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With immense levels of uncertainty in our environment, we're acting to help small businesses thrive. Because of this we have committed to arming small businesses with resources every day with B2B Today.
Transformer Talks
Join our discussion with Eric Parkin, Digital Business Leader at Cargill as we talk about these changes and how businesses of all sizes can create new opportunities in response.
Transformer Talks
Join our discussion with Risa Cretella, EVP & Group General Manager, Sovos Brands, as we talk about these issues and how we can all create a happier more productive workplace.
#B2BTuesday
Businesses got online fast as a new way to remain competitive during the pandemic. In our recent Alibaba.com US B2B Small and Medium Business (SMB) Survey, we polled 5,015 US B2B SMBs and found that 93% of B2B companies are now conducting some portion of their business online.
#B2BTuesday
In December of 2019, Alibaba.com conducted a deep dive into the US B2B community, by commissioning the first Alibaba.com US Small and Medium Business (SMB) Confidence Survey of 5,000 US-based small businesses within B2B on their sentiments around digitization and globalization.
Transformer Talks
Small businesses everywhere pivoted to digital to succeed in 2020. But how are they doing now? In this week's Transformer Talks, Nathan Jones, President and CEO of ShipStation, discusses with John Caplan the current state of small businesses and what we can learn from their resilience.
#B2BTuesday
The majority of trade between small businesses has traditionally required full payment upfront. That burden on small businesses could be significant, especially when a company is required to pay the entire order amount upfront, then wait up to 45 days for the goods to arrive.
Transformer Talks
Join our discussion with Jamil Zaki, author of The War For Kindness, as we talk about the benefits of empathy, how to cultivate it, and how it can help your business deliver better customer satisfaction.
Transformer Talks
Terms like "meaningful growth" and "disruption" are not just the vocabulary of tech startups. Now more than ever, these can and should be the goals of all businesses.
Fireside Chat
Join us to hear from our friends at Easyship, the global shipping software for eCommerce, as they walk through the best way for merchants to get ready for this unprecedented holiday season and take the steps necessary to make it a success.
#B2BTuesday
What do B2B businesses do when the traditional physical doors are locked, sellers and buyers can't and won't accept in-person appointments, business travel is effectively shut down, and industry trade shows — the transactional lifeblood of many supply chains — are shuttered? Well, one channel remains open.
Transformer Talks
The global trends we are experiencing today will certainly be felt for years to come. But how? Tune in to hear Professor Mauro Guillen...
#B2BTuesday
As many years as I've been out of school, September still feels like a time of renewal. An opportunity to start anew, to reinvent some aspect of your life, to refocus on tasks that got forgotten in the heat and lazy days of summer.
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The number of small businesses owned by women continues to grow in 2020, but according to SCORE's The Megaphone of Main Street: Women's Entrepreneurship data report, just 5% of women entrepreneurs say their companies are experiencing aggressive expansion in size or revenue.
Transformer Talks
For more than 30 years, D'Artagnan has been committed to free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices.
Transformer Talks
On this week's Transformer Talks, John Caplan is joined by Tim Dyson, CEO of Next 15. Tim discusses digital transformation, and why it is more important than ever for businesses of all sizes to stay inspired and open to change.
Transformer Talks
Our guest on this week's Transformer Talks is Ryan Aytay, Chief Business Officer at Salesforce. He and John Caplan dig in and discuss leadership, customer relationships, and decision-making in our world where we are experiencing rapid changes.
#B2BTuesday
COVID-19 shifted various consumer behaviors and trends. The way we shop has changed — ecommerce, for instance, saw an enormous surge in June, generating US $73.2 billion, up 76.2% year over year. Consumers now prefer buying online rather than visiting brick and mortar shops.
Fireside Chat
Join our virtual fireside chat to hear from two experts on global commerce, Frank Lavin, CEO of Export Now, and Julian Leuthold, Founder and CEO of GetGlobal, as they share valuable perspectives on how B2B SMBs can access global markets to expand their business.
#B2BTuesday
The networking opportunities at trade shows are essential for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to grow and build strategic relationships.
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There's no question that cross-border trade is a complicated process. There are important decisions that need to be made every step of the way — which International Commercial Terms (incoterms) to use, whether to ship by air freight or ocean freight, where to house your goods...the list goes on.
Transformer Talks
This week we spoke with Rob Frohwein, CEO of Kabbage. Rob and John discuss capital, transformation, and the resilience of SMBs and entrepreneurs.
#B2BTuesday
Many parts of traditional networking are on pause because of COVID-19's disruption. Trade shows, a main customer acquisition channel for B2B small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Transformer Talks
This week on Transformer Talks, our guest is Soraya Darabi, Founder of Trail Mix Ventures. She joins John Caplan, of Alibaba.com, to discuss what living well means now, female leadership, and what she has learned from working with entrepreneurs.
Fireside Chat
Hear from Diego Bavaro, Owner of Angry Supplements, and Daniel Rosenfield, CEO of Totally Products, as they discuss how they are continuing to grow their business in the digital world, and how Alibaba.com is a crucial part of it.
#B2BTuesday
US small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) refuse to give up in the face of adversity. Despite the various challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic — forced business closures, supply chain disruptions, lack of cash flow, and cancelled networking events — US SMBs continue to fight and adapt by digitizing their operations and pivoting online.
Transformer Talks
This week on Transformer Talks, our guest is serial entrepreneur Ben Kaufman of CAMP, discussing entrepreneurship, collaboration, and how he is using technology to engage with his customers during the time of COVID-19.
Pivot Stories
This week we spoke with Mitch Cohen, Owner of Economy Candy, to learn about his company's response to the pandemic and how an 80-year-old business has pivoted over the years as well as during the current pandemic.
Transformer Talks
This week on Transformer Talks, our guest is renowned chef and food activist Tom Colicchio, discussing how the restaurant industry can rise up to meet the challenge of COVID-19.
Transformer Talks
This week on Transformer Talks, our guest is investor Hunter Walk, discussing how SMBs can manage uncertainty and transform themselves for our new normal.
#B2BTuesday
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York found in their 2019 Small Business Credit Survey that only one in five healthy small businesses had enough cash to continue normal operations with a two-month revenue loss. Social distancing and quarantine orders went into effect in mid-March.
Fireside Chat
Hear from Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-founder of WEConnect, on the benefits of certifying your business as a diverse owned enterprise.
#B2BTuesday
The market for small businesses is more competitive than ever, which can make things especially difficult for business owners who face added struggles because of their gender, economic status, disability, or location.
#B2BTuesday
According to a survey conducted by the Institute for Supply Chain Management in mid-March, nearly 75% of companies reported supply chain disruptions in some way due to coronavirus-related transportation restrictions.
Fireside Chat
Listen in as Denisha Kuhlor of Grasshopper Bank and Jae Zhou of Lowenstein Sandler LLP discuss the CARES Act, how to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program and other financial resources that small businesses can leverage during the COVID-19 crisis.
Pivot Stories
The COVID-19 outbreak rocked our worlds. It's safe to say that every person on this planet has now been affected in some way — whether it's something as small as the news they're reading, or something as huge as their business temporarily or permanently closing its doors.
#B2BTuesday
COVID-19 is causing a dramatic impact on our lives, businesses, and healthcare systems. Businesses are being forced to shutter and seeing dramatic decreases in sales, affecting cash flow and the jobs of their employees, while healthcare systems are running critically low on medical supplies.
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