Small Business Tech News

Small business tech is growing ever more important. But the question is, what kind of technology is right for your business? We’ve put together this roundup of links to help you decide. Enjoy. And thanks!


Want to know where customers are spending? The answer is online. Despite the economic slowdown everywhere else, online business, it seems, is booming. If you have a brick and mortar business and can think of a way to sell your product or service online, this might be the time. It’s time to offer your goods and services where customers can be found. WSJ

What kind of ecommerce site does your business need? Deciding on the kind of Website for your ecommerce business is one of the biggest decision you’ll make. What’s the difference between an affiliate site and an online store. Which will be right for your online business today.

Social Media

How to recruit with Facebook. And is it still a good idea. Fact is that the social networking site and its chief rival, the more business oriented LinkedIn, provide an easy, inexpensive way to seek and hire candidates in a variety of fields. It costs less than hiring an employment agency and even less than taking out an add. But are there downsides as well? WSJ

What’s the new frontier in social media? You use it to network with business contacts and customers, to learn more about your niche and industry and, perhaps most importantly, to boost your brand and market your brand. But as the social media landscape become ever more crowded, what will the next step be? Get Busy Media

Website Design

Is your Website all it could be? If your business is online already, one of the things on your checklist definitely should be getting your Website in shape. Social media efforts aside, your main site will be the place where customers come to engage your products or services and ultimately is your best tool for increasing your small business online. Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Don’t make this top Internet business mistake. Online entrepreneurs, there is a mistake you may be making this very moment that could be impeding your online business’s progress and you don’t even know it. It should be something so simple that no one could forget. Have you made this online business mistake?


How iPad will grow your business. It may be one of the most talked about technologies on the planet today. Before and after its unveiling the iPad ignited much discussion and curiosity. But it turns out there’s a lot here to help you grow your business as well. Not typical for such a tech celebrity to be so useful too. smallbiz technology

Are you using the fastest browser? If speed counts toward your productivity, especially online, then it may be time for you to consider whaty browser you’re using. Choice of browser can be an emotional issue for some people, but fortunately there is now a decisive winner as far as speed. TechCrunch


How tech could affect you the most. You might not think about the importance of technology in your business when the unthinkable happens. A recent report suggests hackers are targeting small banks, the very banks your small business and the businesses of your closest friends may be using for many of your transactions. Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Book Shelf

Is your business likeable? Small Business Trends founder and editor Anita Campbell shares this review of the book by Dan Kerpen on a topic that could be amongst the most important in online business today. Do you use social media? What benefits have you seen, if any, in using social media? Small Business Trends

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.