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Join Our Twitter Chat About Modernizing Your Technology in the New Year #MSBizTips

With 2017 rapidly approaching, it’s time for many small businesses to consider setting New Year’s resolutions. For some, this might mean getting more organized or increasing revenue. But there’s one potential resolution that could benefit small businesses in a variety of different areas.

New technology can help your small business get more efficient, keep up with changing trends and ultimately make more money. So modernizing your business’s tech tools could prove to be a very worthy resolution for 2017.

If you want to bring some new technology into your business this year, there’s an upcoming Twitter chat that can help you make the right decisions. The Microsoft-sponsored Twitter chat “New Year’s Resolution: Modernize Your Technology” is scheduled for December 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.

Small Business Trends founder and CEO Anita Campbell (@smallbiztrends) will serve as moderator. And she’ll be joined by Cindy Bates, Vice President, US Small and Midsized Business and Distribution for Microsoft Corp (@Cindy_Bates).

The small business experts and chat participants will discuss the following questions:

How will you modernize your technology in 2017? If you want to update your business’s tech tools, you first need to prioritize. You can’t necessarily buy all of the latest and greatest gadgets out there. But if you have a plan for some of the things you want to upgrade, you can go into 2017 poised to make a big difference with your new technology.

What new tech is a must-have for SMBs? There is a constantly changing stream of new tech tools. But some are more suited to help small businesses than others. So before you come up with a new tech strategy for 2017, it can help to understand what the best SMB tech tools are.

How can SBs keep up with changing technology? Even if you’ve recently updated some of your business’s tech tools, there are likely still some ways you can modernize even more for 2017. Since technology is evolving so rapidly, keeping up with all of the changing tools and trends can be a major undertaking for small businesses. But chat participants will share some of their favorite methods for keeping up with changing technology.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about upcoming tech trends for businesses and how to best help your small business by keeping up with new technology in 2017.

More Details

What: Twitter Chat “New Year’s Resolution: Modernize Your Technology”


  • Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends (@smallbiztrends)
  • Cindy Bates, Vice President, US Small and Midsized Business & Distribution, Microsoft Corp (@Cindy_Bates)

Where: Twitter

Hashtag: #MSBizTips

When: December 13, 2016, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST


Annie Pilon - Staff Writer

Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

3 Reactions

  1. I’ve been eyeing the Google Pixel phone and the Microsoft Surface Book for weeks. They are super-powerful but the price tag still causes me to pause. Should be a great chat.

  2. Martin Lindeskog

    I look forward to the Twitter chat! How could a small business owner utilize a virtual reality tool like HoloLens?

  3. My 3 year old computer has been having hiccups since updating to Win 10. I keep looking at the holiday deals thinking if this machine goes, I’ll wish I had taken advantage of those seasonal prices. But I did finally upgrade my phone. This time I went for a non-top tier model, and so far I am happy, with the phone and my savings.

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