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
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.
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 >
Judi Knight CEO of New Tricks shares insight into Small Business Websites.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 >
Small Business Marketing has changed. And with all that small business owners need to manage, they need to know what matters -- what will help get customers and keep customers. In this five-part Small Business Marketing education series, YP will give small businesses the tools needed to make smart decisions on marketing to maximize results for their specific businesses. In this, the first in the five-part series, here's what’ll be covered:
•Setting the Foundation
•What’s Your Story?
•Who’s Your Best Customer?
Marketing for mobile devices is very different than other forms of digital marketing. Now more than ever before, the When and Where are the foundations of attracting customers - whether it's just to get that lead or to make that sale. Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Magazine walks us through the world of mobile to identify its differences & connections to larger screens.Read more >
Small business owners are different where their personal finances are concerned. They have more (often better) options when it comes to retirement, but all too often their business becomes their retirement plan. Personal finance expert and best-selling author Jean Chatzky has pulled together Money Rules to get small business owners on the right track for financial success personally, because only then can you focus your all on your business.
Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and the host of Money Matters with Jean Chatzky on RLTV. She is a longtime magazine columnist and the best-selling author of eight books, the latest of which is Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. She believes that knowing how to manage money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters by increasing financial literacy. To that end, she recently launched Jean Chatzky's Money School—online classes on crucial financial topics like saving, budgeting, getting out of debt, and planning for retirement—that she teaches herself at JeanChatzky.com.
The path to cellular/Wi-Fi integration has been littered with speed bumps and false starts. So what's different this time around? In part 1 of of this series, learn about Wi-Fi calling and its competing solutions along with the operational and business dynamics around indoor cellular coverage.
In this discussion we will cover:
*Carrier Wi-Fi calling - past promises, failure, and resurrection.
*Legacy indoor coverage options: DAS and Small Cells
*Impacts from VoLTE, IMS, and LTE-U
Small businesses are facing a massive shift driven by technology. To stay competitive they are turning to technology and the Internet to manage cash flow, increase productivity and streamline operations. And the small business market is primed to accelerate its adoption as newly developed apps are helping small business owners save time, reduce costs, increase revenue and productivity, and work more effectively.
With traditional banks slow to respond, non-banking technology providers have obliged with innovative, intuitive solutions that integrate payments, receivables, and online banking data and offer reporting and cash flow management.
Join Yodlee Interactive and a panel of experts for an animated roundtable discussion on how the development and start-up community can capitalize on the transformation occurring in the small business sector.
Christine Barry, Research Director, Wholesale Banking Practice, Aite Group
Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder & COO, Kabbage
Andy Childs, Vice President of Marketing, Paychex
Greg Weddell, Practice Manager, Small Business, Yodlee
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) will have a disruptive and transformative impact by creating virtualized and programmable networks. By deploying SDN and NFV, operators can create unified backhaul solutions that lower cost and generate greater flexibility and efficiencies in the network. This webinar considers the challenges and opportunities for combining SDN and NFV in the backhaul network, to enhance network-wide intelligence, optimize traffic, and define operator policies.
Key Topics for Discussion
Understanding the evolution of the next-generation mobile network
Analyzing backhaul challenges and the role of SDN in unifying backhaul networks
Creating a modular, phased approach to implementing NFV for small cells and het-nets
Business models for the new virtualized service environment
Answers to audience questions during live Q&A
Dreamforce 2015 is quickly approaching! Join Salesforce and two of our key SMB customers for a unique, inside look into the exciting experience Dreamforce customizes just for small or medium sized businesses. Make the most out of your experience this year from hearing about two small business CEOs' prior experience and why they are excited to return this year.Read more >
Join Dan Rather as he shares leadership principles of the world’s most powerful leaders and how small businesses can benefit from them in the Verizon Small Business Ready Webinar Series.
For more than 40 years, former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather has been the embodiment of the intrepid broadcast journalist. From the Kennedy assassination—where he was the first to break the news that the president had been killed—to the Indian Ocean tsunami, he has covered every major story of our time, with distinction and a fierce dedication to hard news. For his unparalleled devotion to his craft, he was named the 2012 recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Rather’s reporting skills are legendary, and his single-minded pursuit of the story has taken him to datelines as far ranging as Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, China, Russia, and Cuba.
On the domestic front, Rather has covered every presidential campaign since 1952. Rather’s latest journalistic venture is the hard-edged news show Dan Rather Reports, broadcasted on AXS TV, on which he acts as both host and managing editor. With his renowned in-depth interviews and his love of investigative reporting, Rather is able to accurately report on major issues facing our nation today. From politics and the global economy to international affairs and the environment, he gives each story the time and commitment that it deserves.
In May 2012 his memoir, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, was published.