25
JUN
2020

The Mobile Platform – Targeting Hyperlocal Consumers

It has never been easy to target customers where they are, when you want to reach them. That is changing. Today, 133.7 million consumers, a full 52.5% of the US population, own a smart phone, making them accessible for merchants to reach them in more immediate ways. The average...
15
JUN
2020

Guest Wi-Fi, coming to your local competitors

The question is should you offer a Guest Wi-Fi connection to your customers? If you have ever gone into a Starbucks with your tablet to do a little work, you know how nice it is to be able to make use of their free Wi-Fi connection. Alternatively, you may have gone into Office...
27
MAY
2020

INTERNET MARKETING BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, EFFECTIVE AND INEXPENSIVE – WHY NOT USE IT?

How often can you be involved with something in your business marketing program that is truly effective and has a very strong ROI? It our experience, with working with the ICB community, we would have to say not very frequently. More importantly, usually when this kind of...
25
MAY
2020

HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO YOUR PAYMENT PROVIDER RECENTLY?

We all know that retail technology has been a rapidly changing environment over the last several years, but nothing has been changing as fast as the third-party payments and loyalty programs.   Many years ago, when credit cards got its start, numerous experts said that we were...
23
MAY
2020

DIGITAL SIGNAGE – CAN IT WORK FOR YOU?

Digital Signage is another one of those technology changes which is starting to make a major impact on the ICB market. Almost all ICB businesses can find a solution to meet their marketing needs as well as their pocket book. No one should hand writing signs, producing signs using...
15
MAY
2020

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

tGrowth Solutions is a technology implementation company working with business owners helping them understand; what technologies are available for their company, why it is important to understand and use those obtainable technologies for continued growth and prosperity, and most...
14
MAY
2020

Technology, a blessing or a curse?

Technology, is it, a blessing or a curse for the ICB market? Or could it be both depending on the use of or lack thereof? Or is technology a blessing to the informed and a curse to the uninformed? On the other hand, is technology neither a blessing nor a curse in that it is...
26
APR
2020

Multi-Channel Selling

Do it the Independent Consumer Business (ICB) Way. Having the ability to provide customers with multiple ways to make purchases is very important in today’s world of technology. The industry calls it “Multi- Channel selling. However, like so many of the technology terms we hear...
13
APR
2020

Cloud Computing – Is it for the Independent Business Owner?

If you are considering using “cloud technology” then you need to run not walk when moving forward. Without a doubt, the cloud is here to stay and is something every independent business owner needs to become part of if they plan to continue a profitable enterprise. If you engage...
01
APR
2020

Fingerprint Purchasing – The Next “BIG” Technology

For years we have heard about a cashless and checkless society. It started back late 50’s early 60’s with the introduction of bank credit cards and then came the debit cards. However, both of those still require us to carry something to hold those items which is an inconvenience....
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