You’re a small business and you have a website. On your website you probably have at least one of the following items: A general contact form on your “Contact Us” page asking for the visitors contact info. A newsletter opt-in form allowing your visitors to sign up for your email newsletter. [...]
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Groupon unveiled a new website last week as it continues its journey to evolve from a daily deals email marketer to a search-driven deals marketplace. The goal of the new website is to pull customers into their website and have them search for deals that they’re interested in, rather than [...]Read more ›
Thanks to advances in cloud technology and communication, it’s now possible to work closely with your clients even when you reside in entirely different countries and time zones. Having this flexibility means that clients can play a more active role in their projects, work with you to generate ideas, help to manage workflow, and offer suggestions and comments.Read more ›
Rumor has it Google Wallet is on the outs, which is unfortunate, considering what a potential leap the NFC technology could have been for SMBs on-the-go. While highly unlikely that this Google service will disappear completely, it might not be a prominent service in regular markets outside of the Google Play store.Read more ›
I was at Starbucks this morning ordering my daily cup of java and noticed something completely different being pushed at its point of sale countertop. Next to the ubiquitous chocolates, biscotti, gift cards and the latest music album playing in the store was something that completely woke me up out [...]Read more ›
If you want your online business to succeed, you will need a reliable shopping cart. This cart must offer a satisfactory shopping experience that allows shoppers to buy a product or services from your site, quickly and conveniently.
Users must be able to make informed buying decisions courtesy of the features available on the cart. From the online merchants’ perspective, the cart must offer store administration features that will help them control and manage their store easily.Read more ›
If you run a retail business, chances are good a substantial chunk of your revenue comes to you by way of credit or debit card transactions. About 40% of purchases are paid via some form of tender other than cash or check, and by the beginning of 2010, the Federal Reserve reported that more consumers were paying by debit card than by credit card, check, or cash. That means both lots of transactions and lots of dollars for you (or the person who handles your bookkeeping) to handle.Read more ›
Carts built to fit any business size, available for any business budget. If you’re not doing so already, capitalizing on an increasingly digitized consumer society should be a business priority if you plan to get, and stay, ahead. To make the most of the digital opportunity you will not only [...]Read more ›
Businesses can now accept payment from customers with a simple tweet using Dwolla. Dwolla just introduced a really interesting way of sending money between friends, customers and merchants. Simply send a tweet. Dwolla touts the fact that it saves the user time since they don’t have to launch the [...]Read more ›
Store page builder redesigns website and launches social marketplace to help market 26,000+ creative businesses. If you run a creative business that sells crafts or unique products online, odds are you’ve heard of Storenvy, an eCommerce platform that lets small independent merchants build an online shop. Not only can [...]Read more ›
The battered, but not down, deal of the day site industry leader launches a new mobile payment platform for SMBs Groupon recently entered the mobile payments arena with their début of Groupon Payments. In their ongoing quest to make life easier for local small businesses, and perhaps rebuild its reputation and stock [...]Read more ›
If you’re running a bricks and mortar store, selling more items a day than you can mentally keep a handle on, and you’re not using a point of sale system, then I beg the question, why? You may think you don’t need it and are managing fine without it, but [...]Read more ›
Think there’s no technological innovation in the women’s undergarment retail space? Wrong. Three eCommerce startups are leading the way as they tackle the age-old problem of the perfect fitting bra. Think about it. At the very least, a woman wears a bra for 8-10 hours a day while at work. [...]Read more ›
Firmology’s Techweek Series profiles tech startups & companies, products and services that small businesses can leverage to innovate and grow their business. Learn more about Techweek 12 and some of the small business-centric featured speakers. One of the most satisfying feelings a small business owner experiences is selling their product or service. Unfortunately, this feeling [...]Read more ›
Groupon and hundreds of other deal-of-the-day coupon services have exploded in popularity the last two years, but while Groupon has been busy rejecting a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google and instead planning for a $25 billion IPO, small business owners have become increasingly frustrated with their experience running deals. [...]Read more ›
Ever wonder why the cost of eyeglasses is so high? Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa wondered the same thing while brainstorming business ideas during the 1st year of their MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School. The answer is that the industry is dominated by a few [...]Read more ›
One of the most frustrating and confusing steps of launching a business is navigating the treacherous waters of the online payments industry. The industry is notorious for high pressure sales tactics, sky-high merchant fees, confusing terms and ironclad contracts. I experienced this firsthand when launching an eCommerce site and is inevitable if [...]Read more ›