Use these Fortune 500 lessons on data governance for your small business

It’s easy to aspire to be just like a Fortune 500 company – killer quarterly earnings, adulation from the press, respect from your peers, etc. It’s just as easy to forget there’s a reason these largely successful companies stay on top. They innovate, they provide superior service, and they often…

Connected Dots And Inner Workings Of Real Estate Crowdfunding

With his new book Leaders of the Crowd: Conversations with Crowdfunding Visionaries and How Real Estate Stole the Show(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Adam Gower, Ph.D. chronicles the run up to the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) and acceleration to the new frontier for capital formation and investment in real estate. His…

Tearing Down Walls Between Marketing And Sales

The gap between marketing and sales is impossible to accurately measure and tricky to meaningfully assess. Blurred with competing agendas and ingrained perceptions, the relationship between an organization’s marketing people and sales people can be difficult to understand, let alone improve. I recently asked Jay Atcheson, VP of marketing at…

Small business owners: Don’t rush into using AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay, and the tricky question for small business owners is not whether to jump on board, but when. Daniel Faggella, AI strategist and founder and CEO of Emerj, writes, “Given the inevitability of AI’s applications across sectors, it would seem a good idea for small businesses…