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How Small Businesses Are Trying to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

It’s hardly business as usual: As the coronavirus spreads across the world, companies everywhere are doing their best to grapple with the crisis.Staff writer Emily Canal discusses her interview with lighting company Circadian Optics from Inc.’s March/April issue. Founder Amber Leong launched the business in 2018 and secured …

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How Savvy Businesses Are Preparing Their Customers and Employees for the Coronavirus

If you work in an office, you’ve gotten the memos from corporate. If you run your own small business, perhaps you’ve even written the memos from corporate. With updates from the CDC and constantly flowing news alerts, making workplace contingency plans to mitigate risks of coronavirus for your employees and customers is a big task. On this episode of Inc. Uncensored, editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan reports on how companies are preparing.

Plus: No one on our staff knows more about the fundraising ecosystem for women entrepreneurs than editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul. And as International Women’s Day approaches, she talks about the real numbers, including what’s really changed–and what hasn’t–over the past decade.

Finally, an entrepreneur passed away this week, whom you probably only know by the name of Joe…Trader Joe. Web producer Brit Morse discusses his legacy founding one of America’s favorite grocery stores.

Published on: Mar 6, 2020

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Inside the Executive Search–For Love

First, some of America’s fast-growing companies are helping fight the proliferation of the coronavirus–in ways both obvious and ingenious. Staff writer Kevin Ryan reports on four unique companies you should know about.

Next, you’ve heard some of the grim statistics that illuminate how difficult it is to fund an upstart business if you’re a woman entrepreneur. But did you know that women of color have received only .06 percent of tech venture capital funding since 2009? Editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul this week spoke with a crowdfunding platform with an audacious plan to change that.

And if you’re actively running a business, dating can be a struggle. Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan found a matchmaker who pivoted out of executive search to found a company that solves the heartache of executives who have far more money than time. 

Check out the full episode in the player below, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Published on: Feb 14, 2020

Source: Inc.com

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Tiny Satellites, Doggy Fitbits, and Other Weird Businesses Poised for Growth in 2020

Every year, Inc. sets about finding the industries that offer the greatest opportunity for entrepreneurs. We crunch the investment and revenue numbers and talk to experts, and eventually assemble a list of the eight best industries for starting a business in the next year. The process–and the selections–are always fascinating.

This year, the list includes space technology, sustainable consumer goods, and “healthy” junk foods. Senior editor Graham Winfrey and web producer Sophie Downes explain a few.

Virtually every office has a resident dog lover. Here at Inc. we have several, but staff reporter Cameron Albert-Deitch stands out as perhaps the most ardent. As part of the Best Industries package, he profiled Whistle, a company pioneering pet wearables.

Check out the full episode in the player below, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Published on: Feb 7, 2020

Source: Inc.com