Small and Midsize Enterprises

How Will the Future of Search Impact SMBs?

The SMA defines small businesses as small organizations with “less than 500 employees.” As you can see, the term actually encompasses a wide variety of business models and types. Mom-and-pop shops, freelancers and ecommerce businesses all fall into this category. However, a vast majority of small businesses in the US are either sole proprietorships or partnerships. These businesses were actually responsible for creating more than 1.4 million new jobs in …

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The 2020 Readiness Guide for Small Businesses

Time flies; nobody knows and understands this witty-ism more than entrepreneurs and small business owners. Before you know, 2020 will be a day away! To make sure your small business is strong enough to stay afloat in the treacherous waters ahead, here’s a guide to help you prepare for 2020 and the years beyond. Adopting SAP Cloud Platform to Automate and Improve Business Processes and Functions Cloud computing has already …

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Have You Checked Out The Growth Matters Network?

The Growth Matters Network, is a vibrant community for small and midmarket business topics. It’s a place to learn, share, and connect with others who – just like you – are determined to grow and transform their businesses. It’s all about sharing and engaging! This thought leadership community is designed to unite you with people who have common interests on what matters most when growing a business. Share your stories. Engage on …

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From Online Retail Startup To Global E-Commerce

A super-soft yet elegant full-length dress for $29.99. A top-of-the-line juicer for $12.99. A universal car mount for your cell phone for $4.99. These are just a few of the deals you can find from Steals.com. Whether you want to check out the Steal of the Day or browse across categories, Steals.com posts new products every morning at 8 a.m. PDT, with rock-bottom deals available until supplies run out. How …

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8 Tools To Use For Your Small Business

As a small business owner, there are numerous tips and tricks available to help you gain an edge on the competition. However, between managing your staff, processes, inventory, and setting out numerous other small fires, it can be tough to find the tools needed to help you through smooth sailing. Yes, even though we all want to be up on the latest and greatest trends, it can be difficult to …

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Cryptocurrency – What it means for small businesses

  Cryptocurrency, the digital assets used as a medium of financial exchange, are rapidly emerging from high tech obscurity and becoming mainstream. These currencies continue to proliferate, and last year all cryptocurrencies combined had a market capitalization of over $13 billion. Cryptocurrencies are therefore an enduring part of the financial landscape; they aren’t going anywhere. Businesses, especially small businesses, which embrace these new financial instruments, therefore, stand to possess a …

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#SMB Customer-driven Engagement: 5 Best Practices for Trusted Advisors to Create Win-Wins

SMB Customer-driven Engagement: 5 Best Practices for Trusted Advisors to Create Win-Wins – Part 2 in the continuous series: Read Part I – Featured Links: Join the community today: US | Canada Hello everyone! In this age of Digital Transformation customers can find the information they want very quickly (i.e. Google, Bing, and other online research) which forces “trusted advisors” like us to rethink how they support customer’s business and …

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New #SMB Blog: Support #Smallbiz & #Midsize Customers by Joining the SAP Trusted Advisor & Referral Community

Open Letter on How Small and Midsize Business (SMB) Leaders  Can Support Customers’ IT & Business Challenges! Accounting Firms | Management Consultants | Advertising | Law Practices | Chambers of Commerce | Associations | Start-ups – Part 1 in the continuous series: Read Part 2 – Featured Links: Join the community today: US | Canada Hello everyone! Over the last 2 decades I have gotten to know SAP first-hand first as employee and now …

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What are Meet the Expert (MTE) sessions?

In the SAP world, there are myriad moving parts.  Regardless of the kind of implementation you have, On Premise, in the Cloud, or Hybrid, there are an incredible number of technologies, services, support issues, and scenarios about which you need to be aware of.  What’s the best way to learn about all of these things, and keep your fingers on the (technical) pulse of SAP? Enter the Meet the Expert (MTE) …

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Highlights from the 8th Annual SAP SME Summit

I was honored to attend the 8th annual SAP SME Summit in NYC. The event included SAP executives, their customers, SME experts, and media from various industries. There were numerous takeaways from the Summit; I decided to focus on two key topics that resonated throughout the event: 1) SAP Helps Small & Midsize Enterprises According to an SAP press release, approximately 80 percent of the company’s customers (roughly 250k businesses) …

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