Digital on SMBs’ Minds? Maybe Not So Much.

You might think digital media is top-of-mind for SMBs. But when you ask an open-ended question about how local media companies can help with their marketing needs, the floodgates open to a torrent of frustrations. The comments come from a massive SMB survey that got...

Uber CEO Emailed ‘Sex Rules’ to Employees Before Company Retreat

As Uber tries to reinvent its toxic corporate culture, a reminder of just how bad things were came back to haunt CEO Travis Kalanick and his “Uberettos” (the internal word for die-hard Uber employees) today. In an email from 2013, obtained by Recode, Kalanick laid out...

Are Website Builders the Next Big Growth Market in Local?

One of the things I love most about the SMB software market is its evergreen nature. Unlike enterprise and, especially, consumer technology markets (anyone remember the hype of Pokemon Go?), small business technology markets tends to last a long time. A perfect...

Sell Me This Pen…

Have you ever been on a sales job interview and the interviewer said, “Can you sell me this pen?” While the task itself may seem very simple for most prospective salespeople, the question can be hard to answer with any type of success. And, sometimes your answer can...

High Times Sold to Industry Investor Group

High Times magazine, America’s pioneering cannabis publication, has been sold to a consortium of cannabis industry investors led by the Los Angeles-based investment fund Oreva Capital. Other members of the ownership group include Damian Marley, youngest son of Bob...