Intuit: Big Plans for Helping Small Business Work Smarter

April 12th, 2017

Even though I have tracked Intuit for at least 15 years, I didn’t know that Intuit has about 100 patents pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and more than 30 … Continue reading

Keep Calm—and Get Marketing Organization with Lately

March 6th, 2017

Laurie:  Today I’m talking with Kate Bradley Chernis, the CEO of Lately, which is a new company that helps businesses to consolidate and streamline marketing activities into more of a unified step-by-step playbook. Kate, before we get into what Lately … Continue reading

SMBs, the Gig Economy and the New Workplace

March 1st, 2017

Over one-third of U.S. workers are now part of the gig economy, up from 17% in the 1989 survey. Whether you call them freelancers, contractors or contingent workers, gig workers are expected to grow as a percentage of the workforce: … Continue reading

Zoho: What You Need To Know

January 24th, 2017

Source: Laurie McCabe’s Blog

StatX: Mobile Dashboards for Small Business

January 11th, 2017

Laurie: Today I’m talking to Prasad Raje, president and CEO of a new company called StatX. I met Prasad this fall at Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect Conference, and was intrigued with the demo I saw of the StatX solution, which provides … Continue reading

Top Takeaways: 2017 Salesforce Analyst Summit

January 6th, 2017

Source: Laurie McCabe’s Blog

SMB Group’s 2017 Top 10 SMB Technology Trends

January 6th, 2017

2017 has the potential to bring unprecedented changes to the technology landscape for SMBs. In most years, the top tech trends tend to develop in an evolutionary way, but this year we also will see some more dramatic shifts that … Continue reading

Dell Technologies: Bringing Digital Transformation Into Focus for Midmarket Companies

January 4th, 2017

At a conceptual level, most mid-market decision-makers understand the need to capitalize on new digital technologies to sustain and grow their businesses. SMB Group survey research shows that 88% of decision-makers in medium business with 100-1,000 employees believe that technology … Continue reading

Yocale’s “Book Local” Solution for Small Businesses

December 1st, 2016

Laurie:      Today I am speaking with Arash Asli, who is the Chief Executive Officer at Yocale.  Arash and I met earlier this year at a Salesforce event.  Arash’s company, Yocale, provides small local businesses with some very compelling … Continue reading

Kronos: Workforce Ready Mission for SMBs

November 21st, 2016

Smaller businesses are usually preoccupied with what it takes to grow the business and keep the lights on—getting customers in the door, generating more revenue and maintaining profitability (Figure 1). Business growth and profitability are still extremely important priorities as … Continue reading