By SMB Group’s Kelly Teal, Contributing Analyst, and Laurie McCabe, Co-founder It’s not every day that someone quite literally reinvents the wheel. But that’s just what David Patrick and Zack Fleishman did about 10 years ago. Now, after a decade of prototyping, testing, and strategizing, their efforts are paying off. Their company, Shark Wheel, has […]
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New Report Reveals How Key Trends and Challenges are Impacting Financial Management
What are the key trends and challenges that SMB financial professionals are facing, and how are they impacting business and financial management practices? These are the questions we explore in this new report, 2023 State of Finance Automation: SMB Financial Management Insights & Trends. The insights in the report are based on BILL’s State of […]
Top Takeaways from Workday’s AI and ML Innovation Summit 2023
As the name implies, the theme of Workday’s AI and ML Innovation Summit 2023 for industry analysts (held March 13-15 at beautiful Cavallo Point in Sausalito, CA) was artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). While other ground was covered, AI and ML topics were the centerpiece of most of the presentations and discussions. Co-CEOs […]
All You Have to Do Is Pour Over Ice: How Uncle Tim’s Cocktails is Redefining the Home Bar with Financial Insights from Xero
By SMB Group’s Kelly Teal, Contributing Analyst, and Laurie McCabe, Co-founder Sometimes you just want to enjoy a few cocktails with friends. Then, before you know it, your hobby turns into a business. At least, that’s the case for Timothy Felkner, CEO of Uncle Tim’s Cocktails, a Denver-based company that sells boutique-grade, ready-made alcoholic drinks, […]
SMB Business and Technology Challenges and Priorities for 2023: New eBook from SMB Group
2022 was a turbulent year for SMBs—and this turbulence is continuing into 2023. Even as many challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic recede, others, including inflation and recession, have become top SMB concerns. Amidst this ongoing uncertainty, SMB Group examines U.S. SMBs’ challenges and priorities for 2023 in our SMB Business and Technology Priorities for […]
2023 Top 10 SMB Technology Trends from SMB Group
Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays, and are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2023. Here at SMB Group, we are ringing in the new year by sharing our annual SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends, required reading both for SMBs (small and medium businesses), and for the vendors that serve […]
How New Zoho Desk Capabilities Help SMBs Address Customer Service Priorities
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) and mid-market businesses are always cost-conscious. So, it’s not surprising that in uncertain economic conditions, they rank controlling and reducing costs as their top business concern for 2023. However, while they need to rein in costs, SMBs must also invest in growth. Customer-related challenges—attracting new business, improving satisfaction and retention, […]
Zoho’s Finance Platform: Is it Right for Your Business?
Below is a lightly edited transcript of my November 23, 2022 video interview with Siva Iswaran, Global Head of Zoho Finance and Operations Suite. LAURIE: Today we’re going to be talking about Zoho, and specifically, its Zoho Finance Plus platform. I’m excited to have Siva Iswaran joining me today. Siva is the global head of […]
Xero: Ramping Up for Growth with New Roles and a New Division
There’s been a lot of news—and a lot of new at Xero. The company just announced that its appointing Chris O’Neill to the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer. Reporting directly to Xero CEO Steve Vamos, O’Neill is tasked with the job of setting and meeting strategic objectives for Xero’s newly-created Applications & Services division, which is part of Xero’s small business platform. ...
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