Author: Laurie McCabe

The Future of Business Management: Insights from Sage Transform 2024

The Future of Business Management: Insights from Sage Transform 2024

Sage Transform 2024 shed light on the evolving business management and accounting landscape. At the February event, Sage focused on the acceleration of technology-driven operations, the increasingly critical role of AI, and the importance of sustainability within the SMB sector. Here are my key takeaways from these topics and other highlights from the event. Moving […]
Salesforce Expands Starter CRM Horizons

Salesforce Expands Starter CRM Horizons

In August 2023, Salesforce launched Salesforce Starter, a new CRM solution tailored for businesses lacking CRM expertise. This platform simplifies the process of trying, buying, and deriving value from Salesforce’s CRM solutions. As discussed in this post, Salesforce Starter is designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) with limited CRM experience. Since its launch, Starter […]

Elevating Small Business Success: The Power of Automated, Personalized Invoicing and Payments

In today’s digital era, customers increasingly expect small businesses to provide the same level of service and convenience as large companies. Small businesses must project a polished, professional image across the buying journey to compete effectively. Mastering the art of providing great sales, marketing, and service is essential to delivering a great customer experience. But […]
Top Takeaways: Acumatica Summit 2024

Top Takeaways: Acumatica Summit 2024

Acumatica Summit 2024, held in Las Vegas at the end of January, focused on Acumatica’s growth in technology, community, and strategy. CEO John Case opened the event, emphasizing the company’s commitment to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Summit covered topics including customer expansion and community, partnerships, and introduced a Professional Services Edition, offering insights […]
Navigating the Future: SMB Workforce and Workplace Trends for 2024

Navigating the Future: SMB Workforce and Workplace Trends for 2024

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are continually adapting to rapid changes in the workforce and workplace, and staying ahead of the curve is more crucial than ever. The latest eBook from SMB Group, SMB Workforce and Workplace Trends for 2024, sponsored by Dell Technologies and Zoho, examines SMB workforce, workplace, and collaboration plans and trends. […]
New eBook from SMB Group:                            2024 SMB Priorities: Aligning Technology Investments to Business Requirements

New eBook from SMB Group: 2024 SMB Priorities: Aligning Technology Investments to Business Requirements

In a world where small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) navigate an ever-evolving landscape, understanding the intersection of technology investments and business requirements has never been more critical. In our new, free eBook, 2024 SMB Priorities: Aligning Technology Investments to Business Requirements, sponsored by Dell Technologies and Zoho, we share important trends about SMB business and technology […]
Catalyzing the Circular Economy: How Dell’s Concept Luna Aligns with SMB Sustainability Ambitions

Catalyzing the Circular Economy: How Dell’s Concept Luna Aligns with SMB Sustainability Ambitions

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and programs are now common practice for most large, publicly traded corporations. While small and medium businesses (SMBs) tend to lag behind their large enterprise counterparts, SMB Group research indicates that 75% of decision-makers agree that a strong sustainability strategy can help them improve business results—up from 57% a […]

2024 Top 10 SMB Technology Trends From SMB Group

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays, and wish you a happy and healthy 2024. Here at SMB Group, we are ringing in the new year by sharing our annual SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends, required reading for SMBs (small and medium businesses), and for the vendors that serve them. Our Top […]
SMBs and AI: Embracing the Future of Smart Business

SMBs and AI: Embracing the Future of Smart Business

In an era increasingly driven by technology, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly interested in using artificial intelligence (AI) as a catalyst for growth and innovation. A comprehensive survey conducted by SMB Group highlights this trend, revealing the attitudes and adoption rates of AI among 744 SMBs. SMB Interest in and Adoption of AI […]
Back to the Future: Current HR Strategies to Future-proof Small Businesses

Back to the Future: Current HR Strategies to Future-proof Small Businesses

How can SMBs future-proof their HR strategy? In this Mineral webinar, I spoke with Mineral’s Kelley Butler, Marketing Manager, and Kerry Lear, JD and Senior Director of Content Services to discuss the implications of Mineral’s 2023 State of HR Report. The report, produced jointly by Mineral and SMB Group, surveyed more than 700 decision-makers at […]