• ENTREPRENEURS
    Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Brings Mobile Augmented Reality to Small Businesses

    At the company’s TechWord event in San Francisco recently, the new Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was unveiled. Along with a boatload of other high-tech features, the phablet also brings affordable augmented reality within reach of many small businesses. The mobile device is the first flagship smartphone equipped with Google’s Project Tango, a technology that uses […]

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    Mobile Marketing for Your Small Business

    When people are looking for a local business, more and more often they’re turning to their smartphones or tablets for help. Mobile searching is a whole new playing field, with the majority of searches related to shopping or finding a nearby business—a gas station, a restaurant, a hotel or retail store. Google dominates mobile phone […]

  • STARTUPS
    5 Reasons for Businesses to Go Mobile

    Step onto any subway car, go into any café and walk down any street. One thing you are sure to see is a smartphone being used. Twenty years ago, we simply used phones for making calls or sending text messages. Now, we carry our whole world around in them. From bank details to social media […]

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    Nearly Half of All Small Businesses Will Have A Mobile App by 2017

    It has taken a while, but small businesses are finally realizing the potential of mobile apps to gain more customers and increase sales. According to a new survey by B2B research company Clutch, nearly 50 percent of small businesses will have mobile app by 2017. That’s impressive considering only 20 percent of small businesses have […]

  • STARTUPS
    Google Releases Tool Kit to Speed Up Your Mobile Small Business Site

    Simply having your website load on mobile devices is no longer enough. Mobile sites have to also be fast, interactive and relevant. With this realization, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) recently announced a mobile web speed toolkit that should help all publishers build a faster mobile web experience. Last month, Google released a new study, “The Need for Mobile […]

  • STARTUPS
    2016 Is the Year Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps

    Apps are no longer considered merely a “branding exercise” for small businesses. Business owners are becoming wise to the marketing power a well-designed, intuitive app can bring. From simplifying online purchases to providing easy-to-access information, the benefits are undeniable which is why small businesses must develop mobile apps to stay competitive. Why Small Businesses Must Develop […]

  • STARTUPS
    You Can Use Microsoft Bot Framework to Build Small Business Bots

    You have heard of bots, so by now you probably know they are applications that perform automated tasks. So how can the new Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Bot Framework help you build one for your small business? Microsoft wants to help you build a chatbot that the company says will, “Interact with your users naturally wherever they are.” […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    IT Consultant Focuses on Desire, Data, Diversity in Providing Cloud-Based Services to Small Biz

    Nyasha Tunduwani is the founder of Real Impact Technology Consulting (RITC), a five-person information technology consulting company based in Seattle, started in 2004. RITC operates as an IT department for organizations — both businesses and non-profits — that are don’t have an internal team and for those struggling with retention of IT talent. “In Seattle, we […]