12 August 2015

Best of the Net: Technology for SMEs

Like to try Tinder for business or safeguard yourself from cyber crime? How about getting more leads from your website? This week we’ve rounded up the latest articles on the role technology plays in business.

Take advantage of Facebook’s News Feed

This Startup Smart article explains how SMEs could lose out with Facebook’s recent changes to its News Feed. It also explains how you can maximise your presence on the service. The updates give users more control over what they see.

Forbes announces Tinder for business

The business magazine announced this month that it’s launching a networking app with dating service Tinder. Unfortunately, your chances of a date with Forbes’ favourite actress-turned-entrepreneur Blake Lively are slim. It will only be open to Forbes’ best and brightest, its 30 Under 30 list — the magazine’s annual list of the top influencers in media, venture capital, consumer tech, and science. Swipe that.

The rise of cyber crime for Aussie business

Cyber crime targeting Aussies businesses is on the up, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Its recent Threat Report 2015, which outlines how businesses only have to be connected to the internet to be vulnerable, makes for scary reading.

Get more leads from your website

If you are having trouble generating leads from your website, this Flying Solo article outlines seven email list-building strategies to get your small business moving.

Mobile payments predicted to surge

Apple Pay’s (eventual) launch in Australia will drive a run on mobile payments making it Stripe’s third biggest market, according to its co-founder John Collison. This Smart Company article covers his recent visit to Melbourne where he discussed the global payments platform’s huge growth since launching locally a year ago.

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