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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
Signature Mortgage uses electronic document reviews to compress loan deals to fewer than 25 days, compared with national average of 45.
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.