Etsy Brings Together Small Designers, Big Retailers With “Open Call”

What if you could pitch your products to a dream retailer like Nordstrom? Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), known for being an innovative online marketplace for consumers to source handmade and other items from independent designers for their homes, wardrobes and more, is set to help members of its Etsy Whesale community do just that. The company is bringing together small designers and heavy-hitting retailers from across the country via its Open Call program. Now in its second year running, the Etsy Open Call program brings together buyers from top retail stores in the country and fresh…

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Really Big List of National #SmallBusinessWeek Events

This year, National Small Business Week takes place from April 30 through May 6. And there are tons of different events, contests and other celebrations scheduled throughout the week. The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts many of the events. But other businesses and communities throughout the country also celebrate with their own contests, luncheons, promotions and more. National Small Business Week 2017 Events The list below includes events from the SBA and more. You can see if there’s anything of interest in your local area or online. We’re also going…

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“Today’s big wins are tomorrow’s failures”

Managing work-life balance I love what I do. So I don’t typically consider it ‘work’ as much as a learning experience. My family and kids are my stress busters. I believe the health of your personal life is directly proportional to the productivity of your professional life. Being a fit man I love cycling and adventure sports, and try my best to maintain a healthy diet. I’m also a gadget freak and love to experiment with wearable technology. Energy high and happiness We have built a successful global mobile tech…

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What is a Superfood and Which is The Next Big One?

  We hear about new superfoods every day. A miracle food for weight loss, hair strength or even degenerative diseases. But what actually are these superfoods? And are they really offering the punch they claim? “Superfoods are whole foods that supply an abundance of nourishing natural vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, amino acids, plant enzymes, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.” So we can easily claim that superfoods are the superstars to keep your health in its optimum state. However, it would be wrong to generalize. A particular food might be excellent for my…

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Pint-size device a big help for stroke victims

  The size of a smartphone, the device stimulates muscles rendered immobile by a brain stroke and revives moveme… Read More A wearable device designed by a research team at the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (INK) holds out hope for stroke patients who have severe movement impairment. The size of a smartphone, the device stimulates muscles rendered immobile by a brain stroke and revives movement. It uses a mild electric shock to rejuvenate muscle tissues inactive for more than six months. Experts and doctors at INK, who have worked closely…

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How to make your own tiny garden in a big city

  Most of us grew up amid lush green lawns, some even running into water bodies that were not polluted back then. But gone are those days, and along with them, those gardens which were once a big part of our childhood. And, if you’ve always wondered how to give your children if not the same, but a similar childhood in the cramped city apartments, here’s some help! We spoke to gardening enthusiast, Rashi Rohatgi (who’s also the director of a Delhi based PR firm, W5 Communication, when she’s not…

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