Key Tips for Scaling Your Startup from Jason Calacanis

LAUNCH founder Jason Calacanis recently sat down with NetSuite to share what he’s learned over a career in which he’s invested in more than 200 startups, including unicorns like Uber, Thumbtack, Calm.com and Robinhood. Some of his insights are surprisingly counterintuitive, others refreshingly down-to-earth. They’re all expressed in the kind of frank, practical terms that the industry has come to …

Everything You Need to Know About SuiteWorld, Then and Now

Everything You Need to Know About SuiteWorld, Then and Now Posted by Kendall Fisher, Executive Producer and Host of The NetSuite Podcast SuiteWorld isn’t your average conference…It’s a full-blown extravaganza filled with opportunities to grow, network, learning and more!  But putting that into writing really doesn’t do it justice. Thus, on this episode of “The NetSuite Podcast,” SuiteWorld creator, Jennifer Smith, …

Smooth Sailing for Third Generation Family Business with NetSuite and Bronto

What do you do when your boat needs new sails for the 1969 Cal 20 National regatta and local sailmakers can’t make them in time? For Jim Grant, founder of Sailrite, the answer was clear: buy the materials and DIY. After making his own sails, Jim ended up placing second in the race, sparking interest from other sailors wanting to know …

PPA and How Restaurants Can Best Calculate It

In our industry, we focus a lot on metrics involving time: time per table turn, table turnover rates, speed of service and more. But, often, we fail in delighting and enthralling our guests — whether first time visitors or regulars — because we don’t give too much thought into how to spend and focus our time. There’s a hugely overlooked metric that …

6 Can’t-Miss Commerce Sessions at NetSuite SuiteWorld19

There’s no better place to learn how your business can get the most out of its NetSuite ecommerce solution than SuiteWorld19. Whether you’re still evaluating the solution or a power user, there will be insightful content for anyone hoping to learn more about commerce. SuiteWorld19 is right around the corner, taking place from April 1-4 at The Sands Expo and …

Compac Industries: A Family-Owned Manufacturer and Distributor Driven by Family Values

A family-owned business founded by Jamaican immigrant Frederick Hart in 1980, Compac Industries is an admirable example of what most would consider the American Dream. The Georgia-based business is a manufacturer and distributor of products designed to make life simpler, ranging from kitchen gadgets, to oral care, to baby accessories. Compac Industries was built on an important set of shared …

Seed to Series C: A Quick Guide to Business Funding in Europe

Based on the amount of funding raised by VC firms and the number of investments made in 2018, the European VC landscape is as healthy as it’s been since the 2007 financial crisis. By October, investors had poured an eyewatering €14.8bn into European-focused funds and deployed capital across 2,643 investments. For context, no European-focused fundraising attracted more than €10bn in …

What 2019 has in Store for the Wholesale Distribution Industry

Kristin Swenson, NetSuite’s Wholesale Distribution Industry Marketing Lead, recently sat down with Michelle Davidson, NetSuite Wholesale Distribution Industry Principal to discuss the major trends and keys to success in the industry in 2019. Kristin Swenson: What are the keys to success for a wholesale distributor in 2019?  Michelle Davidson: Based on my research and my work with many different NetSuite wholesale distribution customers, …

Retail Executive Confidence in the Customer Experience Misplaced, Study Finds

Despite the spending, the planning and the hand wringing over how to meet the needs of the modern retail customer, there is still a large gap between what retail executives think consumers want and what they actually want, according to research conducted by Oracle NetSuite in partnership with Wakefield Research and Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor. In particular, the global …