How Small Business Should Think About Financing in 2019

August 19th, 2019

–by Vincent Ney, CEO of Expansion Capital Group It’s no secret that over half of small businesses close their doors within the first five years. One of the problems that often occur has little to do with the innovation, ingenuity, or work … Continue reading

SMB Understanding of Digital Transformation Grows, But Challenges to Taking Action Remain

August 7th, 2019

SMB Group just wrapped up our U.S. Small and Medium Business Digital Transformation Study. This is the second version of the study, which we originally conducted in 2017. We are seeing some very interesting trends in how small and medium businesses … Continue reading

Cloud-based ERP—Helping to Solve the ERP Security Puzzle

July 25th, 2019

As companies invest in more technology, the risk of cybersecurity breaches increases. Businesses must not only protect more data, but also secure and protect it in more places to give workers the anytime, anywhere access they need to get their … Continue reading

Want Expert Small Business Advice? Check Out the New Expert Showcase Series

July 19th, 2019

A while back, Cindia Chau-Boon invited me to participate in an expert showcase series for small business.  In addition to myself, the other contributors include small business luminaries such as Barbara Weltman, Barry Moltz, Jill Salzman, Lisa Penson, Melinda Emerson, … Continue reading

5 Ways Interactive Technology Can Benefit Your Workplace Culture

July 9th, 2019

Is employee satisfaction at your company dwindling? Perhaps productivity has taken a downward trajectory and showing little sign of recovery? Maybe employee morale is low, and turnover is too high? Time to hit restart. If you’re looking for an innovation … Continue reading

Listening Ears On: Salesforce Essentials Journey to Adapt to Small Business Requirements

June 27th, 2019

Launched in November 2017, Salesforce’s Essentials solution for small businesses is coming up on its second birthday. As a replacement for Salesforce’s prior patchwork of disconnected small business apps,  Salesforce designed Essentials to provide small businesses with integrated CRM solution … Continue reading

Salesforce Customer 360: A New Spin on An Elusive Target

June 20th, 2019

This week, I attended Salesforce’s annual Connections event in Chicago. The central theme of the conference focused on Salesforce’s announcement of its Customer Data Platform (CDP) with its next generation of Customer 360 (C360) service. Slated for pilot this fall, … Continue reading

Is Your Business Ready for the New Workforce?

June 13th, 2019

Attracting, retaining and engaging employees have always been fundamental to business success. According to Gallup, businesses in the top quartile of employee engagement achieve 21% greater profitability than those in the bottom quartile. But sweeping demographic, technological and cultural shifts … Continue reading

Is Sage’s Cloud Strategy Finally Taking Shape? Takeaways from Sage Summit

May 21st, 2019

Last week, I attended Sage Summit 2019 in Atlanta—my first since 2016. Prior to the event, I was thinking about the challenges that Sage has faced in the cloud era. While many of its rivals jumped on the cloud bandwagon … Continue reading

Dell Technologies World 2019: Spotlight on Using Technology for Good

May 13th, 2019

Dell Technologies World 2019 unleashed a fire hose of new technology solutions that underscore the company’s successful transition from hardware vendor to an end-to-end technology solutions provider—from edge to core to cloud. While Dell Technologies’ metamorphosis was evident in many … Continue reading