New Rules for Tech Vendors: How the SMB Buying Journey Is Changing

October 9th, 2015

Over the years we’ve seen many vendors flail—and even fail—when it comes to successfully reaching, selling and serving SMBs. And its arguably getting even more difficult to be successful as as the SMB landscape changes. Continue reading

Reduce Effort and Boost Confidence: Infusionsoft’s Goals to Help Small Businesses Improve Sales and Marketing

September 28th, 2015

“A lot of what we are solving for is multi-system chaos. A lot of small businesses start using many, many tools to try to solve a problem. The may say, let me try this tool or let me try that tool, before really slowing down and starting to think about, what am I trying to accomplish in my business? So a big opportunity for us is to translate the years and years of expertise that InfusionSoft has to what we call the small business success method or life cycle marketing.” Continue reading

Inbound for Everyone Everywhere: HubSpot’s Quest

September 10th, 2015

HubSpot continues to do a stellar job in leading the inbound movement, and developing some of the most innovative solutions in this area. Ironically, however, as it grows its portfolio, HubSpot itself now faces some new inbound marketing challenges of its own. Continue reading

How Well Do You Know The Very Small Businesses That You Want to Sell To?

September 1st, 2015

Technology vendors are increasingly targeting very small businesses (VSBs, with 1 to 19 employees) with their solutions, lured by the sheer size of the market and the relatively low penetration of many technology solutions in this sector.
Take the quiz and find out if you know the basics about what makes the 99% tick! 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

Choosing a Marketing Automation Solution That Works for Your Business: Vendor Solutions and Pricing

April 7th, 2015

This is the fifth 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 SMBs to … Continue reading

Why Size Matters: How Marketing Automation Vendors Define the SMB Market

March 25th, 2015

This is the third 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 SMBs to … Continue reading

SMB Adoption and Trends in Marketing Automation

March 23rd, 2015

This is the second 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 SMBs to … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Infusionsoft’s ICON 2015 Conference for Small Business Marketers

March 20th, 2015

Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe for SMB Spotlight and today I have the pleasure of speaking with Greg Head. Greg is the CMO, Chief Marketing Officer at Infusionsoft and I’ll be heading out to Infusionsoft’s 2015 ICON conference, which will … Continue reading

“Must-Consider” Marketing Trends for SMBs

March 19th, 2015

This is the first 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 SMBs to … Continue reading