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In the news: Large technology companies launch new smartphones, gadgets for small businesses

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Samsung hit the headlines with its Galaxy S9 and S9 + smartphones. but it was not the only company. Huawei also caused a stir with 5G laptops and a new tablet.

In other technological news, the 5G continues to make waves across the country. Businesses of all sizes are eager to see if technology offers all the hype that surrounds it.

You can read the gadgets presented by Samsung and Huawei at the Mobile World Congress 2018, as well as this week 's Small Business Trends newsletter and information.


ASUS announces ZenFone 5 and 5Z smartphones with options for small businesses

ASUS recently unveiled the new ZenFone 5 series at the Mobile World Conference 2018 with a range of four phones to suit different budgets and needs – and there may be something here too for small companies. The Zenfone 5 and 5Z attract the most attention because of the features and price, as well as the same notch as on the iPhone X. ]

Huawei's 5G Mobile Tablets and Touchscreen Notepad Used for Remote Workers

The new Huawei notepad and tablet announced at the 2018 Mobile World Congress, from February 2018 to Match 1, was designed with connectivity and portability in mind. And the Huawei 5G CPE (client-local equipment) is preparing you for the real 5G with the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunications standard.

Intel says 5G mobile PCs will arrive, but will the price be good for businesses?

In the second half of 2019, Intel's collaboration with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will provide ever-connected Windows 5G PCs. But given the functionality and cost of these new devices, will your company be interested? Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced that it will introduce the new PCs at Mobile World Congress 2018 from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona.

Are the Samsung S9 and S9 + tariffs calculated for your SME budget?

With $ 1,000 becoming the standard for high-end flagship phones, making them more user-friendly is a challenge, especially for small businesses.

Are LG's new, user-friendly smartphones with premium features suitable for your business?

The end of February in the mobile world means that the time has come for the Mobile World Congress. And for the 2018 event, LG came out early to announce the new features of its affordable K8 and K10 smart phone series. The K8 and K10 smartphones from 2018 are classified as LG mass smartphones, the K8 and K10 models have been enriched with new high-end features.

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More technology

DreamHost targets small businesses with new managed WordPress services

The DreamHost web hosting company targets small businesses that use WordPress for their web presence by dividing DreamPress into three different levels to give these companies more options for operating and maintaining. managing their websites. DreamPress is a Managed WordPress service created by DreamHost in its open source cloud platform, DreamCompute.

Panasonic Launches New High Performance Scanner Designed for Small Business

Small businesses that are struggling and waste a lot of time scanning their paper documents and other documents may have another solution on the market. Panasonic: a high-performance document scanner for small businesses Panasonic has launched a high-performance scanner that can scan paper documents at up to 30 pages per minute.

The team chat application promises better business collaboration – for free!

Teamwork has rebuilt its Android and iOS chat application from scratch so that it is more responsive when users are on their mobile devices. By rebuilding the application from scratch, Teamwork Chat has been redesigned natively with the Android and iOS ecosystem in mind.

Key Statistics

Restaurant owners learn that 60% of consumers will judge them on food quality

Offering your customers the latest and fastest ways to pay or book a table is a big plus. In fact, there are many emerging restaurant technology options for homeowners to offer their customers and help manage their business more easily. But one factor overrides all – the quality of the food.

Only 14% of companies have basic mobile security in place

Only 14 percent of respondents to a recent survey say their organizations currently use even the most basic cybersecurity firms. The survey was conducted by mobile carrier Verizon (NYSE: VZ) with the goal of raising awareness not only about the mobile security landscape, but also about the growth of laptops among consumers and businesses.

73% of companies totally or partially depend on AI for cybersecurity

The Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, now in its eleventh year, reveals an increased reliance on automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) for detect potential cyber attacks.


Small businesses in Wichita get 63% more job applications than their biggest competitors

Having a hiring advantage in this tight job market is a definite plus, and if your small business is located in Wichita, KS, it is 63% more likely to get applications on the larger companies. This data comes from the analysis by ZipRecruiter of about 5.5 million workstations on its platform comparing small and large companies that are hiring for similar positions.

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ZipRecruiter and ADP Join Forces to Make Small Business More Competitive in Hiring

A new partnership will integrate ZipRecruiter's online job market platform with ADP's RUN Powered HR packages. Together, they will enable small businesses to quickly find the talent they need in their HR solution and payroll.

Trends in Retail Trade

Brick and mortar stores see their sales collapse in January

The New Year has not started well for brick and mortar retail stores across the United States. Sales fell 7.0% from one year to the next, with a 4.4% drop in traffic. The numbers mark the fourth time in six months that sales figures have fallen faster than those of traffic.


Salesforce Sales Cloud Integration to Google Analytics 360 Gives Businesses More Visibility

The partnership formed by Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) in November 2017 gave rise to the first of many integrations. It can import data directly into Google Analytics 360 from the Salesforce Sales Cloud. For those in charge of marketing management, this change will provide a complete view of the customer journey to conversion.

New Zoho Chatbot Zia for sales teams of small businesses

There is a new AI chatbot specifically for small business sales teams. Zia Voice will do everything from e-mail sentiment analysis to answer questions about new leads, transaction revenue and monthly forecasts. Additions to Zoho's commercial assistant powered by AI provide a voice interface so sales reps can get the information they need without having to look at a screen.

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Spotlight: Seed planting tutoring creates a business by helping students

Not all students learn in the same way. Having personalized help can therefore be a major benefit. Planting Seeds Tutoring specializes in offering this type of personalized tutoring service – meeting students at home, in libraries, or even working with them online. The company seeks to build relationships and help students to excite for learning.

Small Business Operations

Hangouts chat added to G Suite offering more opportunities for small business collaboration

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Hangouts Chat is now available after months of beta testing with companies enrolled in its Early Adopter program. Google Hangouts Chat is out of the beta One year after the Google Hangouts redesign, the Slack-like chat features of this app will allow teams to meet with G Suite services.

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Having a clean business can improve your sales

If you've ever watched one of these cleaning shows like "How Clean is your House" or "Extreme Hoarders", then you know how easy it is to accumulate dirt and grime in a room . While this does not sound like a problem that could affect a business, you'd be surprised at how common the dirt problem is, especially among smaller organizations.

Cisco, Apple, Aon and Allianz work to protect small businesses from cyberattacks

A new partnership between Cisco, Apple, Aon and Allianz aims to protect small businesses from the growing threat of cyberattack. The threat to small businesses is growing, with about 43% of all cyber attacks targeting this segment outright.


Brands make decisions about NRA support, what should your small business do?

The data indicates that your company should probably express its opinion on the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. If not, at least the debate on gun control and firearms laws. In a recent poll of Sprout Social, 66% of consumers say that it's important that companies take a stand on issues like this.


The "Small Business Revolution – Main Street" returns for the third season

Have you seen "Small Business Revolution – Main Street"? This month, Small Business Trends is partnering with Amanda Brinkman's program to discuss his third season, which will debut later this year with co-host Ty Pennington.


Time is running out! Remember these 5 tax challenges and the solutions to overcome them

It is the tax season, and it means that small business owners are starting to worry about how and when they will be filing their year – end returns.

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