Category Archives: Business

BBB Says Fake RFP Emails are Targeting Small Businesses

You’ve got mail! And it could be a scam. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says fake malicious emails are circulating right now that target small businesses. The emails purport to contain an RFP (Request for Proposal). That’s usually an easy hook to get a small business to open the email. After all, it could mean more business. That’s exactly the mindset Read More


White House Tech Summit Good News for Small Businesses? Hope So!

The White House wants to improve technology across government agencies. And that could lead to some opportunities for small businesses. Inside the White House Tech Summit Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, said at the White House Tech Summit Monday, “We will foster a new set of startups focused on [government] tech and be the new global Read More


8 Steps to Avoid Cash Flow Problems at Your Small Business

Inadequate cash flow can cripple a small business. In fact, research shows that the insufficient management of cash flow can be pinned on as much as 82 percent of small business and start-up failure. If you run a small business and are experiencing problems with cash flow, take a look at the advice of Fred Parrish. Parrish  is founder and Read More


70 Percent of Small Businesses Support Buy American-Hire American Policies

Small business owners continue to back President Donald Trump. Seventy percent of small businesses are in favor of the President’s Buy American-Hire American executive order. If approved, it will require the government to review its current H-1B visa program. Meanwhile, 52 percent rate Trump’s first 100 days in office as a success. According to a new survey by business-for-sale marketplace Read More


5 Creative Ways to Evaluate Social Media for Offline Businesses

Social Media has become a worldwide phenomenon. The growth in usage statistics is staggering across the numerous platforms that make up this online world. In 2016 alone the number of social media users rose by 176 million bringing the total number of active social media users to 2.3 billion. Social Media for Offline Businesses Despite these astonishing statistics, the big Read More


Walmart Takes Self-Service to a New Level With Giant Grocery Vending Machine

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) just developed a vending machine for groceries. And it thinks it can do the same for other retail items as well. Walmart Self-Service Vending Machine for Groceries The automated kiosk is currently being tested in Oklahoma City. Basically, customers purchase their groceries online. Then Walmart employees pick out the items and pack up the orders, which are then Read More


Freshdesk rebrands as Freshworks to reflect bigger business management software ambition

Girish Mathrubootham, Chief Executive Officer and Founder , Freshworks Image: Sri Manikandan for Forbes India Freshdesk, the first Indian startup to be backed by Google’s CapitalG, has changed its name to Freshworks to reflect the growing portfolio of products for the flatter organisations of the digital age. Freshworks will be a new umbrella brand that will bring together the company’s Read More


Skype Gets a Facelift! How Will the Big Redesign Change Your Business?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched a new and revamped Skype featuring a host of new features that are obviously inspired by messaging rivals such as Snapchat and Messenger. That basically means that the Microsoft application now features a redesign that puts the camera only a swipe away as well as a Stories-like feature dubbed “Highlights.” The ‘Next Generation of Skype’ Highlights Read More


50 Rules for Online Business Meeting Etiquette

If you’re like other small business owners, you’ve probably spent an increasing amount time in online meetings in recent years. But there are tricky situations involved in these types of meetings, versus the old school meeting held around a conference table or in a client’s office, you may want to remember. To ensure that you’re courteous to all other meeting Read More


IT firms eyeing $1-bn business from GST transition

Indian IT firms could see business opportunity of over $1 billion in building and implementing solutions to help their clients become compliant with the GST regime.   Companies such as Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra and others, which implement the enterprise software of SAP, Oracle, will now have to align the technology backbone based on GST norms.   The Read More