Category Archives: Small Business Challenges

Soapbox: Are we falling in love with technology or building what SMBs need?

Alleviating the burden with dozens of point solutions, a SaaS solution could deliver a one-stop-shop to help small businesses. Bill Dinan on October 31, 2019 Today’s world of small business-focused technology has become far too fragmented and focused on implementing technology for the sake of technology. This dynamic often yields features that don’t solve real … Continue reading Soapbox: Are we falling in love with technology or building what SMBs need?

How to Develop a Small Business Continuity Plan

Steven Imke — September 16, 2019 Follow @SteveImke — September 16, 2019 733215 / Pixabay What would happen if a disaster struck your business tomorrow? Would you know what to do? A Small Business Continuity Plan is a valuable reference document for the business owner(s) and their team to answer questions and provide information to … Continue reading How to Develop a Small Business Continuity Plan

3 Things You Need to Protect a Small Business

Steven Imke — September 9, 2019 Follow @SteveImke — September 9, 2019 Keeping your business secure from criminals or opportunists should be a priority for a small business owner. However, many small business owners fail to implement proper security strategies to protect a small business since they are under the mistaken belief that only larger … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Protect a Small Business

Why “Competition” is Great for Small Businesses

Ravindra Savaram — August 23, 2019 Follow @s11ravindra — August 23, 2019 Introduction In a small business owner’s niche, one of the toughest things about getting a great foothold is by getting ahead of the competition. He can dominate his niche and improve his revenues if he can beat his competitors. Nevertheless, the competition is … Continue reading Why “Competition” is Great for Small Businesses

Denied for a Small Business Loan? Consider Alternative Lenders

Tucker Mathis — July 17, 2019 Follow @https://twitter.com/finsync — July 17, 2019 Getting approved for a small business loan from traditional lenders or the SBA is difficult. A growing number of businesses are securing funding through online lenders. What do restaurants, auto parts stores and essentially all businesses have in common? They can’t survive for … Continue reading Denied for a Small Business Loan? Consider Alternative Lenders

Zenith Media Report Shows Small Businesses Spend All Their Ad Budgets Online

Zenith Media Report Shows Small Businesses Spend All Their Ad Budgets Online by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, Yesterday Google and Microsoft have spent decades building search platforms and helping small to medium-sized businesses use online technology to advertise and market their goods and services. Now a report, released Monday, suggests much of the growth … Continue reading Zenith Media Report Shows Small Businesses Spend All Their Ad Budgets Online

Pros and Cons of the 4 Most Common Types of Small Business IT Support

Stephanie Hurd — June 24, 2019 — June 24, 2019 Most businesses launch their operations on a shoestring budget and manage the business on readily available technology. If your business starts in your home, as many do, you probably already have a basic computer, internet connection, and phone service. All you need to do is … Continue reading Pros and Cons of the 4 Most Common Types of Small Business IT Support

How to Prepare Your Small Business For the Impact of Automation

Ashish Deshpande — June 21, 2019 Follow @ashishnotigor — June 21, 2019 The use of AI-driven technologies, such as machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing, is changing how work is done. In particular, automation is widely adopted in many industries and disciplines. It’s changing the dynamics of the workforce and impacting businesses of … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Small Business For the Impact of Automation