American Bedding Manufacturer Matouk Streamlines Operations with Salesforce for Big ROI

Sponsored Post While Fortune 500 brands enjoy an advantage in scale, small businesses thrive by differentiating themselves through agility and personal customer service. And for family-owned luxury bed linen manufacturer , choosing the right technology partners empowered the company to compete on price and service while growing customer relationships against their web-based competitors — the result is a 223% ROI over just six months. Founded in 1929, Matouk has thrived through almost a century of challenges in part because of its commitment to customers, and its knack for adapting […]

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New Stripe Billing Feature Automates Small Business Subscriptions for Products and Services

Online payment solution Stripe has launched a new improved version of a feature the company says will help its customers, including small businesses, better manage subscriptions to their own products and services. Stripe will, according to the company, help you automate, optimize and scale the recurring business models you have in place. says the new option is a redesign of its existing Stripe Subscriptions. If you are a small business with large number of subscribers, you don’t want to spend more time than necessary managing these  accounts […]

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Silicon Valley can't handle hard conversations — and it's hurting entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley can't handle hard conversations — and it's hurting entrepreneurs

There’s a growing lack of transparency in Silicon Valley boardrooms, and startup founders report that they’re deprived of mentorship. Founders report that investors are often unable to engage in difficult conversations. Last year, the amount of available venture capital within the US — the second largest amount of available venture capital since the previous record of $76.8 billion in 2015. While this influx of new funding is making it easier for entrepreneurs to kick start their companies, it’s presenting a new set of problems of its own. With , […]

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53% of Businesses Use Content Marketing

Content marketing has become one of the preferred methods for engaging with customers in the digital age. And to the latest survey from The Manifest, an online business guide, 53 percent of business are spending their time and money on the creation of this content. The report points out how  allows businesses to engage with their customers by becoming thought leaders in their respective fields. If your customers can rely on you for accurate and timely information, you will increase the level of engagement with them. For small […]

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Keep Your Business in the Black — Check Out Profitability Edition of Small Business Trends Magazine

Were you aware that 84% of all small businesses operate in the red? They’ll never make a profit. Of course, your small business doesn’t have to be one of those small businesses. And the latest edition of Small Business Trends magazine can help. In this issue, we’re tackling the topic of profitability. And we’ve lined up plenty of experts and their advice to help your small business stay in the black and out of the red. In our cover story, our Staff Writer Annie Pilon reaches out […]

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Epson Adds 3 Printers Designed for Home Offices

The office can now be anywhere, and when you are at home having a solid reliable printer means you won’t have to go to the office to get hard copies. Epson is addressing this segment with the introduction of new affordable and compact printers for the home, whether it is for the family or . Latest Epson Printers for Home Offices The three printers Epson just announced come in well under $200. According to the company, the  all-in-one printer, the Expression Home XP-5100, and Expression Premium XP-6000 small-in-one printers provide features and performance […]

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This tech startup is starting its own net neutral, independent internet

This tech startup is starting its own net neutral, independent internet

File transfer startup WeTransfer is creating its own net neutral wireless network. The pilot program will be open to a few households in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles.  For the first three months, the service will be free. Monday marked the first day in the US — the Obama-era rules preventing AT&T, Comcast and other internet service providers from And depending on how an experiment turns out in Venice, California, Monday could also mark the beginning of a new “build-your-own-internet” era.  WeTransfer, a file transfer startup based […]

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Do I Need a Business License for Remote Employees?

Sponsored Post Your small business is growing nicely, taking on more and more clients and gradually increasing revenue and profits. In order to sufficiently cater for its growth and additional workload, you’re contemplating taking on remote workers. By recruiting remote employees, you’ll benefit from having access to a wider pool of talent without geographical restraints, and from a number of cost savings, such as no additional office space to pay for. However, despite the many benefits taking on remote employees brings, it is not without its potential […]

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