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Technology 2015: 5 Things That Every Small Business Needs

Stephen Sheinbaum | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Stephen Sheinbaum

Cut through all the clutter and I believe that the lessons of 2014 mean that there are five technologies that all small businesses must embrace in the New Year.

5 Storefront Solutions for Your Small Business

Miranda Marquit | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

I don't do a lot in terms of selling products and services. My small business revolves around providing content to clients, and collecting later by invoicing through FreshBooks or PayPal. However, I know plenty of small business owners who need storefront solutions.

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Ray Leach | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Ray Leach

As CEO of JumpStart Inc., a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of entrepreneurial growth in Northeast Ohio, I am sometimes called upo...

Is New Technology on Your Holiday Wish List? What to Do With the Old Stuff

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 12.15.2014 | Small Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

To meet the demands of business, it's absolutely necessary to keep abreast of the technological trends driving the marketplace. The challenge comes in when you have to figure out what in the world to do with the old stuff.

Let's (NOT) Panic About The Online Sales Tax

Rory Rawlings | Posted 08.26.2013 | Small Business
Rory Rawlings

Whether or not you agree with MFA, there is one thing these businesses have right: sales tax IS a pain. There are 11,000 tax jurisdictions in the U.S. alone; each state has its own tax rules; and businesses that don't get it right can face stiff penalties. Trying to manage sales tax in multiple states can be like trying to steal a kiss from the meter maid: it's hard to do and it's risky.

So Long Cash Register, Hello Innovation

David Marcus | Posted 06.17.2013 | Small Business
David Marcus

The American shopper has drastically changed their habits in just a few years. People are mobile and so are their shopping behaviors whether they are paying online, at home, walking down the street or in the physical store.

6 Surprising Things You Can Do Online

Denise Gosnell | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Denise Gosnell

Long gone are the days when computers were bulky pieces of equipment that costs thousands of dollars apiece. Today's smartphone and iPad devices can now do more than the large, bulky computers of the 1990s.

CIO vs. CMO: 5 Tips to See Eye-to-Eye and Win With Mobility

Chris O'Connor | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business
Chris O'Connor

Historically, technology choices have been the domain of the CIO, however, with BYOD trending and new consumer-inspired enterprise applications entering the market, the sales force too is pushing the technology agenda with their CMO.

Half Of Small-Business Owners Say They Couldn't Survive Without Mobile Tech

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Small Business

Mobile app use is on the rise among small-business owners, according to a survey by Paychex, a payroll and human resources firm. Eighty-five percent o...

Is Your Business Still Addicted To Paper?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 06.07.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners often say they want to use cloud computing solutions or mobile technology to make their businesses more efficient, but they're n...

4 Ways Technology Can Boost Efficiency in a Small Business

Andreas Bernström | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Andreas Bernström

All of this can be done with the click of a button (or a tap of screen). But navigating the seemingly endless list of business tools on the market can become more of a time sink than an efficiency boost.

Gazelles and Entrepreneurs: A to M as Fast as You Can!

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

For entrepreneurs, in particular, technology has been a game-changer, dramatically lowering the cost of starting a business -- from establishing a supply chain to advertising to building a customer base.

Tech, Tech, No Tech

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 03.24.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

What if you have an idea for a company that is not technology-related, is not going to revolutionize the way people socialize, communicate, shop, or -- gasp -- is an actual brick and mortar business? Can it be done and do you have a shot?

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.