CO—    by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

EDITION 23

Business Lessons

You don't have to be an extrovert to master the art of biz dev.

Are you an introvert? A wallflower? Well, guess what? That might actually help you grow your business rather than hinder you. We asked eight experts how to master the art (and science) of business development, and it turns out it’s not all networking and handshakes

Looking to squeeze more out of your workday? There are lots of apps out there that promise to help you do just that, but some can actually be more of a distraction than an aid. However, these 10 apps were created to help business owners stay productive, and we give them two thumbs up.

Marriott has seen 27% of its guests ditch its digs for home rentals over the past year. But it’s not going to take that hit lying down. The 92-year-old hotelier is taking on Airbnb and its ilk with a new home rental platform designed to keep step with changing tastes — because even the most seasoned brands must change with the times.

QUOTABLE MOMENT

“I'm very happy that more companies have recognized the need for this. It's part of a ‘high tide raises all boats’ attitude that I have.”

— Stephanie Alves, founder and chief branding officer at ABL Denim, talks to us about serving consumers with special needs.

BUSINESS BY THE NUMBERS

99%

The percentage of small businesses who say they see veterans as more or equally likely than non-veterans to be disciplined, punctual, team oriented, loyal and hard-working employees. And they’re not wrong

10

The number of resources we’ve put together to help you curate and share user-generated content and make your business’s marketing more modern and authentic.

$23K

The average rebate that homebuyers receive when they purchase a house through Prevu’s digital platform. Here’s how else this disruptive real estate startup is changing the game.

GO ASK CO 

Are coworking spaces all they're cracked up to be, or should I look for a more traditional place to house my growing business?

That depends on who you ask. But since you’re asking us… co-working is pretty great (we do it here at CO—). Aside from the potential to save on operating costs, there are many tangible benefits to sharing your workspace with other professionals and entrepreneurs. Here are a few of them.

WHAT WE'RE READING

Forbes  |  November 1, 2019

As time goes on, the evidence continues to mount that a significant number of disruptive retail businesses look to be the Pets.com of the approaching new decade.

Fast Company  |  November 5, 2019

A unique look at how lessons from some unexpected leaders can help transform business and company culture.

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