Pandemic Reinvention Is Real For SMBs, Says Bill.com CEO

Rene Lacarte, CEO of Bill.com, says that the pandemic reinvention is real for small and medium-sized businesses and that they need to innovate and digitize the back office.

Barely a Quarter of SMBs Buy Software That Meets Their Needs

A new survey shows that only 27% of SMBs buy software that meets or exceeds their needs.

SMB Manufacturers Accelerating Pivot To Digital

SMB manufacturers have been digitizing at twice the rate of other industries during the pandemic – to support other manufacturers as they accelerate their digitization.

Twitter: New Timeline Should Benefit Businesses

On Wednesday, Twitter confirmed reports of a new algorithmic timeline, but stressed that to enable it, users have to do so themselves in settings. In other words, the sky hasn’t fallen as many Twitter users would have had us all…

Microsoft Extends Office 365 Migration Service to SMBs

Microsoft is now offering SMBs assistance with moving to Office 365 by extending onboarding and migration support to customers between 50 and 149 seats through its Microsoft FastTrack service. FastTrack was previously only available to customers with 150 seats or…

Small Businesses On What Would Help Them Sell More Online

A study recently released by Assurant Solutions finds that over 40% of small-to-midsize businesses say the reasons they have a hard time competing with larger e-tailers is a lack of product expansion opportunities and IT integration skillset. The survey polled…

You’re A Pain In My Collab: Collaboration Apps Create New Issues For SMB Productivity

WebProNews ContentShare from ORC International and Samepage Bummer! A new study proves the age-old complaint: Employees hate email. But if you’re thinking about adopting newer collaboration apps to squash the complaints — think again. Switching out email for multiple collaboration…

Pinterest Updates Billions Of Place Pins With Location Data And Info

Two years ago, Pinterest launched Place Pins adding a travel magazine-like experience to the popular social/search site. These enabled users to see information like the address of a place, phone numbers, etc. in a format designed to look natural to…

Comcast Business Offers New Voice Mobility Service For SMBs

Comcast Business announced the availability of a new service called Comcast Business Voice Mobility. It serves as a phone line specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, and includes a mobile app to help keep them from missing any business calls…

Small Businesses Regret Not Doing More Of This

Branding is a key component to a successful business, and that includes when your’e first starting out. It seems a lot of businesses regret not spending more of their efforts on branding in the early days. Do you regret not…

Facebook Offers Place Tips To U.S. Small Businesses

You know how Facebook has been doing a lot of things that cater to small businesses lately? That continues as the company starts to roll out a major way for brick-and-mortars to get relevant content in front of potential customers.…

Is This Facebook’s Most Small Business-Friendly Offering Yet?

Facebook announced the launch of its local awareness ads last fall. These enable local business advertisers to target Facebook users based on their location. If a person is near the business, Facebook can advertise to them. Now, the adds have…

Is Facebook More Small Business-Friendly Than You Thought?

Facebook is dedicating more resources to trying to stay in the good graces of small businesses, even after it has continually made changes to its News Feed algorithm over the past year and a half, which have largely been detrimental…

Sheryl Sandberg On What Facebook Is Doing For Small Businesses

In recent months there have been a lot of articles written about how Facebook is hurting or “failing” small businesses. In November, Tech Times wrote that “Facebook is killing small business entrepreneurs”. Last month, Fast Company published an article called…

Does Your Business Have The Time To Get Online Marketing Right?

The fewer people a business has, the harder it is to do marketing right. Most small and medium-sized businesses don’t think they have the time or knowledge to manage their digital media efforts effectively, according to a new report from…

Franchise SMBs To Spend 1/2 Of 2015 Ad Budgets Online

Franchise small and midsize businesses plan to spend about half of their annual ad budgets on digital, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. It found that these businesses, on average, spent $87,165 on advertising and promotion during the 12…

Smaller SMBs More Afraid Of Increasing Online Marketing Budgets

Last month, BrightLocal released some research looking at SMBs’ marketing strategies and budgets. It found that 34% of respondents allocate less than 10% of their marketing budgets to online channels while 50% allocate less than 30% and only 29% allocate…

Twitter Advertising Just Got Easier For SMBs

Twitter just announced a new ad offering aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. It’s called Quick Promote, and lets advertisers promote their best performing tweets from the Tweet Activity dashboard. “Since we launched our self-service ad platform in 2013, we’ve…

How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems…

Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing?

Local SEO firm BrightLocal recently released some findings from its annual SMB Internet Marketing Survey. These revealed that plenty of small and midsize businesses find online marketing effective, and plan to spend more on it in the future, yet a…