All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘small business’

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 or bad? Let us know in the comments. Google doesn’t typically announce or confirm Panda refreshes these days, but when …

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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 wherever you are and on whatever device works best for your business,” the company says in a blog post. “Earlier …

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Etsy Teams Up With American Express For Small Business Saturday

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 it is partnering with American Express OPEN and supporting the “Shop Small” movement. The company is encouraging shoppers and small …

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Report: SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B Next Year

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 billion to digital. According to the firm, national brands will spend $50.5 billion on local media in 2015, and will …

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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 real-time data on business performance, such as most popular items and a comparison to others in the same industry. The …

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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 the segment seems like a no-brainer. Mad Mimi founder and CEO Gary Levitt said, “We built Mad Mimi with a …

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Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores?

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 using the new Yahoo Stores to sell online? Do you expect it to be a successful platform? Share your thoughts …

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

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 debit cards from a smartphone or tablet. Luckily, Amazon has elected not to make it exclusive to its own smartphone …

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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 maker BookFresh in February, though it remains as its own separate product. “Service businesses lose sales to no-shows, waste time …

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Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

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 imagine that it might have some implications for small businesses. Naturally, the company is telling businesses that the new app …

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These Are The People Tasked With Helping Yelp Better Cater To Small Businesses

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. Over 1,000 business owners replied, and they have a list of 25 active members, which are supposed to represent local …

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Most ‘Very’ Small Businesses Are On Social Media, But Have No Strategy [Infographic]

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, they tend not to have an established social media strategy, the survey found. 71% said they don’t have a plan, …

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