SizeUp, Neilsen, and Google Trends on List of 85 Best Business Tools

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The Bplans article “85 of the Best Business Tools for Startups” by Noah Parsons lists tools that the team at Bplans “know, love, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend-many of them we use ourselves.” The full list of the four market research tools recommended for startups includes the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, Neilsen MyBestSegmentsGoogle Trends, and SizeUp.

The article says that “If you need help finding a business location or want to see where your competition is, check out SizeUp. You can also compare your forecasted marketing and advertising budget against the competition.” It further explains about the business tools that entrepreneurs should “Use them to propel your startup into success and growth.” The article includes their curated list of favorite tools and resources to build a company.

Read the full article.

5 Online Trends Economic Developers Can’t Ignore

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The white paper from the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence, 5 Online Trends Economic Developers Can’t Ignore, includes the trend “Small is the New Big”. The article points out that there is greater value from economic development organizations focusing on small businesses that already exist in their communities instead of an exclusive focus on business attraction from outside of the area. According to the article, “today innovative economic development organizations are implementing online Business Retention and Expansion using the same ingenuity to bring mass service to their local businesses on their websites. The breakthrough online innovation which is making this happen is SizeUp LBI (Local Business Intelligence) which enables EDOs to empower their small business community with industry-accurate and geographically specific market research and data insights to help entrepreneurs make smarter decisions based on data.”

Read the full article on Linkedin or download the white paper.

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Benzinga says SizeUp Is Personalizing Small Business Analytics

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The Benzinga article “SizeUp Is Personalizing Small Business Analytics” discusses the strategic ways that SizeUp is helping banks and insurance companies with “tailored data to its clients through comparisons of millions of separate local, regional, and national data points.” According to the article “Through those data points and basic information on the business, like revenue, clientele or vendor information, Sizeup generates statistics on how that business compares to others close by or nationwide. Sizeup also provides maps and graphical information on areas of opportunity for new customers or advertising in the communities they serve.”

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Insurance Innovation Reporter Covers Westfield Insurance Giving BOP Clients BI

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Insurance Innovation Reporter’s article “Westfield Insurance Partners with SizeUp to Give BOP Clients Business Intelligence” describes how “Westfield Insurance (Westfield Center, Ohio) has partnered with business intelligence site SizeUp (San Francisco) to provide a competitive analysis tool to its small business owner customers to help them identify and maximize their competitive advantage and become more profitable.” The story further explains that Westfield is able to provide their small business customers and agents with four new analytical tools including: performance benchmarking, competitive assessment, best places to advertise, and demographic analysis.

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Digital Insurance on Westfield Insurance Small Businesses Intelligence

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Digital Insurance’s article “Westfield Insurance offers new BI tool to small businesses” discusses how the insurance company is providing SizeUp business intelligence to its small business customers. “Now small business owners can instantly access competitive benchmark, advertising, demographic, industry, geographic, and cost-of-business data that huge corporations use every day,” said Carrie Busic, Westfield Insurance’s national commercial sales leader, in a statement.

You can read a reprint of the original article on Information Management.

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Westfield Provides Business Insights for Competitive Advantage

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Westfield Insurance discusses how it is providing tools for its small business customers to receive real advantage in its “The Commercial Line” article. The company has developed a partnership with Plug and Plan to identify how it can breakthrough Silicon Valley innovations to “better the insurance industry for consumers, agents and carriers alike.” As an example, Westfield discusses how to find a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” using SizeUp technology to help entrepreneurs figure out how to be more successful at running their business by accessing SizeUp’s data insights.

Read the full article “Business Insights to Give You a Competitive Advantage” here.

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Westfield Insurance Launches SizeUp to Give Small Business Owners a Competitive Edge

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“We’re thrilled to offer small business owners this digital resource,” said Carrie Busic, Westfield Insurance National Commercial Sales Leader in Westfield Insurance’s announcement of the launch of SizeUp to small business owners. According to the announcement, “Putting competitive data in the hands of small business owners, Westfield Insurance has partnered with SizeUp, a business intelligence website that provides customized data and analytics to small businesses. The competitive analysis tool aims to help entrepreneurs identify and maximize their competitive advantage and become more profitable.”

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