Small Business (SMB)

For companies across an expanding range of industries, community offers a distinct, competitive business advantage in everything from customer acquisition to R&D.

The duo introduced the Fundbox Flex debit card for small small businesses and plan to add BNPL and instant disbursement through Visa Direct.

Meta touts commercial possibilities of messaging: New WhatsApp API and business messaging features offer ways to diversify revenue as ad segment comes under pressure.

Improving B2B payment automation and resolving cash flow issues provides a route into the SMB payments market.

Of the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US that accept cryptocurrency, 93% take payments in Bitcoin, making it the most commonly accepted crypto.

Spendesk is the latest expense management fintech to net funding—here’s why French fintechs are proving popular with investors this month.

Legislation paving the way for tech entrepreneurs in Spain: A new startup law aims to make it easier for technology startups and investors to thrive. Will the rest of Europe catch on?

This year, several SMB-focused fintechs expanded their product suites to delight customers with all-in-one propositions.

We spoke with Pat Bigatel, general manager of Amazon ShopLocal, which helps third-party sellers reach more customers by listing products in Amazon’s store and offering local customers the opportunity for same-day order pickup. Amazon Local Selling launched in October 2021 as a way to extend support to local retailers.

On today's episode, we discuss the likelihood of an attention recession, if Peloton's troubles are temporary, what shoppers think of SMS marketing, Amazon's podcast moves, TikTok for small businesses, the best work-from-home perks a company can offer, how the weather can make you friendlier, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

With Pay Later, SMBs can apply for short-term loans and pay them in equal installments—helping Veem carve out a piece of the BNPL market through B2B payments.

The small-business-centric point-of-sale solution can push PayPal further into in-store payments and help it court more small sellers—though it’ll face competition from players like Square and Stripe.

On today's episode, we discuss how resale is taking retail by storm, what will happen to fast fashion, and how much companies need to do in terms of sustainability in the eyes of the consumer. We then talk about how retail growth is getting on halfway through the year, what the pandemic did to small businesses, and what technology retailers are (and are not) doubling down on. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Cindy Liu.

eBay seeks to plug small business financing gap with an embedded lending product for its UK SMB sellers. eBay and other ecommerce firms will likely add more financial services, like accounting solutions, to better serve their user bases.

Toni Schmelzle, senior marketing manager, team lead, US SMB acquisition at SAP Concur, talks with Rimma Kats, executive editor at eMarketer, about how the company shifted their strategy without the impact of bad data.