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, […]
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have become ubiquitous for large, publicly traded corporations. But how important are sustainability initiatives for small and medium businesses (SMBs), and what policies and practices are they putting in place in this area? In our new infographic, SMB Pathways to Sustainability, we provide insights on SMB attitudes, practices, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
We all want and need new technology to power our businesses, help employees work more productively, and bring more convenience and flexibility to our lives. But more of us are increasingly troubled by the impact our appetite for te...