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3 in 5 Small Businesses Don’t Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

If you're thinking about ways to win your customers' trust, you should strictly consider safeguarding your customers' data. According to the latest survey conducted by CRM Essentials and commissioned by Zoho, 62% of small businesses don't inform customers that they are allowing tracking codes from third parties on their websites. What's more surprising is that...

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How Keap Encourages Success During COVID-19 [Bonus Tips Included]

The coronavirus outbreak wreaked havoc on most small businesses. Disrupted supply chain, reduced customer demand, and dried cashflow were just a few of the many implications of COVID-19. Though small businesses are now recovering, it was a bumpy ride for the first few months - during and post lockdowns. Keap Going Small Business Grant Contest...

Seize Holiday Sales 2020 Opportunities Using These Insights from Visa

Holiday sales 2020 prospects remain high for the most prepared small businesses despite COVID-19, a recent Visa study reveals. The Visa Back to Business Study: Holiday Edition finds that despite the pandemic, 88% of consumers plan to go holiday shopping this year. For the report, Visa surveyed people in eight markets, including the US, Canada,...

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Square Launches Self-Ordering System for Restaurants Powered by QR codes

Square is giving food businesses a new way to thrive during the pandemic through its launch of a self-ordering system for restaurants powered by QR codes. The self-serve ordering system powered by Square Online makes the ordering experience more efficient. Clients scan the restaurant’s QR code on their personal devices. The code leads the user...

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NetSuite Ramps Up To Meet Rapid Change and Uncertainty

Yesterday, NetSuite cofounder Evan Goldberg briefed journalists on how NetSuite is evolving to meet the needs of its customers. CRM, ecommerce, inventory and people management have always been important. However, this year they're more important than ever. Companies, such as NetSuite customers have had to scramble to make rapid change, in the midst of uncertainty,...

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Most Business Leaders Believe 2020 Presidential Election Will Affect Small Businesses

Most business leaders in the US believe that the outcome of the 2020 presidential election will affect their businesses. For its Small Business Recovery Survey, Verizon Business focuses on 600 small and medium businesses that are currently open or are planning to reopen. In addition to the impact of the 2020 presidential election, the study...

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QuickBooks Commerce: New Integrated Gamechanger for Businesses

Intuit launched QuickBooks Commerce, a business management platform to help small businesses attract and sell to new customers across multiple channels and ultimately grow their business. Having a small business marketing tool - or a variety of tools - is very important.  New Small Business Marketing Tool One of the areas QuickBooks has been focused on...

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Mailchimp Update Integrates AI capabilities and Smart Tools for Entrepreneurs

The newest Mailchimp update integrates smart features into the marketing platform, including AI capabilities and a suite of familiar tools. Launched this week, the latest Mailchimp update promises smarter marketing for small businesses, including better managing and growing audiences. All in all, Mailchimp is highlighting nine key upgrades in its latest release. Continue reading below to...