In China, Regulations Empower the State to Steer Tech Innovation

A man in Beijing, China, uses his mobile phone to take a picture of a big screen showing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivering a speech at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 5, 2021. (STR/AFP via Getty Images) New government guidelines for managing China’s internet platform industry show Beijing will […]

Affirm Vs. Mastercard: Their BNPL Strategy, Who Wins Long-Term

Khaosai Wongnatthakan/iStock via Getty Images Background: YouTube We’ve all seen and heard about the rise of Buy-Now-Pay-Later in 2020/21. Companies like Affirm (AFRM), Klarna (KLAR) and, Afterpay (OTCPK:AFTPF) (OTCPK:AFTPY) have long been heralds of this new payment method. Mastercard launched its BNPL program in September 2021. A new article by Seeking Alpha announced Mastercard (MA) […]

Startups to watch: 12 venture capitalists offer their picks for the next Pacific Northwest unicorns

CEOs of Pacific Northwest startups, clockwise from top left: Flexe CEO Karl Siebrecht; Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio; Flyhomes CEO Tushar Garg; OctoML CEO Luis Ceze; Dooly CEO Kris Hartvigsen; Fabric CEO Faisal Masud; Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro; Logixboard CEO Julian Alvarez; DexCare CEO Derek Streat; Wyze CEO Yun Zhang; Textio CEO Kieran Snyder. Unicorn startups […]

7 of the Best Marketing Tools for Small Businesses to Consider in 2022

Our editors have compiled a list to spotlight some of the best marketing tools that small businesses should consider working with as they grow their brand, nurture their customer relationships, and make an impact in their industry. No matter the industry, the market, or size, every business needs to have a suite of marketing technology […]

3 ETFs to Invest in for High Growth

Image source: Getty Images Some financial experts recommend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to investors who want to simplify the process or gain instant diversification. The Toronto Stock Exchange has more than 700 ETFs with a wide range of exposure to major asset classes and sectors. ETFs trade like stocks and are relatively inexpensive. Most are index […]

Pinterest Stock: Engagement Concerns Are Overblown (NYSE:PINS)

stockcam/iStock Unreleased via Getty Images Pinterest’s (NYSE:PINS) share price has declined significantly in 2021 as the result of a decline in monthly active users (MAUs) and general concerns over growth stock valuations in an inflationary environment. There are likely to be further MAU declines in Q4 before Pinterest returns to growth in 2022. The importance […]

How to Break Into the Creator Economy in a Digital Age

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The way we consume entertainment and news has shifted tremendously within the past decade. Whereas once we relied solely on TVs or news outlets to consume information, now we tune into our peers and listen. It’s a movement that has changed the way we think, interact and relate to […]

VTEX Stock: Significantly Undervalued Ecommerce Opportunity (NYSE:VTEX)

ipopba/iStock via Getty Images Company Overview: Vtex (NYSE:VTEX) is an ecommerce platform company. Its cloud-based ecommerce platform allows retailers to build, operate, and connect their multichannel storefronts, which includes websites, mobile devices, marketplaces, and brick-and-mortar stores. The platform also, through a set of inhouse and third-party solutions, integrates the complex network of retailers’ backend functions […]