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We all know how important functional, information-centric websites are for businesses. But, according to one new report, small business websites are falling behind - fast. According to the data many small businesses find their websites are too difficult to update/maintain.... >>
Tax day in the US is just around the corner, but April isn't only tax month. It is also Make A Will month. One expert offers their top tips to create a solid will so that business owners' families are... >>
April 15 is less than a month away. Is your small business ready? One expert weighs in on how small businesses can succeed over tax season.... >>
Less than a month until business owners are pulling all-nighters to finish off 2013 tax forms. A new survey from Xero, however, indicates the cloud may be helping some ward off some of the tax season stress. Here are their... >>
While there is no way to ensure a business is 100% protected online, there are steps to take that will improve online security. There are basic protections including anti-malware software, updated operating systems, firewalls, and strong passwords. But, security is... >>
It is Veterans Day in the US, a day when current and former service members are celebrated. Some vets are crediting their time in the service with helping them reach success outside the Armed Forces.... >>
Building your company on foreign territory is like starting your company from scratch again, and it takes time but not always tons of money. One expert offers advice on how brands can proceed with caution but still make a strong... >>
Two platform upgrades should give small businesses a better foothold in the online space - without toppling marketing budgets in the process. The first will allow brands to create ads for both the social and search spaces while the second... >>
More small businesses (SMBs) are embracing mobile inside their stores. That according to the new Local Commerce Monitor from BIA/Kelsey. Mobile payment options are leading the way, with 40% of SMBs surveyed reporting they are now using mobile point of... >>
Small businesses may be some of the earliest adopters of social media platforms, but when in comes to technological infrastructure these same businesses are falling behind. According to new data many small businesses are behind the tech curve when it... >>
Bigger brands may have more money for mobile enterprises but small businesses aren't sitting back. New data out from Constant Contact finds that 66% of SMBs are using mobile technology already; the bad news: those SMBs who are 'holding out'... >>
Website optimization is not a new concept for brands and marketers but with the abundance of new tech gadgets, it is more important than ever. And SEO options aren't the only kind of optimization brands need to be aware of:... >>
Now that we're in to March businesses around the US are eyeing receipts, contracts and employee paychecks from 2012, looking for deductions and getting things ready for the Taxman. Small businesses, even sole proprietors are no different. Here are three... >>
Small businesses are strapped for time nearly as much as they are strapped for cash these days. One expert offers advice on how to better manage time and improve the bottom line.... >>
A new set of tools out from Xero may ease the end-of-year headache for many small businesses. Th tools are set up to make it easier to SMBs to comply with 1099 and GAAP rules from the IRS, especially important... >>
When it comes to networking, more small businesses (SMBs) are looking to online outlets to reach more potential customers. According to a new survey of SMBs from Manta 90% of those surveyed spend time online networking to find more customers.... >>
Just a few days ago, data was released showing the connection between social network followers and engagement. Now, comes news from BIA/Kelsey, SMB DigitalScape and vSplash that not enough small businesses are connecting their websites and social media sites.... >>
Getting a small business up and running is a hard task. Most small businesses fail within the first five years. As we move through the first quarter of 2012, however, small business owners are showing more optimism than in the... >>
Ask any small business owner and they'll say they've at least considered opening an Etsy, eBay or Amazon storefront. Some have jumped in and are thriving, others have jumped but still struggle to find consumers, engage them and then sell... >>
Small businesses can employ rewards and loyalty programs just as powerful as national brands. SparkBase is a platform which helps local and small businesses process and build loyalty programs so that merchants get the biggest bang for their reward buck.... >>
If it has been quiet around your headquarters for the last week, you're company may be the exception. Data from SlideRocket indicates more than half of American workers are working through this holiday season. Some will work from home, some... >>
One complaint of small business owners: a lack of technical expertise and/or not even technical expertise to go around. A new platform could stem that complaint. From EffectiveUI, the OneReach platform helps even the non-tech savvy to better manage inbound... >>
A recent Rocket Lawyer survey found that 33% of SMBs have outstanding payments due them. Added to that 20% of SMBs report having issues collecting from clients. These late payments, most of which are 90 days in arrears, are one... >>
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