• STARTUPS
    Declines in Traffic to Your Retail Store May be Slowing – Finally!

    U.S. brick-and-mortar stores including small businesses are showing signs of life again. In the retail month of July 2017, in-store analytics company RetailNext found stores’ traffic decline was the lowest since January 2016. Sales also experienced a relatively low year-over-year decline, which is a positive sign for the retail industry as a whole. RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse […]

  • Paul Kelly: Life Is Fine review – some of his best songs in years

    In the A–Z of Paul Kelly’s career – something he spent some 550 pages discussing in his excellent “mongrel memoir” How to Make Gravy, which obliquely discussed in alphabetical order the inspirations, motivations and memories lurking behind more than 100 of his songs – attention always turns back to his third album, Post, the one […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    SA entrepreneurs want more business support – survey

    South African entrepreneurs want more business development support, while entrepreneurship is declining as a career option among young people, according to the results of the latest Seed Academy startup survey. Conducted by Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund for the third year running, the “Real State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa” survey polled 1,200 […]

  • My Life As a Courgette review – if the kids are united

    My Life As a Courgette: ‘beautifully tender and empathetic’. Photograph: rita productions Last week, I swooned over Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian-Japanese co-production which was nominated for the best animated feature Oscar. Also recommended in that same category was My Life As a Courgette (or My Life As a Zucchini in […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

    Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting […]

  • SUCCESS
    ProsperWorks Offers CRM That Works with Gmail – But How Well?

    Usefulness Functionality Price Summary ProsperWorks gathers all the data that you need to increase sales, simplifies it and presents it to you in an easy to digest form that will help you make quick and beneficial businesses decisions. ProsperWorks is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) tool that helps you and your team to sell […]

  • STARTUPS
    Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

    Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting […]

  • NEWS
    Amazon Echo: Fun, But Not Very Useful – Yet

    Usefulness Functionality Price Summary Echo is a fun gadget that doubles as an audio speaker and an automated assistant to handle small tasks. While promising, today it doesn’t do enough to be meaningful as a productivity tool. How would you like to have your own administrative assistant to help you research information and compile simple […]