Sales Steps Up: Business.com’s First Sales Summit


business.com sales summitOver the past two days, Business.com held a Sales and Performance Marketing Summit. The first of its kind here at Business.com, we wanted to bring together our sales and performance marketing teams to learn from each other by sharing internal case studies, conducting sales training, reviewing our suite of performance marketing products, and learning about new products. We’re focused on learning, from internal and external sources, and this summit provided the entire company with greater insight into success, setbacks and steps to take to move forward. Read the full entry


IT Support: The Tables Turn with Business.com’s First Ship-It Initiative


Business.com Ship It IT Tech InitiativeOne of the great benefits of working for a small or medium-sized business is that every employee’s voice matters and each person has the ability to encourage change. As the ScrumMaster for Business.com’s software engineering team, one of the things I’ve always wanted to be a part of was an officially sanctioned company “hack-a-thon.” A “hack-a-thon,” or “Ship-It Day” as we called, is an event which occurs within a 24-hour period carved out in the middle of the work week where participants get to work on any project of their choosing as long as it has a material benefit to the business.

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3 Tips from National Small Business Week 2013


SBA NSBW 2013This week marked the 50th anniversary of the SBA’s National Small Business Week. Throughout the week and across the country and internet, events were held with the aim of helping small business owners manage and run their businesses more efficiently. From tips on protecting your small business from cyber-attacks to how to find funding, experts and panelists provided attendees of breakout sessions and Google+ hangouts with valuable information. Here are 3 of the top takeaways from National Small Business Week 2013. Read the full entry


Marketing Monday: Celebrating National Small Business Week


Marketing Monday: National Small Business Week RoundupToday is the first day of National Small Business Week. Events are taking place in multiple cities across the country with informative events geared towards helping small business owners grow their businesses. More than 50% of Americans either own or work for a small business, which creates about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. According to the SBA, National Small Business Week began in 1963. Every year since then, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week. This week aims to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Read the full entry


Innovate, Evolve, and Manage: BDC Quarterly Blog Post Roundup


quarterly post roundupAs a small business professional – amateur or veteran – you have many questions. In every blog post, we strive to answer those questions for you – from technology to finance, we are happy to be a source of information for you each and every day.

So, we decided to round up the most visited posts of the quarter, just in case you missed them the first time around! Read the full entry


The New Business.com


We’re excited to introduce you to the new Business.com. Built on the foundation of a renowned brand – combined with the latest technology, development and design – Business.com is a new company today. We’ve assembled a world-class team of developers, digital marketing experts, designers and even a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction to identify the specific needs of active buyers and improve how they use the Internet to make purchasing decisions. Our revamped site design, logo and experience are the product of extensive research and testing and directly reflect our new vision of building experiences founded on how today’s buyers use information online to buy business products and services. Read the full entry


The Harlem Shake Hits Business.com


Unless you’ve sworn off the internet, you’ve likely seen the viral Harlem Shake videos. Offices across the country dressed in their craziest outfits busting their craziest moves made this a social media hit. And we just couldn’t resist having a little fun ourselves. Check us out! http://bit.ly/15m8y63


How Well Are You Monitoring Your Business Website?


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The Social Help Desk Revolution [Infographic]


social help deskSocial networks have grown to the point that now 1 out of every 5 minutes spent online is on a social network. Not to mention, Twitter is averaging over 250 million tweets per day while Facebook is nearing the population size of China with over 900 million active users.

We all know that social is important but the question is how can your business take advantage of it? The short answer is that traditional advertising is losing trust while social media interaction and peer recommendations are gaining it. Read the full entry


Business.com Media, Inc. Appoints Tony Uphoff as Chief Executive Officer


Tony UphoffBusiness.com Media, Inc. the leading online destination for business purchasers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions, today announced the appointment of Tony Uphoff as Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective immediately.

Mr. Uphoff, a leader in the business information and media industry for over 20 years, was most recently CEO of UBM TechWeb, a provider of digital media, live event and marketing services.

He was also previously the founding CEO of Beliefnet.com, President of VNU Media’s Entertainment Group, and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and InformationWeek. Mr. Uphoff was named “Folio Forty C-Level Visionary” by Folio Magazine, a Top 100 business media exec by B2B Magazine and a “Top Media Innovator” by Mins B2B in 2009. Read the full entry