Small Business Technology

From POS and CRM to project management and accounting, we share the tools that help advance businesses and streamline tasks for retailers and interior designers

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Financial Management for Interior Designers

Let’s talk about money! Do you have days where you want to pull your hair out because of your finances and money management? Financial management for Interior Designers (and small businesses in…
Houzz Pro
Users can promote video consultations on their Houzz profiles.

Houzz Pro Introduces Video Meetings, AR Room Measurement Feature for 3-D Floor Planner

Houzz Inc., a platform for home remodeling and design, announced new virtual meeting and visualization tools that help design and construction professionals move projects forward, faster and more…
Steelyard
Steelyard, continues to add features to the platform to streamline the interior design process.

Steelyard Digitally Connects Designers, Home Furnishings Resources

When it comes to interior design, inspiration, organization and collaboration with clients pretty much sum up efforts needed for a successful outcome. If only there were a platform that could help…

How Small Businesses Can Protect Customer Data

For a business of any size, customer data is an especially critical asset, offering insights into consumer preferences that can guide business owners on everything from their marketing messaging to…
Design Kollective
Design Kollective is an e-commerce platform designed to create a seamless online/in-store shopping experience for consumers shopping boutique home furnishings showrooms.

Design Kollective Helps Retailers Tackle E-commerce

Home furnishings is a category where brick-and-mortar retailers still have a competitive edge, as many consumers still want to see and feel their furniture before opening their wallets. However, that…

Houzz Launches Houzz Pro Business Management Software

Houzz Inc. has announced the launch of Houzz Pro, an all-in-one software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that empowers home design and renovation professionals to stand out, win more clients, increase…

NKBA Launches Live Virtual Forum

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is launching a new live interactive digital forum called Brave New Business, designed to connect, share and inform. Created with industry partners…

Keeping Up With Technology's Evolution in Business

Back in the late ’90s, I worked for the direct marketing arm of a large, well-known publishing house. We sold books. Along came this little startup, which by that time was starting to make a name for…
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(Photo: iStock)

POS: Keeping Up With Retail

For retailers in any industry, a point-of-sale (POS) system is essential to making the sale, taking payment and keeping track of inventory — often across multiple stores or platforms such as a…

How Mobile POS Can Take an In-Store Experience to the Next Level

Over the past several years, mobile point-of-sale (POS) has taken off, arming sales associates with mobile devices to meet customers on the floor and close the sale from any location. This technology…