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SMB OS Operators, Part III: Booker

Mike Boland

SMB OS Operators, Part III: Booker

Recently acquired by MindBody, Booker has been living out the principles of SMB OS long before we started calling it that. In this interview, Booker CEO Josh McCarter explains how his business helps SMBs go beyond typical marketing tactics to attract and keep customers coming back.

Street Fight Daily: QSRs Innovative With Mobile Apps, MINDBODY to Acquire Booker

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: QSRs Innovative With Mobile Apps, MINDBODY to Acquire Booker

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Fast-Food Brands Are Making Slick Mobile Apps to Stay Ahead of the Competition… YouTube Debuts Search-Based Video Ad Targeting… American Online Shoppers Are More Impatient Than Ever, All Thanks to Amazon….

Street Culture: How Some of the Most Successful Startup Leaders Motivate Their Teams

April Nowicki

Street Culture: How Some of the Most Successful Startup Leaders Motivate Their Teams

New tech startups might not have a formula to create culture, but many leaders consider culture an important component for success. Though every company is different, some trends emerge: leaders must be transparent, they must hire for fit, and they must give employees a way to feel that they partially own the company.

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Case Study: Rhode Island Spa Looks to Automate Repetitive Marketing Tasks

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: Rhode Island Spa Looks to Automate Repetitive Marketing Tasks

When Alayne White first started using an online booking portal at her eponymous Rhode Island spa, her goal was to get just 10% of clients to book online. Eight years later, she’s inching closer to the 50% threshold, as nearly half of her clients are booking their appointments through desktop and mobile devices.

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Fined By FCC for Tracking Consumers, Will Google+ Be Resurrected?

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Fined By FCC for Tracking Consumers, Will Google+ Be Resurrected?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… FCC Drops the Hammer on Verizon Over ‘Supercookie’ Usage (The Next Web)… Founder of 4chan Joins Google, Presumably to Work on Google+ (Ars Technica)… Facebook’s Trojan Horse Commerce Strategy (Recode)…

#SFSNYC VIDEO: Booker CEO on the Tricky Process of Expanding into New Local Verticals

Noah Elkin

#SFSNYC VIDEO: Booker CEO on the Tricky Process of Expanding into New Local Verticals

Booker CEO Josh McCarter opened his Street Fight Summit keynote address with a question that’s on the minds of many small business solutions providers: “How do you take a system that’s designed for one vertical and take it across more categories?” Factoring in the differing needs of various service-based businesses makes that question even more complex. But given the size of what McCarter termed the “local service commerce” opportunity, answering it could be tremendously lucrative.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Kills Its Groupon and Square Competitors, the Rise of Hypertargeted Ads

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Kills Its Groupon and Square Competitors, the Rise of Hypertargeted Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Kills Two Businesses: Local Daily Deals and Its Square Competitor (Recode)… The $21.8 Billion Reason Ultra-Personal Online Ads Are Coming (Fast Company)… Pondering Homejoy’s Failure (Medium)…

#SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

Noah Elkin

#SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

The annual Street Fight Summit assembled more than 350 marketers, solutions providers, technologists, and media executives to discuss pressing issues and developments in the connected local economy. Here are five key takeaways from the day’s keynotes, panel discussions, and fireside chats.

Can Amazon Bring One-Click Purchasing to Home Services? Here’s What Experts Think

Steven Jacobs

Can Amazon Bring One-Click Purchasing to Home Services? Here’s What Experts Think

Earlier this week, Amazon launched its widely-anticipated Home Services marketplace where you can book plumbers, painters and other professionals. We caught up with a handful of small business experts to breakdown the news and handicap Amazon’s chances of transitioning its dominant position in ecommerce to a complex and scattered service landscape…

The Rise of Marketing Automation in Local’s Next Act

Noah Davis

The Rise of Marketing Automation in Local’s Next Act

Marketing automation isn’t just for the biggest companies in the world anymore. Thanks to companies like Booker, Signpost, Shopkeep, and others, small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) have access to the data and the tools to reach their customers in smart, efficient ways while minimizing the hassle on the backend…