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Si Mis Joyas Podía Hablar (If My Jewelry Could Talk)

Christina Nathanson |

I’ve just returned from another family adventure away from the freezing cold tri-state area. This time we visited Spain: Barcelona to Madrid to the Costa del Sol. This was very different from our Hawaiian vacation, as we traveled by plane, train, and automobile and stayed in five different hotels. In my previous blog post, I
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The Amazing Vaporizing 35%: Banks and Mobile Banking

Theodore Iacobuzio |

A recent story in The American Banker about U.S. banks’ interest in mobile payment apps quoted a pretty surprising statistic: “a recent study from fintech vendor Accenture predicts that U.S. banks could lose 35% market share by 2020 to new competitors ranging from small payments firms to Internet giants, like Google, to retailers.” Wow. Thirty-five
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Healing Economies around the Globe

Alissa Saoutina |

At 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, I set out to hear Dun & Bradstreet’s chief economist, Paul Ballew, talk about the global economy. I was praying that I don’t fall asleep during the session, but it turned out to be a great presentation by a charismatic economist from Detroit. So here is the good news and
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Simplify/5personas Webinar: Let’s Go to the Videotape!

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Which shows you how old I am. Rather, let’s go to the replay, which is available here. Also, you can access the eBook we put together with Bigcommerce here. The comments of Bigcommerce’s Kirsten Knipp are especially interesting, as they show how to make the 5personas findings actionable.

Small Merchants and Bigcommerce: A Talk with the Co-CEO

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Bigcommerce is a firm that helps small merchants get up and running on the Internet; they’re wired into MasterCard’s own Simplify, the streamlined payment solution from MasterCard. Recently Mitchell Harper, the co-CEO of Bigcommerce, spoke to Bloomberg about the company’s plans and growth. Small merchants collectively rule the world, but individually they sometimes feel up
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Don’t Leave Business On The Table

Christina Nathanson |

My family has taken several vacations in the past few years…from Hawaiian beaches to the Costa del Sol in Spain. Souvenirs are business cards from our favorite shops and restaurants, our photographs, or, even better, something indigenous to the region. The best place to find ingenious items are swap meets, flea markets, or craft shows.
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