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Livestreaming is becoming increasingly popular with individuals and businesses alike. But for businesses that actually want to increase revenue through livestreaming, there aren’t quite as many options. That’s where Peeks comes in. The company mixes livestreaming and social commerce in one platform Read More
We’ve collected these direct mail marketing statistics for small businesses from a variety of sources.
Last updated: January 8, 2017

Some general statistics:
A total of more than 150 million direct mail promotions were sent out in 2015.
42 percent of recipients read or scanned the mail pieces Read More
Recently I visited the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond as part of its Small Business Ambassador tour (I’m one of the Small Business Ambassadors). While there I learned about some new Microsoft products I’d never heard of, and got a deeper look at others I already knew about.
Here are 10 Microso Read More
Media calls it the force that could save the American worker. But independent workers feel differently about the gig economy.
According to a new media analysis by Cision, on behalf of The Rockefeller Foundation, about 37 percent of overall discussions on gig economy is negative.
Clearly, there’s Read More
Yahoo is making some major changes.
A recently released Securities and Exchange Commission filing revealed that Yahoo is changing its name to Altaba after its merger with Verizon. In addition, CEO Marissa Mayer and half of the current board of directors plan to step down.
Of course, not all of th Read More
Optimism among America’s small businesses skyrocketed in December. A Optimism Index made up of 10 survey indicators rose 7.4 points to 105.8, its highest level since 2004, said the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The December 2016 NFIB survey shows dramatic improvement in the ec Read More

15 Reasons Your Small Business Needs CRM in 2017

15 Reasons Your Small Business Needs CRM in 2017 Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Sales
From https://smallbiztrends.com 12 days ago
Made Hot by: OpenSourceMedia on January 13, 2017 4:55 am
If your business isn’t already using CRM, then 2017 is the year for you to give it a try. CRM, which stands for customer relationship management, has many potential benefits for small businesses. Here are 15 different reasons why your business should be using CRM in 2017. Read More
Protecting your place of business, whether it is in your home or a retail space, has become much easier thanks to digital technology. Here are some retail security devices that will protect your brick and mortar establishment as well as a few solutions for your digital presence. Read More
There’s no better time for SMBs to embrace digital transformation, and in 2017 we expect to see four major trends driving this transformation for businesses. Read More
A state-by-state breakdown showing which states have passed laws governing some form of marijuana use and, where applicable, what businesses are allowed to do regarding its growth, production and sale. Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

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Matt Telfer @mattelfer Takes Practical Approach to Digital

Matt Telfer loves marketing. Though today he works for one of the U.K.'s largest domain and hosting companies, he … More
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