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Etsy Expands Into The Physical World With New Card Reader For Sellers

Etsy Expands Into The Physical World With New Card Reader For Sellers

By Chris Crum 16 hours ago

Etsy announced that it’s giving some of its U.S. sellers free card readers to accept credit and debit payments in person. It comes in the form of a dongle, much like those from Square and others, and integrates with an …

Yelp Wants To Help You Respond To Reviews Yelp Wants To Help You Respond To Reviews

Yelp wants to help businesses respond to their reviews, which is something a lot of businesses seem to struggle to do in a productive manner. The company is hosting a webinar on Wednesday that will walk businesses through some best …

Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round

There has been no official announcement so far, but according to a report from The New York Times, Square has raised a new $150 million round of funding, valuing the company at $6 billion. The report cites a person briefed …

GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business

GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Stripe to make it easier for small businesses to sell online. The partnership will enable businesses to get instant credit approval, begin accepting credit card payments and access funds more quickly. …

New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites

There’s officially a new Panda update rolling out. If you have a small or medium-sized site, Google is suggesting this could potentially help you, though we’ve heard that before. Are you seeing any effects from the new Panda update? Good …

PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They’ve just now made the app available for Android tablets. “We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments …

Etsy Teams Up With American Express Etsy Teams Up With American Express

It’s only September, but it’s certainly not too early to be thinking about Small Business Saturday if you are in fact a small business. Etsy, which gives many small businesses a marketplace to sell their goods, announced on Thursday that …

SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B

BIA/Kelsey is estimating that spending on local media by SMBs will reach $50.4 billion in 2015 at 35.8% of total local media spending. SMBs, it says, will allocate $37.7 billion of their local media spend to traditional media and $12.4 …

Square Announces New Analytics For Sellers Square Announces New Analytics For Sellers

Square announced the launch of Square Analytics as a new feature of Square Register. It’s integrated with the full Square Register suite, including Pickup, Invoices, and Appointments, which launched earlier this month. The offering includes an Analytics homepage, which shows …

GoDaddy Buys Email Marketing Firm Mad Mimi GoDaddy Buys Email Marketing Firm Mad Mimi

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired email marketing company Mad Mimi, whose offerings have been geared toward small businesses. GoDaddy’s efforts of late have also been focused specifically on small businesses, so boosting its email marketing efforts for …

Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in …

Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App

Last month, we heard that Amazon was readying its own card reader, which would compete with Square. Now, the company has officially unveiled it, and it’s called Amazon Local Register. Like Square, It enables local businesses to accept credit and …

Square Adds New Appointment Management Tool Square Adds New Appointment Management Tool

Square announced the launch of Square Appointments, a new offering for its register service that lets businesses manage their appointments and avoid missing out on sales. The product has been in pilot mode for a while. Square acquired appointment-booking software …

Foursquare Tells Businesses Why New App Is Better Foursquare Tells Businesses Why New App Is Better

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can …

Yelp Reveals Small Business Advisory Council Members Yelp Reveals Small Business Advisory Council Members

Back in May, Yelp put a call out to small businesses, seeking out new members for its Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner was eligible to apply. On Tuesday, the company announced the new members it has appointed. …

Most 'Very' Small Businesses Are On Social Media Most 'Very' Small Businesses Are On Social Media

90% of “very small businesses (or VSBs) are on social media, according to a new report from Endurance. This is based on nearly 600 such businesses that participated in a survey. While most are on at least one social network, …

Facebook Has 30 Million Active Small Business Pages Facebook Has 30 Million Active Small Business Pages

Facebook’s director of small business Dan Levy announced at an event in New York City on Tuesday that Facebook now has 30 million active small business Pages worldwide. About two-thirds of them (19 million) are actively managing their Pages via …