SMB Index Declines Slightly Over the Course of a Volatile June

June was a volatile month in the public markets, which saw the SurePath SMB Index give back 1.1%, after climbing 7.9% in May. led last month’s winners, leading the index with 31.5% growth in market cap following news of an acquisition offer.

Square’s Acquisition of Weebly and The Battle for the Modern Merchant

Square’s acquisition of Weebly, its largest to date, signals the beginning of a consolidation wave that we have been expecting at SurePath for some time. It also suggests the beginning of a competition to see which tech company can become the first all-in-one small-business solution.

SurePath Capital Breaks Down Last Year’s Money Moves in SMB Software

Last week, my firm SurePath Capital Partners released its annual State of SMB Software Report, which looks at fundraising and exit activity in the SMB software space in North America. 

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Expands Grocery Delivery Program, Numbers on Amazon’s Dominance

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart to Expand Grocery Delivery from 6 to 100 Markets by Year End… More Digital Time Spent on Amazon Than Next Nine Retailers Combined… Facebook Aiming to Launch News for Watch This Summer…

SMB Index: Local Stocks Take a Hit in February

In a turbulent February, which saw stocks give back gains from January over 2 days (Feb 7–9), the SCP SMB Index retreated 2% during the month.

SMB Index: Local Stocks See Modest Gains in January

The SCP SMB Index started off 2018 with a modest gain of 2%, outpaced by other major indices. Square led the month’s gainers, up 35.3% in the month of January after dropping 11.6% in the previous month. LendingClub led the list of losers, down 11.4% during the month.

SMB Index: Local Stocks Move Higher in December

The SCP SMB Index closed 2017 gaining a modest 1.2%, outpaced by other major indices we track. The SCP SMB Index gained 1.2% in December. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones all experienced gains during the month of 2.3%, 1.8% and 3.7%, respectively.

SMB Index: Local Stocks Keep Climbing in November

After a scorching gain in October, the SCP SMB Index continued to rally, climbing another 3.3% in November, outpacing all other major indices we track. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones all experienced gains during the month of 2.1% and 1.9% and 2.5%, respectively.

Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Vistar Media, LotLinx

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest openings and new hires in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at SurePath Capital Partners, Brandify, and Foursquare.

SMB Index: Big Gains for Local Stocks in October

After gaining 2.1% in September, the SCP SMB Index experienced a scorching start to Q3 gaining 6.8% in October, outpacing all other major indices we track. For the first time, Square cracked the Top 5 Constituents list after climbing 29% in October.

SMB Index: Local Stocks Make Gains in September

After a flat month in August, the SCP SMB Index gained 2.1%, consistent with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones. Xero led the gainers, up 17.7% in the month of September, while GrubHub led the list of losers down 7.8% during September.

SMB Index: August a Flat Month for Local Stocks

After coming off a banner month in July where the SMB Index gained 4.6%, August 2017 was a flat month where the Index gave back 0.4%, consistent with other major indices we track.

SMB Index: July Was a Banner Month for Local Stocks

July 2017 was a strong month for the SCP SMB Index which gained 4.6% versus the other benchmark indices we track. The SCP SMB Index also outperformed all other indices on a total returns basis, now up 33.2% since Jan 4, 2016.

#SFSNYC: Strategizing for the Coming Local Consolidation

In the six years since Street Fight was founded, companies in the local sector have popped up at a breakneck pace and are now being snatched up just as fast by their competitors. To break down this issue, Street Fight CEO and founder Laura Rich sat down with four experts in tech, SMBs, and mergers and acquisitions at Street Fight Summit Tuesday.

SMB Index: Local Stocks Climbed in April, Closing With a Strong Rally

This new monthly feature from SurePath Capital Partners looks at the relative optimism about a range of public companies working with SMB clients. In April 2017 the SCP SMB Index climbed 4.9% after a strong rally to close off the month.