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

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Each month, Lighting & Decor publishes with both lighting and home decor professionals in mind. These surveys sent to subscribers help us understand your needs and wants. This survey analyzed 80 responses.

Market Watch: The Lighting and Home Furnishings Overlap

The lighting and home decor retail market is undergoing a transformation. This transformation, in response to several factors —online retailing, millennial purchasing power, technological…
What you don't know about Alexa might surprise you.
What you don't know about Alexa might surprise you.

8 Little-Known Skills for Amazon’s Alexa

As smart home technology becomes more popular and common place, showrooms and interior designers can expect to hear more about Amazon’s Alexa from clients. This voice service has the ability to…
Google reviews and other online reviews make a difference.
Google reviews and other online reviews make a difference.

How to Handle a Bad Online Review

The most recent survey from BasicLocal shows that 84 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. So when you receive a bad online review, you might feel anxious and…
Screenshot of Dorr Furniture's Google listing and reviews
Small business marketing expert Gee Ranasinha says reviews don’t always have to be positive. In fact, having a few negative ones is more authentic to viewers.

Why Online Reviews Matter

When it comes to building a killer searching engine optimization (SEO) strategy, online reviews remain one of the most important components. Google considers an online review to be unique content,…
The shower gets an update with U by Moen.
The shower gets an update with U by Moen.

Shower in Style: How U by Moen Is Taking Smart Technology to the Shower

It truly is the time to be alive when you can control your morning shower in between hitting the snooze button. This year, Moen launched the first Wi-Fi/cloud-based app driven digital shower system…
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Live Stylish Daily logo

Our Favorite Interior Design Blogs

We at Lighting & Decor read constantly: magazines, websites submissions, social media posts, the never-ending email streams. Even with all our work, we always make time to read through our…

Bulbrite Premiers New Website

Bulbrite launched a new website during January Lightovation 2017. The website went through a comprehensive overhaul, with the goal of making it more user-friendly and an inspiration in the industry…

Idea Board: Smart Home

Living Room Clever mechanics and advanced engineering allow a living room to transform based on user preferences and needs, standing the test of time.   The Elo square coffee table by Christophe…
Crest Lighting and Retrofit Home homepages
Both Crest Lighting and Retrofit Home aim to carry over the benefits of their showrooms to their e-commerce sites.

The Great E-Commerce Leap

There are plenty of reasons why businesses build e-commerce sites — better economic opportunity, a larger audience and more options for customers, to name a few. In the lighting and home decor retail…
GE LED Table Lamp
GE LED Table Lamp

LED Table Lamp

Part of the C by GE product line from GE, this table lamp has Amazon Alexa Voice Service built into tit and is able to perform hundreds of hands-free commands - including ordering a pizza.