Co-founder of PocketSuite
Sam Madden is co-founder of PocketSuite
, a mobile business management app helping self-employed professionals get paid.
Hint: Check-out jobs are threatened. But service jobs with distinct cognitive skills are safe. "Terminator 2" isn't here yet.
On-demand platforms provide convenience for the client, with a high volume of jobs being sent to workers or small businesses.
Starting a Business
The Internet offers cheap tools to create, finance and market a legitimate business -- with all the advantages and opportunity that brings.
For new business-owners, the bar to growing something from nothing is lower than ever. . . as long as you keep your cash-flow fluid.
The home services market is enormous, yet there is not a lot of room for middle men.
From parking to mileage, a look at how road warriors can save time and money.
Huge consumer businesses quickly accepted Apple's new payment system but less tech-savvy small businesses might have the most to gain.
Start the New Year with a fresh marketing initiative or an investment in technology that saves you time and you'll reap returns for years.
Instant payment can free small businesses from the worry of unpaid invoices, making it likelier more will thrive.
Client Relationship Management
Clients who don't value your time keep you from those who do. There are polite ways to set them straight.
A happy customer who comes back for more is, literally, money in the bank. Make their experience hassle free from beginning to end.
Running a Business
New business is good but the quickest route to making more money is cutting pointless expenses and getting paid promptly for the work you've completed.