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Microsoft Band sells out, but doubters pile on

S till trying to get your hands on a Microsoft Band? Get in line. The company's first venture into wearables – a fitness band that also functions as a smartwatch – sold out within a day when it made its debut on Oct. 30. The companyShow More Summary

Would you trust Snapchat's demented Uncle Pennybags with your money?

S napchat unveiled a mobile payments service this week via a partnership with Square. The service will allow Snapchat users to transfer cash to each other as well as selfies. It sounds a lot like other peer-to-peer payment apps, including...Show More Summary

5 ways to become a networking natural

N etworking. Everyone does it — but how do you really win at it? Although Woody Allen was credited with saying that "showing up is 80 percent of life," it's that final 20 percent that really makes the difference. That is, it's aboutShow More Summary

13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Youngest Recipient of Venture Funding

Most 13-year-olds spend their time playing games and just trying to get through middle school. But not Shubham Banerjee. Instead, he founded his own company, Braigo Labs Inc. The company, a producer of Braille printers, just received funding from Intel Capital, making Banerjee the youngest-ever recipient of venture funding from Intel. Show More Summary


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How Imagery in Branding and Marketing Affects Your Strategy

In marketing and advertising, nothing is arguably more essential than imagery. This is especially true when a computer screen, mobile device, or other medium stands between the individual receiving your message and your product. When there’s no opportunity to touch, feel, taste, or smell something, sight quickly becomes the most valuable sense. Show More Summary

How to Get Your Employees to Spend Less on Business Travel

Google and others have adopted incentive programs that slash expense reports while also benefiting employees.

Pecan Pie: Holiday Tradition or Content Marketing Masterpiece?

Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a pecan pie. But, pecan pie is more than just a great Thanksgiving dessert -- it also a content marketing at it's best.

3 Things to Consider Before Forcing Your Employees to Work the Holidays

The holidays can be a hard time for business owners, your business doesn't just turn off and your employees likely will want time off, so who is going to look after things over the holidays?

Which Tablet Will Make the Perfect Gift This Season?

If you're looking for a tablet this holiday season, you certainly have options. Here are the pros and cons of the most popular ones.

Ramon’s Day At Microsoft Headquarters. 8 Things To Know About Microsoft and Your Business

    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a day at Microsoft headquarters. I was joined by a handful of other small business influencers (that’s what larger companies call those of us who speak, write, author, and etc – all focused on the small business market). Show More Summary

Stop Trying To Create Viral Videos. Focus on Information, Engagment and Frequency

There’s a small number of videos that go “viral”, compared to the billions of videos online that are NOT going viral. Instead of trying to make a viral video, which is hard to do, just focus on creating video that’s informative, engaging and that comes out frequently. Show More Summary

What Are 5 Trends Optimistic Small Business Have? Survey Says…

We hear all the time how important passion is for small business success. Clate Mask, Infusionsoft speaks about this frequently, as do so many other leaders of entrepreneurial success. However, passions not all that will take your business to the next level – you also have the ability to execute. Show More Summary

Say Thanks with Grace: 17 Quotes to Inspire

This is the time when short speeches, toasts, and gracious words are in demand. Be inspired by these words on thanks, joy, and gratefulness.

Thanksgiving in the Workplace

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's time to give thanks for our hardworking teams. But how can we build this culture of gratitude all year round?

Craftsy Video Tutorials Turn DIY Into a Viable Industry

Both a desire to save money and a passion for do-it-yourself projects have fueled the DIY movement. And today that movement has become its own industry, complete with paying customers, as evidenced by Craftsy’s recent $50 million round of funding. Show More Summary

New Electronic Signature Option from Citrix Boosts Productivity and Helps Go Paperless

Working and doing business remotely just got a little easier with the new Citrix acquisition of RightSignature. The recent Citrix announcement informed us that RightSignature will be integrated with Citrix ShareFile to enable electronic signatures of important digital documents. Show More Summary

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