Tech Market

Small Business Tech Market

In-Stat MDR has a study showing that the U.S. small business market will spend over $170 billion on information technology in 2004, an increase of more than 5% compared to expenditures in 2003. According to In-Stat MDR: “Although individual firms’ IT budgets are relatively small, customers in this market represent a tremendous opportunity for IT providers. Telecom, applications and LAN ... Read More »

Got a Startup Tech Hardware Product to Sell? Try Grand St.

0 Grand St. aims to give independent hardware manufacturers a place to sell their products and to test prototypes. If you’re looking to get any consumer electronic to the marketplace, there’s an arduous process involved. One of the biggest obstacles is getting funding for a venture that could miss the mark. Another is finding customers interested in your product. Grand ... Read More »

Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide

In today’s business world, tech startups and incubators seems to be “The Hot Black.” I just came home from celebrating a Chicago incubator’s launch as I write this. But as Small Business Trends reported earlier this year, reports suggests a decline in tech startups over the past decade, despite widespread media coverage and intense interest from organization private and public, ... Read More »

50 Low Tech Businesses You Can Start

So, you have the entrepreneurial spirit but not a lot of tech know-how? Despite all of the high-tech startups that have popped up in recent years, there are still plenty of small business options out there that don’t require you to know the difference between CSS and QR codes. Below are low tech business ideas you can start this year. Editor’s ... Read More »

10 Non Tech Startup Ideas for Businesses (Video)

Think every business idea needs to include high tech tools and complicated gadgets? Think again! There are actually still tons of non tech startup ideas for businesses that don’t involve much technology at all – even in 2016. Non Tech Startup Ideas are Still Worth Pursuing Skills that might seem a little old fashioned like woodworking, baking and even cleaning can ... Read More »

3 Tips for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Here are three tips to help you maximize your Social Security benefit amount. It seems like a simple equation. You pay money into Social Security during your working years. You get it back when you retire. And if you hold off past full retirement age, you get more. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The reality is there are 2,728 core ... Read More »

Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting the funding she needed. Watch ... Read More »

Sound Suite Lets You Market to Callers While on Hold

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary Sound Suite is a system designed to manage the content that callers hear while on hold. It gives businesses the ability to select music playlists and promotional messages directly from the admin interface. Sound Suite, a product from Tie National, a technology solutions provider for multi-location businesses, is a system designed to manage the content that ... Read More »

Viraltag: A Visual Marketing Tool Review

Until recently, social media marketers who wanted a visual marketing solution to manage their image-heavy posting schedule have gone without. Now Viraltag has come to the rescue. What is Viraltag? At its core, Viraltag enables you to manage your social media updates, workflow and tracking in one spot. In that regard, the tool is similar to many of the other social media ... Read More »

How Nextiva Analytics Helps Small Business Succeed

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary With quick and easy access to your call data and tools to analyze that data, Nextiva Analytics was designed to help small business succeed by providing them with the information needed to make informed decisions. Since the late 1990s, virtual phone services have enabled small businesses to obtain robust business phone services for less money by ... Read More »