Social media and Web services have enabled small businesses to become far more savvy about sales and marketing, but not everyone is embracing them the same way.
Small Business Matters
Long-time small-business advocate Heather Clancy translates the latest SMB trends -- from e-commerce technologies to cost-effective applications, hardware, collaboration tools and cloud services that improve SMB efficiency.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation
SimpleScan converts documents and business cards today; support for invoices is coming in the future.
Facebook alone won't cut it if your small company hopes to make a sales impact online.
The cloud accounting service reaches small businesses in 120 countries.
The new offerings, priced starting at $429, can underpin inventory control, asset tracking and point-of-sale applications.
The new service from Main Street Hub helps small companies manage their online reputations and presence on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+, Foursquare and TripAdvisor.
One of the toughest tasks small restaurants handle is producing professional-looking menus in print and online, but MustHaveMenus helps automate that process.
More than half of small businesses now use mobile credit-card readers -- or plan to do so within 12 months.
The Collaborate.com service was designed for teams that aren't desk-bound, such as real estate agents, automotive dealers or medical clinics.
With eVoice, small businesses can now make it simpler for customers or prospects to initiate a phone conversation.