small business

Disrupting the paycheck, Gusto’s Flexible Pay allows employees to pick when they get paid

People should get paid for work they have done. It’s a pretty simple principle of capitalism, but a principle that seems increasingly violated in the modern economy. With semi-monthly paychecks, the

States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court

In a five-to-four decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that states can make online businesses collect sales taxes — even if they don’t have a physical presence in that state. Tod

Get ready to start seeing more local ads on YouTube

YouTube’s video ad creation service aimed at helping small business reach YouTube viewers is now available more broadly across the U.S. The company announced this morning that YouTube Director o

botkeeper has an automated bookkeeping bot for your accounting needs

There are probably few things that small businesses hate more than accounting. It’s tedious, time consuming and totally vital to ensure that businesses can remain in business and don’t run

GoDaddy is acquiring social media marketing platform Main Street Hub for $125M

GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based social media marketing platform. The deal is for $125M in cash plus up to $50M in potential future earn outs, and is expected to close late in Q2

Apple revises its controversial guidelines on template-based apps

Apple today announced it's amending the App Store guideline that banned apps created using templates and other app generation services. When the company revised its policies earlier this year, the mov

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

After 12 years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business aroun

Apple’s widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store

Following its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2017/06/21/apple-goes-after-clones-and-spam-on-the-app-store/">released updated App Store guid

Where venture capitalists invest and why

Entrepreneurs looking to raise capital are often told that investors like to keep things close to home. Is that true? The question influences where people locate companies. After all, if investors are

What happens when you sell your startup?

This is the final installment in the series "A Startup Takes Flight." We started by creating a company -- the Internet of Wings, a provider of drone-delivered chicken sandwiches that pivoted into gene

Globality raises $35 million for its marketplace to connect small companies with big business

Small business has long been held as a key driver of the global economy, but these businesses often don’t have access to large multinational companies who could use their services. Hoping to cha

Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses is now generally available

Microsoft 365 lets businesses subscribe to a bundle with Office 365, Windows 10 and the company’s mobile device management tools. The early focus for this program was enterprises, but a few mont

Small business lending in Mexico gets a boost

Micro-lending and small business financing are a critical component of economic growth around the world, and the need for access to low-cost capital is especially important in developing countries. Th

Accelo hauls in $9 million to digitize operations for project-driven small businesses

Accelo, a six-year old startup, is trying to solve a big problem for project-driven small businesses like architects, accountants and designers. These companies, which typically have less than 100 emp

Startup initiatives from Down Under may offer inspiration to the failing US Postal Service

Earlier this week, the US Postal Service reported another dismal quarter of financial results. It’s the latest in a string of bad news for a national service that has been in slow decline since

Small business loan platform Kabbage nabs $250M from Softbank

Kabbage, a company with some 115,000 customers and $3.5 billion in loans that has built an automated platform for lending money to small businesses and individuals using a large set of data points to

Microsoft launches new email marketing and invoicing tools for small businesses

In the shadow of its Inspire partner conference, Microsoft today launched in preview three new tools for small businesses: Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings and Microsoft Invoicing. These joi

PayPal launches a small biz toolset, ‘Business in a Box,’ with WooCommerce & Xero

PayPal today launched a new service called Business in Box aimed at bringing more U.S. small business owners to its payments platform. The service offers merchants a suite of tools for running their o

Microsoft’s new appointment scheduling service Bookings now works with Facebook Pages

Along with a series of new integrations Facebook announced today, which bring features like food ordering and ticketing to Facebook business pages through third-party services, Microsoft this morning

Square brings payment and capital offerings to TouchBistro and Vend customers

Square is turning point-of-sale companies that at one time could’ve been considered enemies into allies, with two new partnerships with Vend and TouchBistro. Square will now offer Vend and Touch
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