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You Can Use Microsoft Bot Framework to Build Small Business Bots

You have heard of bots, so by now you probably know they are applications that perform automated tasks. So how can the new Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Bot Framework help you build one for your small business? Microsoft wants to help you build a chatbot that the company says will, “Interact with your users naturally wherever they are.” It wants the bots to ... Read More »

IT Consultant Focuses on Desire, Data, Diversity in Providing Cloud-Based Services to Small Biz

Nyasha Tunduwani is the founder of Real Impact Technology Consulting (RITC), a five-person information technology consulting company based in Seattle, started in 2004. RITC operates as an IT department for organizations — both businesses and non-profits — that are don’t have an internal team and for those struggling with retention of IT talent. “In Seattle, we have a very competitive marketplace, ... Read More »

Best Places to Turn Your Website Into an App for Android and iPhone

If you’re wondering how to turn your website into an app for Android and iPhone devices, you’re not alone. Yes, customers have gone mobile and any small business without an on-the-go presence is missing out on business opportunities. Not convinced? Here’s some food for thought: back in the mid-1990s, many business owners thought they didn’t need a website. However, having ... Read More »

9 Savvy Ways to Use Apple iOS 9 for Small Business

If you have an iPhone, you know Apple has done a great job in making the device very consumer friendly. But business users have been slow in coming around, that is until the global partnership with IBM in 2014. Since the announcement, many apps have been deployed for enterprises. And with the new iOS 9 mobile operating system, Apple — ... Read More »

10 Most Important Things to Know About Using Apple Pay

In 2014, Apple Inc. announced its new mobile payment and digital wallet service, Apple Pay. It allows users to make payments through mobile devices at contactless points of sale and in iOS apps. Through a near field communication (NFC) antenna, a chip storing encrypted payment information, and Apple’s Touch ID and Wallet, Apple devices are able to communicate wirelessly with ... Read More »

10 Mobile Apps Guaranteed to Make You a Smarter Employer

When it comes to managing employees, every small business owner wants a leg up. Thanks to technology, there are many mobile apps for business, for both mobile phones and tablets, that can help you do more, no matter where you are. 1. Basecamp When I have multiple projects running simultaneously, Basecamp helps me assign tasks to team members, set milestones ... Read More »

Judy Chan of Urban Airship: 82 Percent of Millennials More Likely to Use a Loyalty Card on Their Mobile Device

Small Business Trends: Give me a little bit of your personal background. Judy Chan: I am a product manager here at urban airship. So my primary role entrepreneurship is really to talk about mobile wallets. So what I like to tell everyone is you know in many ways I have a really fun job. I get to basically market to ... Read More »

Twitter Adds Live Broadcast Feature to iOS and Android Apps

The new Go Live on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)  is here. Just announced, the new feature looks to simplify the way you can broadcast live video straight from Twitter. This announcement comes as Vine is shutting down and Periscope is establishing itself as a live broadcasting alternative for Twitter after it purchased the company in 2015. Now You Can Broadcast Live from The Twitter ... Read More »

Kickstarter Apps Go Open Source on iOS and Android to Help Startups

Kickstarter is known for giving startups the boost they need to get going. And independent developers will now get similar help by getting access to the functional programming used to create the app. Kickstarter announced recently the company had released open source iOS and Android. The announcement was made on the company’s official company blog. Kickstarter launched in 2009, but an ... Read More »

30 Top Social Media Sites to Market Your Small Business Locally

The coming of social media has really been the game changer in the way we carry out business marketing and related activities. Their birth has made custom targeting of prospective customers a breeze. It has enhanced our ability to communicate directly with those we seek to reach. However, are all social media websites best for business use? Below we disclose ... Read More »