The Roots of the "Smartphone"

Can you imagine a small screen without touch these days? Just short years ago, touch screens literally didn’t exist. The best mobile device available was like a Palm Treo or some other bogus color screen device with a keyboard. Just 10 years ago we all coveted the Motorola Razr! Again, just short 7 years ago, “smartphones” as we know them today did not exist even as a vision in our brains. [Read Full Article]


Tablet Marketing. What Sets it Apart From Mobile?

Well, we’re all still here. 2013 has arrived without any asteroids, pole shifts, or extraterrestrial life and now some of the population has more water and freeze dried food than they know what to do with. It’s a new year filled with new opportunity and as status quo, new angles ripe for the picking in the marketing business. One in particular should be considered as the #1 overall pick in the 2013 Marketing Draft. With little competition in an area of exponential growth and the potential to dominate the e-commerce market, there should be no hesitation in shifting time and effort into restructuring your approach to capitalize. Déjà vu yet? I can’t blame you. That sounded like the opening statement to many of the “importance of the smartphone” arguments. While in the same vein, the smartphone has finally established itself as a crucial business marketing element. What I am referring to has been cleverly coined “The Year of the Tablet”. Although on the surface these two devices seem to serve the same pur... [Read Full Article]



A Small Business Owner Takes His Case to the Top

Government and Politics A Small-Business Owner Takes His Case to the Top Last week, one entrepreneur had the opportunity to ask President Obama a question that no doubt has been on the mind of many others regarding small business loans. NYtimes.com Government and Politics Obama's Small Business Plans: Where They Stand President Obama has been talking -- a lot -- about what Washington needs to do to help save small businesses. Over the past week, he's introduced a half-dozen different initiatives aimed at unlocking credit, creating jobs and expanding the Small Business Administration's loan pr... [Read Full Article]


It's Here! The Nexus One Google Phone

Christmas came on January 5, 2010 this year for thousands of Google addicts like myself. The launch of Google's hosted web store and new Nexus One phone is FINALLY here!And I bet you're wondering why you, as a small business owner, should care? Good question! For starters, the Nexus One provides instant access to all of your favorite Google applications, which especially come in handy for small business owners. Track emails, access your calendar, and get your business phone calls through Google Voice on your Nexus One. Additionally, hundreds of applications are being developed by Google to challenge the rival iPhone's, giving small business owners access to their social media sites, finance insights, sales information, and more.Google's hosted web store is a new way to connect Google's online users with the ability to purchase Android devices. The goal is simplicity: simple ways to purchase a phone and service plan, delivery, and start up. Sounds too good to be true, but then ag... [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Technology: Phones

Tips from October 2, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss the technological advances with phones for business. Smart Phones (Blackberry & iPhone) have email & Internet sent to their phone. Very helpful for small businesses on the go. iPhones have apps for the small biz owner to track finances, purchases, & more on the go. http://bit.ly/4xOo2l The Google phone even has a barcode scanner that allows you to compare your prices to that of your competition. Keep the landline: it's the only guaranteed way to track where 911 calls originate in case of an emergency. Daily Overview: Explore your needs when considering mobile phones. Find something to complement your business and goals. [Read Full Article]


Freddie Mac CFO Found Dead—Apparent Suicide

  Government and Economy Freddie Mac CFO Dies—Police Investigating Probable Suicide Freddie Mac Acting Chief Financial Officer David Kellermann, 41, was found dead early today in the basement of his home in a Washington suburb, police said. Bloomberg.com Lenders Still Cool Toward Small Business According to NFIB survey data, in March, fewer small businesses reported that their borrowing needs had been met during the previous three months than at any point since well before the recession began. USNews.com Management and Financial Issues... [Read Full Article]