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B2B News for October 19, 2021: The Small Business Week Edition

Today is day three of Small Business Week. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has been planning the event and observing it with networking events and seminars since 1979. This year’s virtual events calendar can be found here: https://www.bdc.ca/en/small-business-week/bdc-hosted-events Other observances and opinions on what it is like to be a small business owner/operator […]

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B2B News for Friday, October 15, 2021: Groove On, Pro-Core Puns & Awards, Waze Gets Coaching, Content Marketing Research

Groove, a sales engagement platform for Salesforce users, has raised a $45 million Series B round of funding. The company will use the funding to expand its international operations and accelerate its momentum in the enterprise segment of the market.  “Our enterprise customers want to enable the modern seller while ensuring the highest levels of […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Sudan Re-opened to Tech Investment, BNPL, More Fintech Expansion

The post-pandemic re-opening of the global economy seems to have nothing to do with the movement of people. It also has little to do with addressing the movement of goods as the global supply chain’s inefficiencies are showing under the strain of demand. There is, though, a huge global fintech movement intent on allowing the […]

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B2B News for Thursday, October 7, 2021: The Ethics of Working with Facebook, Cisco AppDynamics Leadership, Remote Work and an Island Paradise

Do you want your social media spend to fund societal break-down? Advertisers should be re-thinking how they work with Facebook and other social media channels, says marketing expert Michael Wall. As testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen about how Facebook has jeopardized public safety continues, calls to regulate the social media network are ringing more […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Planning for Emergencies, Interac Acquires SecureKey & Office Mental Health Matters

Did you mark yourself “safe” from yesterday’s Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp outage? The usual feed of pictures of cats and everyone’s kids returned last night after the day-long outage coincided with found Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before a house committee on Capitol Hill. Users expressed something akin to elation on Twitter as the billionaire’s fortunes […]

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B2B News for Friday, October 1, 2021: Trust in Leadership, Ad Targeting Tools, Waste Management Industry Heating Up

A reflective and somber mood remains the day after observing Canada’s first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It’s not a bad thing for B2B industries, used to a relentless forward movement, to take some time to think about where we are going to consider the past we want to avoid repeating. Let’s call it […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, September 20, 2021: Thinkific Appointments, Circle Boom Launch, Top Startups Named

EdTech is poaching execs from social. At least, that’s how Thinkific’s latest appointments make it look.  The learning platform for appointed Henk Campher as Chief Marketing Officer and Chris McGuire as Chief Technology Officer. Campher comes from Hootsuite while McGuire is an internal promotion. He currently serves as VP of Engineering. “We are very excited […]

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B2B News for Friday, September 24, 2021: New Money for Flippa, Plannuh and MIraki, Procore Acquires Levelset, Xeriant and XTI Aircraft to Merge

This week saw a lot of funding activity as B2B technology continues to accelerate to support work from home, hybrid workplaces and to meet the needs of industry niches. Flippa, a company that helps entrepreneurs with succession plans or selling their businesses, has raised $11 million US to accelerate its growth and development. Since the […]

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B2B News for Thursday, September 16: GaN Systems Signs BMW deal, Corporate Tax Rate Report, GPJ Acquisition & More

September is the serious month. The kids are back at school, there are twice as many cars on the road, twice as many passengers on the commuter train and twice as much B2B news to report. Personal finance site Wallethub released its Corporate Tax Rate Report yesterday. Key observations about US corporations include: The overall tax […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Intuit Acquires Mail Chimp & Call Centre Empathy

Intuit will acquire Mail Chimp for approximately $12 billion US in cash and stock. The plan is to develop an end-to-end customer growth platform for small and mid-market businesses. The new tool will allow clients to combine their customer data from Mailchimp and QuickBooks’ purchase data. “We’re focused on powering prosperity around the world for […]

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B2B News for Thursday, September 9 2021: TMP & Accenture Acquisitions, SAP Award, SEO Importance

There has been some serious consolidation of B2B tech marketing in the UK recently. The Marketing Practice (TMP) has acquired Kingpin Communications. The merger brings together two leaders in B2B technology marketing. Last month, TMP acquired Omobono, a digital experiences agency The combined group employs more than 300 people in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Farming Robots, Duckweed Protein & New CEOs at Panasonic and Formel D

Agriculture is a B2B sector we’ve only covered through its interconnections with logistics and supply chain management. That must change. With more focus on the potential for unfairness between the industry and its large migrant workforce, technology is playing a larger role with implications for workers, developers and everyone concerned with the food supply. IDTechEx’s […]

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B2B News for September 1, 2021: Hawke Media Expansion, Pricing Strategy and New Cloud Service Levels

Hawke Media is flying into the Canadian market. The news comes with the acquisition of digital marketing agency, Seriously Creative. Hawke Media plans to collaborate with Seriously Creative to optimize clients’ customer base and overall customer experience. “We have been interested in finding an agency to partner with in Canada for some time, and Seriously Creative proved […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 27, 2021: Pandemic Profits, the Return of Stock Options and Pete Souza at CMW

For the benefit of our American readers, there are only 25 days left until Canada’s next federal election.  With campaigning restricted due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions, deciding who not to vote for has been less divisive than usual. With 70% of the adult population still trying to convince the remaining 30% to get vaccinated. Did […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, August 25, 2021: iOffice and SpaceIQ Merger and SoMe Digital Media Acquisition

We live in an age of acceptable evil. Why else would so many B2B company and product names reference the villainous machines in dystopian novels? Let’s blame the many small victories of English literature program graduates pulling clever fast ones while disguised as marketers. It works for this time when nothing is unexpected….except for the […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 20: Cyber Conflict More Likely, Directions without Connection, Call Centre Jobs Safe

It seems even criminals and terrorists are mostly working from home. Earlier this summer, B2BNN reported that the world had just experienced the worst quarter for ransom ware attacks ever. Yesterday, a newly-released study commissioned by Hewlett-Packard found that “nation state cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, varied and open; moving us closer to a point […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, August 17, 2021: Not Heading Back to the Office, Seismic Acquires Lessonly, & Plannuh Marketplace Integration

Do you know if or when you’ll be going back to the office? According to the Workforce Confidence Index released by LinkedIn, nearly 1/3 of employees have no idea about their company’s plans for office return. Only 10% of workers have been told that they won’t be returning to the physical workplace within the next […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 13, 2021: Hybrid Workplace Tools, Construction Technology Matters, an AI Acquisition

It’s fair to say there are three “back to the office” trends. Companies want to reduce their real estate footprint. Employees want to reduce their brutal pre-pandemic commutes. Neither real estate developers nor speculators nor governments want to invest in converting office spaces to homes to resolve the desperate housing shortage across Canada. It’s also […]