Putting Technology to Work to Help Your Small Business Grow

December 10th, 2018

Many small businesses want to grow! But growing your small business isn’t easy—and the methods that worked in the past may no longer work in a world where disruption is the new normal. Today, almost any business can be “Amazoned”—and … Continue reading

QuckBooks 2018: Intuit Opens a New Chapter for Small Businesses

November 27th, 2018

QuickBooks Connect (QBC) 2018 signaled the end of an era at Intuit, as Brad Smith formally announced that he’ll be stepping out of the CEO role that he’s held for the past eleven years. During his tenure, Smith successfully guided … Continue reading

Beyond the Basics: Why It May be Time to Upgrade Your Company’s PCs and Laptops

November 9th, 2018

Seeking growth is a business constant for small and medium businesses (SMBs). However, the means to achieve this goal is changing. Today’s SMBs know that they need to put technology to work to help the achieve top business goals—such as attracting … Continue reading

Top Takeaways and the Midmarket View from Workday Rising 2018

November 5th, 2018

Workday has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in large enterprise human capital management (HCM), payroll and financial software markets. Since its founding in 2005, the company has grown to over 9700 employees. Today, more than 2,300 customers … Continue reading

Essentials: As Essential to Salesforce as it is For Small Businesses?

October 16th, 2018

Just one year ago, Salesforce took a big leap forward to launch Essentials for small businesses at Dreamforce 2017. As I discussed in this post, Essentials replaced Salesforce’s former patchwork of disconnected small business apps with an integrated CRM solution, … Continue reading

Acumatica’s Next Chapter: Building on Solid Ground

October 4th, 2018

Acumatica may not be the biggest brand on the SMB ERP stage, but the 10-year old company is intent on heading into the spotlight. With ten years of experience in the market, and over 4,000 customers, Acumatica has built a … Continue reading

IT Exchange: Helping SMBs Find, Select and Manage IT Service Providers

September 20th, 2018

SMBs consistently rank “figuring out which IT solutions can best help my business” as one of their top IT challenges. So, I was interested in talking to Sanjeev Kapoor, Founder and CEO of IT Exchange—whose mission is to help SMBs … Continue reading

From Funnel to Flywheel: HubSpot Comes Full Circle

September 11th, 2018

HubSpot’s brand is almost synonymous with inbound marketing. But at its annual user conference, INBOUND 2018, HubSpot acknowledged that it takes more than a great inbound marketing and sales funnel to build and grow a business. Here’s my take on … Continue reading

Bullseye Marketing: Rx For SMB Growth

September 5th, 2018

Laurie:  Today I’m talking with Louis Gudema about his new book, Bullseye Marketing. Louis, I interviewed you about a year ago on your bullseye marketing techniques—but now you’ve written a book on it!  So, I’ll start by asking you, with so … Continue reading

Right-Sizing PC as a Service for SMBs: Dell PCaaS for Business

August 28th, 2018

Today, we can buy almost anything “as a service”—from software to furniture to cars. This approach is becoming an increasingly attractive for many reasons: It helps people and companies to amortize product costs over time, removes procurement, management and maintenance … Continue reading