SMBs: Leverage New Technology For Maximum Impact

Technology opens up many opportunities for small and midsize business (SMB) owners to grow, serve their customers better, and ultimately raise more revenue. SMB owners must use technology to keep up with their competition or they risk being left behind. During the recent Super Bowl, SAP hosted a live-streaming virtual community event, #SB50Disrupt, that reached…

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What Small Companies Need to Know to Go Digital

By embracing digital transformation, small and midsize enterprises can distinguish themselves from competitors of any size. Whether a company is a startup or an established brand, it needs to understand the influence that data and digital technologies can have on its relationships with its customers and employees. Having a mobile app could, for example, persuade…

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2016 Predictions For The SMB

For small and midsize businesses, 2015 was the year of digital transformation, enabling SMBs to compete on the same playing field as larger enterprises. As we finish out the year, we thought we should gain insights about what SMBs can expect and prepare for in 2016. SAP’s monthly TweetChat, #SAPSMBChat, is an interactive discussion on Twitter designed to help…

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5 Smart Steps To Advancing Your Career

Career advancement is all about being ready, not getting ready when opportunities arise. Now that baseball season is over (congrats to the K.C. Royals), most sports fans are turning their attention towards football and basketball. The NFL is already in mid-season form and we are starting to see which teams are likely to make the…

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Digital Transformation And The SME

We live in a digital world. A world transforming not only our society but also our economy. Interactions between humans and machines are changing the way we live and work. In the midst of this digital revolution, small agile firms hold the key to rethinking structures and processes to challenge business norms. Today, democratized technology decreases the barriers to…

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SMEs Are Reaping The Benefits Of Simplification

There has never been more of a need for business simplification than now. In a demanding and international business environment, even small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) need to become more global. SMEs can do this by outsourcing parts of their operations, creating digital businesses that serve many channels, and meeting complex tax and compliance requirements.…

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Leadership In Growth Companies

Growing a small or midsize company is hard work. There are many obstacles and complexities that come with growth. And leadership is the key to taking your business to the next level. If you do not maintain strong leadership throughout the entire company, growth can easily come to a halt. SAP’s monthly TweetChat, #SAPSMBChat, is a discussion designed to…

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Create A Responsive HR Strategy

Every business needs to focus on developing its workforce to succeed. But if you are a small and midsize business owner, you face distinct challenges when it comes to talent and skills. Having a responsive HR strategy can be used as springboard for growth. SAP’s monthly TweetChat, #SAPSMBChat, is a discussion designed to help entrepreneurs and small or…

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Responsive HR Strategy: A Springboard For Growth

What keeps a small business owner up at night? How to retain good people. Employees are at the core of any company strategy that aims to grow and become a next-generation business. According to the Workforce 2020 survey by Oxford Economics, workforce development is essential if a company wants financial performance and growth. Small businesses…

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How To Make Your Next Employee Your Best Employee

If you want to take your small business to the next level, you need to hire the best employees. According to research from the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Report, 30 percent of small business owners have at least one job opening they have not been able to fill. Hiring has become more and more…

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