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The final week of August 2014 highlighted the news of a cyber attack against a large organization, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. As government agencies sort through what exactly happened (believing the attack to have originated from Russia,) the public has been reminded of other prominent cyber attacks of late. eBay was hit in an attack in which customer passwords were stolen. Customer credit card data was stolen in a January 2014 cyber attack against U.S. retailer Target. Of course, for those of us in business, these are familiar stories. (more…)


How To Choose CRM Software — A Buyer´s Guide For Small Business

By Christophe Primault, 19 September 2014

Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) has revolutionized the way businesses today approach lead generation and customer life-cycle management. CRM grew out of contact management software that was first made popular in the 1990s.  In the early 2000s, CRM software emerged with more sophisticated tools for managing and nurturing client relationships. These solutions not only helped businesses manage their leads and customers, but offered collaborative platforms so that internal teams like sales and marketing could align their strategies. (more…)


Community Education Partnerships is serving the needs of homeless children in California’s Bay Area.  The company, which was founded by Erica Mohan in 2010, envisions a compassionate and respectful community in which all children have equal access to educational resources. (more…)


Have you ever seen the classic 1960 film The Apartment? In the film, Jack Lemmon's character works in what you might call a shining example of the kind of workplace that is becoming increasingly rare: a cavernous accounting department which takes up a whole floor in a skyscraper. (more…)


In honor of our Free Twitter Chat on Add-ons & Integrations in Small Business Accounting Today at 1200 EST #GetApp, we are counting down the top accounting influencers on Twitter. Follow them to get all the numerical dirt! If you think accounting is boring by nature, think again. Money is, after all, what makes the world go 'round. The movers, shakers, and expert commentators that live and breathe money can be valuable founts of insights for you. At the macro level, a mere frown from the likes of Janet Yellen or Ben Bernanke can send ripples through global markets. Those occasions are (some would say, thankfully) rare. There's nothing mundane about money, day-to-day, though. The top accounting influencers on Twitter can help you keep a finger on the financial state of the world. More importantly, following the most influential personalities in the accounting space can keep you apprised as to where your small business fits into the broader economy, allowing you to react as necessary. Here are our top ten accounting influencers on Twitter. (more…)



WorkTrail Review – Time Tracking Without Interruptions

By Stephanie Miles, 16 September 2014

WorkTrail Review – An excellent solution for individuals and small teams, providing all the necessary tools that a time tracking application should offer (more…)


Social Media Marketing for the hotel industry has been a huge trend in 2014. Increasingly, travelers and business people are using social media to make their travel plans. To be in with a chance of keeping up with your competitors you need a strong social media presence to be found by your potential customers. Search engines favor social media sites within search results more than ever. SEO studies show that people who are searching for hotels are also using social media to check out activities, attractions and restaurants in the same area. Why not take advantage of this and make your social media marketing campaign all about your local area? (more…)


There's no doubt, eCommerce has all but replaced regular wait in line, mall-rat old-school commerce. The global end-customer eCommerce industry is expected to reach one and a half TRILLION dollars this year alone. Whether your store was built online or you're bringing your brick and mortar to the cloud, you need to focus on how that is going to affect your inventory management. Today we pair up with TradeGecko to talk about the techniques you need to optimize and automate your eCommerce Inventory Holding. (more…)


Top Ten Marketing Automation Gurus on Twitter

By Diana Berryman, 12 September 2014

Automating your online marketing is essential for most businesses today. It allows you to get your content out there, to multiple networks, in a fraction of the time. Marketing automation apps are also great for nurturing your leads, engaging with your customers and measuring and monitoring the results of your efforts.  (more…)


In this third installment of our App Guinea Pig series, I’m looking at apps to help me add eCommerce to my new small business website. The eCommerce apps that you choose for your site is a BIG deal - and I truly don’t know what to expect. (more…)


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