Google Search Ranking & Its Effect on Your Business


Google emerged victorious in the FTC investigation into whether its business practices violate antitrust laws. Some companies -particularly members of the fair search coalition - were extremely disappointed in the outcome, stating that allowing Google to continue to function in the same facet only … [Read more...]

If time is money, why am I always a dollar short?


I peer up from my “smartphone” to see four little eyeballs intently staring back at me. January is national get organized month, and - fittingly - the focus is a fresh start.  This year, I can’t help but think how I’m tired of retracing the same steps I seemingly took at this same time last year. I … [Read more...]

When Vegas Goes Viral: Reputation Management Online


Tips to monitor your business reputation online, plus how to handle any haters. The power of the average consumer is stronger than ever. Blame the Internet and more specifically, social media for this. Blogs, review sites, Facebook, Twitter, and more provide the infrastructure where a single … [Read more...]

SMB News Recap December 2012

A Wave of Start-Ups Helps Small Companies Outsource Their Tasks New York Times During the holiday season many small businesses find themselves burdened with small, yet important, tasks to accomplish before the new year. Several startups have pushed to the forefront and offer several services to … [Read more...]

SMB Tips to consider that will save money in Q1


As the year comes to an end, many businesses are planning their Q1 calendars and schedules.  They are also looking for ways to cut back on spending and save money. Below are five tips SMBs should consider before the new year: Track assets. Did you know that 64% of businesses conduct manual … [Read more...]

Why do SMBs continue to ignore Social Media?


If you ask a SMB owner the most common response to the question is that they just don’t have the time or resources. Furthermore, when owners do take the step across the social media border, they are confused about what constitutes social media. Is social media just platforms Facebook, Twitter and … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday


November 24, 2012 marks the third annual day for small businesses to promote their goods and service to the community. Small Business Saturday, perfectly sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to small business shopping. Think of it as supporting the business owners in … [Read more...]

Pinterest Launches “Pinterest for Business”


In order to make Pinterest more useful for Businesses, Pinterest launched its newest feature Pinterest for Business. Pinterest is the one of the fastest growing social media platforms available, so the transition makes sense as Pinterest continues its outreach. According to Pinterest product … [Read more...]

The top 25 SMB Twitter Influencers (Part 1)


The top 25 SMB Twitter Influencers (Part 1) Here is our list of the top 25 SMB Twitter Influences (in no particular order) that every SMB should be following. 1. @HarvardBiz 2. @DellSMBnews 3. @SCOREMentors 4. @CNBC 5. @USNewsMoney 6. @BNDarticles 7. … [Read more...]

October Small/Medium Business News Recap


Our first ever monthly news recap. Every month, at the end of the month, we’ll provide a recap of some of the hottest stories, just in case you missed them. Read on! Small Businesses Turn to Facebook, Mobile Marketing to Drive Growth: Read the post to learn about how many companies are turning … [Read more...]