Are You Keeping Pace With Your SMB Customers?

July 27th, 2015

The good new for tech vendors: SMBs are bullish on their own growth, and on using technology to help achieve that growth. The bad news: tech vendors may not be doing a good enough job helping SMBs understand, evaluate and … Continue reading

SMB Spotlight: Empowering A Billion Women by 2020 Teams Up With Xero

June 15th, 2015

EBW2020 is about empowering a billion women on a global basis worldwide over the next few years, by providing them tools, technology, and resources to empower their success as leaders and as entrepreneurs.
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Unit4 Kicks Off North America Market Focus

June 12th, 2015

Unit4, long-time European ERP leader, is making a concerted push into North America. To that end, it hosted industry analysts at the beautiful 60 State Street Boston venue on June 10. Read my Storify account of the event here. [View … Continue reading

Mobile Solutions Play a Big Role in Small Businesses

June 1st, 2015

As the mobile-first mentality becomes more pervasive, small businesses will need more guidance to ensure that their strategies for cloud, networking, infrastructure, legacy applications and devices support, enhance and integrate with the mobile solutions they deploy. Continue reading

Charting a Course in the ERP Clouds

May 21st, 2015

For many SMBs, limited IT resources and budgets are the norm. This makes keeping pace with technology requirements an uphill battle. Over the past several years, cloud-based solutions have helped SMBs put technology solutions to work with less cost and … Continue reading

The Cloud Comes Full Circle: Sage and Salesforce Team Up For Sage Life

May 13th, 2015

The partnership brings together opposite ends of the software universe. It pairs Salesforce, pioneer and poster child for the cloud, with Sage, which has arguably been one of the slowest software vendors to embrace cloud computing. Continue reading

Trends in Small Business Adoption of Mobile Solutions

May 13th, 2015

Mobile technology is revolutionizing how small businesses get things done. Over the last few years, SMB Group has conducted detailed surveys to quantify the impact of mobile in the small business market. Having recently published our 2014 SMB Mobile Solutions … Continue reading

The State of SMB Adoption of Mobile Apps and Management Solutions

April 27th, 2015

These reports underscore that although many SMBs want to continue to expand their use mobile technologies to transform their businesses,they will vendors to provide them with easier access to better solutions to manage and scale their mobile capabilities. Continue reading

Vendor Strategies to Help SMBs Capitalize on Marketing Automation

April 14th, 2015

This is the sixth and final post in a blog series discussing key marketing automation trends for SMBs. This series is excerpted from SMB Group’s December 2014 report, SMB Group Perspectives Report: Top Trends in Marketing Automation and How Vendors Are Helping … Continue reading

Infusionsoft ICON15: Inspiration and Automation for Small Business Marketing

April 9th, 2015

Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe and I’m here today for SMB’s Spotlight with Greg Head, who is the Chief Marketing Officer at Infusionsoft. We’re at the ICON 2015 event, which is Infusionsoft’s annual user conference. It’s been a blast … Continue reading