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What Emerging Technology Is the Biggest Help to Your Small Business?

What Emerging Technology Is the Biggest Help to Your Small Business?

There are a lot of emerging technologies on the market today. And they all seem to have business applications. Unlike in the past, these technologies are available almost right away to small businesses, too. Of course, just because they’re available and accessible, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re beneficial to your small business. Here are some of the top emerging small business technologies and how they benefit companies like yours. Voice Search: Asking thin air a question and getting a response. Can you believe we’re in a time when […]

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Apple Launches Business Chat on iMessage with New OS Release

Apple Launches Business Chat on iMessage with New OS Release

Last year Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced its plans to make Business Chat available at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and the company  for users in the US and Canada. Business Chat on iMessage Just like Facebook users are able to chat directly with businesses on Messenger, iMessage users will now be able to do something similar. For participating businesses, this type of engagement has resulted in being able to respond to the needs of their customers with direct access. In 2017 alone, connected with small businesses on […]

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Slack Seeks Solution for Outage Problem and your Business Should Look for Workarounds

Slack Seeks Solution for Outage Problem and your Business Should Look for Workarounds

Small team collaboration favorite Slack is seeking a solution to its excessive outages, but in the meantime, your small business needs a contingency plan. Slack is one of the leading collaboration platforms among small businesses. Thousands are using to connect teams in the same building or around the world on projects big and small. But there’s a problem. Slack tends to stop working quite a bit. In fact, according to a recent , Slack saw outages a total of 40 days in 2017. And there were 51 […]

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In the News: Facebook Scandals Grow, Should Small Businesses Rethink Using the Site?

In the News: Facebook Scandals Grow, Should Small Businesses Rethink Using the Site?

This week the issue of privacy in social media dominated the news. And as Mark Zuckerburg gets ready to head to Washington, the impact of Facebook’s woes on small businesses was addressed. The of eroding trust in the social network among Americans could make may have small businesses rethinking use of Facebook to reach customers. This week’s summary also looks at the economy, financing, and technology trends to name but a few of the topics. You can take a look at the rest of the small business […]

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In the News: More Tech Advances from Google, Salesfloor Target Small Businesses

In the News: More Tech Advances from Google, Salesfloor Target Small Businesses

As small businesses continue to integrate more technology into their operations, new retail trends are being established. This week, Google launched Shopping Actions to increase sales for online retailers, and Salesfloor also announced a new platform for small retailers. On the point of sale side, TrueRating and Poynt have partnered up to bring the physical and digital world seamlessly together. And BarDog is giving bars and restaurants a better way to keep track of their spirits. These are just some of the products and services highlighted this […]

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Weekly Small Biz Headlines: New QuickBooks Features, Trump Tax Plan Explained

Weekly Small Biz Headlines: New QuickBooks Features, Trump Tax Plan Explained

The gig economy is changing the way small businesses hire. And it has also led to more people making a career out of freelancing and contracting. Previously, tax season was complicated both for contractors and the small businesses that hire them. But a new Intuit tool aims to change all that. In addition, the recent Trump tax plan could make a major impact on small business finances going forward. And Small Business Trends sat down with a CPA to better understand some of the nuances. See both […]

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