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Top Takeaways: 2018 Acumatica Summit

February 2nd, 2018

Acumatica celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with 1,100 of its best friends, customers and partners at the 2018 Acumatica Summit in Nashville, TN. CEO Jon Roskill and other Acumatica executives provided us with an update on 2017 performance, and a glimpse … Continue reading

Fundbox: Scaling Small Business Access to Credit

January 24th, 2018

Small businesses often have a difficult time getting the financing they need when they need it. Fundbox is tackling this issue with a new line of credit solution, Fundbox Fuse. I spoke with Joanna Knox , Business Development Manager, Channel … Continue reading

SMB Digital Transformation: Why, When, Where and How?

January 9th, 2018

SMB Group’s 2017 U.S. Small and Medium Business Digital Transformation Study reveals that today’s small and medium businesses (SMBs) have tuned into the digital revolution. As noted in Pulse Check: SMBs and Digital Transformation, roughly three-quarters of SMB (including small … Continue reading

Top 10 SMB Tech Trends for 2018

January 8th, 2018

2018 will usher in many changes in the SMB technology landscape. SMBs are becoming much more aware of how integral technology is to business success. Mainstream adoption of cloud and mobile solutions will provide a springboard for SMBs to explore and … Continue reading

Acquisio: Infusing Online Adverstising with Machine Learning for Smarter Campaigns

December 11th, 2017

Attracting new customers and growing revenues are always top SMB goals–but achieving these goals is easier said than done. So I was interested in talking with Beth Thouin, who is VP Marketing at Acquisio (part of Web.com Group, Inc.), a paid … Continue reading

Intuit: Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses with AI and Machine Learning

December 7th, 2017

  Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are changing the world. These technologies make computer programs “smart” by helping them to: Learn, predict patterns and spot anomalies Recommend and implement new processes and activities Converse with users to answer … Continue reading

Pulse Check: SMBs and Digital Transformation

December 4th, 2017

Most people realize that digital technologies are reshaping our lives and changing the way we get work done. As cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, robotics, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality … Continue reading

Sales Cloud Lightning Essentials: Putting Salesforce Back on the Small Business Track

November 29th, 2017

At Dreamforce 2017 a few weeks ago, Salesforce launched Salesforce Sales Cloud Lightning Essentials, its latest offering for small businesses. This new solution—which I’ll call Sales Essentials from here on in—follows pretty quickly on the heels of SalesforceIQ, which the … Continue reading

Why Now is the Time to Rethink Your Company’s Collaboration Strategy

November 15th, 2017

Register for this Wednesday, December 13, 2017 webinar to learn more about working smarter! Does Your Business Need to Work Smarter? Tips for Effective Communication and Collaboration Collaboration really is a unique business function. Can you think of any other … Continue reading

Do Small Businesses Need Another Bank? Why Seed Thinks They Do

October 24th, 2017

Do small businesses need another bank–or another way to bank? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Ryan Hildebrand, the co-founder at Seed, the first full-service digital bank alternative designed for small business. Not surprisingly, Hildebrand  thinks the answer is … Continue reading