More frequently, the first impression that a small business might make on a potential customer is via a smartphone or tablet.
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
Apple's software subsidiary is positioning its database as another way small businesses can create smartphone or tablet applications for internal use.
The cloud software company continues to move beyond its legacy in invoicing as it strives to become a full-fledged cloud accounting option.
The financial services company subsidizes hardware and software for small restaurants and retailers, in exchange for a five-year-long merchant processing relationship.
The VYou social network offers a fast-growing platform for answering questions or sharing information about products and services in a more personal way.
Many small businesses equate improved efficiency with devices such as a smartphones and notebooks. That's why almost half are using them despite inadequate management policies, finds a new CDW survey.
After a fire destroyed all of Pelindaba Lavender's office and manufacturing facilities, it was able to reseed the business -- by using the product formulas and operational plans saved with EMC's Mozy service.
The cloud service, currently in beta, cloud help small-business owners get to their most important messages most quickly -- across their email and key social networks including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Born as an invoicing solution, the cloud service is finding loyal followers with those seeking an accounting application that it doesn't require an accounting degree.
About one-third of SMBs are spending an average of $845 per month to manage their social media messages, according to new research from cloud marketing company Vocus.