Since before mobile apps and prior to social media, organizations have used live events to connect with partners, customers, and employees.
“Human beings like to get together in person and exchange ideas. That’ll never change,” says Scott Schenker, General Manager of Events at Microsoft Marketing and author of the highly regarded Janus Dialogs blog, “But events continue to evolve and we believe the future state lies in becoming much more aligned to businesses by being data and analytics driven.”
As Andrew Yang sees it, there aren't enough young people engaged in job-creating enterprises in our communities. The founder of Venture for America and author of Smart People Should Build Things noticed a troubling trend several years ago.
Circular economies are economies that are, like living systems, regenerative by design. Regenerative economies are sustainable and, aside from being a fantastic moral notion, they’re good for the bottom line. Here’s how your business can cost-effectively deal with the technology it already has and make better tech decisions going forward.
Businesses are increasingly in need of cloud technology to hold them together. Here’s how you can equip your teams so that wherever they are, they’re sure to be representative of your organization.
Your business may already be tapping into social networks to analyze data and make real-time adjustments. But it's time to turn the tables and bring the same people-powered network to your office.
Customer retention is critical for businesses of any size. According to statistics used in a Small Business Week webinar on growing customer loyalty (cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, and Manta), retention can save money and potentially increase revenue by at least 25 percent.
Small business expert Melinda Emerson and five industry leaders converged in New York City on Wednesday, May 14, to participate in a Small Business Week panel discussion on success in the mobile world.
While big data enters the everyday lexicon, it begins to conjure the image of a Sasquatch-style beast made of infinite strings of numbers. But big data doesn't have to be intimidating. Your business can harness the big data haystack to quickly find the needle of insight contained inside.
Offering competitive benefits doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Here’s why it’s important, and how you can find a good voluntary benefits provider for your business.
In today’s world of virtual conferencing and dial-in meetings, what’s the true business value in face-to-face interactions? According to Rhonda Abrams, USA Today columnist and author of 10 books for entrepreneurs and small business owners, SMBs need to broaden the way they think of travel.
While we think it's important to recognize the importance of SMBs every day, we're particularly excited to celebrate National Small Business Week (May 12–16) with the US Small Business Association (SBA). NSBW celebrates small businesses with events, workshops, and more that provide essential resources for entrepreneurs, SMB owners, innovators, and their advocates.
For businesses, it’s no longer a question of if you move to the cloud but when and how much...
When you hear about the Internet of Things, you often hear about how trillions of things can be connected: people, processes, data, and devices. When all of these "things" are connected to the Internet, your business can turn the information generated into insights and action.
If you haven't started exploring cloud solutions for your business, consider this: As much as 40% of all IT spend by 2016 will be for cloud-related platforms and applications. That's because the cloud can help your business reduce costs, engage employees in new ways, and increase agility, efficiency, and productivity.
Making data accessible for all employees—or, creating a “data culture”—is the vision of Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella. And whether yours is a large tech company or a five-person family business, it's also a vision that can increase your business's value.