America’s 23 million small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. It used be that small business owners could only dream of accessing the powerful technology solutions fueling Fortune 500 companies. Now, in a truly momentous time, small businesses can easily access the same rich functionality at incredible affordable prices. In this webinar, you’ll learn how technology can help boost three key areas of your small business: productivity, mobility and security.
Steve Strauss, Small Business Columnist, USA Today
Cindy Bates, Vice President, U.S. SMB Group. Microsoft
Congrats on building an amazing company! We hope you take some time this week to celebrate your success.
You probably never thought that one day you would be celebrating how easy expense reporting could be at your company. But wouldn’t it be great if you had easy, scalable, and efficient expense reporting, with built-in guidelines and great insight into how employees are spending money? Just imagine how that insight could help you grow your business even more.
Join our webinar to learn how you can streamline expense reporting, so you and your employees can focus on activities that really matter to your business. And that is worth celebrating!
Modern technology and empowered customers have changed the way small business owners market their business and communicate with prospects and customers. Hear from our expert panelists on how the most successful small business owners are navigating through these changes and how you can turn prospects and customers into raving fans.
- Scott Klososky, Partner, Future Point of View, LLC
- Anita Campbell, CEO, Small Business Trends LLC
- Ramon Ray, Marketing & Tech Evangelist, Infusionsoft & Smallbiztechnology
- Robin Joy, VP, Mobile and Online, DocuSign
Take control of your personal and business finances in five steps with expert advice from small business consultant and personal finance coach Andrea Travillian.Read more >
How can small businesses with modest marketing budgets can stand out and during the holidays? Ivana Taylor of DIY Marketers shares her best tips and tools for connection with stressed, distracted customers during the busy holiday season.Read more >
Starting in December, employers will have to comply with the updated Fair Labor Standards Act, which raises the salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476 annually. How will this new rule affect small business payrolls? This webinar will help small business owners understand the new rules and share practical steps to prepare for the change.Read more >
Manta joins forces with "SmallBizLady" Melinda Emerson for this webinar on how to build a successful small business.
Whether you're thinking about quitting your day job to start your own company or already own your own small business, this webinar will help you plan effectively and avoid common mistakes. Attendees will learn:
•What’s involved in starting a small business
•The Emerson Planning System
•Funding your start-up
•Developing a niche
•5 reasons why small businesses fail
Small businesses drive almost 50 percent of US private-sector employment1 and contend with many of the same issues as big businesses, with far fewer resources. Operating in competitive markets with razor thin margins, many are struggling with a host of financial tasks, including managing cash-flow, collecting accounts receivables, forecasting future funds. Paying taxes represents a whole other ball of wax.
It’s not unusual for small businesses to rely on QuickBooks, Excel, or even paper-based approaches for managing business finances, but these businesses are desperate for more help. Due to gaps in bank solution portfolios, non-banking technology providers are answering the call with services like online and mobile payments, electronic invoicing and payments, cash flow forecasting, and account aggregation. To protect themselves from the threat of disintermediation, banks must evolve their product offerings and re-establish their trusted advisor status.
View this webinar on demand featuring a conversation between Yodlee’s Small Business Practice Manager, Greg Weddell, and Jacob Jegher, Research Director at Celent, a research and consulting firm focused on the application of information technology in the global financial services industry.
You will learn:
Why one-third of small businesses may be on the verge of shifting to non-bank solutions2
What small businesses need to help them manage their finances
How banks can help their small business customers organize and better manage their finances
How to leverage a comprehensive suite of digital financial products and services for small businesses that increase customer loyalty and drive revenue opportunities
It’s time to give your small business customers the power and tools they need so they can spend less time managing their business and more time growing it.
Owner of Informed Web Content and writer for Social Media Examiner, Suzanne Delzio helps small businesses determine which social media their customers use, why prospects are there and how to deliver the content that not only impresses them, but prompts them to take the next step in the buying cycle. Because social media marketing’s potential has been hyped to the point of nausea over the past five years, business owners must understand the most cost- and time-effective methods for leveraging it. Delzio delivers clear, actionable steps to connect sellers with buyers in a pressure-free way.Read more >
In this 1 hour webinar, Evan Bailyn, best-selling author of Outsmarting Google and SEO Made Easy, will teach you the lesser-known tactics of building a dominant web presence for your business utilizing the power of Google. In his clear, concise style, Bailyn will outline what these new tactics are and how to apply them in a practical and actionable way, using examples from his own clients. The result: a host of clever new ideas that will help you take your marketing to a higher level, resulting in a substantial number of new customers, greater influence in your industry, and even entrance to new markets.
Attendees will walk away with:
-Proprietary strategies developed over 12 years of working with some of the biggest websites online
-A specific explanation of the rules of Google's search algorithm that are most valuable for small businesses
-A list of common misconceptions and ways to avoid being penalized by Google
Not every path to success is paved with gold at every step — part of winning often means being nimble enough to turn pitfalls into pivots. In this presentation, Troy examines the snafus and setbacks in his own career that wound up sending him in new directions, ultimately making him the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. Going from high school drop-out in West Philly to shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Troy shares pages from his playbook on hustle that will inspire, educate and give purpose to your mission. During the session, he will share lessons from working with entrepreneurs in his ever-growing portfolio (currently 90+ companies), which ranges from Uber to Spotify, and how those once small businesses became household names by using their small size as an advantage.Read more >
It’s an unfortunate truth: cyber criminals are targeting small and medium sized business. This webcast will focus on the threats these businesses face. Using analysis of the 2016 cyber threats from the newly released Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, we will cover the latest trends in cyber-crime and what to do about it.
Get the latest research on cyber threats including:
•Why cyber criminals target small and medium business at a higher rate than larger businesses.
•How ransomware is expanding to new targets and how to protect yourself.
•Why 78% of all legitimate websites are putting your end users at risk.
Judi Knight CEO of New Tricks shares insight into Small Business Websites.Read more >
Search engine marketing (also known as paid search) allows you to target potential customers at the moment they're searching for a business just like yours. But if you want to make the most of your SEM campaign, you'll need to learn some tricks first. Attend this Manta Trends webinar to learn how to get the most bang for your SEM buck.Read more >
Today’s consumer is always connected, but are you? Hear from Greg Sterling, senior analyst Opus Research, on the mobile landscape and small business strategies to interact with customers on-the-go.Read more >
Hear from DIYMarketers’ Ivana Taylor on how marketing can make a difference for your small business. Registrants will get access to the white paper series "The Case for Small Business Marketing"Read more >
Previously aired Thursday, May 15, 2014 as part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week events
Practical Marketing – A Five-Step Marketing Program for Small Biz presented by YP
Gain insight about how to get the most from your marketing time with a 5-step practical marketing plan focused on “doing” ¬– not marketing theory. For more information about National Small Business Week, including a complete list of events and locations, please visit: www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.
Content Marketing Institute's Joe Pulizzi shares practical marketing "do it now" tips on how small businesses can make the most of their marketing efforts through the use of content tactics and tools.Read more >