Tom Coombe


Tom Coombe
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.

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Do You Have an Android Phone? If so, You May be at Risk

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.


Biz2Credit Lending Index june 2015

Biz2Credit Report Shows How Small Biz Lending has Rebounded

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.


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The Science of the Perfect LinkedIn Photo

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.


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The New Pebble Time Smartwatch is Finally Here

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.


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ypDisplay Reinvents Mobile Display Ads for Small Business

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.


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Wix Facebook Ad Tool is Here

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.