Bugging Out: An Insect Business Goes Big By Going Digital

Jeff Neal launched his small business, The Critter Depot, to deliver live critters like crickets, roaches, superworms and fly larvae to local zoos and pet stores to help feed reptiles and amphibians.Prior to the pandemic, the process was straightforward: A zoo or pet store would call in their order,

Staying Positive, Committed, Connected With Technology

In January 2020, Rent Sons, a Rhode Island resource for finding people to do odd jobs around the house, had visions of growing. A company Facebook post announced: “20 markets in 2020!”Then the pandemic hit. Founder Pat Brown had to rethink his entire business. Who would want a stranger coming

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What Are the Digital Must-Haves To Run My Small Business?

Once your business is up and running, you need to think about growing it. This is where business software can help. You don't have to spend a fortune, as plenty of free and inexpensive business-technology tools can take your small business to the next level.Begin with just a few

Pros and Cons of Having a Website

It can feel like social media has taken the place of websites. Do you even need one? They require time to maintain and keep secure, so it can be tempting to skip it entirely. However, in a mobile, always-on world, websites still offer important benefits. Weighing the pros and