Tom Coombe is a staff writer for Small Business Trends and has worked in the news business for the last 15 years, most of that time in the Lehigh Valley.
Tom has done the morning news for WDIY in college, launched AOL’s Patch.com in Easton and covered everything from murder to municipal government for the Morning Call. He’s talked about apes with Jane Goodall, blogged about TV shows and written music reviews. Tom has also freelanced for WFMZ, the Produce Marketing Association and a number of other publications.
A native of Schuylkill County, Tom divides his time between Easton and Lower Bucks County. He graduated from De Sales University in Center Valley.
Feeling a bit bombarded by the volume of emails being sent by LinkedIn? You're not the only one. The public has spoken -- often -- and the social media network has responded.Aug 3, 2015 419 Shares
Some Android phones running an older version of the mobile operating system may be at serious risk of a security hack. The problem is caused by the Stagefright media pack installed on the phones. Here's more on the issue and on what is being done.Jul 30, 2015 217 Shares
Activities on the job-seeking site Elance are coming to an end. Soon, new registrations will all be forced to Upwork and all Elance activity will eventually move to that site next year.Jul 29, 2015 229 Shares
What a difference four years makes. Between June 2011 and June 2015, small business lending at big banks went from it's lowest ebb to its current record high. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for all lending institutions as we shall see.Jul 29, 2015 340 Shares
What's your best look for a LinkedIn profile photo? It's probably not going to be the same photo you use for a Facebook or Twitter profile. Here are tips on what makes the perfect LinkedIn photo.Jul 27, 2015 532 Shares
First Data has acquired Transaction Wireless, another company in the gift card industry. The deal likely will give First Data more options to offer customers who use it as a payment platform.Jul 22, 2015 280 Shares
The time has come ... literally. Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced that it has begun shipping its new Pebble Time smartwatch device. The watch is the result of one of the most successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns in the site's history.Jul 21, 2015 200 Shares
It wasn't Amazon. And it wasn't UPS. Instead, the honor of carrying out the first drone delivery in the U.S. went to. . .an Australian startup?Jul 20, 2015 346 Shares
Your company's potential customers are using their mobile devices more and more. So, reaching them there is becoming more important. YP says it has a new product, ypDisplay, that allows you to reach customers even when they're not searching for your business.Jul 17, 2015 368 Shares
Small businesses can learn a lot from the recent events that unfolded at Reddit. Now former CEO Ellen Pao resigned from her post after users were angered by the way she ran the company.Jul 15, 2015 325 Shares
A partnership between Wix and Facebook will allow WIx users to create ad campaigns on the social media network. Wix-created ad campaigns will generate content created on Wix and post to a company's Facebook Page feed.Jul 14, 2015 466 Shares