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Small Business Struggles Point To Three Policy Priorities

New reports on small business by Facebook/Small Business Roundtable and NFIB highlight three priorities for policymakers: young business survival and growth, workforce development and...

‘A lifeline’: As sales vanished amid the pandemic, here’s how small...

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Jean Jenner knew just what to do to save his French Bakery & Pastry Shop. Just as...

What counts as a small business, anyway?

When it launched last year, the Paycheck Protection Program’s forgivable loans were available to businesses with fewer than 500 employees. This year, the Small...

Create a Content Ecosystem, Not One-Off Assets

A content ecosystem approach is built to not only improve the quality of your content but to change how you manage assets for the...

Newsletter Marketing Exploded During the Pandemic

Newsletter marketing boomed during the pandemic. We’re already beginning to see signs of what will come next for the email newsletter industry. Read more here:...

3 Reasons Video Has a Place in the Future of B2B...

The multi-pronged outreach approach of phone, email, and social media will probably continue to dominate B2B sales strategies for the foreseeable future. But here...

Risks of Business Failures ‘Remain Considerable,’ Says Fed

Business borrowing “now stands near historic highs,” the U.S. central bank said in a report. Even though large cash balances, low interest rates, and...

SMB leaders feeling optimistic, despite struggling with new rules and regulations...

HR leaders at small businesses adjusted remote work plans throughout the year and added benefits to help employees cope. Read more here: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smb-leaders-feeling-optimistic-despite-struggling-with-new-rules-and-regulations-in-2020/

Small Business Trends You Need To Know About For 2021

Many small businesses closed in 2020, and 2021 looks like it's going to be a challenging year, as well. Aside from lockdowns and restrictions...

B2B Marketers Keep the Focus on Revenue in 2021

About half (51%) of B2B marketers say that revenue/bookings is an extremely important way that marketing gets measured, according to a recent report from...

The new ‘self-service’ era: where B2B selling is headed in 2021

To survive the impact of COVID-19, B2B organizations must make a successful leap to self-service ecommerce that wins over customers as loyal online buyers,...

7 Sales Resources That Will Help Your Teams Sell

Sales is never going to be a walk in the park. But these seven resources can make it easier. Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnhall/2020/08/23/7-sales-resources-that-will-help-your-teams-sell/#2d8368432ef1

Biden administration to revise small business loans to reach smaller, minority...

Biden administration officials said that for two weeks starting on Wednesday, the Small Business Administration will only accept applications for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program...

Office Depot Parent Buys BuyerQuest To Bolster B2B Strategy

The ODP Corporation, the corporate parent of Office Depot and OfficeMax, has acquired BuyerQuest Holdings, which operates in the procure-to-pay space. Read more here: https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2021/office-depot-parent-buys-buyerquest-bolster-strategy/

‘Because it’s so new and fresh’: It took a minute, but...

Wherever there are influencers, advertisers aren’t far behind. And Clubhouse is a hotbed of influencers right now. Read more here: https://digiday.com/media/brands-are-in-the-clubhouse-app/

9 tools to help SMBs manage business better in 2021

It's no surprise that small to mid-sized businesses were hardest hit by the pandemic in 2020, impacting all operations aspects. In 2021, these technologies...

Mastercard Co-Innovates with 10 New Fintechs to Reshape the Future of...

Mastercard has welcomed 10 fintechs from around the world to participate in its award-winning startup engagement program, Start Path. Here's what they delivered. Read more...

SMB Banking-as-a-Service Ushers In Bank-FinTech Collaboration

Service rises to the top in this week's roundup of the latest bank-FinTech collaborations and open banking initiatives. Two SMB BaaS companies secured new...

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