Newsletter | January 10, 2017

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Checklist of Essential Small Business Technology in 2017

A growing number of small businesses rely on technology to increase efficiency, manage expenses, grow profitability and improve performance. According to SMB Group’s 2015 SMB Routes to Market Study, 29 percent of all small businesses view technology as helping them to improve outcomes significantly.

Keeping up with the fast pace of technological change can be difficult for the business owner already burdened with the many tasks required to keep his or her company afloat day in and day out. To help, we compiled this list of nine technology categories that small businesses need to incorporate as principle applications in 2017.

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LendingTree is looking for a small business that, despite promising opportunities or business achievements, is running into financial roadblocks, hampering its growth potential. LendingTree is offering support in the form of a $50,000 grant to help one small business achieve success. Tell us about your business, how you would use the prize money and why your business deserves this grant for a chance to win. Opportunity is knocking!
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