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.

Pebble Time smartwatch

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.


wix facebook ad

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.


casio smartwatch

Look Who’s Making a Smartwatch Now — Casio

The company that made the calculator watch famous -- and still cool -- says it's entering the smartwatch arena. Casio indicates that consumers should expect its first foray into smartwatches next year.


new bubble wrap

Company Makes Bubble Wrap Without the Pop

Kids, pets, and light-hearted adults are aghast at the news of the apparent end of popable Bubble Wrap. While that's not entirely true, the new bubble wrap being introduced should be welcome new to small businesses that do a lot of shipping.


Obama Twitter Account

Tweeter in Chief: Obama Twitter Account Gets Heavy Engagement

When President Obama took to Twitter, he got more followers in the first four hours than actor Robert Downey Jr. had when joining in 2014. But what business owners will want to take note of is how the Tweeter in Chief uses his new platform.


Intelliverse Will Track Your Gmail — Everywhere

Intelliverse Will Track Your Gmail — Everywhere

Intelliverse is launching a new email tracking plugin for the Google Chrome browser. The app tells users when a recipient opens their message, what they open it on and where they're at when they do it. The company already has a similar app for Outlook users.


using the cloud

7 Ways Cloud Computing Makes You Better at Your Job

Are you using the Cloud in your small business? If not, you could be missing some huge opportunities. The Cloud helps your company leverage big data. It allows your staff to access data from and work from anywhere. Here are a few other ways cloud computing makes you better at your job.


market hotels online

WixHotels Integrates MyAllocator to Massively Market Hotels Online

Web building tool Wix introduced WixHotels as a way for hotel owners who used the tool could let customers know about the rooms they have for rent. Now a new partnership will let them market hotels online and that information quickly and efficiently to the world.