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Selling firearms online is a polarizing topic. It can be jarring to the uninformed public that weapons are available for sale on the internet. However, selling firearms online is a great way for manufacturers and dealers to provide their products to qualified citizens that would otherwise be unable to get access to them through their local gun dealer. But, it’s not as easy or simple as ordering toilet paper on Amazon. Manufacturers know that they must continue to follow strict laws and regulations while selling firearms on the digital frontier; however, 3rd party policies can make setting up your online firearm store difficult and can greatly affect your strategy and grow your business.   If you’re not selling online because you […]

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Forming and leading a business is an evolution. This year’s EntreLeadership Summit made that very apparent. It starts with bringing your idea into reality, followed by the discipline to navigate through storms, and the courage to guide your vision. This enables your business to flourish beyond your wildest dreams. This progression seems obvious, but the details get bogged down with day to day operations. Black Tie attends a few conferences every year to recenter, pull ourselves out of our business, and look back in with a fresh perspective. This year, I had the distinct pleasure of attending Dave Ramsey’s 2019 EntreLeadership Summit in San Diego, California. The conference brought together some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs of our […]

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The digital workspace is an ever-evolving environment that has altered the way the world does business. It’s impossible to control, and crucial to keep up with… especially when you’re responsible for the success of a business. Recent changes to Shopify’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) have reminded us how volatile this space can be, and how an agency must never become complacent with technology, methods and techniques. This change in policy also makes us question the power that gargantuan service platforms exert on businesses and what this means for the future of online commerce. What Happened with Shopify? Earlier this month, Shopify, a dominating eCommerce platform, announced an update to their Acceptable Use Policy which prohibits the sale of certain firearms. […]

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