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Keri Gohman of Xero: Automation and AI Help Accountants Provide Advisory Services SMBs Desire From Them to Succeed

I caught up with Keri Gohman, President of Xero Americas, after her keynote at Xerocon 2018 yesterday right here in Atlanta.  One of the themes of her presentation centered on how automation will free accountants from the time-consuming but important tasks of collecting and processing data, allowing them to focus more of their time on more valuable advisory services – services small businesses want them to provide.  And artificial intelligence, coupled with automation, is providing accounting advisors insight into creating their own specialized niches that can provide […]

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This Week in Small Business, Niche Social Media Sites and Customer Pain Points Discussed

This Week in Small Business, Niche Social Media Sites and Customer Pain Points Discussed

?? Welcome back to another episode of This Week in Small Business. This week, I’m joined again by my friend John “Colderice” Lawson — at least for part of the show — and we’re talking about the top stories appearing this week on Small Business Trends. In this show, I start (waiting for a flight in Las Vegas) with a at the history of business communications. It’s a great look at how we first started communicating with each and how it’s evolved into our always connected world […]

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Small Business Owners Remain Very Optimistic But a Little Sleep Deprived

Small business optimism  among small business owners is at a record high. But this optimism is the result of hard work and dedication which comes with less sleep. The  survey revealed respondents slept 6.7 hours a night on average, less than the eight recommended hours. This, however, didn’t dampen their optimism as the index revealed an overall score of 68.7, which was up 2.4 points from the first quarter of 2018. For two out of three small business owners, the current environment in the US is one that […]

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10 Ways to Accelerate Your Online Marketing and Small Business Growth

For some businesses, slow but steady is their preferred way to grow. But for entrepreneurs seeking to master their craft and build their empires quickly, careful planning and expertise are required. To learn some of the top methods for accelerating growth in your online marketing plan and beyond, check out some of the tips from members of the online small business community below. Improve Quality, Productivity and Morale with Process Standardization If your team is left to guess or figure out on their own how to best […]

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TECHSPO Houston Features Next Generation Innovation for Small Businesses

If you want to keep up with the latest technology trends for your business,   Houston 2018 is the place to do it. Leading global companies will be showcasing next generation technology and innovation. Meanwhile exhibitors will hold seminars on a wide range of topics demonstrating their latest products and services. TECHSPO Houston 2018 is an opportunity to learn from the very manufacturers and educators who are developing the latest technology and trends. You will witness the latest technology for the internet, mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS demonstrated by […]

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Jeff Brathwaite of 2 The Next Level: Alexa’s Secret Recording Gives Google An Opening in the Battle for the Smart Home

Usually my co-host for doing the Watching Amazon video podcast is my buddy, John “ColderIce” Lawson, but with him out of the country, I was lucky to have my friend, Jeff Brathwaite, web guru and Google Home/Assistant expert, join me. And it was perfect timing. Last week, it was reported Google outsold Amazon in the smart speaker device category for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2018. I did not think this would happen anytime soon, let alone last quarter. Google vs Amazon Race […]

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This Week in Small Business, Microsoft Unveils Surface Hub 2

This Week in Small Business, Microsoft Unveils Surface Hub 2

Welcome back to another episode of This Week in Small Business. This is a weekly series in which I dissect the big news of the week for small business owners and more. On the show this week, I’m joined by a good friend of mine, Jeff Brathwaite, CEO of 2 The Next Level. To kick off the conversation, we talked about small business resources and where small business owners — like you — can get these invaluable and important tools. Last week, Annie Pilon looked to our […]

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What is Mix and How Do I Use it for My Business?

On June 30, 2018, to Mix. And the new platform has a few features that might be of interest to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Similar to StumbleUpon, the social network site that helps users and interesting things across the web, Mix provides a new way to discover and save people’s favorite things on the internet. What is Mix? Mix is created and provided by the makers of StumbleUpon. Like StumbleUpon, Mix is part of the Expa family. Expa works with proven founders to develop and launch […]

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Infusionsoft Unveils New Marketing Platform Designed for Small Businesses

  has unveiled a new marketing platform with a lower price, free trial and revamped CRM that’s geared to enticing smaller enterprises to tackle the marketing job themselves. Small Business Trends spoke with CEO Clate Mask about changes and new direction for the powerful marketing tool. Infusionsoft for Small Business The company set out on the new leg of its decade long mission to help small businesses with a revamped focus aptly named to suit its lofty goals. Mars Mission “We started out on what we call […]

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Best 10 Online Tools to Create GIFS for your Small Business

GIFs, short bite-sized animated image files, are everywhere these days, dominating social media and the internet, in general. These fun, short files are animated by combining a series of images into an encoded  (GIF). GIFs are used widely online as a means of conveying a reaction, illustrating a point or explaining a concept. Reaction GIFs on social chats are one area where these files are proving to be particularly popular. GIFs are being used by businesses to help them stay up-to-date, fun and relevant online. These entertaining […]

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