Signature Mortgage uses electronic document reviews to compress loan deals to fewer than 25 days, compared with national average of 45.
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.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.
The cloud software provider is seeking to create an ecosystem of integrated operations applications for small businesses.
The new router piggybacks on an iPad's Verizon 3G or 4G wireless account to create a wireless, in-store POS network.
Communications applications are dominant among small-business owners relying on the Apple iPad to run their operations.
Looking for a simpler way to manage the sales process? Stride foregoes contact management with its cloud-based deal management application.
Constant Contact CEO Gail Goodman explains how visibility on Facebook, Twitter and other social media can translate into 'implied endorsement' for small businesses.
Charles Carroll Financial Partners justified its development investment with reduced travel costs and faster negotiation cycles.
Social hiring site SmartRecruiters.com has created a Facebook app that lets SMBs add hiring information to their Facebook business page.
Five small businesses could receive up to $25,000 in cash to put their social media strategies into action.
Small businesses must walk a thin line between encouraging innovative new productivity tools while introducing policies to improve security.
Consumers receive incentive points for frequenting registered local restaurants, retailers or merchants.
Intuit e-commerce strategist Craig Zarmer encourages SMBs to consider e-commerce as a way to forge tighter customer relationships.
If you use QuickBooks, the BodeTree dashboards show metrics that help small-business owners keep on top of their company valuations.
Need legal proof that you sent that contract or follow-up email? RPost layer electronic return receipts with digital signature services.
Brandify combs key online sites and social networks, offering recommendations about how small companies can improve their brand in cyberspace.