SMBs get that they need a digital presence. At least 88% believe they won’t be successful without it.
"Any all-digital business can benefit from adding an app to the marketing mix," Nabeena Mali writes for AppInstitute. "But bricks-and-sticks businesses can enjoy equal – even greater – gains. With tech ever-advancing and developers getting ever more creative, this list barely scratches the surface."
From crowdfunding, to diversification, to tech startups, Groupon sees trends emerging among its small business clients. Here are six top small business trends to look for in 2018, as laid out by Groupon's Jacqueline Emigh.
A study finds advances in local marketing are helping small businesses. Local dealers, agents and franchisees are looking for help with online marketing from national brand counterparts. Small businesses with tight budgets are finding success with online marketing, but with limited resources
Small business owners cite personal challenges, including lack of time for themselves and for family and friends, in a new Constant Contact survey. Even in the face of these hardships, 84% would choose to do it all over again. The study reveals that SMBs enjoy being the boss but struggle to "do it all."
Digital radio continues to attract listeners and revenue. But industry watchers worry that profitability problems and scale pose long-term challenges. The experiences of Pandora, a large industry operator, illustrate where the digital radio market is headed this year.
B2B marketing is big business. And the sector will grow this year as larger businesses get serious about targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Better Traction from Smarter SMB Interaction report from the CMO council explains why SMBs are an attractive target for larger businesses and how to increase sales through improved marketing campaigns.
Are small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) still interested in buying ad space in traditional media? Research from BIA/Kelsey’s Local Commerce Monitor shows that the answer to this question is yes and that newspaper and direct mail are the most popular traditional formats for SMBs though digital formats are increasingly popular with SMBs. BIA/Kelsey analysts note that SMB reliance on the older formats may continue to fall though because the ROI numbers don’t support continued investment.