Penguin, Google's webspam-busting SEO algorithm, gets a major upgrade to refresh site rankings on a more real-time basis. Here's what small business owners and webmasters need to know.
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As this year's Small Business Saturday quickly approaches, American Express offers loads of free resources to help entrepreneurs get up to speed.
With hundreds of free videos and online resources, Hootsuite Academy can help small business marketers raise their social media game.
Ecommerce expert and CEO of Clarus Commerce, Tom Caporaso, shares his thoughts on the new Facebook Marketplace and what it means for small business.
Once the province of large enterprises, business intelligence and data analytics tools are now in the hands of small business tools—and they're having a big impact.
Microsoft Stores help local entrepreneurs with an array of services, new SMB Zones and access to budget-friendly financing options.
HP embarks on a bold plan to entice small businesses to replace copiers with its next-generation multifunction printer and services offerings.
The cost of recovering from a ransomware is nearing six figures, putting a major dent in small business budgets says Kaspersky Lab.
Symantec combines enterprise-grade data security and user-friendly IT management to help small businesses thwart big security threats.
Small business is big business for hackers. Learn about the three biggest threats and how to protect your business.
Spiceworks offers new free network monitoring tools, including a port scanner and subnet calculator, to help small business IT pros manage and secure their networks.
The company's latest Small Business Scorecard shows that while hot-button issues may add spark to the election season, small business owners remain focused on the bottom line.
FileMaker's new Service Business Toolkit and Idea to iPad Bundle put small businesses on the path toward mobile apps tailored for the way they work.
Verizon's latest small business phone service puts desk phone features in the palm of small business workers' hands.
Just like running a business, piecing together a cloud computing environment for your small business can get complicated, fast. MonsterCloud offers an all-in-one cloud services suite with a unique perk.
Now salon and grocery store owners can offer their customers the speed and convenience of iPad-powered checkouts.
The company that popularized plug-and-play telephony over the Internet now has its sights set on the small business communications market.
Zoho SalesInbox organizes email content into deal-driving workflows based on data from Zoho's CRM system and intelligent filters.
The new analytics features in the company's ReachEdge lead-capture and marketing-automation software helps take the guesswork out of online advertising strategies for SMBs.
The company's new AdminX initiative sets out to rewrite the rules of managing small business IT on the cloud.
A recent Infusionsoft study shows that while money definitely provides motivation, most entrepreneurs have non-financial priorities that help them define success on their own terms.
SmartBiz banks on modern technology to make SBA loans more accessible to small business borrowers.
The technology landscape continues to evolve rapidly. Brian Casazza of Vistage Worldwide shares five technologies that small business can use to find success in tempestuous times.
A new Spiceworks study finds too many threats to small business data and too few cybersecurity experts go around.
Appirio shares three principles for selecting software and technologies that delight both customers and your workers.
Small business technology market hurtles toward a cloud- and mobile future, but a Brother survey shows workers still flock to traditional office basics. Where do SMBs stand on new vs old technology?
Want to increase your company's worth? The proper investments in technology can make all the difference.
The Zenefits app for iOS is a mobile human resources department that gives workers instant access to benefits information, time-off balances, insurance coverage, and more.
Lacking in Web design skills? Wix's latest AI-powered technology performs all the heavy lifting involved in creating a new small business website.
A new survey from Insight Enterprises finds that small businesses are merely getting by with average IT infrastructures—and that reality hinders small business growth.
More than just tracking revenues, expenses, and mileage for tax purposes, the Everlance app represents a startup's first step in creating a family of apps specifically designed to serve freelancers.
Improve the chances of your small business video content going viral with these tips from the EGC Group's Rich DeSimone.
With a personalized newsfeed, daily challenges, and a helping of the day's top tech stories, Spiceworks' new mobile app helps small business IT pros keep their skills up to snuff.
Participating in the global economy is no longer off limits to small businesses. Opportunities abroad await you, and DHL wants to help you succeed.
The company's latest multifunction printer designed for the small office/home office (SOHO) crowd features high-yield INKvestment cartridges that take the sting out of stocking up on ink.
When small businesses sign up for SAP's Ariba Network, they join a supplier network with a direct line into the world's largest enterprises.
Consumers may still value a recommendation from a friend but, according to a study by Vistaprint, many shoppers judge a small business by what they see online.
Infusionsoft's new Email Builder simplifies email marketing for any small business owner. No coding or marketing experience necessary.
MasterControl's cloud-based enterprise quality management software (QMS) helps small businesses tackle quality assurance and regulatory compliance challenges.
Acer launches new a rugged Chromebook for businesses that use Google's Web applications, plus a thin, fan-less Windows 2-in-1 detachable PC.
The highly-rated app for iOS and Android devices brings its photo-sharing smarts to the desktop. It makes moving images from your smartphone to your desktop dead simple.
The new, subscription-based ProLiant Easy Connect system is a stepping stone to low-maintenance, cloud-enabled small business IT.
No security training budget? No problem. A free security awareness and education program helps small business owners instill a culture of cyber security in the workplace.
Xerox keeps finding ways to fold more capability into its multifunction printers. Its new Easy Translation Service helps small businesses translate documents on their Xerox MFPs.
Patrick Heim, head of Trust and Security at Dropbox, shares three cloud security tips to help keep small business data safe in the cloud.
Small business marketers, could your website use a little freshening up? Vistaprint's Sarah Matista shares tips for spring cleaning your online presence.
Why pay for conference calls? FreeConference.com, the original free online conferencing service, offers SMBs an affordable collaboration tool with improved call quality and expanded international reach.
Want to start a subscription-based business? Chargebee helps take the mystery out of setting up recurrent payment plans.
A new Spiceworks survey of IT pros finds that the vast majority of businesses use at least one cloud service. Is any or all of your small business in the cloud?
If your small business collaboration could use a productivity boost, check out these tips to streamline your document-based processes and wean your business off of paper.
Using technology inspired by its commercial, large-format printers, HP launches a new series of small business color inkjet printers called PageWide.
Do you still use Google as a lead-generation tool? Plonked—a new business-focused search engine—delivers information, metrics, and answers that business professionals seek.
This year's Mobile World Congress trade show offered small business technology buyers a tantalizing peek at the latest mobile gear—smartphones, tablets, and laptops—that await them in 2016.
Market research firm Clutch discovers that many small businesses forego websites, rendering them practically invisible to online and mobile consumers. And no website equals lost business.
Alignable's social network of small business owners has spoken, and WordPress emerges as the most trusted technology provider. Where do the others rank?
Still using paper or Excel to manage appointments? Front Desk harnesses mobile devices and the cloud to help schedule-based, service-oriented businesses save time and focus on their customers.
Can't find an app that suits your small business' needs? It may be worth building your own, suggests a new study from FileMaker.
According to a new study from Spiceworks, large corporations are snapping up Windows 10, while small business owners drag their heels. And the clock for Windows 7 fans is winding down fast.
The new Sage 50c small business accounting software maintains its desktop PC roots while embracing the secure collaboration benefits of the cloud.
Today is Data Privacy Day, and more people are rightfully concerned about protecting their privacy. The NCSA shares tips on ways small businesses can build trust with wary consumers.
This year, small businesses will wrestle with rules on how employees get paid and how they're classified, according to Paychex.
Brother's new HL-L6300DW printer and MFC-L6800DW all-in-one headline the company's latest monochrome laser printers for small business.
Small business owners can rest easy knowing their employees can't take them for a ride with Bento's automated expense management platform.
It's no longer enough to have an online store. Small business owners must cater to the way consumers shop or risk losing customers. It's time to get on the mobile Web.
Aiming to help small business owners get paid faster, FreshBooks—the popular small-business accounting software company—releases a major, time-saving revamp of its iPhone app.
New gear from Lenovo, HP, and other technology vendors promises a more productive and, quite frankly, better-looking year ahead for small business.
The new small business collaboration platform helps teams collaborate on content, regardless of where it resides.
Looking to make that tax bill a little less taxing? Here are five small business tax tips to maximize your write-offs for 2015.
Cybercriminals targeting SMB point-of-sales systems this holiday season use sophisticated threats like Black Atlas. Here's how free, open-source tools can help SMBs fight back.
HP announces a new Android app and a batch of ScanJet Pro scanners to help small businesses make the leap from paper-based workflow to digital document management.
Jarrett Streebin, founder and CEO of Easypost, shares his advice to avoid shipping nightmares during the holidays—and all year-round.
Is small business collaboration a blessing or a curse? Many small businesses use multiple collaboration tools, but doing so comes at a cost.
With the new Sage 300c and 100c, the company embarks on giving its decades-old business software a modern twist, upgrading them for the way people work today.
A gap between the cloud's business-boosting potential and its real-world adoption rates threatens small business success. René Lacerte of Bill.com shares tips for managing technological change.
SAP enlists HANA, the company's high-performance, in-memory computing platform, to streamline small business software setups.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is more than a go-to resource for entrepreneurs. The venerable agency can also help folks find the capital they need to grow their businesses.
When securing your small business PCs, blocking viruses will only get you so far. Dell has teamed with Cylance to combat today's rules-changing threats.
The latest servers from Dell are meant to help small businesses takes their first steps in growing their IT infrastructures.
Not taking data security seriously can cost small businesses owners tens of thousands of dollars, to say nothing of the customers that will never come back.
A new app helps experts bolster their online reputations with an as-it-happens peek into their lives as professionals and community members.
The social media management and marketing company launches a free version of Campaigns, its enterprise engagement and lead generation platform.
Is dodgy data slowing your sales process, causing a rift between management and staff? Hampus Jakobsson, founder and CEO of Brisk, thinks there's a better way to get everyone working together.
Clients slow to pay off your invoices? A new partnership lets small businesses quickly obtain financing based on their outstanding accounts receivable.
ShareFile, Citrix's cloud file-sync-and-share platform, helps startups and entrepreneurs control their sensitive files and get down to business.
Shopping cart abandonment is a major issue for online retailers made all the more critical by impatient mobile customers. Moovweb's new offering optimizes the mobile checkout process for higher sales.
Powered by Facebook, Wix's new, no-coding-required tools give small business websites a major—and more modern—presence online.
Revenues are on the rise but most techies don't expect it to translate into an increase in small business IT budgets, finds a new study from Spiceworks.
The original free video conferencing service is back with a revamped look and features to help small business teams stay in touch.
More than just a nip and tuck, Microsoft's new Office software suite adds new collaboration and analytics capabilities to help small businesses teams work better together.
Survey reveals small business owners are shaking off the effect of a sluggish economy and getting back to growing their companies.
After launching its cloud-powered, big-data-enabled financial software platform, SAP is helping small businesses make its enterprise-grade capabilities their own.
Big regulatory questions were settled this summer, and now it's time for small business owners to weigh the impact on their workforce and their bottom line.
The PC maker's new hardware aligns with today's more mobile work styles and offers built-in protection against modern threats to valuable data.
A Sage survey finds the corner store, neighborhood coffee shop, and other small businesses are vital to local economies and strong communities.
Microsoft thinks up new ways for small businesses to drum up big sales using Bluetooth beacons, mobile apps, and the cloud.
In October, small businesses face a new, more secure credit card processing landscape. Visa offers some tips to help you make the transition and to avoid liability.
Intuit releases an app that closes the gap between QuickBooks PC desktop software and its cloud-based counterpart.
A new study from The Business Journals reveals that owners of small and mid-sized businesses typically have final say on IT purchases.
With its new-found affinity for rival mobile operating systems, Windows 10 makes it possible for small businesses to fully embrace a mobile work style.
ServiceNow Express helps small businesses manage and service their IT support operations as efficiently and cost-effectively as big enterprises.
Straight out of the box, Epson's newest printers come with enough ink to last two years. They're the supertankers of all-in-one printing.
Don’t create zombie Windows Server 2003 systems. Running a server with the out-of-support operating system can attract hackers and land small businesses in legal hot water.
Who needs Windows 8? Microsoft's latest operating system blends the best of Windows 7 with new, productivity-enhancing capabilities for mobile businesses.
The company's new, AdwareMedic-powered security software helps Mac owners avoid a growing number of threats that target Apple OS X.
Email is here to stay. But when seconds count, Convo helps turn smartphones or tablets into a go-anywhere foundation for real-time mobile collaboration.
Apart from room to grow, Panasonic's new cordless business phone system offers small businesses call quality that rivals corded handsets.
The job market can be tough for small businesses. The newly relaunched Jazz Performance Recruiting platform arms growing companies with tools that help them find and keep the best candidates.
Do go it alone. The company's new Digital Marketing Control Center navigates small business toward social media success.
Microsoft has reason to be bullish about Windows 10. Spiceworks' latest study finds that most small business IT professionals plan to deploy the new operating system.
Online reviews, even the occasional unflattering ones, are critical to attracting and keeping new customers. So says a new study from the marketing experts at Yodle.
The mobile invoicing service not only helps get small business owners paid faster, it helps entrepreneurs get their weekends back.
Looking to grow your customer base? Consider catering to China's rapidly growing middle class, says Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma.
Hackers have discovered that, like corporations, SMBs contain tons of valuable information. ISACA uses its big-business security expertise to help small companies cope with sophisticated threats.
Looking to sell your goods and services online? Business software review site G2 Crowd ranks the top vendors in its first ecommerce software platform report.
A new tool helps both small business social-marketing experts and newbies quickly create and publish professional-looking Facebook Ads.
Ooma expands beyond voice communications to help small companies drum up more business with its new lead generation service.
Online retailers leave trillions of dollars on the table due to surprise shipping costs. ShipHawk aims to provide a transparent shipping process from the moment an item lands in the shopping cart.
The social media giant rebrands its program for small businesses, expands into pop-up events.
Small business owners can now reclaim hours of PayPal data entry with a new app that automatically imports data from the payments processor.
A CodeGuard study takes stock of the websites and technology small business owners rely upon to conduct business. Facebook, WordPress lead, but SMBs slow to embrace mobile Web.
Now, in its 30th year, FileMaker revamps its platform to help entrepreneurs get work done on any device and from practically any location.
Move over, Millennials. Female entrepreneurs and Generation-X are leading the entrepreneurial charge and starting new businesses.
Microsoft showed off what the company has in store for the Windows faithful this week, and the future looks brighter for business users.
After decades of protecting millions of computers abroad, Quick Heal turns to the North American market with Seqrite security software for small businesses.
By 2020, most small businesses in the U.S. will be powered by the cloud, according to Intuit. Is your business ready?
Pokey PC performance? Slow servers? Before breaking the bank with brand new computer systems, consider a few easy and affordable upgrades that can bring them back up to speed.
The new Windows-friendly storage systems let companies link their Office 365 and local storage environments and achieve remote file access and cloud-backed data protection.
Brother's annual small business survey finds that owners are ready to spend on cloud computing, Internet of Things, and mobile payment technologies.
Add inventory tracking, online quotes and a time-saving interface tweak to Xero's small business accounting capabilities.
The network perimeter isn't the only battlefront in the war for a company's valuable data. Cigital helps small businesses make sure their applications are also up to the challenge.
A new study from CodeGuard reveals that many small business owners take unnecessary chances when it comes to protecting their WordPress websites.
The company's new Connect series of VoIP appliances and system software help small business workers stay in touch, even when they're away from their desks.
Not getting the results you hoped for? Give yourself and your keyboard a rest by keeping your small business marketing emails short and sweet.
Sleeker, better connected, and decked out in white, HP unveils new color laser printers for the modern office.
The new software combines anti-malware, user authentication, encryption and security reporting into a single, easy-to-manage product.
New desktop scanners from Brother help small businesses turn stacks of forms into actionable business data. And then access it from anywhere.
Is your Facebook Business Page well-branded, on-message and pixel perfect? Psychological business consultant Jay Izso may have bad news for you.
Need some advice or just a little push this tax season. Here are some tips from tax experts Jonathan Barsade and Carrie Smith.
The company's new My Cloud network-attached storage systems help bring secure mobile collaboration to small businesses.
Pinterest, the shopper-friendly social media site, is growing fast and reportedly preparing its own buy button. Here's what small businesses need to know.
Although most small businesses don't have an enterprise resource planning system, Software Advice's Forrest Burnson sees signs that they're waking up to its potential.
AppRise Mobile helps keep small business owners keep mobile employees in the know with its user-friendly intranet app.
Planning to hire new employees? DinCloud helps small business get technology for their new employees up and running without incurring the usual IT overhead.
Time is running out. This summer, Microsoft will close the book the Windows Server 2003. Start planning a replacement strategy today to keep your business data safe and secure.
The payment card security and compliance specialist now offers small business ecommerce sites protection against distributed denial of service attacks that target their Web applications.
As the economic clouds part, largely optimistic small business owners head into 2015 and explore new ways of attracting both talent and new customers.
The cloud-based accounting software specialist offers payroll services that work seamlessly with its small business accounting platform.
New cloud-based software helps make tax time a lot less trying for freelancers and independent workers.
As if tax time weren't stressful enough, this year, controversy erupts after Intuit shuffles around tax filing options for the self-employed, investors and rental property owners.
Always stuffed with gear for the living room or gadget bag, this year's Consumer Electronics Show also offered devices for small businesses looking for a technological edge.
Are your tweets falling on deaf ears? Emphatic employs industry expertise to provide small businesses with social media posts that pop.
Unlike personal credit, business credit scores can be tough for entrepreneurs to decipher. Creditera's Levi King helps clear the air.
Not only do small businesses have to compete with larger companies for customers, but also for employees. CoAdvantage helps even the scales.
Cloud computing has leveled the playing field for small businesses and opened up new opportunities. Accountants? Not so much.
A new report from Trustwave reveals that small business security experts struggle with executive-level apathy and managing third-party providers.
Your ecommerce systems may talk to each other, but are they saying anything worthwhile? NChannel helps SMB retailers leverage the value of their data.
Ec-what? An upstart ecommerce shop with an odd little name eases the path to mobile online stores for small businesses.
Cisco announces new networking gear that bundles voice, video and IM for small businesses with 25 to 150 employees, based on the company's Integrated Services Router technology.
A new SaaS offering lifts the burden of daily Windows IT administration and lets small businesses focus on their success—not on their technology.
Dell's new slimmer Windows tablets provide both on-the-go productivity and desktop-like experiences.
In two weeks, Black Friday makes way for Small Business Saturday. Are you ready?
Good news: small businesses are embracing mobility. Bad news: They're letting mobile security slide in the process.
Build it and they will shop. GoDaddy takes a novice-friendly, no-coding approach to helping small businesses dive into ecommerce.
Sick of littering the Internet with ads for your local business? Chitika's new Cidewalk service enables on-the-spot promotions with ads that reach local mobile customers.
So long, Windows 8. When Microsoft releases Windows 10, it may herald a true mobile era for small business.
Securing your small business servers and PCs is an important step in preventing losses. But don’t forget a less-obvious-but-still-lucrative attack target: your phone system.
Paychex's new SaaS platform helps small business owners manage their payroll and HR operations from practically anywhere.
Is now the time to kick your business into high gear? Small business owners are increasingly optimistic about their prospects, according to the 2014 Sage Business Index.
After spinning off ADT, Tyco returns to the small business security scene with new, cloud-based, integrated services.
By going big, small businesses are racking up the miles, not to mention expenses beyond paper and toner, according to a new study from InfoTrends and Brother.
New research from Prezi and Harris Poll suggests that entrepreneurs would be wise to invest in skills and technology that help them deliver engaging presentations.
A new joint-venture service provides practically everything you need to establish a small business website—for $1 per month. No tech experience required.
EnableSoft's Foxtrot automation software frees up valuable time by making repetitive tasks a thing of the past.
Apple's shiny new iPhone 6 and smartwatch have thrust contactless mobile payments into the spotlight. Should your business follow?
A security lapse put Home Depot in the news for all the wrong reasons. Here's why you need to protect credit card data and prevent a data breach from wrecking your small business security.
Mac security specialist Intego helps small businesses that love their Macs cope with threats to both their data and to employee productivity with new cloud services offerings.
Dell's refreshed commercial PC line includes an affordable, a Chromebox-based teleconferencing system, tiny desktops and new Latitude laptops.
Rocket Lawyer, Main Street Hub and Yelp have teamed to help small businesses engage with customers through social media without risking it all.
Think you need a fortune to get your business off the ground? A new study from Inuit reveals that most small businesses start out with a surprisingly small amount of funding.
Company's cloud-based human resources platform helps small businesses get their employees up to speed on today's workplace issues.
Affordable monochrome laser printers, faster multi-function inkjets and an innovative new paper tray design highlight Brother's new printer line-up.
Leave that consumer TV at home. A new line of digital signage displays from Samsung helps businesses to get their message across with the backing of commercial-grade components and support.
Cloud computing is sparking a small business evolution, according to research from Intuit and Emergent Research. Take a look at the future of small business.
Anti-virus protection alone is not enough. As new, more sophisticated threats take aim at small businesses, a multifaceted defense is the best defense. Consider these four tips.
If dealing with your phone company is an ordeal now, what will it be like during a disaster? Here are three reasons to consider a switch to cloud-based VoIP.
Company rolls out a version of its hassle-free, secure, and encrypted email platform for small businesses that use Google Apps.
The company expands its multi-channel commerce platform by forming a link to Intuit's cloud-based accounting software.
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.
A new cloud-based marketing analytics platform helps small businesses deliver targeted messages based on positive customer experiences.
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.
Why compromise? OneSpace gives mobile workers access to full-featured desktop apps on the go.
A new offering from GoDaddy lets small business owners collect payments on the go and manage invoices online.
The company launches an unlimited cloud storage plan for $10 per month.
Turning its attention to end-user security, the PC maker rolls out new hardware and software offerings that keep small business data safe.
Carbonite renews its focus on small businesses data protection with a physical backup appliance, a first for the cloud storage company.
The cloud-based accounting platform leverages business intelligence to provide SMBs with Performance Cards—context-driven, at-a-glance views of their financial health.
The software company turns stodgy intranets into social hubs that foster employee engagement, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
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.
From tools and tips to engaging how-tos, New York area small businesses get tips from the pros at the Facebook Fit event.
Worry-free Wi-Fi? Comcast Business now offers both public and private Wi-Fi service in one device.
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.
MPact, a new, Bluetooth-enabled location services suite from Motorola, aims to help small businesses reach bargain hunters via their smartphones.
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.
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.
Worried that collecting online sales tax will crimp your revenues? Ignore the doom and gloom, says Exactor CEO Jonathan Barsade.
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.
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.
OneDrive for Business users gets a big cloud storage upgrade as the company builds up its enterprise cloud services slate.
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.
Although consumers are no longer tethered to landlines, they still let their fingers do the walking thanks to their smartphones.
Marketing to online customers' individual tastes and interests improves the bottom line, according to new study from personalization specialist Certona.
A small business forecasting tool from Small Business Payments Company lets you avoid surprises on your path toward profitability.
Are your email campaigns crashing and burning despite following industry-prescribed best practices? Don't believe everything you think you know.
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 gears up to help small businesses upgrade from Windows XP as the operating approaches the end of the line.
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.
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.
Do you check in with the accountant once a year? That's a costly mistake, but the cloud can help.
With an updated range of SAN, NAS and backup solutions, HP aims to help SMBs leverage the business-boosting potential of advanced storage management.
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.
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.
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.
Company refreshes its business mobile device lineup with new 10.1-inch Windows tablet and a "line busting" tablet dock for retailers.
Small businesses no longer have to sacrifice full software functionality for portability with NComputing's take on mobile client virtualization.
Love Gmail but struggle with Salesforce? One startup helps small business sales reps become CRM experts without leaving the comfort of their inboxes.
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.
The company's new multi-function small business printer features support for the Mopria mobile device printing standard.
Small businesses in the U.S. leave a staggering amount of money on the table by not providing a mobile-friendly website.
Want to grow your business? Learn how the right approach and the right tools can better your chances.
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.
New software allows smaller call center operations to provide customer services via phone, email or Web chat.
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.
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.
What small businesses need to know about the recent legal decision on net neutrality and its possible effect on their ability to compete online.
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.
Microsoft's cloud-enabled Office 365 productivity software suite joins GoDaddy's portfolio of small business solutions.
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 caters to small businesses seeking to fling files faster with a pair of new network-attached storage (NAS) products.
In 2014, most small business owners plan to let cloud services providers tend to their technology needs, according to a survey from j2 Global.
New wireless plans help small businesses upgrade their smartphones without drowning in fees.
A new product from the enterprise security solutions provider guards against threats delivered via Web, email and mobile.
Xero plans to make poring over timesheets a thing of the past by integrating payroll capabilities into its cloud-based small business accounting platform.
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.
Companies stuck in the past may have a tough time of attracting customers, finds a new study from Microsoft.
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.
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's latest desktop NAS hardware brings big business storage management capabilities and performance to small businesses.
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.
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.
Did Small Business Saturday sneak up on you this year? Don't worry, there's still time to get on board.
VoIP specialist enhances its small businesses VoIP system with new electronic fax support and call logs, with more to come.
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.
A company called FoundHere launches a free service to give small businesses a big impact on the Web.
Using GPS transmitters and cloud-enabled mapping services, Fleetmatics helps small businesses cut fuel costs, drive efficiency and promote road safety.
Innovation can mint fortunes or lay waste to solid businesses. Dr. Ankush Chopra shares his tips for preventing the latter from happening to you.
After Black Friday, it's small business' time to shine. And this Nov. 30, whole neighborhoods will lend their support.
Business software maker works to bring Google Glass and Big Data smarts to small businesses.
A new tech company turns notes into opportunities for companies to leverage the collective intelligence of its workers.
A little etiquette can make your office email more efficient and effective. Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos offers advice for getting your message across.
Is fear holding you back? Alibaba.com's Annie Xu argues that behind terrifying new business directions, opportunity awaits.
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 raises the bar for small business IT management with free mobile device management support, improved inventory scanning, and a new help desk ticketing system.
Are you new to the cloud? Make the most of your online storage subscription with these pointers for first time cloud users.
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.
While the industry focuses on network and device security, Verio and StopTheHacker call attention to a more potentially damaging hacking target: small business websites.
Does your website fail to attract mobile traffic? You may be guilty of foisting a less-than-optimal web experience on your mobile customers.
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?
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.
Harnessing the power of the cloud, Avalara's sales tax automation offerings help small businesses keep the auditors at bay.
Do your workers barely make an effort anymore? Learn how to breathe life back into your company with tips from TrackVia CEO, Pete Khanna.
Riding the coattails of larger companies can put your business on the fast track for growth. Check these tips for landing big business customers.
Ruth Hedges, CEO of Unismart Capital Software, offers tips for startups before the heralded JOBS Act crowdfunding changes take effect.
Gearing up for the holidays? Kabbage provides capital for investing whereas traditional financing sources may take too long to green-light funds.
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.
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.
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.
Two companies team to provide small businesses with data backup for desktop PCs, servers and LenovoEMC's own px series NAS.
Brand.com president Michael Zammuto shares insights on how to manage your online reputation.
Booker, a cloud-based service management platform, features practically all the software components that service and hospitality providers need to run their businesses.
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.
Small business expert Gene Marks shares some simple steps that SMBs can take to push their operations to the next level.
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.
Can't seem to build momentum for that new project? Author Rick Maurer offers tips to help you spot and tackle resistance.
On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014, one small business owner's life will change forever.
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.
The PC maker's new slim and powerful Windows notebooks spell the end clunky, uninspired business portables.
Fishbowl CEO David Williams shares his secrets on building a great workforce, the bedrock of successful, long-lasting businesses.
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.
Thanks to today's tech-obsessed marketplace, small business owners have more opportunities to obtain financing. Check out your options with these tips.
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.
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.
One company feels that an employee's time is better spent on the job than digging through an envelope full of receipts.
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.
Microsoft is ending Windows XP support next year. HP stands ready to help small businesses transition to the modern Windows ecosystem.
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.
Perk up your business and learn what values to instill in your workforce with insights gathered from the massive coffee chain.
Old cash registers and today's consumers don't mix. PayPal's new POS upgrade program helps get small businesses get with the times.
The company tailor's its latest cloud-enabled Work Smart printers to the demands of mobile workforces and on-the-go productivity.
Electronics maker seeks to streamline video conferencing and collaboration for small businesses with a new bundled hardware and services offering.
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...
Expert business broker and author Michelle Seiler-Tucker offers tips on finding the right broker to sell your business.
Smart, strategic use of technology can have a positive impact on small businesses.
Customer-service guru Micah Solomon shares small business tips to help you build great, life-long customer experiences.
The company broadens Flow CM mobile content management, teams with Salesforce and Google for CRM and IT in a Box.
LenovoEMC's lofty storage ambitions don't necessarily spell the end of the decades-old consumer/SOHO fave, Iomega.
Small business expert Steven D. Strauss shares his tips on the right way to get started with social media.
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.
Leading your startup toward success is a daunting task. Sidestep these pitfalls, and you'll be in good shape.
Need some early stage funding? Get your business off the ground with these tips from Brian S. Cohen, chairman of New York Angels.
Ted Sundquist, the former general manager for the Denver Broncos, offers guidance on "Taking Your Team to the Top."
Dell courts small business owners with its new Citrix-based, pre-integrated virtual desktop offerings that cut costs by 50 percent.
A new startup leverages the power of the cloud to help QuickBooks customers get paid faster.
The enterprise mobile security specialist turns its attention to small business smartphones and tablets with AirWatch Professional.
HP sets out to prove that well-healed enterprises no longer have a monopoly on sleek and feature-filled notebooks.
Having trouble developing a business-boosting strategy? It may first help to demystify the term and then get started with these tips.
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.
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.
New IT-lite app gets workforces to collaborate on docs by bringing seamless SharePoint, Lync and Office 365 integration to smartphones.
Dell rolls out a new line of sleek-yet-affordable laptops designed for small businesses and students.
Less is more. The new Sage 50 accounting software suite helps small business owners balance their books by taking fewer steps.
Does your shop run multiple cash registers? Swizznet's new offering uses the cloud to link them to your QuickBooks point of sale environment.
Iomega as a company may be no more, but owners of its networked storage products can still look forward to a storage OS update.
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.
The economy is picking up. Is your business insurance policy ready to help your business grow, or is it a hindrance to success?
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.
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.
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.
Tax time is stressful. But for small business owners that follow the advice of Xero executive Jamie Sutherland, April 15 is just another day.
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.
Tax time is hunting season for online criminals. Symantec shares five tips to help keep your financial and employee data safe.
Drowning in choices? Comcast’s new Upware service helps small businesses find and manage the cloud services they need to run their operations.
According to Microsoft, small enterprises can now leverage the big-business power of a complete, cloud-enhanced productivity suite with minimum IT know-how.
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'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.
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.
This Valentine’s Day, Inuit treats QuickBooks small business accounting customers with a native, full-featured iPad app.
Startup flips the switch on a cloud-based, SDN-powered platform that brings big-business networking capabilities to small companies.
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.
Are challenging and unpredictable market conditions threatening to topple your company? Business expert and author Donna Every shares some wisdom for weathering the storm.
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.
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.
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.
Online platform helps small business owners connect with more lenders to improve their chances of getting funded.
Originally a tradeshow for living room electronics, gadgets and gadget bags, CES also offers plenty of tech designed for small business IT.
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.
If your marketing efforts aren't resonating with consumers, ReachLocal's CMO Todd Ebert shares tips on how to get them to pay attention.
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.
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.
New service brings apps, collaboration and cloud storage to small businesses without all that IT overhead.
The security software specialist releases its list of security threats that small businesses should prepare for next year.
A new survey from Drobo reveals why so many small businesses keep their backups out of the cloud.
This guide, with insights from small business expert and publisher Melinda Emerson, can help you reach social media-savvy consumers this holiday season.
Small Business expert Ray Sprague shares the secrets of succeeding when times are tight. More than 2,000 small business owners weigh in, too.
Shoppers have a little more to spend this holiday season, and small businesses are using social media to draw them in.
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.
More proof that the cloud is a big IT equalizer. Codeproof now offers cloud-based, enterprise-quality mobile device management capabilities to SMBs.
Blame BYOD. Firewalls are losing their grip on business data, according to a new study from Symantec.
Time is running out. Gear up with for a competitive holiday season with advice from small business experts.
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 in the Workspace uses the massive online voice-and-video platform to bring entrepreneurs together.
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 unveils inkjet printers that rival color laser printers and some that offer cloud-based document management.
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.
Need to jet? Do it for less with these small business travel tips.
In its pursuit for the tablet market, Microsoft is assuring small business technologists that it's leaving no entrepreneur behind.
Attract new customers by targeting the devices that they dare not leave the home without, their smartphones and tablets.
Don't have a lot of money to spend on recruiting top talent? Put these tips to work for you.
New NAS hardware from Iomega gives small businesses a cloud-connected edge.
Web hosting company floats open source, entrepreneur-friendly cloud services for small businesses.
Dell starts taking preorders on new Windows 8 PCs including a convertible tablet and touch-enabled all-in-ones.
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.
Now Android device owners can use Xero Touch, and new mobile app survey findings suggest that many of them will do exactly that.
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.
As small businesses become the target of sophisticated attacks, Symantec bridges its cloud and on-premises data security solutions.
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.
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 ushers in Windows 8 with a tablet, an all-in-one PC and a new 14-inch Ultrabook.
A new survey from Newtek shows that despite the BYOD buzz, most small businesses are still tethered to their PCs.
Phone sales on the Salesforce platform enters the social enterprise era with new offerings from InsideSales.com.
Intuit opens up its popular cloud-based accounting software to more countries – pretty much the whole world, in fact.
A new survey from Manta reveals that small businesses are going were the action is, and increasingly, that's online.
Not just another pretty face. The venerable small business accounting suite goes under the knife and emerges as a powerhouse application.
Compact NAS system offers mobile app access and video surveillance features.
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.
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 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.
The online payment specialist makes accepting credit cards as easy as embedding a YouTube video, and it banishes redirects.
A forecast from Techaisle points to accelerated virtual desktop infrastructure adoption during the next few years.
Dell revamps its small business storage portfolio with PowerVault systems that pack more storage and updates to the DR4000 backup system.
Bank turn you down? Try appealing to the collective entrepreneurial spirit -- and funding sources -- of the Internet at large.
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.
New business intelligence and reporting features alert admins to the presence of sensitive data in their email archives.
Verizon and Microsoft team to bring mobile, cloud-based productivity to small businesses.
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.
These tips will help keep your books in order when ambition is in ready supply, but the money is tight.
While most U.S. small businesses back up their financial data, their efforts fall short due to a lax attitude toward disaster recovery.
Don't have a fortune to spend on a lawyer? Few entrepreneurs do, but there are ways to save big on legal advice.
New features track the effectiveness of Web and social media campaigns and streamline customer service ticketing.
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 offers new cloud-based security and server-monitoring services designed to free up small business IT resources.
Online lender extends bigger cash advances to entrepreneurs that engage their customers via social media.
Worry-Free Business Security Services integration provides a glimpse at how Microsoft envisions its role in connecting SMB IT infrastructures to the cloud.
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.
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.
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 overhauls its online meeting platform to bring social collaboration features to business users. WebEx Meetings brings SOHOs and SMBs along for the ride.
Think your IT department knows where your sensitive data lives? The results of this survey say that you should think again.
Three tips for lowering your IT power requirements and enlisting the cloud to supercharge your business.
Sophos-sponsored research shows that SMBs are struggling to lock down their networks in the face of cloud and mobile device access.
While most small businesses recognize the value of data recovery solutions, AT&T finds that a minority is making use of them.
Mobile and cloud adoption will drive increased small business IT security spending and open market opportunities for IT security vendors.
Spiceworks' upcoming software update can help SMBs keep cloud-connected workers from spilling company secrets.
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.
Company launches Sage One, an integrated SaaS business management offering for the SOHO set, and its Peachtree suite evolves into Sage 50.
A Symantec survey reveals that as cloud computing, small business virtualization and mobility gain traction, SMBs emerge with stronger disaster-recovery strategies.
Security software maker affirms its commitment as SMBs brandish their IT purchasing power.
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.
The PC and laptop maker rolls out a small server that's big on data protection and energy- saving features.
An Office Depot study reveals that most SMBs are going green, and they’re hitting the Web to get there.
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.
This year, SMBs will be flexing their IT purchasing muscles by investing in tablets, software and services according to IDC.
A RingCentral survey indicates that surging tablet popularity spurs SMBs -- and their business-critical applications -- into the cloud.
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.
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 readies small businesses for the future with IPv6 support, managed switch capabilities and energy-saving features.
The storage company hopes to lure SMBs to its B1200i iSCSI SAN with OCZ SSDs and its extended reach into Amazon's cloud.
A backup company with open source roots looks to supercharge small business cloud storage with Google's massive cloud infrastructure.
The bottom line suffers when SMBs embrace mobile tech without first looking where they leap.
The storage company hopes its new backup appliance line will serve as "a pathway to the cloud" for SMBs.
Will deduplication, falling prices and a performance edge convince SMBs to adopt SSD, a pricey storage technology?
Iomega narrows the gap between enterprise-grade and small business storage with new NAS hardware and cloud-based video surveillance features.
A report from Parallels reveals what SMBs want from cloud service providers. They've got their work cut out.
The public is about to get its first hands-on preview of Window 8, which Microsoft says will run on both tablets and desktops.
Emphasizing collaboration, security and data protection, IBM sets course for a cloud computing future.
Buffalo cooks up a pint-sized NAS unit that packs a 1TB punch.