Netscape Netbusiness and SCORE to Provide Expert Advice and Valuable Resources to Small Businesses (Business Wire)
Netscape Communications, a subsidiary of America Online Inc., and the SCORE Association, a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide, today announced an agreement to provide valuable advice and resources to help small business people build and grow their companies.
– May 09 9:10 AM ET
My spin: I figured Netscape was down and out regarding its small businesses push. But I’ve got to remember that Netscape via AOl has a LOT of money and room for innovation. They are really creating some very nice value added services and who knows….if they can get their integration act together (maybe with a deal with Microsoft bCentral) can be a SMB force to reckon with!
Online Resources and Intuit Team to Expand Reach of Internet Banking (Business Wire)
Online Resources Corp., a leading Internet application service provider to financial institutions, announced a relationship with Intuit, allowing Online Resources’ client base of 500 financial institutions, with 400,000 consumer and small business end-users, to reach Intuit’s 21 million Quicken(R) and QuickBooks(R) customers.
– May 09 7:32 AM ET
My spin: Value added biz dev like this is powerful. Intuit’s got millions of customers, but needs millions more. By Intuit alligning themselves with mid-tier service providers they’ll steadily increase their revenues. Service providers who partner with Intuit have a pre-qualified base of small businesses to market to.
Always-On Helps Small Businesses Solve Microsoft(R) Office(R) XP Licensing Dilemma (Internet Wire)
Always-On, Inc., the leading small business application service provider, has provided small businesses with an easy, affordable way to upgrade their office management and productivity software to Microsoft Office XP and upgrade their businesses to the ASP model with its Web-based subscription service.
– May 09 7:00 AM ET
My spin: Always on….is it just another ASP waiting to crash and burn or is it a serious contender in this emerging ASP marketplace?