Tools

Technology

Still Foggy on Cloud Computing?

Seven in ten CEOs, founders and managers are clueless about the cloud and what it holds for small businesses.
Marketing

When You're Hungry for Sales, Consider These Lead-Gen Tools

If you're looking for leads en masse, this survey of four services can help you choose the one that's best for your business
Starting a Business

Daily Deals Not a Big Deal for Finding Customers

When it comes to attracting new customers, daily-deal sites are popular but they rarely trump an owner's personal touch.
Marketing

Five Facebook Developments for Businesses

From deal making to commenting, Facebook's latest offerings shouldn't be ignored by business owners and brand managers.
Starting a Business

How to Focus Your Finding-Customers Efforts

It can pay to be organized when prospecting for more sales. These free template forms can help you keep better track of your contacts and follow-up plans.
Starting a Business

Selecting a Provider to Score Your Leads

Here is a comparison of four marketing tools aimed at helping you score leads.
Marketing

Five to Follow on Twitter for Social Media Newbies

Here's who celebritweet Sean Malarkey follows on Twitter to learn about what's new in social media.
Marketing

Roundup: QR Code Tools

The quick-response code is the hipster marketing must-have of the moment. Here's a look at what you'll need to get started.
Marketing

Because 20,000 Users Produce 50% of All Tweets

New research reveals that an elite group of Twitter users create half all tweets. Here's what that means for your business.
Technology

Three Cool Ways Entrepreneurs Use iPads for Business

Slick slideshows and video conferencing merely scratch the surface of how entrepreneurs are using Apple's iPad for business.
Finance

Watch Where You're Swiping That Credit Card

Being able to accept credit cards on the go has been a boon for businesses, but one payment processor says it can be risky.

A Look at Three E-Mail Newsletter Tools

If you're just starting with e-newsletters or need a change, here's a rundown of some options.
Technology

Tools for Keeping Track of Work Hours

We review three time-sheet apps that can help bosses and employees watch the clock.
Growth Strategies

Free Tools, Useful Sites

Two terrific desktop calendars and three practical Web sites, plus an observation test and a new twist on the Ginsu knife.
Technology

Small Business Takes On IM

Instant messaging is gaining favor as a business tool.