Smart Hustle Recap: Join the Small Business Revolution, Reach Your Customers & More

Smart Hustle Recap: Join the Small Business Revolution, Reach Your Customers & More

Small businesses today are supported more than ever before. From small biz-focused government grants and programs to events (such as the upcoming Small Business Saturday) that encourage people to shop small, it’s good to know that today’s small business owners have many cheerleaders in their corner. In today’s Smart Hustle Recap, we tell you about […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Increase Your Likability, E-commerce Tools, and More!

Smart Hustle Recap: Increase Your Likability, E-commerce Tools, and More!

Dave Kerpen is the expert of likability. CEO of the appropriately named Likeable Local, he has written several bestselling books on the art of becoming more likable, including how likeability improves your power, influence, and business success. Since people buy from those whom they know, like and trust, a simple lesson on likability can help […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Winning New Business, Facebook Live & IT Security

Smart Hustle Recap: Winning New Business, Facebook Live & IT Security

It happens to many small businesses: you start out strong, generating a buzz that draws in customers and grows sales. Then time passes, and you realize you have not been winning any new business lately. While there is much to be said for keeping your existing customers happy and loyal, the only way you can […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Entrepreneur Advice to Grow Your Small Business

Smart Hustle Recap: Establishing Culture in Your Business, Better Analytics, & More

There are a million small details to consider when growing your business, from the technology you’ll use to whom you’ll hire and how each individual task should be performed. In this edition of the Smart Hustle Recap, we’re going to share tips on a few of these areas that are sometimes neglected as you focus […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Entrepreneur Advice to Grow Your Small Business

Smart Hustle Recap: The Importance of Existing Customers, Surcharging Credit Cards, & More!

What part of the sales funnel does your business focus on? Are you constantly looking for and finding new leads? Or is your main goal to nurture your existing leads, so they become customers? Or do you make your existing customers the spotlight of your sales and marketing efforts? Clearly, there is something to be […]

Choosing the Right POS Technology for Your Small Business

Choosing the Right POS Technology for Your Small Business

This article was written in partnership with ShopKeep, an iPad POS System used by over 20,000 small businesses in the United States and Canada. Choosing the right point of sale (POS) technology is one of the many tasks for setting up your small business, and like other areas of building your business, it is complicated […]

Tips to Build a Winning Ecommerce Store

Tips to Help Your Business Build a Winning Ecommerce Store

Whether you’re starting up a new business or own an existing brick-and-mortar location, you’ve likely considered setting up an online store to reach a wide customer base. If you’re considering selling products or services online, there are two things you should know: There has never been a better time for e-commerce. It has never been […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Entrepreneur Advice to Grow Your Small Business

Smart Hustle Recap: Capitalizing on Freelance Workers, Boosting Biz Security & Calming Angry Customers

We know how busy small business owners are, which is why we created the weekly Smart Hustle Recap feature – a feature that allows you to quickly get caught up on the latest small business news, tips and tools. Each week we hand-pick the stories that are most relevant to the SmallBizTechnology audience, and this […]

Loretta Jones

Focus More On Your Existing Customers In 2016. Invest in CRM Software

  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is what every growing business uses to better understand and connect with their customers. An Excel spreadsheet, email marketing and good luck is just not good enough. I’ve asked Loretta Jones, vice president of marketing, Insightly CRM to share some further insight on this. There’s no denying that the customer relationship management […]