Square Wants to Become a Platform — Here’s Why that Matters For Small Businesses

With millions of small businesses already using its application to process payments, Square needs to navigate through a complex and crowded small business software market to build a platform from which merchants can run their business…

What Intuit’s Demandforce Buy Says About the Future of Hyperlocal Marketing

The acquisition means that hyperlocal marketing has arrived in terms of market and investor recognition — and that hyperlocal marketing is something that will likely be baked deep into existing SMB products such as QuickBooks. Consider this move to be the precursor of a comprehensive SMB dashboard incorporating cash flows, balance sheets, text and tweets…