Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Conversations with 3 very different SMBs illustrate the range of approaches to Windows 7 - and other top tech issues http://ping.fm/VjToV

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How big does your company need to be for virtualization to pay off? VMware, Dell have very different opinions http://ping.fm/uTxbj

Friday, December 18, 2009

If Google buys Yelp, will it be good or bad for local and small businesses? The answer is... Yes! http://ping.fm/W9CuM

Thursday, December 17, 2009

J. Peterman - yes, THAT J. Peterman of Seinfeld fame - uses clever tech to rejuvenate its reborn business http://ping.fm/qNrp9

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Plus, an excerpt from Woessner's book: The Small Business Owner's Handbook To Search Engine Optimization http://ping.fm/B4vU1
Real-world search engine optimization (SEO) tips for small businesses. Stephen Woessner says all it takes is your time http://ping.fm/tTs7T

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It galls me when pundits argue enterprise vs consumer technlogy. I hate it when they forget about SMB technology http://ping.fm/Oqlkx

Friday, December 11, 2009

Review: HP's slieek and slick ProBook 5310m Offers SMBs (almost) full power in a thin-and-light notebook. http://ping.fm/CLchA

Thursday, December 10, 2009

All mobile users are not alike, so why does your company give them all the same equipment and service? http://ping.fm/5wjAv

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dell's new Vostro V13 thin and light laptop is almost - can I say it - sexy. And it's for SMBs! Strange things are afoot. http://ping.fm/CQarG
Identity theft isn't a problem just for consumers and big businesses. Small businesses are vulnerable too. These 5 tips can help: http://ping.fm/bTjgv

Monday, December 7, 2009

Google Favorite Places adds window stickers to compete with Yelp and Zagat. Dunno about the bar codes, though. http://ping.fm/rzOpu

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Comcast - NBC deal clearly demonstrates the need for Net Neutrality: http://ping.fm/N6JsV
The real question, of course, is whether businesses are buying netbooks, and if so, what they're using them for... http://ping.fm/ITdlw
HP Mini 5101 is the kind of business netbook that businesses might buy if businesses were buying business netbooks. http://ping.fm/ILBvZ

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

When you hear the name Cisco, do you think small business? The company really, really, wants to change that. http://ping.fm/AYtmx

Monday, November 23, 2009

Storage, Storage, Storage: New SMB storage devices in small, medium, and large sizes. http://ping.fm/KQ3If

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HP pitches thin computing to small and midsize businesses - but are they interested? http://ping.fm/hiteB
Office 2010 beta arrives! Hear are the 12+ changes that will matter most to SMBs -- and why they may not matter at all. http://ping.fm/D1HN6

Monday, November 16, 2009

Even itty-bitty companies need CRM, right? QuickBooks maker debuts Intuit Customer Manager. http://ping.fm/HXyRr
What are touch screens really good for -- besides kiosks and restaurants? How about healthcare? Or laptops? http://ping.fm/mP5US

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Who are the best technology vendors for small and midsize companies? IDC names 16 of 'em: http://ping.fm/1fZ3O

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

HP Buys 3Com. bMighty offers the SMB perspective on today's big tech news: http://ping.fm/npu2L
How HP plans to rule the world of SMB technology. Insight into the company's not-so-secret plan. http://ping.fm/l69QK

Monday, November 9, 2009

Would you be willing to bet your paycheck that you could find a specific email from your CEO from 18 months ago? http://ping.fm/9LtJ8
HP says color invoices get paid 30 percent faster! Who knew?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PayPal wants to replace cash/checks by cutting prices and opening its payment platform. Would you pay the rent with it? http://ping.fm/LOE3r
Small Business Economic Forecast: cautious, with a chance of pay cuts http://ping.fm/5bV8c

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Got a BlackBerry? Want to find the best business apps? Check out bMighty's latest slideshow for the top 10! http://ping.fm/RsrKb

Monday, November 2, 2009

Everybody'strying to cash in on helping companies migrate to Windows 7. KACE is one http://ping.fm/bTRbO Riverbed's another http://ping.fm/S154T
What does "Branch Warming" mean to you? To Riverbed, it's one way to boost wide-area networking performance from branch offices. http://ping.fm/PSg5R

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Small businesses to trail larger competitors in planned IT buys. But 94% will hold on to IT staffers. http://www.bmighty.com/blog/main/archives/2009/10/smbs_to_lag_in.html
What to expect when you're expecting a recovery. SMBs hope for turnaround - but worry about going out of business. http://ping.fm/3sbme

Monday, October 26, 2009

How reliable is Windows 7? Ask Windows 7! Its Reliability Monitor tracks OS and apps crashes and more. http://ping.fm/YW66e

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oops, I made a mistake! Last Winter I predicted that Windows 7 would NOT ship in 2009. My bad... http://ping.fm/v1iYi
Microsoft explains why Windows 7 comes in so many versions. Sort of... http://ping.fm/Jwr3U

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Final session of bMighty virtual event is about to start: Guerilla Virtualization. How cool is that? http://ping.fm/VboYI
Windows 7 promises to fight crime, cure cancer, and remove unwanted hair. Here's what it will REALLY do for SMBs http://ping.fm/nq2mO
bMighty virtual event live NOW! Dealing With Data Centers In Tough Times http://ping.fm/qbGOz
bMighty virtual event live NOW! Dealing With Data Centers In Tough Times

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Should SMBs upgrade to Windows 7? A point/counterpoint with Microsoft's Margo Day. http://ping.fm/fUEem

Monday, October 19, 2009

From synchonization to collaboration, 5 - hidden - benefits of Cloud Storage for SMBs http://ping.fm/MHaAQ

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Everything is now finally in place for local businesses to connect with customers online" says Google: http://ping.fm/eilTs

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Steven Tyler @ Oracle Openworld: What's the difference between windows and a virus? Viruses keep getting better!
Only 7 more days till bMighty bCentered, bMighty's virtual event designed to help SMBs deal with their data centers. http://ping.fm/BsqUS
How do top PC vendors serve smaller companies? Check out bMighty's latest slideshow: SMB Strategies Of The PC Stars http://ping.fm/x9MkD

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For Salesforce.com, "The End Of Software" has become "The Best Of Both Worlds." Frankly, I think that's progress. http://ping.fm/f2V8i
Do small companies need to manage their online reputations? Marchex says yes, and offers new tool - http://ping.fm/DsnCX
HP/Compaq Rolls Out New SMB Laptops, Desktops and TouchScreen PCs For Windows 7 -- and the Compaqs are cheap! http://ping.fm/Qt5Nx

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Motorola moves Wi-Fi outside with new high-powered 802.11n access point - says it enables new small business uses. http://ping.fm/fzExl
Who knows what secrets lurk in the hearts and minds of midmarket CIOs? IBM does! http://ping.fm/tYpCo
New Iomega desktop network storage appliance - the StorCenter ix2-200 - pushes high-end features into small offices http://ping.fm/n7zpj

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hybrids aren't only for cars. i365 and CTERA debut hybrid (online and on-premesis) storage/backup solutions for SMBs http://ping.fm/7fL0s

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cisco, Tandberg, and the future of videoconferencing for SMBs - smaller customers want low prices and interoperability http://ping.fm/EmmYM

Monday, October 5, 2009

Does it make sense to upgrade existing machines from Windows XP to WIndows 7? A Microsoft reseller says: "Yes." http://ping.fm/7cfPg

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Do you love bMighty? Of course you do! So why not download the free bMighty Browser Toolbar? http://ping.fm/VSv8t

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Scanner Terms. Yes, scanner terms. Bet you don't know all 71 in our new glossary! http://ping.fm/uJxig
Small businesses need performance too! New Dell Vostro 430 desktop leverages Windows 7 and Intel Core i5 and i7 chips. http://ping.fm/EeXd8

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

SMB security provider sees $1 billion markets becoming $100 million markets - and says that's a GOOD thing! http://ping.fm/j6A9i
Intuit upgrades QuickBooks 2010 accounting software with faster performance, better reporting, easier installation http://ping.fm/ivO55

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An open letter to Microsoft: Why you need to make Windows 7 a free upgrade from Vista - http://ping.fm/Q7cvi

Monday, September 21, 2009

SaaS Holds Big Appeal For Midsize CIOs. At least some of 'em. For some things. As long it's not mission critical... http://ping.fm/rpmf9
2 bMighty stories that show "Freemium" really can work: http://ping.fm/9Z2Nt and http://ping.fm/LkQQ7

Friday, September 18, 2009

Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. #10 - Telecommuting http://ping.fm/zS26o
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. #9 - Cloud Computing http://ping.fm/nUz17
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. #8: Leasing technology instead of buying it http://ping.fm/0DtA6
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. # 7: Sticking with Windows XP http://ping.fm/6ymXQ
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. #6: Constant Connectivity http://ping.fm/Ldg98

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. #6 Constant Connectivity http://ping.fm/esBLE
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't: #5 Social Networking For Employees http://ping.fm/6cPpX

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't: #4 Hating On Microsoft And Google http://ping.fm/W8WgK
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas. . . That Really Aren't. #3 Javascript http://ping.fm/S8wLl
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas... That Really Aren't: #2 Tracking Your Employees' Internet Use http://ping.fm/bxbBc
Top 10 Best Technology Ideas... That Really Aren't. #1 Netbooks! http://ping.fm/apRGE

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cisco refreshes its Small Business Pro lineup with new security appliance, VoIP phones and - of course - routers http://ping.fm/i9rkH
Let the business cellular service price wars begin! Sprint fires the first shot... http://ping.fm/bq4mh

Monday, September 14, 2009

Do you think of Samsung for business technology? The company is planning to change that perception: http://ping.fm/ZfgtO

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Do midsize companies need business intelligence? IBM thinks so, introduces Cognos Express http://ping.fm/KmNOv

Friday, September 11, 2009

What is email worth to your company? Nothing? As in free? Or thousands, as in Microsoft Exchange? http://ping.fm/2zv2x

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lunch with Salesforce and Twitter - and a great Las Vegas story (no, not me...) http://ping.fm/kbxet
What makes a notebook an "SMB notebook"? Heck if I know, but I liked the HP ProBook 4510s anyway http://ping.fm/1CrlV
New survey says small businesses know all about the benefits of power management, but aren't doing much about it http://ping.fm/ko0wj
8 Tips on what to do when the social media conversation turns ugly - http://ping.fm/CZ2mD

Friday, September 4, 2009

Is Twitter 7 times better than other social media? Warrillow says so, at least when looking for deals... http://ping.fm/H1sJ6

Thursday, September 3, 2009

How much is a friend worth? About 18 cents. At least that's what uSocial is selling "targeted Facebook friends" for http://ping.fm/85a1g
"VMware Go" online configuration tool makes virtualization easier for small businesses. With video! http://ping.fm/1BO5R

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Netbooks and cloud computing - are they really all that? Not according to some SMBs in a new survey: http://ping.fm/Sv8IE

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Newsflash - Fred questions Apple... again! This time I ask: Does Apple's Snow Leopard really matter to SMBs? http://ping.fm/mFA1d

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

For cloud computing, the question is no longer WHY, but WHY NOT? So says Forrester Reasearch. http://ping.fm/cueyx

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Why would small businesses need cable TV? To watch Ice Road Truckers? Actually, its all about sports and CNN http://ping.fm/hqLcF

Monday, August 24, 2009

Is videoconferencing really ready for small businesses? Not until it's really and truly interoperable. http://ping.fm/9I5aO

Friday, August 21, 2009

More small businesses now advertise online than in traditional media. Still spending more on old media, though. http://ping.fm/PfvPw

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Windows 7 Update: Too late for the RC, but here are some tips and security worries: http://ping.fm/XCtDT

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Best. Article. Ever. (Zombie research by a guy named Smith? - the ? is actually part of his name!) http://ping.fm/9HkhV
Mid-Market Heroes: Why -- And How -- One Brick-And-Mortar Business Went Virtual http://ping.fm/r9fNT
Back from vacation with: What are small businesses afraid of? Fears are different than "pain points." http://ping.fm/VXZIt

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In beauteous yak meadow. 12K feet... And full cell service.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shanghai here I come. So far the businesses all seem large, not small.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is it time to let your employees "bring their own PC"? I think it's a great idea - and so do some companies! http://ping.fm/JoRWN

Monday, July 27, 2009

bMighty's new Business Case Builder: a downloadable PPT to justify technology investments. First up: Asset Management http://ping.fm/kiAJ3

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This computer services company knows which IT equipment is reliable - and which products aren't. http://ping.fm/E3ar4

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Resurrected! 7 Technologies That Won't Stay Dead. Stuff we just can't seem to kill - for good or ill http://ping.fm/iozw9

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

From teleconferencing to telecommuting, universal broadband rewrites the rules on how SMBs do business http://ping.fm/m78f8

Monday, July 20, 2009

Riverbed creates Virtual Edition of its Steelhead Mobile Controller, cuts price in half (but still $6000) http://ping.fm/XEIcg

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Green Snapshot" Uses QuickBooks To Estimate Your Business' Carbon Footprint - it's pretty cool http://ping.fm/CNNIT
Is SEO a boondoggle? Search Engine Optimization expert Jill Whalen takes aim at "useless SEO parlor tricks." I boil it down to a list: http://ping.fm/C1n1I

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Do small businesses want stylish all-in-one computers? Dell's latest Vostro PC is about to find out - http://ping.fm/dqKSr

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Microsoft Azure Means To SMBs - Think Platform as a Service (PaaS) , not competitor to Amazon/Google - http://ping.fm/xNUw5

Monday, July 13, 2009

Microsoft Office 2010 gets free online version + new SKU for SMBs. Meanwhile, Windows 7 reaches out to small business http://ping.fm/CvHTQ

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Who says environmentalism doesn't pay? One SoCal Web shop makes Green work for the planet, and for the bottom line: http://ping.fm/T6skA

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What does Google Chrome OS mean to SMBs? Cheaper netbooks? Perhaps. The death of Microsoft? Not so much. http://ping.fm/pf1rc

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's 10:30, Do You Know Where Your Employees Are? It's easier than ever to track, but do you really want to know? http://ping.fm/y4bu4

Monday, July 6, 2009

7 Cheap - but not entirely free - ways for small businesses to build a brand online http://ping.fm/AU707
Upgraded e-mail marketing system for small businesses adds multimedia and social media. From Poland. No, seriously. http://ping.fm/hMc38

Sunday, July 5, 2009

IBM study suggests 2 kinds of midmarket companies: IT cost cutters vs IT innovators. Which kind is your company: http://ping.fm/RFFGN

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Are you an Amazon affiliate? Not if you live in North Carolina or Rhode Island you're not. http://ping.fm/s5dbK
bMighty is all about cloud computing today, Step 3. A crisis of confidence among SMBs? http://ping.fm/WYJyN
bMighty is all about cloud computing today, Step 2. Cloud Computing. by the hour http://ping.fm/4XxBC
bMighty is all about cloud computing today, Step 1. Amazon talks small vs. large http://ping.fm/gRwpJ

Monday, June 29, 2009

The future of videoconferncing, or "How come anyone bothers to meet in person any more?" http://ping.fm/sTXiV
The future of videoconferncing, or "how come anyone bothers to meet in person any more?
Using a Macs may be easy, but what about managing them in mixed environments with PCs? KACE promises help: http://ping.fm/gETDd
For most small businesses, planning means figuring out how to put out today's fire. But there are tools to help - http://ping.fm/eiUyv

Friday, June 26, 2009

Intel, natch, says small businesses can actually save $$ by replacing 3-year-old PCs. Are you buying that line? http://ping.fm/LhBCX
How much would YOU pay for Windows 7? http://ping.fm/mrMzn

Thursday, June 25, 2009

VIDEO ALERT: Watch me pontificate on Web 2.0, social networking and consumer tech in business http://ping.fm/gHvFH

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Learned this fabulous word string today:: Writer ==> content provider ==> malcontent provider.
Smaller companies choose, buy, and use software differently than enterprises do. How does your company compare? http://ping.fm/nQPPS

Friday, June 19, 2009

Is your Web site working hard? Or is it hardly working? SEO For SMBs - Beginners Edition http://ping.fm/aoGk7
Interesting viewpt on SMB market - it really isn't one. From San Diego News Network http://ping.fm/obF8l
IBM's Lotus Symphony and eXpresso Excel collaboration service boost compatibility with Microsoft Office http://ping.fm/WCCOg
Beware the new Twitter "invite" worm http://ping.fm/BNscG
Big enterprises and small businesses disagree on the best telecom vendors. Big ones like Verizon, SMBs choose Optimum http://ping.fm/kYe6D

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Windows XP lovers - and you know who you are - rejoice! The OS lives on 'til 2011. Probably. http://ping.fm/mJsGp

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dell rolls out new servers and storage for SMBs, along with new consulting services. Woo-hoo! http://ping.fm/IcI8y
Bluetooth Headsets Get Better. 4 hot new models plus big discounts on last year's best. http://ping.fm/vI45v

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Top 10 Most Absurd Time Magazine Covers http://ping.fm/rDGlm Almost makes blogging seem respectable!

Monday, June 15, 2009

You say "Twitter is doomed?" I say, "So what?" Social networking lives! http://ping.fm/VPV5r
Why Storage Is Such A Challenge For SMBs -- NEC says it's too complicated. No Duh! http://ping.fm/xWtFL
Salesforce.com takes a page from the "Drug Dealers Marketing Handbook" The First One's Free! http://ping.fm/O4NBA

Friday, June 12, 2009

6 Great stories on how small businesses (SMBs) are using technology to survive The Great Recession - http://ping.fm/fDFRA
Don't be 18782w34766, be YOUR COMPANY NAME. Grab your company's Facebook username tonight at midnight ET/9pm PT http://ping.fm/3WlWp
Thinking of outsourcing your small business's security? Here's what every company should know http://ping.fm/HO2v9
Building 43, PartnerUp Debut New And Upgraded SMB Communities, for radically different audiences, http://ping.fm/iqs7L

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Will small businesses be the last bastion of desktop PCs? Will people laugh at them because of it? http://ping.fm/Flrcc

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Webcast on Social Networking and Web 2.0 for SMBs starts NOW! http://ping.fm/68ffb
Final reminder for my Webcast today at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT - Web 2.0/social networking for SMBs http://ping.fm/Pj5PM

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2nd-to-last reminder: My video Webcast Wednesday at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT - Social networking for SMBS! http://ping.fm/1xNLY
Don't forget my Webcast tommorow at 12:30 ET on Web 2.0 for SMBs. http://ping.fm/BbCUm

Monday, June 8, 2009

Apple announcements not earthshaking, but overall good news for small businesses thinking of going Mac: http://ping.fm/bFE6j
The first 2 parts in a major bMighty series on how SMBs use technology to weather the Great Recession http://ping.fm/IEFAB and http://ping.fm/KCFio

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I've coined a new TLA (3-letter acronym). SEO is Search Engine Optimization, so here's SMO - Social Media Optimization http://ping.fm/eJK9D
Web 2.0 and Social Networking: Business Friend or Foe? Tune in next Wednesday for my live video presentation: http://ping.fm/0ZHbR
David Carradine (Kung Fu) and Koko Taylor (Chicago blues) both died today. The '70s are truly over.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hot new acronym: ITE. Means "In this economy." I love it.
Communications tech tempts small businesses, but bleak economy means most aren't ready to buy: http://ping.fm/5725G
Social Media For SMBs = So Me! Understanding is crticial to maximizing ROI. http://ping.fm/mIC62

Monday, June 1, 2009

Does Social Media Drive Sales? Vendors Say "Yes" - Research Says "No" http://ping.fm/ssqp4
Has "cloud computing" been co-opted by the marketing spin-sters? SMBs know the "real" cloud. http://ping.fm/UmXyH
My last Tweet about twtrcon - promise! Twitter's Business Uses and Challenges - Plus 5 Twitter Tips http://ping.fm/nX609

Sunday, May 31, 2009

#twtrcon Kara Swisher: Twitter not so good for complex news stories and analysis.
#twtrcon. Paul Saffo: "News no longer breaks, it Tweets."
#twtrcon Small biz wants to know if Twitter will suck up all my time and if people will really buy what I have to sell?
#twtrcon Big business wonders "what should be my Twitter strategy?"
#twtrcon. Big biz asks diff questions about twitter than do small businesses
#twtrcon Banerji from Twitter says it still isn't mainstream for most people. Easy to forget here.
#twtrcon Who owns Twitter accounts related to your company? The company or the account holder? Panel disagrees!
#twtrcon Twitter for community: it's just bartending, wthout the beer
#twtrcon Twitterville author says Twitter business often starts with silly, personal things: "Nice blouse."
#twtrcon R U making $$ on Twitter? Carl's Jr.: Yeah / Dell: Yeah / KogiBBQ: Hell Yeah. Small business wins!
#twtrcon what's the best time to tweet? Test it by tweeting same thing 5x in a day, and see which gets most retweets.
#twtrcon Tip from Stephanie Nelson at Dell Outlet: "Try to find the 'Tweetspot' - what's the right number of tweets?"
#twtrcon Tip from Beth Mansfield at Carl's Jr. "Not everone is listening all the time."
#twtrcon Tip from Beth Mansfield, Carl's Jr. says: "Be funny." And delicious.
#twtrcon Stephanie Nelson from Dell Outlet says: "Twitter is meant to be a 2-way medium"
#twtrcon Mike Presad from Kogi BBQ says: "Don't Tweet too much."
RT ashiftinaction @ashiftinaction 16 Twitter Tips for Small Business Owners http://budurl.com/gc28
#twtrcon Jobaba.com offers a marketplace to reach local small businesses via Twitter
#twtrcon Hammer says "It pays to be a geek and an early adopter of technology.
#twtrcon Q: Does Hammer use ghosts? A: I'm afraid of ghosts!
#twtrcon Hammer asked: "Where were you when key figures were assassinated in the '60s?"
#twtrcon The Hammer tried to do "the first social media driven autobiography"
#twtrcon - MC Hammer has 700K followers. Why?
#twtrcon Jeremy Pepper uses Twitter to solve immediate problems, burps in the system, not long term issues
#twtrcon - but what about customers who refuse to be satisfied?
#twtrcon - Twitter is a public channel, so can get wider "credit" by helping them
#twtrcon - is help via Twitter really scalable? Comcast has 10 people doing it
#TWTRCON: Twitter demographics are 18-45 urban dwellers and early tech adopters - no duh
#TWTRCON: Here's good advice: don't ignore sales in favor of lastest fads
#TWTRCON: Advice is to be honest and genuine. Isn't that always good advice?
#TWTCON: Twitter experts on stage say there are no Twitter experts yet
LeBron out, Kobe in. Worst. Finals. Ever?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Small Is The New Large - working URL - http://ping.fm/lR2Ef
We wrote the bMighty Manifesto just before the crash last September. But it's more true now than ever. SMALL IS THE NEW LARGE http://ping.fm/KVX6w
bMighty.com gives away computer to business owner http://ping.fm/7nOl0 Stay tuned for more contests!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last week I discovered "Social NOT-working" http://ping.fm/3XrTK This week I learned to call Social Media "SoMe." Perfect, isn't it?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tech takes center stage at San Francisco Small Business Week event: We all got Windows 7 (Release Candidate) DVDs! http://ping.fm/UHNg4

Thursday, May 21, 2009

PayPal shares its e-commerce insights - plus 5 tips for SMBs http://ping.fm/daEFT
Affordable Tech Alternative #17 (Last one!): Plan A: A Vacation Without Connectivity | Plan B: Wi-Fi On The Plane http://ping.fm/MnsWF
4% of City of London workers use their laptops in bed, often 2-6 hours per week. Security company makes hay: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/05/prweb2434214.htm
Small Business Week? Isn't small business too big for just one week? Mighty rANTs! http://ping.fm/xQdj9
#Interop I've always wondered how to tell if your PC i in a Botnet. ESET says its SysInspector app can tell. Has anyone tried it?
Affodable Tech Alternative # 16: Plan A: Gigabit Ethernet | Plan B: Ethernet http://ping.fm/x8GqW

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tech Alternative #14 (counter-intuitive version): Plan A: Windows XP | Plan B: Windows Vista http://ping.fm/o4qP9
Check out Gayle Kesten's coverage of National Small Business Week - http://ping.fm/W1bmW

Monday, May 18, 2009

Affordable Tech Alternative #14: Plan A: An E-Commerce Site | Plan B: An eBay Storefront http://ping.fm/WdgrY
Social Networking... and Social "Not Working" - small businesses speak out http://ping.fm/5PHpZ
Advice for Entrepreneurs from TiEcon 2009, or Starting Up Is Hard To Do http://ping.fm/HKTVE
Affordable Tech Alternative #13: Plan A: Trade Shows | Plan B: Virtual Events http://ping.fm/wJk25

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Entrepreneur tip from TiE Con: In an interview, if they ask about salary instead of equity, you don't want them.
Entrepreneur tip from TiE Con: If you're doing it for the money, you oughtta be a VC, not an entrepreneur
Entrepreneur tip from TiE Con: If you have a VP of Marketing or VP of Sales who isn't a founder, you're already screwed.
Entrepreneur tip from TiE Con: Startups are not jobs. You are on a mission.
Entrepreneur tip from TiE Con: If you're doing a startup, you're certifiably crazy
Affordable Tech Alternative #10: Plan A: Microsoft Exchange Server | Plan B: Gmail http://ping.fm/vA1tC

Friday, May 15, 2009

Affordable Tech Alternatives #9: Plan A: A Massive Marketing Campaign | Plan B: Search Engine Optimization http://ping.fm/V0dUL
Tech Alternative #8: Plan A: 3G | Plan B: Wi-Fi http://ping.fm/qIoqr
Tech Altenative #7: Plan A: Microsoft Office | Plan B: OpenOffice http://ping.fm/7jD7o
Can you say "Tweetup"? Guy Kawasaki explains how to create a twitter following - http://ping.fm/RoCWy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tech Alternative #6: Plan A: In-Person Meetings | Plan B: Videoconferences http://ping.fm/zGWez
Small businesses need to find someone else to be "The Hammer" on collections so that they can keep good client relations
1 SMB @Intuit Town Hall is getting benefit from Stimulus Bill -- who'da thunk it?
Almost all of the SMBs have Web sites, 2/3 have updated it in last week
Online advertising not used by SMBs @Intuit Town Hall - one restaurant owner had used Google Ad Words, but gave up
All but 2 of small businesses @Intuit Town Hall get most of their new business through word of mouth
Only 2 out 14 SMBs @Intuit SMB Town Hall use email marketing
80% of SMBs at Town Hall say they will boost marketing spending this year