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5 E-Commerce Platforms Helping Small Businesses Evolve
  • 09 August 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

5 E-Commerce Platforms Helping Small Businesses Evolve

In 1979, English entrepreneur Michael John Aldrich used a domestic telephone line to connect a modified television to a computer. In so doing, he enabled online transaction processing between consumers and businesses, or between one business and another. Thus, online shopping was born. Or as business trades refer to it, electronic commerce or e-commerce.

How to Get Started on TikTok with Your Small Business — It’s Time!
  • 02 August 2021
  • Alex Penfield

How to Get Started on TikTok with Your Small Business — It’s Time!

It’s the app on the tip of everyone’s tongue, a content-creation platform that has taken the social media world by storm. TikTok is here. And you should be taking advantage.

5G: A Giant Impact for Small Businesses
  • 28 June 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

5G: A Giant Impact for Small Businesses

Chances are you have heard the phrase “5G is coming” for months, even years now. So, what is 5G? Well, G stands for generation. For broadband cellular networks, 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard that is in the process of replacing 4G. By 2025, 5G is expected to have more than 2.7 billion subscribers around the world.

Ensure Social-Distancing: Best Appointment-Scheduling Platforms for Your Small Business
  • 15 February 2021
  • Alex Penfield

Ensure Social-Distancing: Best Appointment-Scheduling Platforms for Your Small Business

Small businesses have always needed to be agile and adaptable, and these qualities have only become more important given the current situation facing our world. With the implementation of social distancing guidelines, businesses have had to quickly pivot many of their day-to-day operations in order to comply with guidelines and keep their employees and consumers as safe as possible.

Six Ways to Refresh Your Website for 2021
  • 11 January 2021
  • Jelani Markus

Six Ways to Refresh Your Website for 2021

A new year brings with it a feeling of a fresh start. How you start your 2021 can make all the difference when it comes to the momentum you create for the rest of the year. For a small business owner with a significant portion of your presence online, now is an excellent time to dive deep into your website and take note of what’s working, what’s not working, and what simply needs a new coat of paint. The following six strategies can help you make sure your website looks and functions at its best for 2021.