ALL ABOUT YOU
Share your small business story with 120k+ people
In case you haven’t gotten word, this week is National Small Business Week in the US! AKA a week-long celebration of small businesses and the impact they make on their community. Meaning, this week is all about you!
And we want to keep it that way. So, if you don’t mind, we’d love to share your small business story with 120k+ fellow small business leaders we know. That way, we can show off how awesome your company is (and get you some free PR in the process).
All you have to do is fill out a 10-minute questionnaire (and you don’t have to be a US business to participate). We’ll include 5 submissions in next week’s email (and on our blog). That way, we extend the party beyond just this week. Because how else are we going to celebrate you in the way you deserve?
P.S. If you get spotlighted, you also get some free swag. Just saying.
Tyltgo’s same-day delivery lets you compete with Prime
t’s hard to say if Prime or the pandemic really sparked the same-day delivery craze. But either way, consumers have come to expect this convenience. Making it logistically impossible for small businesses to compete with the Amazon’s of the world.
That’s where Tyltgo comes in.
Based out of Ontario, Tyltgo is an affordable end-to-end same-day delivery solution for small businesses. And they just raised $2M in seed money to make sure you can compete with Prime.
The SaaS company equips mom-and-pop shops and independent restaurants to offer same-day delivery and actually deliver – without sacrificing their branding. (Even if your product is perishable.)
Unlike other same-day delivery solutions, this option is just “powered by Tyltgo.” Meaning, you own the experience (branding and messaging included). So, customers can order straight from your website. Then, a courier picks up the package (whether it’s 1 or 100) and takes care of the rest. Your customers don’t even need to know that you’re not handling the logistics.
But that’s not even the most impressive part! Since focusing on B2B in October of 2019, Tyltgo has grown like crazy. In 2020, they saw 2,000% growth. And this year, they’re projected to grow an additional 1,500%. And they’ve even managed to poach top talent like Uber Eats Canada’s former head of marketplace operations.
So far, the delivery service is only available in the Greater Toronto and Ontario regions. But they’ve made it clear that their goal is to give small businesses the power to compete with Prime. So if they want to deliver on this too, they’ll need to expand worldwide (hopefully ASAP).
👉 See what challenges Tyltgo faces.
THE GAME PLAN
3 tools to set clear expectations with new hires
Plainly put, it’s impossible for your new hires to hit their performance goals if they don’t know what’s expected of them! And if they don’t know what tasks to prioritize, your company’s goals become impossible to hit as a result.
It might seem obvious. Yet, about half of employees worldwide don’t actually know what’s expected of them in their role. Because most companies think a job description plus a completed employee onboarding process means they’ve set expectations. But usually, that’s not the case!
So, here are 3 tools you can use to set clear expectations with new hires on day 1:
- A job scorecard that’s specific to that new person’s role. This includes main focuses, key responsibilities, and quantifiable success metrics. That way, your new hires know exactly what to do and how to measure their success.
- 30-60-90 goals. AKA the things you want the new hire to complete within the first 90 days on the job. These can be projects, skills to learn, or even one-day tasks.
- Trainual. Call us biased, but our product was literally built for this! Because it’s an easy way for new hires to go through their role-specific training, an overview of their benefits, and company policies – all on their own time.
You may be thinking that this is a ton of prep for every person that joins your team. (And you’re right, it is!) But, the upfront investment is worth it. Because when your new hires know what to do and how to do it from day 1, they instantly make an impact on your business!
This week’s highlight reel
- Influencers for hire! Instagram is rolling out a marketplace to make it easier for brands to promote their products via users with huge social media followings.
- Millennials are bringing YOLO back. Burned out, newly vaccinated, and flushed with savings, they’re quitting their jobs to pursue side hustles – or to take a much-needed break.
- Digital ads and e-com are hotter than ever. Google parent Alphabet shattered their sales record in Q1 of 2021, driven by a surge in ad spend. And Amazon had its best Q1 ever, growing sales by 44%.
- Bad decisions aren’t permanent. But sometimes, our brain tricks us into thinking they are. The WorkLife Podcast breaks down how to bounce back from bad decisions.
- Meet the quietest Unicorn, like ever! Deel, a start-up that helps businesses stay compliant with local payroll laws, raised $200M via Series A through C in less than a year.