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The digital SMB: 4 strategies for using what you’ve got

“One of the toughest challenges for us as a small business is that we don’t have the brand of our larger competitors,” said Chris Wu, CEO and co-founder of Paper Culture, an online retailer specializing in stationary.  That’s why Wu, and lots of other SMB owners feel they can’t afford not to invest time in their businesses’ digital life.   Hit the gas and grow…   Continue Reading »

10 Ways to Use Mobile Marketing to Grow Your Sales and Revenues

Truth: While most of the Fortune 500 is deep into mobile marketing, many small to midsized businesses remain on the sidelines when it comes to leveraging the platform. The biggest challenge many have with mobile marketing is how to plan and launch a successful campaign. If you’re still sitting on the mobile sidelines, you’re missing significant opportunities for business growth. Mobile messages get attention. 90%…   Continue Reading »

How automating AP can put more in the bank for non-profit organizations

Non-profits know – they need to get the most out of every dollar and out of every paid or volunteer hour, to keep making a difference in the world. A full 7% of small businesses in the U.S. are non-profits.  Most have done all the easy things to build their organizations.  So what’s next?   Leadership for Educational Equity found that automating their accounts payable…   Continue Reading »

We love our small business customers!

This post is the fifth and final in our Small Business Week Spotlight series featuring a few of the remarkable small businesses we work with here at Concur. Company: All of our small business customers Number of Small Business Customers: Over 10,000 Industry: From all industries   We love our small business customers. And we are grateful that they feel the same way! Whether we’re…   Continue Reading »

The McKnight Foundation: Making the world a better place one good deed at a time

This post is the fourth in our Small Business Week Spotlight series featuring a few of the remarkable small businesses we work with here at Concur.   Company: The McKnight Foundation Number of Employees: 50 Industry: Non-Profit   Intro: Nonprofits excel at squeezing value out of tight resources, ensuring that they can spend time where it really matters: helping others. According to the Small Business…   Continue Reading »

11 posts to boost productivity

Most businesses aim to maximize productivity, but small businesses in particular often have to do more with less to get their businesses off the ground and running.  In honor of National Small Business Week, we’ve pulled together a collection of our favorite small business productivity blog posts from over the years. Here’s your one-stop shop for great productivity tips.   Mobile & Technology How to…   Continue Reading »

Washington Nationals Baseball Club: Paper strikes out with the Washington Nationals

This post is the third in our Small Business Week Spotlight series featuring a few of the remarkable small businesses we work with here at Concur. Company: Washington Nationals Number of Employees: 250 Industry: Entertainment   Small business week is here just in time for baseball season. From hot dogs, cracker jacks and peanuts, what’s not to love about the game? Here at Concur, we…   Continue Reading »

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