Fueled with a recent $20 million infusion, ZenPayroll is adding support for charitable donations. Meanwhile, another player, Justworks, is integrating with 401(k) plans.
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.
With Gnome, based on an Apple iPad mini, the company hopes to move beyond marketing introductions to help small merchants build customer loyalty.
Slightly more than half of smaller companies have virtualized more than 50 percent of their workloads, but 71 percent intend to grow their deployments this year.
The company's all-in-one solution covers customer relationship management, project management, billing and invoicing.
Norton Small Business, intended for companies with fewer than 20 employees, can be used to protect personal computers, smartphones and tablets.
New features are part of two recent updates to the global Web development platform for small businesses.
Spun out of mobile VoIP company Rebtel, the company has raised $12 million in launch funding.
Integration with core document creation and management applications is the central theme of recent updates to EchoSign, HelloSign.
The brainchild of a former wine store owner, the company's iPad-based, cloud-hosted POS platform now supports more than 10,000 small companies in the United States and Canada.
New technologies center on integration: one accommodates payment processing, the other allows SMBs to add booking options to online Web directories and listings.
New release of Facebook publishing platform integrates features for designing and sharing cover photos and visual posts across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Most customers treat gathering reviews and testimonials as a standalone marketing function, but the cloud accounting service lets SMBs make it part of the payment experience.
Available on Apple iOS and Android, Split uses social network information to help you avoid encounters with specific people.
After a successful expansion in Latin America, the small-business hosting and cloud services provider is extending broadly into European countries.
More than 80 percent of SMBs contributing to LogMeIn's latest assessment on the 'bring your own application' trend use employee-introduced technology.