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USA Today, Womply Lend Help to Main Street Businesses

There’s often a focus on online businesses. This week, there seemed to be a concerted effort to help local small businesses get online and even one instance where an online behemoth plans to enter into a very traditionally local, seasonal business. Earlier this week, USA Today a new tool to help local small businesses, often called the Main Street businesses, enhance their online presence and launch effective targeted marketing campaigns. Be on the lookout for the newspaper company’s new LOCALiQ service. On the back end of many […]

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Womply Debuts a CRM for Mom and Pop Businesses

The Womply CRM has been launched as the first customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed specifically for American small businesses. Womply says it designed its CRM to solve the customer-facing challenges of small businesses without the complexities of traditional CRM solutions used by large enterprises. According to Womply Founder Toby Scammell, this means working out of the box without wasting time and needing technical expertise. These are critically important factors for mom and pop shops who need to capitalize on the benefits CRM offers, but who don’t have […]

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USA Today Launches Tool to Help Local Small Businesses Reach Targets with Marketing

As continues to heat up, USA Today Network, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), has rolled out called LOCALiQ, which aims to help small businesses better reach and market to local consumers on any digital platform they may be on. With LOCALiQ, small businesses looking to solidify and improve their digital marketing operations will now be able to use the Network’s various marketing solutions to reach customers, and also access data-supported marketing strategies across mobile, web search and social media platforms. “This is a new service available […]

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Mastercard and Microsoft Team Up to Help Small Businesses Become Exporters

In order to solve the problems of cross-border trade and payments small businesses face, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Microsoft have created a new solution to simplify the process of doing business around the world. Mastercard Track Mastercard Track integrates with the existing procure-to-pay process system a business has in place. It then strengthens third-party risk management and improves cash flow visibility while lowering the cost of tasks such as accounts payable/receivable with automation. For small business owners, there is great potential in addressing the segment. This is […]

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Some Small Businesses Should Know Why Someone Just Bought 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Vans

Some Small Businesses Should Know Why Someone Just Bought 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Vans

? Who would buy 20,000 Mercedes-Benz vans? Amazon would, actually. And they already did, according to one headline this week on Small Business Trends. My guest this week on This Week in Small Business, John “Colderice” Lawson, says he believes the move to purchase all these fresh off the line Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans is a sign that Amazon is ready to take control of the whole process, from its warehouses to your front door. (To be precise: This week’s show was recorded in his media studio, so […]

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5 Types of Background Checks You Should Perform on Any Prospective New Hire

A survey reports that small businesses that take the time to invest in a good candidate screening process improve the quality of their hires by 70 percent. Small Business Trends spoke with    the senior director of HR services at Paychex about the 5 background checks small business should perform on any new hire. According to Machado, small businesses need to refine their hiring processes like never before. “As the labor market has tightened and unemployment has gone down over the past several months, hiring has become […]

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Avoid Holds On Your PayPal Money with Funds Now Feature

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has just announced a new feature called Funds Now. As the name implies, it allows select businesses the ability to access the funds from completed sales right away. By eliminating the holds, delays, and reserves, gives small businesses the cash flow they need to keep their operations going without having to wait. PayPal Funds Now Program The program has been extended to small businesses in good standing at no extra cost, which now makes up more than one million companies. Cash flow is a […]

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Two Thirds of Small Businesses Applying for Credit Today Get the Full Amount

With a score of 69.7, the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI) for Q3 of 2018 achieved the highest level in the history of the survey. MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Q3 2018 Small Business Index The high level of in the economy is in part also responsible for more businesses getting the full amount of financing they applied for. This was the case for more than two thirds or 67% of the applicants. Another 11% only received a partial amount while […]

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Is Your Small Business Using AI Yet? It Should Be

Is Your Small Business Using AI Yet? It Should Be

? It’s been another busy week for small businesses here with plenty of good and exciting news on the economy. But I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about some of the other top stories I found this week on Small Business Trends for the latest This Week in Small Business. In this week’s show, you’ll see that I’m alone for half of it. That’s because I was at the latest Inbound conference . You can check out my in-depth conversation with Jon Dick of […]

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Microsoft Ends Enrollment for Program Helping Small Businesses Finance Surface Plus

Almost a year to the date after Microsoft launched the Surface Plus Program, new enrollments officially ended on August 31, 2018. Although Microsoft has stopped accepting new applicants, those who are already enrolled can continue with their plans, including upgrading their device. The only reason the company has given to date is a brief explanation on the FAQ of its , “After much thought and consideration, Microsoft has decided to end new enrollment into the Surface Plus Program”. When the program was introduced in 2017, it gave […]

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