January 10, 2019

Web.comhas named Sharon Rowlands as its chief executive officer and president effective Jan. 28, 2019.Rowlands most recently served as CEO of ReachLocal, a public digital marketing company she joined in 2014 and subsequently led through a strategic transformation and 2016 sale to Gannett.(Press Release)



TaxJar, a subscription software company that helps businesses automate their sales tax calculations and filing, today announced that it has raised a $60 million round of growth equity capital from Insight Venture Partners. It’s the company’s first round of funding since 2014. (VentureBeat)



About a third of small businesses get started with less than $5,000, according to recent research from Kabbage.The survey, which included responses from 600 thriving small business owners, also found that 58 percent got started with less than $25,000. (SmallBizTrends)



Why do people click on paid-search ads? It’s all about intent, and relevant content, a recent survey from Clutch shows. (LSA Insider)



With spend on marketing technology increasing, many marketers are investing more dollars into data management products. As digital marketing becomes more automated and data-driven, it has become crucial for its practitioners to corral the data they rely on. (eMarketer)



In 2019 SMB trends, writes Steve Strauss, “Remote employees are happy employees,” “The gig economy is the economy,” and “Being little is big.”(USA Today)