Freemium, Free Trial and Pricing Models in 550 SaaS companies

August 1, 2014

The way that enterprise products are being bought and sold is changing rapidly. Customers are increasingly demanding instant access to all information about your product, including pricing and a Freemium or free trial version of your application. We call this trend the consumerization of B2B sales. Totango recently conducted a research studying the Freemium, free […]


Key Economic Recovery Trends in the US & Canada

July 31, 2014

The Alternative Board® (TAB) – in connection with Corona Insights, a leading market research firm based in Denver – annually polls its members as well as a mirror group of non-member business owners regarding their performance relative to projections and their coming year business forecasts. Source


Small Biz Weathers the Storm

July 28, 2014

Whether a small business is based indoors or outdoors, chances are it is affected by severe weather sometime. Snow storms, heavy rainfall, high winds, and the like stall outdoor labor (like construction) and keep people off the streets — both employees and customers — from coast to coast. Source

Small Business and Marketing

July 15, 2014

Small business owners are an incredibly diverse group of people who know a lot about their chosen fields. Slightly less than half of all small businesses have more than one owner, and sixty percent of small business owners have worked in their industry for more than 20 years. Source


The Cost to Connect

July 13, 2014

While small businesses may not think about their Internet connection until the monthly bill arrives or it slows down their productivity (or worse, stops it altogether), they often depend on it. And with President Obama springing his National Broadband Plan into action, high-speed Internet will become even more pervasive throughout every pocket of the country. […]


The Future of Marketing: Blogging and Social Media

July 12, 2014

This infographic provides information for social media and blogging as a tool for small business. It provides statistical data for how many businesses in the U.S use social media and marketing to promote their business, how the rate is going to grow and what social media sites business are predominantly using. Source


Sage Business Index

June 26, 2014

Sage global survey amongst small and mid-sized businesses reveals drop in global economic confidence but business performance holding steady. Businesses say amidst economic uncertainty, lack of government support and rising costs they remain determined to invest for future growth. Source


Top Small Business Predictions and Trends 2012

June 15, 2014

See what the future has in store for your small business in 2012 with this analysis of 50 predictions and trends for 2012 posts. Source


Saluting Small Business

June 7, 2014

We don’t talk about how to help our merchants get bigger and better on this blog much but we definitely should. Without the hard working, dedicated folks who have set out to open up shop and serve their communities we wouldn’t be here. Source


Women Small Business Owners

June 6, 2014

The BOLT Women Small Business Owners – America’s New Job Creators Infographic visually explains how female business owners have positively impacted job creation in the U.S.. More and more American women are taking their careers into their own hands and opening small businesses. Small businesses account for more than 99 percent of employers in the […]

Startup Dough For Home Businesses

June 2, 2014

Where home businesses go for startup dough. Source


Small Business Employment, Compensation, Hours worked all September 2011

May 22, 2014

The Intuit Small Business Employment Index for September is showing signs of relief for small business employment. In spite of all the uproar over the threatened European financial meltdown, this good news is very welcome. Source