In 2018, #ad is out. #XPartner is the trend.  And small business scores using micro-influencers to market their products. Influence marketing came of age in 2017.  Big brands gathered hefty influencers like groupies. Small businesses looking to grow their brand and sales set their sights a little lower, with just as much success. Micro-influencers, those […]

Cryptocurrency sounds a little creepy and mysterious. Not something a small business wants to tackle. But as virtual currency matures, it offers small business’ opportunities especially those selling to consumers. One advantage of this new currency includes lower transaction fees. Payments are direct from customer to the business. No go-between is taking a bit off […]

Chatbots are not a new business phenomenon, they’ve been around for years. You know, that screen which pops up when you go to a website that asks if you want to “chat or have a question.” As a consumer, I love using them for interactions, like where is my stuff, because I get instant answers. […]

Wishing for a sales tool which automates getting the word out about your new product? Need a way to collect good leads quickly? An old technology, the webinar, offers small business simple ways to jump-start the sales process. It’s never been easier to assemble a webinar and continue to use it to grow your business. […]

A friend of mine works for a small business which contracted with another small company to handle the bookkeeping.  The bookkeeping service embezzled money and fled, leaving my friend to pick up the pieces for her employer. A painful experience for both her and her employer. A 2016 insurance survey indicated 80% of embezzlement cases […]

Isn’t it amazing you can now speak to your device just like the characters on Star Trek? Not quite in the same way but close.  AI and smartphones now allow you to voice emails instead of typing them and make your grocery list hands free. This technology allows you to spend more time in your […]

Digital technologies continue to transform the way business gets done. Some companies struggle with this disturbance while others utilize it to improve or expand. Resisting this transformation may delay the inevitable but not for long. Technology advances at an ever-increasing rate and any business, large or small, risks catastrophe by ignoring the ramifications. Small to […]