Small Businesses

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of trends and statistics about small businesses for media, marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Small Business Owners’ Technology Priorities [CHART]

via Small-business owners’ proclivity for mobile devices such as laptops and smartphones could prove valuable for B2B marketers looking to connect with this audience. Inc. Magazine and Cargo found the vast majority (91%) of US small-business owners placed importance on wireless communications and smartphones for their business—a likely indicator of their vital daily use.…

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Small Business Owners Attitudes Toward Marketing Targeted At Them [CHART]

via In March 2012, marketing agency Cargo and Inc. Magazine found the majority (52%) of US small-business owners felt companies did not market to them effectively. Along similar lines, 45% said companies made little effort to understand their business and 43% said B2B marketers did not understand their individual needs as small-business owners. Read…

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Location-Based Services Still Lagging [CHART]

via Small businesses are turning to certain social media tools in increasing numbers, finds AT&T in March 2012 survey results. Facebook was the most popular tool among small businesses in 2011, up 7.3% year-over-year to 44% of respondents, followed by LinkedIn, which was used by 31%, up 24% from 25% a year earlier. And…

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