Everyone is experiencing the coronavirus pandemic differently. From Italy to Sweden, from the UK to Spain and across the Atlantic to the United States, small businesses are navigating shutdowns, lockdowns, and dwindling foot traffic. Some companies are moving all the operations they can online, and others are maximizing their a...
"There's always an opportunity with crisis. Just as it forces an individual to look inside himself, it forces a company to reexamine its policies and practices." Judy Smith
Fri, Jan 22 2021, 2:00 AM
At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted the year that was to follow and the impact coronavirus would have on all our lives and businesses. No market was spared from the turmoil the pandemic brought. Businesses were forced to pivot and find new ways of operating in order to stay in operation. Some businesses had to chan...
Mon, Dec 07 2020, 2:00 AM
Martina Bottini has owned Krazy Playdays - Soft Play and Party Centre for nearly ten years. The business is in the heart of Reading, about 60 km from London, and boasts a 200 seat restaurant as well as laser tag, football court, climbing walls, bouncy castles, ball pools, soft play blocks, and much more. A wonderland for toddl...
Thu, Oct 08 2020, 2:00 PM
Voice of The Customer- How SME's have reacted to the COVID-19 crisis How have SME's changed the way they do business during this economic crisis? After talking to SME's all over Europe, we have recognized five significant trends.
Thu, Oct 08 2020, 2:00 PM
Voice of The Customer- How SME's have reacted to the COVID-19 crisis How have SME's changed the way they do business during this economic crisis? After talking to SME's all over Europe, we have recognized five significant trends.
Mon, Sep 28 2020, 3:00 PM
Sometimes it takes a catastrophe to speed up long-overdue change. This is the impression we are left with when talking to CEOs and General Managers from all over Europe and Asia. This blog is a cumulation of the Siinda CEO panel discussions that took place during LOCALCOMM Virtual 2020.
Mon, Sep 28 2020, 2:00 AM
Guest Blog about the transition of the newspaper industry
Mon, Sep 14 2020, 2:57 PM
When Ousmane Sow got the call from his mother about selling his family’s coffee plantation in Guinea, he knew his life was going to change. There are many reasons for starting a small business, but for Ousmane, it was about Memories.
Mon, Sep 14 2020, 2:47 PM
Sometimes it takes a catastrophe to speed up long-overdue change. This is the impression we are left with when talking to CEOs and General Managers from all over Europe and Asia. This blog is a cumulation of the Siinda CEO panel discussions that took place during LOCALCOMM Virtual 2020.
Wed, Jul 29 2020, 11:11 PM
Communication via newsletters and social media and a successful loyalty program has been a cornerstone of Terry O’Brien’s digital strategy at the Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub in Glen, New Hampshire. And that focus has helped Terry get through the initial challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wed, Jul 29 2020, 11:10 PM
COVID-19 brought a full-stop to Jessica´s and Marc´s high-flying plans. The restaurant had to be closed, and revenue decreased by almost 95%. But giving-up was not an option for the young entrepreneurs.
Wed, Jul 29 2020, 11:09 PM
Bo Lindhardt and his wife have developed Ejby & Lindhardt Gastronomi into a thriving business serving lunches to offices as well as catering events. They never had the interest or the time to deal with social media until the Danish government shut down businesses, and many of their customers started working from home.
Wed, Jul 29 2020, 11:08 PM
If you ask Jimmy Jensen about the pandemic, he will tell you that it has re-awaken the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. Before the pandemic, they had built a successful online printing, cutting, and framing business targeting both consumers and businesses, and everything was ticking along nicely.
Wed, Jul 29 2020, 11:05 PM
What happens when Travel is cancelled? We speak to Carole Verilhac, the owner of Carole Conciergerie in Tignes France
Mon, Jul 27 2020, 1:12 PM
When you have a dream for two years of opening your own salon and two weeks after signing the contract on your new location, coronavirus shuts down your business. Read more on Siinda's Voice of the Customer in partnership with Mono Solutions
Fri, Jul 17 2020, 9:54 PM
The real estate industry in the United States has embraced digital solutions since the inception of the internet. This utilization of technology means that the coronavirus pandemic has not impacted the industry to the same degree as other service industries.
Thu, Jun 04 2020, 6:34 PM
The LOCALCOMM Virtual CEO Panel on Transformation and Innovation - The New Reality discussed the impact on their businesses from the “common enemy” Coronavirus.
Tue, Jun 02 2020, 1:00 PM
The second CEO panel for Siinda Localcomm Virtual presented a quite optimistic view of the future for digital agencies.
Mon, Jun 01 2020, 3:26 PM
And if there is any organization and process that has changed during the crisis, it is sales.
Mon, Jun 01 2020, 3:01 PM
In current times, everything is blurred with Covid 19 pandemic and the traditional lines between work, personal , family and private times or situations have been melting in the past few months.
Tue, May 19 2020, 3:00 AM
Coronavirus has forced businesses to adapt quickly and transition their inside and field sales to working from home. Learn more from our guest blogger Crankwheel
Fri, Oct 25 2019, 12:00 AM
It is clear SMEs are not engaging with their websites when they do not update their content and do not have analytics installed
Fri, Oct 11 2019, 5:22 PM
Google announced on Twitter that it had launched a "site diversity" initiative in addition to the core update announced this week
Fri, Oct 11 2019, 1:00 AM
This post is the third in a series of blog posts that will highlight key findings from the 2018 SIINDA Landscape study which looked at almost 40,000,000 data points across eight countries and 400,000 SMEs to provide insight into the quality of their online presence.
Fri, Oct 11 2019, 1:00 AM
Many discussions about e-commerce focus on scalability and cross-border transactions, understanding local customers, dealing with language issues and delivery options, but what about the local SME?
Thu, Oct 10 2019, 12:03 PM
In the 2018 SIINDA Landscape study, we looked at almost 400,000 SMEs across eight countries to see how many linked their website to their social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and the results were quite eye-opening.
Thu, Oct 10 2019, 1:00 AM
The time it takes to load a website is a significant factor in gaining new customers or losing them to the competition.
Wed, Oct 09 2019, 1:00 AM
This post is the second in a series of blog posts that will highlight key findings from the 2018 SIINDA Landscape study which looked at almost 40,000,000 data points across eight countries and 400,000 SMEs to provide insight into the quality of their online presence.