Business models

NerdWallet Acquires Fundera, The Go-To Small Business Resource

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:30pm

"Although we offer free tools and content, we've never been able to fully support small business owners that changes today.

Key Points: 
  • "Although we offer free tools and content, we've never been able to fully support small business owners that changes today.
  • Together we will capitalize on the massive SMB market opportunity while driving great outcomes for small business owners."
  • We have always been inspired by how NerdWallet puts confidence and informed decision-making in the hands of consumers, and that's what we do for small business owners.
  • Fundera is the most trusted online marketplace that connects small business owners with the best funding providers for their businesses.

Courvoisier® Cognac Partners With National Urban League To Support Black Small Business Owners And Entrepreneurs

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:50pm

The program's Small Business Entrepreneurship Summit , slated for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, will feature two virtual sessions, curated by Courvoisier, tailored to inspire attendees and help Black business owners and other entrepreneurs navigate a new and changing landscape.

Key Points: 
  • The program's Small Business Entrepreneurship Summit , slated for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, will feature two virtual sessions, curated by Courvoisier, tailored to inspire attendees and help Black business owners and other entrepreneurs navigate a new and changing landscape.
  • The National Urban League was the clear choice for a partner to help guide us in this commitment.
  • As part of the series, Courvoisier and National Urban League will award five monetary grants to small business owners who attend the Summit.
  • Through to the conclusion of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Summit, small business attendees have the chance to apply for a grant through the National Urban League for a chance to win $5,000 for their business.

Prophix Taps Susan Gershman as Company’s First Chief Customer Innovation Officer

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prophix Software, a global leader in mid-market Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software, today announced Susan Gershman has joined the company as its first Chief Customer Innovation Officer.

Key Points: 
  • MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prophix Software, a global leader in mid-market Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software, today announced Susan Gershman has joined the company as its first Chief Customer Innovation Officer.
  • In this role, Gershman will drive customer focus into all aspects of Prophix business, ensuring its corporate strategy and execution align with the best interests of its customers.
  • Its clear based on Prophix industry leading NPS scores and its customer retention rate that organizations love doing business with Prophix and see real value from the companys CPM solution, said Gershman.
  • The Prophix team has built something special: an innovation driven company that never takes its focus away from meeting real customer needs.

Zype Announces New VP of Professional Services to Bolster Strategic Planning and Operations

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:00pm

With 20 years of experience in senior professional services and program management roles, Cagle will lead all aspects of Zype's services sales, business development, operations, and more.

Key Points: 
  • With 20 years of experience in senior professional services and program management roles, Cagle will lead all aspects of Zype's services sales, business development, operations, and more.
  • As part of his role at Zype, Cagle will lead Zype's Professional Services (ZPS) team, optimizing customer engagements for the highest quality of delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • As the Director of Professional Services, he led the U.S. East region professional services' profit and loss organization and oversaw the company's video asset ingestion, multi-channel video distribution, and subscription streaming services to major broad and video content providers.
  • "I am excited to join Zype to lead a professional services team that delivers on that commitment."

Open Source Security Foundation Announces Education Courses and Participation Initiatives to Advance its Commitment to Securing the World's Software Infrastructure

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

The foundation is committed to working both upstream and with existing communities to advance open source security for all.

Key Points: 
  • The foundation is committed to working both upstream and with existing communities to advance open source security for all.
  • "We're excited to offer the Secure Software Development Fundamentals professional certificate program to support an informed talent pool about open source security best practices."
  • "The essence of open source is collaboration, and we strongly believe that the OSSF initiative will improve open source security at large.
  • We're honored to get the opportunity to join the Open Source Security Foundation where we can join forces with others to contribute, together, towards open source security best practices and initiatives."

Business Reporter - Unlocking social value economics

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:12am

In an ideal world, increasing social good would help deliver greater business growth.

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  • In an ideal world, increasing social good would help deliver greater business growth.
  • At the macro-level, Givewith call this concept "social value economics."
  • Givewith enables companies to drive business growth and stakeholder value by directing funding to environmental and social impact programs through their everyday business transactions.
  • Its suite of solutions tailored for sales and procurement translate social impact opportunities into critical business KPIs.

bidadoo Doubles Online Traffic in Third Quarter 2020 as New Buyers and Sellers Rush to bidadoo's 100% Online Model

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:00am

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- bidadoo had record third quarter sales and traffic as buyers and sellers further leveraged the benefits of bidadoo's 100% online model.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- bidadoo had record third quarter sales and traffic as buyers and sellers further leveraged the benefits of bidadoo's 100% online model.
  • bidadoo's online traffic more than doubled year-over-year as buyers and sellers rush toward bidadoo's trusted 100% online eCommerce model.
  • With 17 years of dedicated online remarketing experience on the world's largest auction platform, eBay, bidadoo attracts an audience of primarily true end-users and global buyers.
  • With bidadoo's efficient online remarketing model, sellers are able to achieve superior net returns vs. many live and online auction providers.

Los Angeles Founder Melanie Rae Enlists Entrepreneur Educators to Help Struggling Owners Find a Path to Recovery

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:23pm

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With small businesses closing in record numbers, Los Angeles founder Melanie Rae is urgently enlisting entrepreneur educators to help struggling owners find a path to recovery through a proven training platform called GUIDED Business Plan | Recover Faster, just released by Guided Business Plan -- an entrepreneur education company.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With small businesses closing in record numbers, Los Angeles founder Melanie Rae is urgently enlisting entrepreneur educators to help struggling owners find a path to recovery through a proven training platform called GUIDED Business Plan | Recover Faster, just released by Guided Business Plan -- an entrepreneur education company.
  • "Operating a small business is challenging enough without a pandemic upending the economy," said Rae, who founded Guided Business Plan in 2009.
  • Rae says that the GUIDED Business Plan | Recover Faster platform provides suffering small business owners with practical ideas for riding out the COVID-19 recession and emerging stronger than ever.
  • Melanie Rae, founder + author of the national, award-winning Guided Business Plan training platform

Leonardo247 Names Suellen McFarling to its Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Leonardo247 , the leader in remote monitoring of onsite multifamily operations, today announced that Chief Operating Officer Suellen McFarling joins its board of directors, the first woman to achieve this level of leadership in the company's history.

Key Points: 
  • Leonardo247 , the leader in remote monitoring of onsite multifamily operations, today announced that Chief Operating Officer Suellen McFarling joins its board of directors, the first woman to achieve this level of leadership in the company's history.
  • McFarling brings more than 20 years of proptech experience to the seven-person board.
  • McFarling has helped entrepreneurs in the real estate technology industry to build and grow profitable businesses for the past 20 years.
  • With her consultative approach and leadership skills, McFarling has built and nurtured meaningful strategic partnerships throughout the multifamily industry.

Atlas Start Announcement for Small Business Owners

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

These grants are offered to help small business owners obtain the business acceleration education and access to professional help to survive this current crisis and thrive during it.

Key Points: 
  • These grants are offered to help small business owners obtain the business acceleration education and access to professional help to survive this current crisis and thrive during it.
  • Requirements: Email the Atlas Start associate, Arben, at grants@atlasstart.com and explain how the forced shutdowns have negatively impacted your business.
  • Lina G. Rugova of Atlas Start is a Business Growth Strategist and Certified Business Coach.
  • If you would like more information about this grant program by Atlas Start, please call us at 210-646-1640 or email grants@atlasstart.com .