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Chad Brooks

Yahoo Small Biz Exec on Going Digital

With nearly 80 percent of Americans using the Internet, the days of small businesses being able to survive without an online presence are over. No one knows this better than Yahoo! Small Business General Manager Thomas Byun, who has spent the last decade consulting small businesses and has seen the shift in consumers’ methods of finding the businesses they want to patronize. While they used to be much more loyal to local stores, Byun saysRead More

Eleanor Ross outlines the social media platforms that small businesses should be using to stay ahead

Exclusive: Bye-bye Facebook, the future of social media for small businesses

New social media makes communication far easier than the Enigma code Photograph: Alamy

It’s 3am in 2016. Bleary-eyed, you stumble away from your desk, switch off the desk light and pick up your phone to set an alarm for the morning. You decide to log on to your social media site to see if you have any messages. But the background isn’t blue, it’s yellow. Welcome to next-gen social media. Social media entrepreneurs are coming up with ingenious ways to stay connected, and the common denominator of newRead More

Matt Mansfield

10 Free Twitter Plugins for WordPress Could Integrate to Your Small Business Website

Whether you’re a Twitter superstar or just want to be one, Twitter plugins for WordPress can take your results to a higher level. From Plugins that add “Tweet This” functionality to widgets that display your Twitter timeline, you’ll find oodles of social boosting features in the list below. Best of all, they’re free! About the only type of plugin you won’t find in this list are simple social sharing buttons. If you’re interested in thoseRead More