More articles by "Pedro Hernandez"

Does Automated Human Resources Make Sense for SMBs?

Want to grow your small business? You won't get far if you base your HR processes on spreadsheets, Word documents and stacks of paper forms. Cloud-based human capital management can help.

SocialProof Boosts Word-of-Mouth Marketing

A new cloud-based marketing analytics platform helps small businesses deliver targeted messages based on positive customer experiences.

Chekkt Opens 'Consumerized' B2B Online Marketplace

So many choices, so little guidance. Chekkt launches an online marketplace to help small business owners find the cloud-based business software and services that are right for them.

NComputing OneSpace Brings Desktop Apps to Tablets

Why compromise? OneSpace gives mobile workers access to full-featured desktop apps on the go.

GoDaddy Wants to Help Small Businesses 'Get Paid'

A new offering from GoDaddy lets small business owners collect payments on the go and manage invoices online.

Google Floats Unlimited Business Cloud Storage Plan

The company launches an unlimited cloud storage plan for $10 per month.

Dell Unwraps Secure All-in-One PCs for Small Business

Turning its attention to end-user security, the PC maker rolls out new hardware and software offerings that keep small business data safe.

Carbonite Gets Physical with New Hardware Backup Appliance

Carbonite renews its focus on small businesses data protection with a physical backup appliance, a first for the cloud storage company.

Intacct Brings Business Intelligence to SMB Accounting

The cloud-based accounting platform leverages business intelligence to provide SMBs with Performance Cards—context-driven, at-a-glance views of their financial health.

Incentive Gives SMB Intranets a Social Edge

The software company turns stodgy intranets into social hubs that foster employee engagement, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

Epson Launches New WorkForce Printers to Rival Laser

Can you get laser quality without a big price tag? Epson promises to shake up the economics of SMB printing with nine new printers based on its PrecisionCore technology.

Facebook: Authenticity Key to Social Media Success

From tools and tips to engaging how-tos, New York area small businesses get tips from the pros at the Facebook Fit event.

Comcast Launches SMB Business Wireless Gateway

Worry-free Wi-Fi? Comcast Business now offers both public and private Wi-Fi service in one device.

Surface Pro 3 Review: A Tablet-Laptop Mashup

Should you buy a tablet or a laptop? Now you can have both for the price of one. Microsoft's latest tablet vies for a place in your small biz tech arsenal.

Location-based Mobile Marketing for SMBs

MPact, a new, Bluetooth-enabled location services suite from Motorola, aims to help small businesses reach bargain hunters via their smartphones.

Internet of Things Shows Promise and Peril

Small business IT pros who understand the Internet of Things are generally upbeat about its potential, but many worry about the security implications, according to a new study from AVG.

Big Data Ecommerce Smarts for Small Businesses

Small business, it's time to meet Big Data. Terapeak lets you optimize your online sales without spending a fortune on IT equipment, services and analytics skills.

Online Sales Tax Won't Sink Small Businesses

Worried that collecting online sales tax will crimp your revenues? Ignore the doom and gloom, says Exactor CEO Jonathan Barsade.

Small Business IT Survey: No Backup, No Data, No Business

Data loss could put up to 40 percent of companies out of business, or at least in dire financial straits, finds a new study from cloud backup provider Carbonite.

Yooz Brings Cloud AP Automation to U.S. SMBs

The European business software specialist sets up shop in the U.S. to help small businesses take back time and money lost to paper-based accounts payable processes.

Microsoft Supersizes OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business users gets a big cloud storage upgrade as the company builds up its enterprise cloud services slate.

Small Businesses Bank on Social Media for Success

Social media holds more promise for small business owners over other emerging technologies, according to a joint report from Dell and Manta. Plus, the most important SMB milestones.

Smartphones, Mobile Search Drive SMB Call Volume

Although consumers are no longer tethered to landlines, they still let their fingers do the walking thanks to their smartphones.

Personalized Marketing Boosts Sales, Study Reports

Marketing to online customers' individual tastes and interests improves the bottom line, according to new study from personalization specialist Certona.

Avoid a Cash Crisis with Small Business Workbench

A small business forecasting tool from Small Business Payments Company lets you avoid surprises on your path toward profitability.

Debunking Email Marketing Myths

Are your email campaigns crashing and burning despite following industry-prescribed best practices? Don't believe everything you think you know.

Microsoft Pushes the Cloud as Office 2003 Support Ends

Microsoft pulls the plug on Office 2003 and urges small businesses to get with the times by subscribing to the cloud-based Office 365.

Staples Advantage Helps Windows XP Holdouts Move On

Staples gears up to help small businesses upgrade from Windows XP as the operating approaches the end of the line.

Linksys Returns to Its SMB Networking Roots

Now a part of Belkin, and with new wireless access points and smart switches in tow, Linksys gears up for a major push into professional networking products for small businesses.

HP Drives Down Small Business Inkjet Printer Costs

New, more efficient all-in-ones and an ink replacement service promise to take the sticker shock out of keeping HP's small business printers stocked with ink.

Avoid Tax Time Mistakes with Cloud Accounting

Do you check in with the accountant once a year? That's a costly mistake, but the cloud can help.

HP Puts Big Business Storage Within SMB Reach

With an updated range of SAN, NAS and backup solutions, HP aims to help SMBs leverage the business-boosting potential of advanced storage management.

Small Businesses Turn to Tech to Drive ROI: Survey

New research from Brother and SCORE reveals that while small business owners increasingly look to new technologies to ensure success, those innovations may be falling short.

VerticalResponse Relaunches for the Mobile and Social Era

Company flips the switch on a complete revamp of its marketing platform. Expect a modern, streamlined interface, mobile-optimized templates and integrated social media management.

Voxox Cloud Phone Brings Mobility to Business Calls

Ready to ditch your desk phone? Cloud Phone, a hosted PBX, routes inbound business calls to mobile phones, saving small businesses money while maintaining a professional image.

HP Debuts New Business Tablets and Point-of-Sale Hardware

Company refreshes its business mobile device lineup with new 10.1-inch Windows tablet and a "line busting" tablet dock for retailers.

NComputing's OneSpace Plugs Mobile Business App Gap

Small businesses no longer have to sacrifice full software functionality for portability with NComputing's take on mobile client virtualization.

Cirrus Insight Turns Gmail Users into Salesforce Pros

Love Gmail but struggle with Salesforce? One startup helps small business sales reps become CRM experts without leaving the comfort of their inboxes.

Small Biz Embraces Businesses Process Automation

Business process automation isn't just for big businesses anymore. Cloud computing, mobile devices and easier access to analytics technologies help small firms drive efficiency and productivity.

New HP Small Business MFP Supports Mobile Printing

The company's new multi-function small business printer features support for the Mopria mobile device printing standard.

SMBs Neglect Mobile Customers, Risk Revenue Loss

Small businesses in the U.S. leave a staggering amount of money on the table by not providing a mobile-friendly website.

Plan for Small Business Success

Want to grow your business? Learn how the right approach and the right tools can better your chances.

Vizibility Takes the Surprise Out of Googling Yourself

Google's search results can be a bit rough around the edges and give people the wrong impression of you. Vizibility stuffs those Google results into a tailored suit.

Avaya Launches IP Office Contact Center for SMBs

New software allows smaller call center operations to provide customer services via phone, email or Web chat.

Should Your Small Business Accept Bitcoin?

As the digital currency generates massive buzz, should you consider accepting bitcoin as a payment method for your company? Ecommerce expert Nick Vahalik weighs in.

Kabbage Releases Mobile Small Biz Lending App

With a new financing app for iOS and Android, small business owners don't have to pass up great deals because they left their laptops at the office.

The Net Neutrality Ruling and Small Business

What small businesses need to know about the recent legal decision on net neutrality and its possible effect on their ability to compete online.

Spiceworks 7.1 Boosts Security, Enhances Support Tickets

New security integrations help SMB IT professionals keep undesirables out of their networks while a batch of help desk plugins offer more control over support jobs.

GoDaddy Tackles Small Biz Productivity with Office 365

Microsoft's cloud-enabled Office 365 productivity software suite joins GoDaddy's portfolio of small business solutions.

Small Biz Tech Invades CES 2014

Android all-in-ones, smart storage and a surge of Windows devices await small business technology shoppers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

LenovoEMC Launches px4-400d Small Business NAS

LenovoEMC caters to small businesses seeking to fling files faster with a pair of new network-attached storage (NAS) products.

Small Businesses Prep for a Cloudier 2014

In 2014, most small business owners plan to let cloud services providers tend to their technology needs, according to a survey from j2 Global.

AT&T Slashes Smartphone Costs with New Mobile Share Plans

New wireless plans help small businesses upgrade their smartphones without drowning in fees.

FireEye Oculus Helps SMB Combat Advanced Security Threats

A new product from the enterprise security solutions provider guards against threats delivered via Web, email and mobile.

Xero Cloud Accounting Expands into Payroll

Xero plans to make poring over timesheets a thing of the past by integrating payroll capabilities into its cloud-based small business accounting platform.

Workbox iPad App: Mobile Bookkeeping Essentials

A new bookkeeping app from a software industry veteran fights feature bloat and helps small business professionals to track their work while on the go.

Microsoft to SMBs: Get Modern or Risk Losing Customers

Companies stuck in the past may have a tough time of attracting customers, finds a new study from Microsoft.

HP Banishes the Bulk with new Slim Business PCs

On a mission to make boring business PCs a thing of the past, HP's rolls out its smallest desktops ever and a new premium Ultrabook.

AVG Branches Out, Offers Secure Cloud Backups

The software maker, better known for its computer security products, caters to small businesses that fret about trusting their data backups to the cloud.

Netgear Upgrades SMB Storage with ReadyNAS 716

Netgear's latest desktop NAS hardware brings big business storage management capabilities and performance to small businesses.

Intuit Readies QuickBooks Online Apps Explosion

Intuit lays the groundwork for a bustling ecosystem of QuickBooks Online apps with the release of a new API and an enhanced Apps.com experience.

Disaster Planning Makes for Happier Holidays

Season's fleecings? Symantec warns that many small businesses are unprepared for disasters to strike—and many of them have nothing to do with Mother Nature.

Last-minute Small Business Saturday Tips for Shop Owners

Did Small Business Saturday sneak up on you this year? Don't worry, there's still time to get on board.

Ooma Helps Small Businesses Face the Fax

VoIP specialist enhances its small businesses VoIP system with new electronic fax support and call logs, with more to come.

Increasing Awareness for Effective Business Leadership

Does it feel like you're dragging your team kicking and screaming toward your business objectives? Leadership expert Roxi Hewertson offers tips for getting the most out of your workers.

FoundHere Offers Drag-and-Drop Small Business Websites

A company called FoundHere launches a free service to give small businesses a big impact on the Web.

Fleetmatics: Fuel-saving GPS Tech for SMB Vehicle Fleets

Using GPS transmitters and cloud-enabled mapping services, Fleetmatics helps small businesses cut fuel costs, drive efficiency and promote road safety.

Avoiding Innovation's Dark Side

Innovation can mint fortunes or lay waste to solid businesses. Dr. Ankush Chopra shares his tips for preventing the latter from happening to you.

Small Business Saturday 2013: A Neighborhood Affair

After Black Friday, it's small business' time to shine. And this Nov. 30, whole neighborhoods will lend their support.

Innovation Incoming: Intuit Previews New Small Biz Tech

Business software maker works to bring Google Glass and Big Data smarts to small businesses.

Intellinote: Social Collaboration Meets Digital Note Taking

A new tech company turns notes into opportunities for companies to leverage the collective intelligence of its workers.

Email Etiquette Tips for Better Business Communication

A little etiquette can make your office email more efficient and effective. Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos offers advice for getting your message across.

The Scaredy Cat's Guide to Small Business Success

Is fear holding you back? Alibaba.com's Annie Xu argues that behind terrifying new business directions, opportunity awaits.

DudaMobile Delivers Mobile-optimized Websites in Seconds

Don't have time to put together a mobile website? Visit DudaMobile, plug in your website's address and a mobile homepage is just 15 seconds away.

Spiceworks 7 Simplifies MDM and Help Desk

Spiceworks raises the bar for small business IT management with free mobile device management support, improved inventory scanning, and a new help desk ticketing system.

Cloud Storage Tips for Small Business

Are you new to the cloud? Make the most of your online storage subscription with these pointers for first time cloud users.

Small Business Disaster Preparedness Tips

Your data isn't the only thing you have to safeguard during an emergency. Here are some pointers for ensuring the survival of your employees.

Hackers Target Small Business Websites

While the industry focuses on network and device security, Verio and StopTheHacker call attention to a more potentially damaging hacking target: small business websites.

4 Mobile Web Mistakes to Avoid

Does your website fail to attract mobile traffic? You may be guilty of foisting a less-than-optimal web experience on your mobile customers.

Does Your Small Business Have a Customer Loyalty Program?

A solid number—38 percent—of small businesses have discovered the customer-retention benefits of loyalty programs. What do they know that you don't?

Dell Fast Forwards Windows XP Migration

As the sun goes down on support for Windows XP, Dell launches a new service to help SMBs transition to Microsoft's more modern operating systems.

Avalara Eliminates Sales Tax Guessing Game

Harnessing the power of the cloud, Avalara's sales tax automation offerings help small businesses keep the auditors at bay.

How to Re-energize Your Workforce

Do your workers barely make an effort anymore? Learn how to breathe life back into your company with tips from TrackVia CEO, Pete Khanna.

Big Thinking for Small Businesses

Riding the coattails of larger companies can put your business on the fast track for growth. Check these tips for landing big business customers.

Get Ready Now for SEC Crowdfunding Changes

Ruth Hedges, CEO of Unismart Capital Software, offers tips for startups before the heralded JOBS Act crowdfunding changes take effect.

Kabbage Funds for Holiday Growth

Gearing up for the holidays? Kabbage provides capital for investing whereas traditional financing sources may take too long to green-light funds.

How to Lead Productive Sales Meetings

Generating revenue is tough enough without having to sit through unproductive meetings. These four tips will help you conduct meetings that move the sales process forward.

Intuit Preps a Minty Fresh QuickBooks Online Update

Taking a few cues from Mint.com, and with the goal of helping small business owners get more work done faster, Intuit has revamped its cloud-based QuickBooks Online offering.

Neat's Latest Small Biz Scanner Goes Wireless in the Cloud

The company is making it easier to scan, organize and share documents by cutting the cord to the PC and connecting directly to cloud services.

LenovoEMC and Acronis Tackle Small Business Backup

Two companies team to provide small businesses with data backup for desktop PCs, servers and LenovoEMC's own px series NAS.

Online Reputation: Top Mistakes Businesses Make

Brand.com president Michael Zammuto shares insights on how to manage your online reputation.

An IT Shop in the Cloud for Services Companies

Booker, a cloud-based service management platform, features practically all the software components that service and hospitality providers need to run their businesses.

Email Marketing Hits the Beach

Along the Central Oregon coast, a cloud-based email marketing service and old-fashioned hospitality help keep a luxury vacation rental property booked for years to come.

Reboot Your Established Small Business

Small business expert Gene Marks shares some simple steps that SMBs can take to push their operations to the next level.

Foot Cardigan's Surprising Steps Toward Ecommerce Success

Using feet to make a bold statement, one startup offers lessons on how understanding the market and a little whimsy can pay off for online companies.

How to Overcome Resistance in the Workplace

Can't seem to build momentum for that new project? Author Rick Maurer offers tips to help you spot and tackle resistance.

Intuit Takes a Small Business to the Big Game

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014, one small business owner's life will change forever.

Sage RV Tour Connects with Customers

Sage gets a measure of how their decisions impact small businesses when company execs step out from behind their desks and hop into an RV.

Dell Unveils Sleek Latitude Ultrabook

The PC maker's new slim and powerful Windows notebooks spell the end clunky, uninspired business portables.

How to Cultivate an Amazing Company Culture

Fishbowl CEO David Williams shares his secrets on building a great workforce, the bedrock of successful, long-lasting businesses.

Business Survival after Death

The loss of a founder or business partner doesn't have to spell the end of your company. Phone Power CEO Jim Murphy offers tips on surviving the loss—both as a company and as colleagues.

Small Business Financing Options

Thanks to today's tech-obsessed marketplace, small business owners have more opportunities to obtain financing. Check out your options with these tips.

Online Video Tips for Small Businesses

Videos do more than add pizzazz to websites; they turn window shoppers into buyers. Learn how to create effective Web videos from expert Brad Jefferson, CEO and co-founder of Animoto.

5 Tips for Dealing with Toxic Workplaces

You worked hard to establish a company culture that reflects the best qualities of your business. Don't let rumormongers, poor sports and other office idiots ruin it.

Certify's Cloud Automates Small Business Expenses

One company feels that an employee's time is better spent on the job than digging through an envelope full of receipts.

How to Upgrade Your Business

Does success always seem just out of reach? Find out how to upgrade your small business (and life) with these five tips from Creative Class Group CEO, Rana Florida.

HP Helps Small Businesses Beat the Windows XP Death Clock

Microsoft is ending Windows XP support next year. HP stands ready to help small businesses transition to the modern Windows ecosystem.

The Modern Guide to Business Etiquette

Social media and the mobile device boom are rewriting the book on professional interactions. Learn to navigate business situations with advice from author and etiquette expert, Barbara Pachter.

Leadership Lessons from Starbucks

Perk up your business and learn what values to instill in your workforce with insights gathered from the massive coffee chain.

PayPal Launches Cash For Registers Program

Old cash registers and today's consumers don't mix. PayPal's new POS upgrade program helps get small businesses get with the times.

Brother Brings NFC Printing to Small Businesses

The company tailor's its latest cloud-enabled Work Smart printers to the demands of mobile workforces and on-the-go productivity.

Brother Unveils OmniJoin Web Conferencing in a Box

Electronics maker seeks to streamline video conferencing and collaboration for small businesses with a new bundled hardware and services offering.

Comcast Blankets Small Businesses in Wi-Fi Expansion

In select areas, the cable provider's residential and small business customers are pumping out public Wi-Fi. And where there's Wi-Fi, there's foot traffic...

How to Choose a Broker to Sell Your Small Business

Expert business broker and author Michelle Seiler-Tucker offers tips on finding the right broker to sell your business.

Symantec: IT Confidence Boosts Business

Smart, strategic use of technology can have a positive impact on small businesses.

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

Customer-service guru Micah Solomon shares small business tips to help you build great, life-long customer experiences.

HP Expands Tech Options for Small Business

The company broadens Flow CM mobile content management, teams with Salesforce and Google for CRM and IT in a Box.

Iomega Lives on in LenovoEMC Small Business Rebrand

LenovoEMC's lofty storage ambitions don't necessarily spell the end of the decades-old consumer/SOHO fave, Iomega.

Small Business Quick Guide to Social Media

Small business expert Steven D. Strauss shares his tips on the right way to get started with social media.

Don't Panic Over MFA Says Groove Commerce CEO

SMBs face a new kind of tax burden if the Marketplace Fairness Act passes. Ethan Giffin, Groove Commerce's CEO, says while there's no cause for alarm yet, some big challenges remain.

5 Mistakes for Entrepreneurs to Avoid

Leading your startup toward success is a daunting task. Sidestep these pitfalls, and you'll be in good shape.

5 Tips for Wooing Angel Investors

Need some early stage funding? Get your business off the ground with these tips from Brian S. Cohen, chairman of New York Angels.

5 Team Leadership Tips for Small Business

Ted Sundquist, the former general manager for the Denver Broncos, offers guidance on "Taking Your Team to the Top."

Dell Brings Down the Cost of Small Business VDI

Dell courts small business owners with its new Citrix-based, pre-integrated virtual desktop offerings that cut costs by 50 percent.

Funding Gates Puts the 'Receive' in Accounts Receivables

A new startup leverages the power of the cloud to help QuickBooks customers get paid faster.

AirWatch Launches Small Biz Mobile Device Management

The enterprise mobile security specialist turns its attention to small business smartphones and tablets with AirWatch Professional.

HP Refreshes Small Business ProBook Notebooks

HP sets out to prove that well-healed enterprises no longer have a monopoly on sleek and feature-filled notebooks.

5 Strategic Thinking Tips for Small Business Owners

Having trouble developing a business-boosting strategy? It may first help to demystify the term and then get started with these tips.

5 Tips for Small Business Sales Success

What's the secret to successful sales teams? SAP's global sales guru, Joe Fuster, shares his advice for startups and small shops with big ambitions.

5 Global Trading Tips for Small Business

Think that international trade is out reach? Small business owners can successfully expand into other markets if they heed some common-sense advice that makes sense in any language.

Onvelop Brings Office Collaboration to Mobile Devices

New IT-lite app gets workforces to collaborate on docs by bringing seamless SharePoint, Lync and Office 365 integration to smartphones.

Dell Debuts Small Business-friendly Latitude 3330 Laptop

Dell rolls out a new line of sleek-yet-affordable laptops designed for small businesses and students.

Sage 50 2014 Streamlines Small Business Accounting

Less is more. The new Sage 50 accounting software suite helps small business owners balance their books by taking fewer steps.

Swizznet Cloud Links Multi-Lane Retailers to QuickBooks

Does your shop run multiple cash registers? Swizznet's new offering uses the cloud to link them to your QuickBooks point of sale environment.

LenovoEMC Extends Iomega Storage a LifeLine

Iomega as a company may be no more, but owners of its networked storage products can still look forward to a storage OS update.

3 Facebook Mobile Marketing Tips

Are you ignoring the most engaged (and addicted) people on Facebook? Here are three services that can help your business attract legions of iPhone- and Android smartphone-wielding users.

Business Insurance: 5 Tips on Preparing for Growth

The economy is picking up. Is your business insurance policy ready to help your business grow, or is it a hindrance to success?

Epson BrightLink Pro Paves the Way for Smarter Whiteboards

Company shows off new projection hardware that not only livens up meetings, but helps keep meeting participants on the same page even if they’re not in the same room.

The State of Tech and Female Entrepreneurship

Amidst the launch of an online exhibit with the National Women's History Museum, Microsoft offers a glimpse into how technology is helping to pave the way for women-led startups.

Flint Goes Social for Mobile Payments

The startup targets on-the-go entrepreneurs with an app-only mobile payments platform that adds a dash of social savvy to liven up those small business Facebook pages.

5 Top Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Tax time is stressful. But for small business owners that follow the advice of Xero executive Jamie Sutherland, April 15 is just another day.

Small Business Data Backup Woes Persist: Survey

A large number of SMBs, 45 percent in fact, continue to suffer data loss and the costs are adding up, according to a study from Spiceworks and Carbonite.

5 Tips for Improving Data Security During Tax Season

Tax time is hunting season for online criminals. Symantec shares five tips to help keep your financial and employee data safe.

Comcast Upware Wrangles Cloud Services for Small Businesses

Drowning in choices? Comcast’s new Upware service helps small businesses find and manage the cloud services they need to run their operations.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 Small Business Premium Edition

According to Microsoft, small enterprises can now leverage the big-business power of a complete, cloud-enhanced productivity suite with minimum IT know-how.

5 Insurance Tips for Small Technology Companies

While no one will slip and fall over your code, your software innovations may be at risk for certain types of claims. Make sure that your policy is up to snuff by asking your carrier these questions.

Drobo & Barracuda Team Up for Small Business Cloud Storage

Drobo's desktop network attached storage box, the 5N, gets online file sharing, sync and backup capabilities courtesy of Barracuda's new online storage service called Copy.

Announcing the 'Share Your Success' Facebook Contest Winners

How can avoiding email, stoking passions and minding your reputation lead to success? The winners of Small Business Computing's Share Your Success Facebook Contest share their secrets.

Intuit Launches QuickBooks Online App for iPad

This Valentine’s Day, Inuit treats QuickBooks small business accounting customers with a native, full-featured iPad app.

Pertino Floats Cloud-based Small Business Networks

Startup flips the switch on a cloud-based, SDN-powered platform that brings big-business networking capabilities to small companies.

5 Tips for Building Good Business Credit

A good credit score can help you secure financing to grow your business. If you want a good credit score, but don't know where to start, our five tips will get you started.

5 Tips for Thriving in Unpredictable Times

Are challenging and unpredictable market conditions threatening to topple your company? Business expert and author Donna Every shares some wisdom for weathering the storm.

How to Find the Right Small Business Incubator

Need office space, mentoring or funding? A business incubator can provide these and help your business get up and running. But you need to pick one that's right for you. Here's how.

Small Business IT Trends to Watch in 2013

Analyst Laurie McCabe takes a look at some of the most pressing technology challenges that small business owners and IT vendors will face this year.

Prepaid PEX Card Simplifies Small Business Expenses

Could this be the end of expense reporting? PEX Card puts small business owners in control of their spending from the get-go with online management tools and new mobile apps.

Lendio Handles the Small Business Lending Legwork

Online platform helps small business owners connect with more lenders to improve their chances of getting funded.

CES 2013 Small Business IT Highlights

Originally a tradeshow for living room electronics, gadgets and gadget bags, CES also offers plenty of tech designed for small business IT.

3 Small Business Manufacturing Tips

Do you have a product idea but don’t know how, or where, to get it made? Here's a quick look at how entrepreneurs can have products manufactured without spending a fortune.

5 Tips for Reaching Consumers When They're Ready to Buy

If your marketing efforts aren't resonating with consumers, ReachLocal's CMO Todd Ebert shares tips on how to get them to pay attention.

5 Must-Do Tips for Small Business Success in 2013

Author and small business expert Bill McBean shares some of his tips on how you can set up your business for a successful New Year.

Alcatel-Lucent Revamps OpenTouch Suite for BYOD and Social

The business telephony technology provider is out to prove that in the wake of growing social media and mobile use, phone systems don't have to be stuck in the past.

Nivio Launches All-in-One User IT Platform for SMBs

New service brings apps, collaboration and cloud storage to small businesses without all that IT overhead.

Ransomware: One of Symantec's Small Biz Threats for 2013

The security software specialist releases its list of security threats that small businesses should prepare for next year.

Survey: Nearly Half of SMBs Cool to Public Cloud Storage

A new survey from Drobo reveals why so many small businesses keep their backups out of the cloud.

Holiday Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses

This guide, with insights from small business expert and publisher Melinda Emerson, can help you reach social media-savvy consumers this holiday season.

5 Tips for Finding Success in a Tough Economy

Small Business expert Ray Sprague shares the secrets of succeeding when times are tight. More than 2,000 small business owners weigh in, too.

Small Business Saturday Gets Social

Shoppers have a little more to spend this holiday season, and small businesses are using social media to draw them in.

Dell Curates a Cloud for Small Business Apps

Is choice overrated? Dell wants to help small businesses hit the ground running with a business app ecosystem that focuses on "best-of-breed" cloud apps.

Codeproof Launches Mobile Device Management for SMBs

More proof that the cloud is a big IT equalizer. Codeproof now offers cloud-based, enterprise-quality mobile device management capabilities to SMBs.

Symantec: 50% of Business Data Resides Outside the Firewall

Blame BYOD. Firewalls are losing their grip on business data, according to a new study from Symantec.

5 Tips for Luring Customers This Holiday Season

Time is running out. Gear up with for a competitive holiday season with advice from small business experts.

Pitney Bowes: Holiday Spending Stuck at 2011 Levels

There's bad news for small businesses banking on a holiday windfall; most consumers plan to keep a lid on holiday spending. But SMBs can fight back by honing social media and mobile marketing skills.

Skype Launches Small Business Online Community

Skype in the Workspace uses the massive online voice-and-video platform to bring entrepreneurs together.

HP Revamps SMB Storage for BYOD Era

HP announces new StoreEasy and StoreVirtual systems that the company says are built to handle the storage management challenges posed by the explosion of small business mobile device use.

HP Business Printers Go with the Content Management Flow

HP unveils inkjet printers that rival color laser printers and some that offer cloud-based document management.

CDW Survey: Mobile Devices Boost Small Business Efficiency

Small businesses are flocking to smartphones and tablets, but indications are that SMBs also need to start looking into mobile device management solutions, and fast.

Air Travel Tips for the Small Business Budget

Need to jet? Do it for less with these small business travel tips.

Windows 8: Microsoft Keeps Small Businesses in the Loop

In its pursuit for the tablet market, Microsoft is assuring small business technologists that it's leaving no entrepreneur behind.

Small Business Mobile Marketing Tips

Attract new customers by targeting the devices that they dare not leave the home without, their smartphones and tablets.

Find and Recruit Talent for Your Small Business

Don't have a lot of money to spend on recruiting top talent? Put these tips to work for you.

Iomega Launches New StorCenter Small Business NAS

New NAS hardware from Iomega gives small businesses a cloud-connected edge.

DreamHost Brings OpenStack to Startups with DreamCompute

Web hosting company floats open source, entrepreneur-friendly cloud services for small businesses.

Dell Opens Windows 8 Touch PC Preorder Floodgates

Dell starts taking preorders on new Windows 8 PCs including a convertible tablet and touch-enabled all-in-ones.

Intel Atom Powers the Personal Cloud

Now that tablets have unseated netbooks as the portable computing device of choice, Intel has found a growing niche for its mobile processor: small business storage.

Xero Releases Android Accounting App

Now Android device owners can use Xero Touch, and new mobile app survey findings suggest that many of them will do exactly that.

A Guide to Small Business Exit Strategies

You've built your business, you've paid your dues, and you're ready for your next adventure. Here are some tips to help you decide the best way to walk away.

Symantec Launches Endpoint Protection 2013

As small businesses become the target of sophisticated attacks, Symantec bridges its cloud and on-premises data security solutions.

3 Small Business Hiring Tips

Your business is taking off and you need help. Congratulations, it's time to hire employees. These three tips will help you to prepare your startup for its first hires.

Outsourcing: 5 Tips for Protecting Your IP

Need outside help building your business? Here are some pointers to make sure those outsourced outsiders don't walk away with your startup's crown jewels.

Dell Previews Windows 8 Business Tablet and PCs

Dell ushers in Windows 8 with a tablet, an all-in-one PC and a new 14-inch Ultrabook.

Survey: PCs, Not Tablets, Dominate Small Biz App Use

A new survey from Newtek shows that despite the BYOD buzz, most small businesses are still tethered to their PCs.

PowerDialer Adds Social, Gamification to Boost Sales

Phone sales on the Salesforce platform enters the social enterprise era with new offerings from InsideSales.com.

QuickBooks Online Crosses Borders, Goes Worldwide

Intuit opens up its popular cloud-based accounting software to more countries – pretty much the whole world, in fact.

Small Businesses Head Online in Droves to Network

A new survey from Manta reveals that small businesses are going were the action is, and increasingly, that's online.

Intuit: QuickBooks 2013 is Designed for Efficiency

Not just another pretty face. The venerable small business accounting suite goes under the knife and emerges as a powerhouse application.

D-Link Debuts Cloud Storage 4000 Small Business NAS

Compact NAS system offers mobile app access and video surveillance features.

Crowdfunding Tips for Getting Started and Minimizing Risk

Gumption and risk-taking are part of the small business owner's playbook, and pursuing crowdfunding as a source of capital takes a fair measure of both.

Funding and Controlling Your Startup's Destiny

Tips on making sure that you don't end up giving up control of your company while seeking funds to grow your new business.

CDW and Salesforce Bring the Social Enterprise to SMBs

CDW enters into a partnership with the leading cloud-based business software provider to bring big IT cloud services and support within the reach of modest IT budgets.

WePay Launches Smart Online Payment Buttons

The online payment specialist makes accepting credit cards as easy as embedding a YouTube video, and it banishes redirects.

Small Business VDI Market to Reach $430M by 2015

A forecast from Techaisle points to accelerated virtual desktop infrastructure adoption during the next few years.

Dell Debuts Dense Small Business Storage Arrays

Dell revamps its small business storage portfolio with PowerVault systems that pack more storage and updates to the DR4000 backup system.

5 Crowdfunding Sites for Entrepreneurs

Bank turn you down? Try appealing to the collective entrepreneurial spirit -- and funding sources -- of the Internet at large.

Strategic Social Media Use Among SMBs Stuck in Low Gear

Nearly a quarter of small and midsized businesses polled for an SMB Group survey said that they are being strategic in their use of social media. But their numbers aren’t budging.

GFI MailArchiver 2012 Seals MS Exchange's Loose Lips

New business intelligence and reporting features alert admins to the presence of sensitive data in their email archives.

Verizon 4G LTE and Office 365: Small Biz Power Couple?

Verizon and Microsoft team to bring mobile, cloud-based productivity to small businesses.

The Frugal Entrepreneur's Starter Kit

As a start-up, keeping costs low can help you achieve success faster. Here are three ways to act like a bigger, more established firm minus the massive overhead.

Entrepreneur's Guide to Low-Cost Accounting

These tips will help keep your books in order when ambition is in ready supply, but the money is tight.

Lax Data Backups Endanger 60 Percent of Small Businesses

While most U.S. small businesses back up their financial data, their efforts fall short due to a lax attitude toward disaster recovery.

Affordable Legal Help for Startups

Don't have a fortune to spend on a lawyer? Few entrepreneurs do, but there are ways to save big on legal advice.

Greenrope's CRM Cloud Adds SMB Marketing Muscle

New features track the effectiveness of Web and social media campaigns and streamline customer service ticketing.

Avaya Brings Secure BYOD to Unified Communications

IP Office 8.1 brings new mobility options and secure access features for small businesses struggling to integrate smartphones and tablets into their communications platform.

GFI Nudges Small Business IT to the Cloud

GFI offers new cloud-based security and server-monitoring services designed to free up small business IT resources.

Kabbage Gets Social for Online Lending

Online lender extends bigger cash advances to entrepreneurs that engage their customers via social media.

Trend Micro Brings Cloud Security to Windows Server 2012

Worry-Free Business Security Services integration provides a glimpse at how Microsoft envisions its role in connecting SMB IT infrastructures to the cloud.

For Big Data, SMBs Work the Cloud to Their Advantage

Weighed down by less corporate baggage, small and midsized businesses are bullish on Big Data according to the results of a new survey from SAP and Harris Interactive.

Say Goodbye to Windows Desktop Software

Gartner predicts that traditional Windows desktop software won’t exist by 2020. See what's driving this tech mainstay to the brink of extinction and how it will affect your business.

Bill.com Delivers SMB Cash Flow Forecasting

Where's the money going? Bill.com's new cash flow visualization options help small businesses keep an eye on the finances from the cloud.

Cisco Revamps WebEx Meetings for SMB Collaboration

Cisco overhauls its online meeting platform to bring social collaboration features to business users. WebEx Meetings brings SOHOs and SMBs along for the ride.

Symantec: Employees Take the Lead on SMB File Sharing

Think your IT department knows where your sensitive data lives? The results of this survey say that you should think again.

A Small Business Guide to Green IT

Three tips for lowering your IT power requirements and enlisting the cloud to supercharge your business.

Survey: SMBs Struggle with Security in BYOD Era

Sophos-sponsored research shows that SMBs are struggling to lock down their networks in the face of cloud and mobile device access.

AT&T Discovers the Small Business Disaster Prep Disconnect

While most small businesses recognize the value of data recovery solutions, AT&T finds that a minority is making use of them.

IDC: SMBs to Spend Over $5.6 Billion in IT Security in 2015

Mobile and cloud adoption will drive increased small business IT security spending and open market opportunities for IT security vendors.

Spiceworks Sniffs out Clouds

Spiceworks' upcoming software update can help SMBs keep cloud-connected workers from spilling company secrets.

Iomega Supercharges SMB NAS with Intel Ivy Bridge

Is this a smarter future for small business storage? Iomega enlists Intel’s latest server chips and integrates McAfee virus protection for its new flagship network-attached storage system.

Sage Wrangles the Cloud in Small Business Accounting Revamp

Company launches Sage One, an integrated SaaS business management offering for the SOHO set, and its Peachtree suite evolves into Sage 50.

Cloud Services and Virtualization Boost SMB Survival

A Symantec survey reveals that as cloud computing, small business virtualization and mobility gain traction, SMBs emerge with stronger disaster-recovery strategies.

McAfee Embarks on Small Business Security Push

Security software maker affirms its commitment as SMBs brandish their IT purchasing power.

Small Business Mobile Marketing Attracts New Customers

A study published by Web.com reveals that mobile marketing results in new customers for the majority of small businesses that cater to the smartphone-toting masses.

Acer Launches SMB-friendly AC100 Micro Server

The PC and laptop maker rolls out a small server that's big on data protection and energy- saving features.

Internet, Search Engines Draw Green SMBs

An Office Depot study reveals that most SMBs are going green, and they’re hitting the Web to get there.

Study Warns of BYOD Security Risks for SMBs

Want to keep your SMB's sensitive data under wraps? Mobilisafe finds that a flood of mobile device vulnerabilities could be throwing a wrench in those plans.

Tablets Fuel Small Business IT Spending Boom

This year, SMBs will be flexing their IT purchasing muscles by investing in tablets, software and services according to IDC.

Mobile Study Shows Tablets Foster SMB Love for the Cloud

A RingCentral survey indicates that surging tablet popularity spurs SMBs -- and their business-critical applications -- into the cloud.

Mobile Apps Fuel Small Business Savings

Could your small business use an extra $4,500 a year? A new survey from eVoice says that mobile apps can help make it happen.

Study: Most SMB Websites Fail at Reaching Mobile Consumers

Can't seem to attract mobile users? If your site doesn't render well on an iPhone, that may be part of the problem.

D-Link Network Switches Connect SMBs with IPv6

D-Link readies small businesses for the future with IPv6 support, managed switch capabilities and energy-saving features.

Drobo Upgrades iSCSI SAN with SSDs & Amazon Cloud Storage

The storage company hopes to lure SMBs to its B1200i iSCSI SAN with OCZ SSDs and its extended reach into Amazon's cloud.

Zmanda Gives SMB Cloud Backups a Google-sized Boost

A backup company with open source roots looks to supercharge small business cloud storage with Google's massive cloud infrastructure.

Lax Mobile Security Costs SMBs $126k a Year

The bottom line suffers when SMBs embrace mobile tech without first looking where they leap.

Imation Tackles SMB Cloud Backup with DataGuard Appliances

The storage company hopes its new backup appliance line will serve as "a pathway to the cloud" for SMBs.

GreenBytes Debuts All-SSD Storage Arrays for SMBs

Will deduplication, falling prices and a performance edge convince SMBs to adopt SSD, a pricey storage technology?

Iomega Intros Server-grade NAS for SMBs

Iomega narrows the gap between enterprise-grade and small business storage with new NAS hardware and cloud-based video surveillance features.

Report: Global SMB Cloud Services Market to Hit $68B by 2014

A report from Parallels reveals what SMBs want from cloud service providers. They've got their work cut out.

Windows 8 Aims to Bridge Tablets and Desktops

The public is about to get its first hands-on preview of Window 8, which Microsoft says will run on both tablets and desktops.

IBM Builds a Bluehouse in the Cloud

Emphasizing collaboration, security and data protection, IBM sets course for a cloud computing future.

Buffalo Introduces 1TB Handheld NAS

Buffalo cooks up a pint-sized NAS unit that packs a 1TB punch.

Amazon S3 Shakes up Web Storage

A look at Amazon's simple storage service and how it's changing the online storage game.

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