Small Business Tech News You Can Use

Small business is using technology like never before to create opportunities and leverage resources. Your small business is probably bigger these days because of technology. But if you’re not sure what else is out there or how it can help you, invest a few minutes with us. We think you’ll find at least one tool or one idea that will help you transform your business forever. And please feel free to share thoughts, ideas, tools and resources in the comment section below. Lets use this roundup as a resource page for incredible small business tools. Share it with a friend and watch the resources grow.


Edith Yeung’s ginormous mobile app list for business. Just how big is it? Try 65 small business mobile applications in all with links and brief feature information. If you can’t find something here to make your small business easier to operate, you’re just not looking. We hope you find something here or refer the link to a friend. Small Business Trends


22 WordPress plug-ins for the marketing mastermind. If you’re online marketing and using the WordPress platform, you’ll want to take a look at this list, especially if you aren’t yet familiar with some of the plug-ins included. WordPress is a powerful tool and the availability of plug-ins can help you take your online WordPress marketing to the next level. Monkeydo Marketing

Social Media

Why a social media bubble doesn’t mean the end of social media marketing. As stated in the video that begins this post, many in the investment world seem to be getting the distinct feeling that LinkedIn (and perhaps Facebook when it finally goes public) may be too highly valued leading to another tech bubble. What does this mean to your small business? Absolutely nothing. Read on. Fitzternet


“Exterminate, Exterminate.” The words of the terrifying Daleks from the classic Doctor Who series are what should be running through your mind when examining your business blog for what belongs and what does not. Is a particular prominent element adding nothing to the blog’s content or your potential revenue? If so, you know what to do. “Exterminate” things that don’t work on your blog so you can make room for things that do. Start To Blog

Birth of the business blog. Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell talks about the growth of the business blog in the context of her own online publishing business model. There are many more small business blogs around than when Anita started out. How will you set your content apart? Grind & Thrive


Online selling at the speed of light. In this post, Christina Giliberti looks at the brave new world of e-commerce in a brand new way. What are you doing to control every aspect of the sales process at your online store? Not nearly enough, we suspect. Tweak Your Biz


New Twitter Follow Button a game changer? Well, some people think so, it seems. Here’s a post from Cendrin Marrouat about the new microblogging feature. Have you begun to incorporate the Twitter Follow Button into your day-to-day? What do you think about the new tool?


10 tips for Facebook marketing. Facebook is one of the most powerful communication tools, now also a huge tool for small business marketing. As a result, you’ll want to take full advantage of the platform for your small business too. Certainly many people have already been on Facebook and created a profile. Here’s how to take your Facebook campaign to the next level. Travel Blackboard

Could Facebook be the new business networking choice? With the buzz over LinkedIn’s initial public offering on Wall Street comes news that some believe Facebook, with its broader user base, may be the true choice for career networking in the future. With small businesses already focused on Facebook for B2C marketing, can business networking and B2B be far behind? WSJ


What the future holds. It’s probably not surprising that all these tools will transform the world completely. But what form will this new world take? And what will it mean for business and everything else including the culture in which your future customers live. Avi Solomon interviews Seth Godin for some broad answers. Check the comment section for the usual boatload of naysayers. boingboing

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.