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.

SMB Index: In a Bad Month for Public Equity Markets, Local Isn’t Spared

March saw big declines in the public equity markets. The SCP SMB Index was the least impacted, retreating 4.1% compared to all other major indices, which declined more than 5% during the month.

Wellness Services Platform MINDBODY to Acquire Booker

MINDBODY, a wellness services platform facing both consumers and businesses, announced on Monday that it will acquire Booker, a management platform serving about 10,000 premium salons and spas.

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….

Booker Eyes New Markets, More Capital

Sixteen months ago, Bain Capital’s venture wing made a $27 million bet on Booker. Now, the company says its gearing up to raise another big round in order help propel it into a number of new appointment and class-based verticals and hold off a bevy of increasingly well-capitalized competitors…

At Mindbody, a Lesson in Focus

After a decade with little outside capital, MindBody has raised over $110 million dollars in the past four years to compete with the likes of Square and a deluge of smaller entrants. Street Fight recently caught up with the company’s founder Rick Stollmeyer to talk about the blurring line between marketing and operations, and what the explosion of local technology today spells for small businesses tomorrow…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Plans iBeacon Expansion, Airbnb Tests Conceirge

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple’s Latest Offering Explores the Great Indoors (Wall Street Journal)… Airbnb Testing In-App Concierge Feature That Connects You With Real People at Your Destination (TheNextWeb)… Nokia Here Buys Desti to Build Personalized, Contextual Maps (GigaOm)…