B2SMB Summit Preview: Boomtime’s Mark Canon — Rethinking SMB Marketing

Mark Canon, a member of the B2SMB Summit Advisory Board, has been in leadership positions at Yell Group, Autobytel, AOL and Switchboard. He is currently President and CEO of Boomtime, which provides word-of-mouth marketing solutions for SMBs. Recently, Canon shared some observations and advice for selling to and serving small business customers. Are SMBs happy […]

Top 10 SMB Factoids Presented at Street Fight Summit 2017

The latest batch of SMB-oriented research was showcased at last week’s Street Fight Summit 2017 in Brooklyn. Among the most compelling factoids: 1. Top SMB digital interests (in order): Real time location data, mobile push offerings, targeted tv ads, mobile wallets, VR/AR, beacons; streaming audio/podcasting, on demand delivery, chatbots, voice search and wearables (Street Fight) […]

LocalOnliner Insights: Wanderful Media’s Sale to OwnLocal

OwnLocal’s acquisition today of Wanderful Media marks the end of an era, as Wanderful Media’s newspaper and TV owners basically stepped away from efforts – as a combined, industry group — to control the next generation of value added local merchant advertising, deals and coupons. OwnLocal, which is independently owned, will leverage hundreds of Wanderful […]

New Event: ‘The B2SMB Summit’ Focuses on Scaling SMB Sales Solutions

For all those that say that selling and engaging SMBs is critical but has to “scale”…here’s an exciting and unique new event on Business-to-SMB sales solutions. Powered by our friends at BizHive and sponsored by Business.com, The B2SMB Summit (Business to SMB) takes place Oct. 3-4 in Chicago at 1871 Accelerator (Precon) and Revel Fulton. […]

With Wi-Fi, Yelp Adds More Muscle to Growing Platform

Yelp added Wi-Fi to its growing set of value added, “beyond advertising” SMB features today, acquiring Turnstyle Analytics for $20 Million in cash. The Toronto-based company, which competes with other nascent SMB Wi-Fi providers such ZenReach and WaveSpot, has 30 employees. Wi-Fi definitely fits in Yelp’s present mission statement of “connecting people with great local […]