Small Business

Small business (SMB) technology news & research for MSPs, IT service providers (ITSPs), IT consulting firms, cybersecurity companies & channel partners.

Research Brief: Small Business Cyber Insurance and Cyberattacks

Only 17% of small businesses have cyber insurance coverage, but more than seven in 10 purchased policies after suffering cyberattacks, AdvisorSmith said.

Valeo Networks Acquires On Time Tech

Valeo Networks’ acquisition of On Time Tech furthers the company’s strategy of building a national network of IT and cybersecurity experts.

Microsoft Gold Partner Enavate Acquires Dynamics SMB Business Unit From Columbus

Merger & acquisition (M&A) activity involving Microsoft Dynamics CRM & ERP partners remains strong. The latest buyer, Enavate, offers secure backup services.

Fraser Advanced Information Systems Acquires AAxios Technologies

Fraser Advanced Information Systems acquires AAxios Technologies, an MSP in the Philadelphia area that offers cloud & cybersecurity services.

NST Acquires IT Solutions Provider Ash Creek Enterprises

Network Solutions & Technology (NST) acquisitions expand MSP from New York into New Jersey, Tennessee and now Connecticut.

MSPs and Venture Capital: Electric Raises $90M to Automate SMB IT Support

Electric, a New York-based MSP that develops automation software, raises $90M in Series D funding. The goals: Simplify SMB SaaS management & more.

Research Finds SMBs Investing Heavily in Cybersecurity

Even with limited budgets and hybrid work challenges, Untangle research finds SMBs taking greater action to protect their businesses.

Jungle Disk Acquires Three Backup, Data Protection Businesses

SMB cybersecurity software company Jungle Disk, backed by private equity, acquires KeepItSafe, LiveVault & OffsiteDataSync from J2 Global.

SMBs Turning to Channel Partners, Consultants for SaaS Help

Almost half of SMBs are getting business software via SaaS and using channel partners and advisors to help with migration and integration.

SBA PPP Small Business Loan Forgiveness Deadline Updates

Small Business Administration PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan information: SBA PPP loan application & forgiveness deadline, terms, calculator & more.