Category «Small Business»

A Tough Decision: Auditwerx, LLC vs. COVID-19

As the year 2020 rolled in, COVID-19 headlined all the news forums. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was a virus that crippled the world by either infecting or killing millions of people, and the United States (US) did not go unscathed. With an alarmingly high rate of infection, the US government was asking non-essential companies to temporarily close …

Driving Profitability at the Hungry Dragon

The local neighborhood watering hole was an age-old tradition in cities and towns across America. Such “dive” bars were often frequented by regulars (repeat local customers who the bartender may well know by name) as well as transient customers who happened to be in town or noticed the inviting bar signage in passing. When long-time …

Using Data to Uncover Operational Inefficiency

On October 8, 2018, Glenn Peterson, President of Primo Flight Parts, Inc. (PFP), faced an important deadline: In one week, he needed to finalize his 2019 proposed budget so that supporting materials could be assembled and sent to the Board of Directors in advance of its October 23 meeting, when (he hoped) the budget would …

Ecosandals.Com: The Digital Transformation of a Social Enterprise

The Wikyo Akala Project (WAP) was a cooperative set up as a social enterprise that sought to pool the efforts of the sandal makers in the Korogocho area, Nairobi, Kenya, in order to improve their sales revenue using the internet platform. WAP struggled to survive as a “bricks-and-mortar” social enterprise in the first six years …

Tapping into Opportunity beyond South Africa for Small Business Expansion

Masana Twala and Emily Brown, the co-founders of ME Data Services (MEDS), believed they had identified an excellent opportunity in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) domain. They were excited to set their idea in motion and, as many technology services entrepreneurs do, they feared that if they did not act promptly they could lose this …