GoDaddy sits on sideline for Super Bowl 50

So long Super Bowl 50, there will be no pumped up Danika Patrick, Jean Claude Van Dam doing the splits in mid-air or a supermodel making out with a geek. GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, will put their game day commercials on the sidelines- the first time since 2005, according to AdAge. Elizabeth Driscoll Vice President, … Read more

FreshLime for home services professionals expands to Phoenix –interview with CEO Jay Bean

When it comes to choosing marketing platforms to grow ones’ home service business, those that aren’t tech savvy may struggle and rely on businesses such as Angie’s List, Amazon or Home Advisor to do their marketing for them. As a result, the owner may lose out on building a customer base. [youtube]https://youtu.be/k65HaoiR650[/youtube]   Utah-based FreshLime, … Read more

GoDaddy acquired public cloud customer base of Apptix for $22.5M

Apptix, a business communication and security solution for mid-market and enterprise customers, cashed a $22.5 million check from GoDaddy for the purchase of their direct public and multi-tenant cloud customer base. Chris Damvakaris, VP of Sales and Business Development, said that Apptix is moving away from email services and was looking for a longer term solution … Read more

Ryver takes aim at Slack, launches free team communication platform

Ryver, a team communication software platform, is looking to make their mark in the team collaboration tool market and have their crosshairs on Slack. Ryver came out of beta last week and released their product for all to use for free. While the company plans to convert Slack users, they are also targeting small businesses that use … Read more

Infusionsoft attracts new CPO from Silicon Valley

Infusionsoft, the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, added Chief Product Officer (CPO) to their executive team and attracted former executive of Intuit Terry Hicks to fill its shoes. “One of the reason I joined Infusionsoft is because the team here is so passionate about small businesses and uses this passion to help … Read more

Creating a delightful customer experience – Interview with Elizabeth Pitt, Chief Customer Officer

Delightful, is the sentiment Infusionsoft wants their customers to feel when they interact with their team members. Elizabeth Pitt, recently appointed to Chief Customer Officer at Infusionsoft, oversees roughly 200 employees hyper-focused on a positive customer experience. She is also in the process of hiring up to 60 more people by the end of the … Read more

Before you build an app, get to know your user base – Ryan Allen, Dapper Gentlemen

With over 2.5 million mobile apps in the market, how will your app stand out and gain users? This month’s Lunch and Learn speaker, ADDY award-winning, mobile and web developer Ryan Allen, co-founder Dapper Gentlemen, engaged our audience about the ins and outs of designing a mobile application. [youtube]https://youtu.be/m92WwN5oQiA[/youtube] Before you go out, spend money … Read more

Booker, all-in-one service commerce platform, expands to Scottsdale bringing jobs

For many small business owners like Renee Moore of SpaFly, a mobile spa, she spends more than a desirable amount of time on administrative tasks rather than going out and getting clients. New York City-based Booker, an all-in-one service commerce platform, has expanded to Scottsdale and ready to help small businesses like SpaFly streamline daily tasks … Read more

GoDaddy reports strong Q1

GoDaddy, the world’s leading technology provider for small businesses, today reported a strong Q1 for 2015. An increase in revenue and growth in their customer base has led to promising financial results. Q1 ended March 31, one day before the #ItsGoTime company went IPO. Related: It’s Go IPO Time – GoDaddy stock up 31% from … Read more