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Laurie McCabe's Blog

Looking at the Big Picture for SMB Sales and Marketing: revenue + associates

June 27th, 2014

Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group. Today I’m talking to Louis Gudema, president of revenue + associates, which helps companies generate more revenue through measureable sales and marketing improvements. So Louis, I’ve known you for a while … Continue reading

Five Things SAP Needs To Do To Make “Simple” Real

June 17th, 2014

There’s probably nothing harder for a business to accomplish than these two things: 1) make the complex simple; and 2) change market perceptions. But, at SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 user event, SAP CEO Bill McDermott and other SAP executives … Continue reading

Nine Signs Michael Dell Will Be the Comeback Kid

June 10th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Dell’s annual analyst conference (DAAC), an event I’ve attended for many years. The big difference this year, of course, is that this is the first DAAC since Michael … Continue reading

VerticalResponse: Taking the Guesswork Out of Email Marketing and Social Media for Small Businesses

April 11th, 2014

  Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group, and today I’m talking to Janine Popick, CEO at VerticalResponse.  VerticalResponse helps small businesses grow with email and social marketing tools, and recently VerticalResponse introduced a new version of … Continue reading

Discussing SMB Tech Trends: Part 1, Social Media Marketing and Technology As a Game Changer

January 21st, 2014

Recently, I was a guest on Act Local Marketing for Small Business with host Kalynn Amadio. Each week, Kalynn shares information and actionable tips to help inspire and motivate small and medium businesses (SMBs) reach their business goals.  On this … Continue reading

Sanjeev Aggarwal's Blog

SMB trends driving interest in Online File Sharing and Collaboration (OFSC) solutions

June 5th, 2014

SMB Group recently wrapped up its 2014 Small and Medium Business Routes to Market Study, which examined U.S. SMB technology adoption and the buying cycle in 10 key solution areas. (Small businesses are defined as those with 1 to 99 employees, … Continue reading

SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends For 2014

December 10th, 2013

Here are SMB Group’s Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2014! A more detailed description of each follows below. 1.     Progressive SMBs Use Technology as a Game Changer 2.     Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But SMBs Steer Clear of Dark Clouds 3.     … Continue reading

SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends For 2014

December 10th, 2013

Here are SMB Group’s Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2014! A more detailed description of each follows below. 1.     Progressive SMBs Use Technology as a Game Changer 2.     Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But SMBs Steer Clear of Dark Clouds 3.     … Continue reading

2013 SMB Mobile Attitudes and Challenges

April 24th, 2013

The rapid rise of mobile in the consumer space is accelerating the explosive growth of mobile solutions in the business world. Businesses recognize that mobile solutions can empower employees to be more productive and responsive to customers. Likewise, they realize … Continue reading

Report Card: 2012 Top 10 SMB Technology Market Predictions

November 27th, 2012

–by Laurie McCabe and Sanjeev Aggarwal, SMB Group Before developing our 2013 predictions, we wanted to assess how we did on our 2012 Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions. Here’s our take–please let us know what grades you would have given … Continue reading