Stephanie Koczela arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010, when everyone was moving fast and breaking things. She had been working for the microlender Kiva in Nairobi, Kenya, and transferred to the company’s South of Market headquarters to build its global field operations. For an ambitious twentysomething with an interest in development issues, it seemed like a dream job.
Like it or not, companies don't always last. Sometimes they fail. But
what should you do if you are the owner of a struggling company? What if
you are an employee? Should you close shop? Should you jump ship?
A December 2014 Baymard Institute study revealed that over 68 percent of
shoppers will never complete checkout after perusing an online store
and actually choosing products.When your small business’s online sales make or break your profit
margins, you must be aware of what your e-commerce shopping cart
desertion frequency amounts to in loss of business profits on a regular
While the business financing climate is looking better these days, it is sad to note that 35% or approximately 8 million of small businesses failed to access additional capital in 2013, according to a report published by the National Small Business Association. To help this group, the SBA recently launched LINC, an online tool designed to help business owners gain access to additional capital for their business.