Tech Thursday (4/11): News From Brazzlebox and Brainshark

It’s Tech Thursday from Each week we take a quick look at business and technology news and updates for the small business community and share them with you in a quick and simple round-up.




Brazzlebox and Worldwide Express Partner For Small Business

Partnership gives small businesses more shipping power


Brazzlebox has announced a partnership with Worldwide Express to leverage its social network in support of the small business owners and entrepreneurs operating 150-plus franchises in the global logistics company.

Brazzlebox, a community-based network for small and home-based business owners, will help Worldwide Express reach into more communities by leveraging a unique platform that connects, promotes and services local businesses. Worldwide Express handles package and freight shipments for more than 30,000 small to midsize businesses and is one of the largest authorized resellers of express shipping for UPS®.

You can see more about this unique partnership here.


Brainshark Extends Sales Enablement Leadership With New Product Suite and Capabilities

With Brainshark’s New Sales Enablement Portal and Brainshark On-Demand and SlideShark Solutions, Reps Can Better Prepare for Meetings, Engage Their Audiences and Advance Sales Opportunities 


Brainshark, Inc., a leading sales enablement platform provider, today introduced a new product as part of an integrated suite, designed to provide organizations with a smarter way to sell. The Brainshark Sales Enablement Portal , part of the company’s new Sales Enablement Suite , extends Brainshark’s leadership in the field of sales enablement – demonstrated by Brainshark supplying thousands of companies worldwide with the capabilities to more effectively prepare for customer interactions, engage with key audiences and advance sales opportunities.

Industry research shows that 40 percent of an average sales rep’s week is eaten up by creating customer-facing deliverables – with reps using less than half of the materials produced by marketing. Brainshark’s solutions – for rapid content creation and the dissemination of approved, engaging and up-to-date content – create improved efficiencies for half of the Fortune 100 and many more. Relied on by companies across industries, Brainshark sees more than 75 percent of its business come from supporting customers in activities that advance their sales and marketing effectiveness.

Brainshark’s product portfolio includes Brainshark On-Demand – for turning static documents like PowerPoints into online and mobile video presentations.These presentations can be shared, tracked and viewed anytime, anywhere, at the recipient’s convenience. In addition, Brainshark powers SlideShark – the award-winning app for showing PowerPoints live on the iPad and iPhone. Both products are underpinned by Brainshark’s cloud-based, business-class platform– the result of more than 450 man-years of development.

See more about these new services here.

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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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