The Roaring Decade of SMBs: Why Small Business is Tech’s Next Big Opportunity

There has been something of a de facto rule software companies have adhered to over the past few decades: focus on selling to large businesses. This dogma has existed for several reasons. First, acquiring customers is expensive and the traditional marketing channels used for customer acquisition like Google Adwords and […]

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Small Businesses

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is here to stay, and it’s everywhere. Consider the fact that only 33% of consumers think they’re using AI-powered technology, but, in reality, 77% are. Or, consider that this growing technology is expected to add $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030. That’s more than the current output […]

Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal

Resurgent optimism about the future of U.S. trade policy, along with a surprise spike in optimism about technological changes, helped lift confidence among small business owners, according to the fourth-quarter 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index rose from 57 in the third quarter to 59 in the fourth […]

Maharashtra polls: Small business people disappointed with political parties

To vote on Monday, they were divided in their choice of candidates over the economic issues. Walking through the crowded corridors of the 150-year-old Crawford market before Diwali celebrations would have usually been tough. This year it is not. The small bylanes were devoid of people, and there was enough […]

Four Creative Marketing Ideas For Small Business Success

Every small business owner knows the need for actionable marketing. The good news is, there are a number of creative marketing ideas you can employ today. Why is marketing important? Well, 50% of small businesses fail within five years. This is nail-bitingly stressful, but with the following marketing ideas, you can keep […]

Small businesses sell half the stuff on Amazon. Now, the tech giant is rolling out three new prizes to recognize its small business partners, including Small Business of the Year.

Amazon announced Friday morning an award program that reflects its increasing attention to its small business partners. More than one million US-based Small and Medium-sized Businesses, or SMBs, sell products through Amazon. Globally, SMBs sold half of all the stuff bought on the platform last year. Starting Friday, SMBs that […]