More U.S. shoppers are using smartphones or other mobile gadgets for research while they shop. Here's how small boutiques and merchants could benefit.
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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.
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The Flint application for iPhone uses the smartphone's built-in camera and imaging features to make it easier for small merchants to accept credit cards.
Updates from Revel Systems and ShopKeep POS allow smaller retailers or food services more flexibility when it comes to pricing, ordering options.
The good news is that more SMBs are shoring up cyber-security defenses, but many worry the measures they are taking won't be adequate.
Priced at less than $5 per employee per month, Wave Accounting's latest offering is targeted at businesses with fewer than 10 people on staff.
Tablet computers and cloud services dominate planned investments for next six to eight months.
New data collected by Australian accounting software company MYOB suggests just 12 percent will make the switch within six months.
Smartphones and tablets are rewriting the rules for mobile data collection and field service dispatch. Here are five solutions for getting organizes paperlessly.
FreshBooks is the latest player to add a mobile accounting application for the iPad, adding to the list of tablet and smartphone options for small-business owners.
The new online platform enables entrepreneurs to interact and collaborate with industry peers, consultants, suppliers and customer prospects.