Finally, Business Content Targeted to You New PlatformFor over a year now, we have been hard at work building the new and improved To do this we’ve been laser-focused on how best to deliver you the richest and most actionable content so you can quickly acquire the knowledge, products and services you need to run and grow your businesses. This required us to build our own data collection platform and a robust contextual delivery system while also innovating with responsive design to provide a uniquely functional experience to you, regardless of the device(s) you use to access the site. To see the video release, click here. Read the full entry Recognized as San Diego’s Best Places to Work Wins Best Places to WorkYou know those companies that seem like the ideal workplace? They offer great perks. They’ve established a solid company culture. They’re unified by a polished mission statement and their employees constantly brag about a fantastic working environment.

Well, we’re both proud and humbled to announce we’ve been recognized as one of these workplaces. has once again been declared by its employees and the San Diego Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work”, for the third year in a row, based on the company’s culture, management and benefits. Read the full entry

Congratulations to the Winner of the I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes!

I Love My Small Business SweepstakesIn an attempt to show our bona fide appreciation of SMB leaders and executives, we gladly awarded a lucky small business owner $500 to Staples Office Supplies. During our I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes, hundreds of small businesses entered to win through our Facebook and Twitter channels and only one was chosen at random to receive the grand prize. Congratulations to Rick Vagnoni, owner of Deck Care Plus. Read the full entry

Small Businesses are Thriving and Buying: 7 SMB Purchasing Trends for 2014 Small Business Pulse: 7 SMB Purchasing Trends for 2014We have good news to report! Small businesses are still purchasing. According to Rocket Lawyer’s recent survey, 55% of small to medium-sized businesses saw growth last year, and in 2014, 81% of SMBs expect to surpass last year’s results (Tweet This!) Read the full entry Announces “I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes”

I Love My Small Business SweepstakesDo you love your small business?

We do. And to show our affection, is giving away a $500 Staples Gift Card to one lucky small business owner. For the month of February, we will be running our “I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes” on both Facebook and Twitter for our beloved small business owners. Read the full entry

Introducing’s Small Business Pulse: Latest Survey on Lead Generation Trends for SMBs small business pulseI’m pleased to introduce our first Small Business Pulse report, a monthly, data-driven analysis of key issues related to small-to-medium businesses. Over the past several months, has been aggressively expanding both its content and its advertising products to target audience needs across all stages of the buying process – from awareness to research to purchase. Read the full entry

Sales Steps Up:’s First Sales Summit sales summitOver the past two days, held a Sales and Performance Marketing Summit. The first of its kind here at, 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’s First Ship-It Initiative 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’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