for Starting an E-Commerce Business That is Built to Sell

Entrepreneurs are driven by many different motivators. Some may create a new business because they feel an abstract impulse to bring a particular vision to life. Others enjoy the prospect of building a legacy for their family, generating a steady stream of passive income, or even building a multinational enterprise. …

10 Free Slideshow & Gallery Templates for Adobe After Effects

Slideshows are a great way to grab your audience’s attention. Whether you’re making a business presentation or simply want a unique way to preserve precious moments, a slideshow can help you make it more memorable. That’s why in this article, we’ve selected the best After Effects slideshow and gallery templates …

The 12 Best Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Action Sets

When you’re working on post-production for your photographs, it’s vital to have some time savers on hand. With this in mind, Photoshop actions are the most likely choice for achieving the end results you want. So, if you want to create cool double exposure effects without having manually captured this …

How These 4 Startups Pivoted to Secure Customer Loyalty During the Pandemic (and How You Can, Too)

Never has there been a more unpredictable year than 2020. Despite the best planning and preparation, no one could have predicted a global pandemic altering the way we work and live for potentially years to come. Yet, there are a number of small businesses and startups that have thrived despite …

3 low-cost marketing trends for the new normal

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website. COVID-19 has changed how we live, work and relate. In the small business world, it’s no different. With social distancing measures still in place, brands have downsized or completely scaled back marketing budgets. In the wake of COVID-19, nearly $50 billion globally …

A recent history of web design trends: 2015 – 2019

Andy McIlwain August 19, 2019 Where will you take us next? Even five years ago, the web looked very different than it does today. Today more browsing happens on mobile than desktop. New web technologies like CSS3, programming libraries like Vue.js, and faster bandwidth have opened up interactive and engaging designs that were …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Episode 102)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the city of Ann Arbor as an entrepreneurial ecosystem hub within southeast Michigan. As reported in DBusiness yesterday, Washtenaw County has seen a 31 percent increase in the number of venture-backed startups over the last six years, now with a total of …

How Thriving Entrepreneurs Structure Their Morning Routines

Ever wonder what Bill Gates eats for breakfast? Or what Oprah’s favorite meditation is? Thanks to mymorningroutine.com, we can now get snippets into the lives of dozens of successful entrepreneurs, along with parents, writers and both early and late risers. The interviewees reveal what time they wake, what kinds of …

Sell Electronics Beautifully with the eLab WordPress Theme Sponsored

Shoppers looking for high-tech gear are often among the most web-savvy. For store owners (and their trusted web designers) who use WordPress and WooCommerce, this means that the online shopping experience needs to be feature-rich and easy to use. And while there are many bells and whistles you can implement; …