My Favorite Things for More Enjoyable Business Travel

April 19th, 2018

Peak event time for technology industry analysts is in full swing, and I’m zig-zagging back and forth across the U.S. this spring. So I was excited to hear about and participate in the inaugural National Business Traveler Day (NBTD) on April 24, … Continue reading

What Is Blockchain, and How Will It Change Business Transactions?

April 11th, 2018

Blockchain is a new way that people and companies can create, verify and enforce value-based transactions. Blockchain transactions offer a safe, secure and transparent way to negotiate and transact in real time—without paying for a middleman. Because each transaction is … Continue reading

MuleSoft: Salesforce’s New Springboard to Help Companies Focus on Growth Instead of Grind

March 23rd, 2018 has acquired more than 50 companies since its founding in 1999. Earlier this week, it made its biggest purchase ever, acquiring MuleSoft for $6.5 billion. Salesforce will use MuleSoft’s Anypoint platform—which connects applications, data and devices (cloud and on-premises)—as … Continue reading

Salesforce Expands Essentials for Small Business

March 15th, 2018

Salesforce announced this week that it is expanding its Salesforce Essentials solutions portfolio for small businesses, adding Service Cloud Essentials to its lineup. This follows on the heels of last year’s Dreamforce 2017 launch of Salesforce Sales Cloud  Essentials.  As … Continue reading

Does Your SMB Strategy Need A Makeover? Seven Warning Signs

March 14th, 2018

Are you trying to get on solid footing in small and medium businesses (SMB) market, but missing the mark? All too many technology vendors target but rarely build a volume business in this space. Many vendors simply fail to take … Continue reading

How to Create a More Compelling Analyst Event

March 8th, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed and could very much relate to Jon Reed’s recent post, How to screw up a vendor analyst day – in 12 simple steps. So much so that I’m inspired to write my own take on how to create a … Continue reading

Growth of the Gig Economy: What SMBs Need to Know

February 27th, 2018

Major trends are converging to reshape the makeup of the SMB workforce, as we discuss in Trend #2 of SMB Group’s 2018 Top 10 SMB Technology Trends. One key trend is that the gig economy is growing. Just what is the gig … Continue reading

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