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Why Location Matters for the Smarter Biz

I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up, but there are a few location-based services out there that are vying for the top spot. Here’s a brief rundown of the top 3 contenders: Brightkite – Brightkite has been around the longest, and has some pretty great features. Rumor has it that they’ll be unveiling some [...]

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Blogboard: March 1st, 2010

The Blogboard will be a weekly updated chart of the top blogs out there for business, social media, and technology. Every Monday, we’ll put out a top 5 (just 5 to begin with). Here’s the inaugural list: 1. SocialMouths | Growth: +0 SocialMouths has rapidly become my favorite go-to blog for business, social media, and [...]

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Distribution Matters

The Postal Service, the United Parcel Service (UPS), and Federal Express (FedEx) got it right: distribution matters. If you have multiple places to post content, you may worry about where the most efficient place to create content is. But here’s our solution here at Smarter Biz: where you post your content doesn’t matter. Don’t worry [...]

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The Two Most Important Characters on Your Keyboard

On the internet today, especially on social networks, every character counts. The people who are the most efficient with characters and words are often the most followed and influential. The separating factors of the good and the great are not just what you have to say…but how you say it. Literally, communication itself is changing [...]

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Dethroning Content as King

As soon as you read the title of this post, you thought of Chris Brogan’s post with a similar title. My starting point is the same. But my conclusion is different. Why? Because while content isn’t King, you aren’t King (or Queen) either. So here’s a question: What’s the number one rule of social media? [...]

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7 Must – Read Business Blogs

I don’t want to give you 25, 50, or 100 blogs to read. There’s no way you can read that many. It’s information overload. But 7 is doable. In fact, these 7 are required. Go subscribe now. Seth’s Blog web: sethgodin.typepad.com One of the few guys who can get away with hosting an influential blog [...]

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Web Tools: Evernote

If you’re running a small business, you’ve got plenty of things to think about. Keeping track of the things you’re thinking about should not be one of them. Evernote is a tool that helps keep track of anything and everything you’re thinking, doing, or just want to keep for a while. Here’s the details: Evernote [...]

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Guerilla Chat: Rackspace Cloud

Another feature we’re rolling out here at SB: Guerilla Chats. It’s where we chat online with someone supporting a product, get information about that product, and pass it on to you. Here’s the first one, by Daniel from Rackspace Cloud, a cloud-computing solution for businesses of all types. He did awesome:

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VOIP: Phone Service for the Smarter Biz

With the advent and rapid expansion of the internet, people have found new and great ways to use the immense network that connects us all. One of those ways is the growing market of VOIP phone service, or voice-over-IP (internet protocol). Traditional phone systems are analog: they transfer an electric signal over copper wires. A [...]

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Google, Internet Browsers, and You

In my inbox last night, I received an email with the following information in it: In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology.  This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5.  As a result, [...]

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