he majority of socially engaged businesses have already included Instagram in marketing strategies. For many, this may mean just adding photos to the feed with some strategically placed hashtags, while the more tech-savvy will be making use of one of Instagram’s newest features called Instagram Stories.
The feature provides businesses with a ready-made vehicle for promoting their brand in real time, in a fun and engaging way which appeals to followers. Since its launch, Stories have had one success after another and are still hugely popular with Instagram users.
When considering small business financing, it’s important to understand all your available options. Otherwise, investors can easily take advantage of you and offer unfair terms. So before raising any money, learn if equity, debt or convertible debt financing makes the most sense for you to grow your business.
Electronic shopping was introduced back in 1979 when English inventor Michael Aldrich connected a modified TV to a transaction-processing computer via telephone line and opened the information systems for secure data transmission. This technology became the foundation on which the eCommerce as we know it was built. Today, eCommerce is used on a daily basis and living without it seems just complicated and inconvenient. The new technologies and innovations are continuously changing and exponentially improving the user experience and safety which, on the other hand, results in staggering eCommerce growth.
“People do amazing things,” said Paul Horgen, board chair of the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society. “There’s a lady who lives in Comox who brought in a jar of coins. She says every day she takes a toonie from her purse and sticks it in a jar, and at the end of the month she donates it to Kus-kus-sum.”