Intuit To Build New Campus For Growing Payroll Business (Internet Wire)
Intuit Inc., the leader in small business financial management solutions, today announced plans to build a new, state-of-the art, campus-style facility in Reno, Nevada. “The payroll business is a major component of Intuit’s small business offerings and is a big part of our future growth strategy,” said Larry King Jr., vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Payroll Services Group. “We’ve grown at a rapid pace and this groundbreaking is a sign of even more exciting things to come for Intuit and the Reno community.”
– May 23 9:30 AM ET
My spin: Intuit is definitely no fool. Payroll is one of those small biz pains – those things that must be done, but owners wish SOMEONE ELSE could do it. Well Intuit appears to be getting ready for an expansion of its solutions
MasterCard Launches the Industry’s Most Expansive Rewards Program for Small Businesses (Business Wire)MasterCard International today announced the expansion of MasterCard Business Bonuses(TM), its rewards program for small businesses using the MasterCard BusinessCard(R) Card.
– May 23 8:01 AM ET
My spin: As I’ve said so many times in the past, large small business service providers like Master Card are going to be key influencers of small biz technology services to small businesses:
“Additional MasterCard programs for small businesses include:
MasterCard Smart Data OnLine(TM) (SDOL) – This web-based tool assists a small business in organizing, consolidating, analyzing and managing financial data through the Internet. Accessed through a web browser in real-time, MasterCard SDOL creates improved efficiencies in reconciling expenses and eliminating time- consuming paperwork. SDOL is available in 10 different languages.
MasterCard Business Savings(TM) – On behalf of small businesses, MasterCard has negotiated savings of 10 to 40 percent on key goods and services in categories including, legal, personnel, financial, office supplies, business travel, technology, communications, marketing, public relations and business planning.
MasterCard Small Business Connections(TM) – An Internet gateway for managing expenses; gathering marketplace news and information; accessing better buying opportunities on technology solutions for marketing, sales, e-commerce and more (visit www.mastercard.com/smallbiz).
MasterCard MarketAccess(TM) – A marketplace where small business cardholders buy and sell goods and services online. MarketAccess provides a secure, one-stop shopping resource for small businesses by introducing offers from a growing list of suppliers, including barnesandnoble.com Business Solution, Egghead.com, HR One, OfficeMax, Paper Direct, PC Flowers and Gifts, Sprint and Tiger Direct. ”
EBIZ Enterprises and WireX Partner to Offer Small Business Appliance Servers
New Products Include ezNET.SBS Appliance Servers for the Small Business Market
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2001–EBIZ Enterprises Incorporated (OTCBB:EBIZ – news), a manufacturer of specialized servers and the leading vendor-neutral provider of Open Source products and solutions, and WireX, a developer of appliance server software that enables system builders to develop easy-to-manage, highly secure appliance servers, today announced that EBIZ will use WireX software to power the Terian ezNET.SBS appliance server product line.
My spin: I guess just because IBM got out of the server appliance business does not mean there’s not room for others!
The Terian ezNET.SBS is a small business server (MSRP $899) that provides a fully functional small networking environment for offices with 2-50+ users. The ezNET.SBS is designed to be easily installed, used and maintained by almost any small business.
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