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

2018: Year of the Smart Home, Part 2

Light + Building's “Smart Living in an E-House” exhibit was a mockup of an intelligent house, equipped throughout with cutting-edge smart products that provide greater comfort, safety and efficiency…

Light + Building Report: Design Recap

Our top five lighting trends from the bi-annual fair, held March 18-23 in Frankfurt, Germany. Plant Life Nui Studio Mygdal Plantlights from Nui Studio not only light up the dark, they also bring…
Office space designed by Kismet Interiors
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Design Gone Digital

At the moment, Amazon cannot come through a computer screen and pierce a person’s ears, and for mainly that reason, Claire’s Inc., the teen and tween jewelry and accessories brand found in every…
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3 Tips for Answering Q&As on Your Google My Business Page

Your lighting or home furnishings showroom has a solid Google My Business page with your address, hours of operation and phone number, and as long as that information doesn't change, your page…
how to write a good email subject line
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Simple Secrets to Subject Line Success

Whether you’re in a boutique out East, a coastal showroom, or Midwest lighting gallery, even the most talented lighting and decor professionals struggle to write the right email subject line. Here,…

radiant® Wireless Charger

Legrand's new radiant® wireless charger instantly provides a convenient, clutter-free option to charge at home or in the office. Designed to replace any standard outlet, installation is quick and…

808 Enter Hooker Furniture High Point Social Media Contest

Hooker Furniture Corp. hosted a social media contest during the Spring High Point Market to give consumers insight into the latest design trends in the furniture industry. The contest is part of an…
Three RELAMP printed LED bulbs in purple, multi-color and blue
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Design Q&A: Relamp, The Printed Light Bulb

Over the last few years, the Edison bulb trend dominated at Lightovation and market centers across the country. So many companies from Hinkley to Stylecraft to Mitzi created fixtures designed to…
Pinterest pin of a dining room
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The Anatomy of an Optimized Pinterest Pin

Last year, Pinterest reported that 60 percent of pinners say the platform has influenced their home decor purchase decisions. To capture their attention and convert pins to sales, it’s important to…
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3 Vital Insights Hiding in Your Business's Data

No matter the date or time of day, your business is collecting data on your consumers. In your store, your POS system records your transactions. Online, your website monitors visitors day and night,…