Daily News: Yelp’s Business Page Upgrades, The Shopify Evolution, Late Payments & SMB Growth

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Yelp and Google Bringing More ‘SaaS’ to SMB Profiles (June 25, 2019) LSA Insider: “Today Yelp introduced several Business Page upgrades. These new offerings, Verified License, Business Highlights and Portfolio, are designed to help […]

Yelp and Google Bringing More ‘SaaS’ to SMB Profiles

Today Yelp introduced several Business Page upgrades. These new offerings, Verified License, Business Highlights and Portfolio, are designed to help business owners stand out and better promote themselves. They’re also intended to generate new subscription revenues for Yelp.  Verified License was actually previously introduced (March) but Business Highlights and Portfolio are new. There are more […]

Shopify Is Flying High

Few companies in the SMB SaaS ecosystem have gained the traction or attracted the spotlight as Shopify (SPOT) has. Investors have rushed to participate in the Shopify evolution, doubling the value of the company over the past year ($153 v. $320 share price). What exactly is driving this remarkable valuation?  Before we go there, let’s […]

Are Late Payments Killing Small Business?

A new study in Australia showing how late payments are hindering small-business growth is just the latest in a series of studies underscoring how cash flow remains a major challenge for SMBs and a leading cause of business failure.  The reality of the struggle small businesses face with getting paid on time combined with their […]