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ChannelE2E offers news and trends on small business cloud technology for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, IT distributors and partners in the IT channel.

Study: Average ESOP Employee Has $134,000 Share of Company

The average worker at a US company with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has accumulated $134,000 in wealth from his or her stake, according to new research. Plus, a closer look at ESOP trends.

Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Big ESOP Boost Coming?

A new piece of U.S. legislation could make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to transfer ownership to their employees. Is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) boost coming?

Amazon Ecosystem Spans One Million U.S. Small Businesses

More than one million U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) sell their wares through Amazon, but mixed views about the online retailer’s social and economic impact continue.

Uplevel Small Business Network Appliance Gains DNS Filtering

Uplevel Unbox, a small business network appliance for MSPs, gains DNS filtering for enhanced security services.

How Much Small Businesses Spend on Digital Marketing Budgets

Nearly half of small businesses budget and spend less than $10,000 annually on digital marketing, Clutch research reveals. Content marketing across blogs, white papers, videos & more is a big challenge. Here’s how SMBs can prioritize those efforts.

Friday’s Exit Strategy: Is Your Small Business Your Future Pension?

An MSP owner/founder nears retirement. A chief operating officer (COO) takes over day-to-day business management. The big discussion: Can the business fund the owner’s retirement — without selling the company to do so?

HubSpot Funds Grow.com SMB Business Intelligence Dashboard

HubSpot invests in Grow.com, promoting business intelligence (BI) dashboards to small and midsize businesses. Cross-department tool features Executive, Marketing, Sales, Investor, Support, Financial, Operations and HR dashboards.

Salesforce for Small Business: Help Desk, CRM Tools Launch

Salesforce launches small business help desk & CRM tools called Service Desk Essentials and Sales Cloud Essentials. Coupled with free Google G Suite offer, Salesforce may nibble at Microsoft Office 365, PSA (professional services automation) & IT service management (ITSM) software markets.

Nerdio, SherWeb Seek to Accelerate Microsoft Azure’s SMB Cloud Adoption

Nerdio and SherWeb partner to help boost small and midsize business (SMB) confidence in cloud services, particularly Microsoft Azure workloads.

SMB IT Spending Forecast: Software, Services Set to Leapfrog Hardware

SMB IT spending continues to grow, but MSPs and IT services providers need to evolve to capture those forecast dollars, according to an IDC research study.