News 2013-14

Exeter-based Knowledge Institute’s online tools and mentorship program are being used to build a small business backbone in the African nation. Read more.
Ring in the New Year Right | Plan Strategically As the New Year fast approaches, it is important to get your ducks in a row. Strategic planning is key to keeping your business on track.
‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Marketing Opportunities | The winter holiday season offers many small businesses marketing opportunities. Let your customers know how much you care with a little extra cheer!
Free Stuff for Small Business: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | When someone mentions “free,” it’s not uncommon to get excited. Particularly when free means something of value to you and your small business. But, is it really free?
Cash Flow: A Critical Part of Self-Employment (SE) Planning | For the small business owner and self-employed individual, cash flow management does not need to be mysterious or complex.
The Yin & Yang of Government Contracting | Getting a share of the $500+ billion in federal government contract spending is a dream for many small businesses…
DataHero joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network). Read more about using innovative data compilation features to connect data in a way that supports more informed decision making.
The Basics of Business Credit | Learning video shows how using your personal credit to cover business expenses can actually put your business at risk.
"Hot Money" Makes Trade Financing Riskier with China | Hot Money has long been a problem for China and can create major problems for commercial lenders and factoring companies financing trade as part of their portfolio.
8 Strategies for Improving Cash Flow and Financing Growth | Did you know that over 85% of small businesses start and grow without outside financing?
America’s SBDC Annual Conference takes place from September 9 through the 12th at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.
XcelHR joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network). Read more about how PEO companies, Administrative Services Organizations (ASO) and related flexible HR outsourced solutions are driving competitive advantages for small businesses.
07/30/14 joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network). Learn more about the company and why they view quality printing as an important component to any small business marketing strategy.
Northeast Delta Dental launches a Dental Mobile App to help you stay on top of your oral hygiene goals. Features include access to dentist search, claims and coverage and your ID card right on your mobile device, as well as a toothbrush timer!
RingCentral joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network). Read more about How Transitioning to the Cloud can significantly enhance your business communication effectiveness.
Factoring FAQs: What is factoring, how does it work and why should you care? Learn more…
What Happens When Small Businesses Violate Workers’ Compensation Laws? Did you know that you can be arrested if your business violates state Worker’s Compensation laws? If convicted, you could end up spending years in prison as well. Learn more…
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network) to help small businesses learn more about the steps to take to build a business credit profile.
1st PMF Bancorpjoins America’s Small Business Champions Network to help small businesses with working capital solutions including import/export financing and invoice factoring.
Saving Money & Protecting Revenue with Business Interruption Insurance – When a fire ravages your office building or a winter storm triggers a sweeping power outage, you want to know that your business assets are protected including the possibility of lost revenues…
Work Smarter With QuickBooks® Accountant and Lacerte®: The best kept secret at Intuit® is the seamless integration of QuickBooks data into Lacerte. The benefits speak for themselves: huge time savings and increased accuracy by not having to manually input the data into your tax software…

Sneak Peek – New Insightly iOS App – Check out new and improved features and benefits underway to advance CRM based on customer feedback.

Navigating Vision Insurance Options; Did you know that Northeast Delta Dental also offers insurance options for eye care?

Where Do We Start? An SMB Primer for Travel and Expense Management; ExpenseWatch offers a robust platform for automating processes related to the expense management function including blending expense management automation with purchasing and invoicing / payables capabilities, as well as mobile capabilities…

WIPP Launches Federal Certificate Program For Women Entrepreneurs | Federal law mandates the U.S. Government to purchase at least five percent of its goods and services from women–owned small businesses (WOSBs), however, Barbara Kasoff, president of WIPP, says more than $4 billion is still up for grabs.

Barry Moltz, Business Insanity Talk Radio interviews Anthony Smith, Founder and CEO of Insightly, on What Makes Good CRM? Listen in. You’ll definitely come away with new insights into how to improve your own customer relationship management effectiveness!

Are You Relying Too Much on Spreadsheets to Run Your Business? Sure, spreadsheets can be a powerful tool for calculating, tracking and measuring business performance, but there are some areas where they fall short to truly helping you grow your business…

BrainSell and to Host Complimentary Webinar on How Automating Business Spending Processes Can Save Companies Both Time and Money and BrainSell will host a free webinar on’s automated platform that allows business owners complete visibility and control over company spending. This webinar is open to the public and will be on February 19th, 2014 at 1:30pm EST.
Leading Online Insurance Platform Insureon to Acquire Insurance Noodle from the Willis Group The acquisition will bring to the small business commercial insurance markets cutting-edge technology, a national independent agent-broker distribution vehicle and extensive vertical industry underwriting expertise.
Is Your Company Ready to Automate Travel & Expense Management Processes in the New Year?
A Quick Guide to Using the Internet to Your Advantage includes tips for optimizing Google’s new search ranking practices, leveraging apps for CRM and project management and other valuable advice.
Automate Your Business and Free Up Your Life! – great tips for all us with too much to do and not enough time to do it in.
Geekless Tech writes about 8 Ways to Ace Your Email Marketing Strategy.
Tech Insurance releases Free eBook titled, Protection for Tech Pros: Insurance to Help Your IT Business Thrive.
Northeast Delta Dental proudly announces the Holiday 2013 edition of Grin! Magazine.
QuickBooks shares improvements in features for creating and sending invoices.

Santa provides more than $300 million in small business funding to over 10,000 small businesses.

12/06/13 application automates company-wide expense reporting to save business time and money while providing complete visibility and control for expense spending.
Northeast Delta Dental shares insights for creating a winning business team in, There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors for Sustaining a Business Long Term.

11/14/13 announces new 14-day trial offer to allow business owners and managers to learn about the benefits of leveraging cloud-based expense management and control applications.
QuickBooks offers a range of online accounting software solutions for individuals starting, running and growing a small business.

Grow Sales and Improve Productivity! Register for a Free CRM & Project Management Webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT.

Free Webinar on Thursday, October 24, 2013 titled, Increase Sales, Productivity and Profits With a CRM for your Small Business. Tune in at 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST | 10:00 am – 11:00 am PST.

Guide to Risk Management offers individuals a comprehensive education in understanding what types of business insurance are available and how much coverage is enough coverage.
Northeast Delta Dental promotes employee attendance and retention by providing facts, tips and flexible dental benefit plan options that drive Oral Health and Wellness.
BtoBOnline:; 59% of SMBs to increase tech budgets this year.
Healthy Teeth, Healthy You: Dental plan options offer easy to understand, fixed costs by type of dental procedure.
Just starting a business? Discover free trial bookkeeping software options ranging from the basics to value add features..
expense watch delivers Learning Video; to help small business owners understand how to improve control and reducing spending on purchases.
How do you know what type of insurance your small business may need?
Intuit QuickBooks joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network) to promote awareness of innovative small business accounting solutions including cloud-based accounting software mobile accounting applications, payroll services, payment processing features and more.
Business Strategy: Planning Forward by Forecasting Backward: Dr. Bill Osgood presents how to build financial budgets and control systems for federal contracts by working backwards at upcoming annual VETS2013 conference.
Outlook 2013 and Office 365 benefit from integration with Customer Relationship Management application.
Android App Now Available to help small businesses manage tasks, contacts and projects from their hand held device.
Learn how your small business can benefit from improved Customer Relationship Management in terms of increasing revenues, saving time and other benefits.
J. H. Sanderson, accomplished wrestler, preacher and author, releases his newest book Renegade, the second in the Roadhouse Sons series. >> Learn more.
New Android App Released: Insightly, one of the worlds most popular CRM applications, now combines with the native power and speed of Android to offer many great features including linking, managing, and sharing of contacts, notes, tasks, opportunities, organizations, and projects.
Insightly joins America’s Small Business Champions Network (The Network) to help educate small businesses about Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Project Management cloud-based solutions.
Cloud-based accounting reduces errors: Small-business owners need to have a constant handle on their finances, as an issue with bookkeeping can lead to serious litigation.
Learning Video conveys options for improving expense management through cloud-based application.
Small businesses increasingly relying on technology: Cyberliability insurance policies can help small businesses feel safe from computer hackers…
Deluxe blog publishes white paper titled, Business Planning: Your Roadmap to Success.
Grand claims made in Projection Hub article titled, How Quickbooks online will change the world.
Projection Hub article covers how the SBDC and SCORE are utilizing a new financial projection tool to simplify projections for clients.
The value of Content Marketing as a strategy for B2B growth is covered in today’s news story, LinkedIn Wants Your Professional Content [Personal Branding].
Dr. Deborah Osgood ranked in the top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012. LinkedIn now has 200 million members.
New mobile application supports tracking cash expenses, digital receipts and mileage in real time.
Strategies for increasing B2B sales in 2013 is covered in B2B Marketing story titled, Why the Sales Director will champion Content Marketing in 2013.