Newtek Business Services Releases SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey
Apr 05, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Newtek Business Services announced the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners.
In a release, the Company noted that based on a poll of over 1,100 respondents, one of the key findings from the March survey is 55 percent of business owners see themselves using a tablet or other device in the future.
Additionally, 28 percent of business owners are currently using tablets for their business applications, making tablets the item of choice as only 19 percent of business owners use laptops and only 17 percent use desktops for their business applications.
Looking forward, 45 percent of business owners say that their next technology purchase will be a tablet, with laptops in a close second at 41 percent.
Do you see yourself using a tablet or other device in the future? Yes 55 percent, No 45 percent
Which of the following do you use for your business applications? Tablet 28 percent, Laptop 19 percent, Desktop 17 percent
All of the above 36 percent
Which of the following would be your next technology purchase? A new tablet 45 percent, A new laptop 41 percent,
A new desktop 14 percent
Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority said, "We are surprised but closely focused on the growth of the tablet as a tool for independent business owners. Our client base in excess of 100,000 business accounts when surveyed indicated that over 50 percent are utilizing the tablet as one of their several devices for business applications. We are well positioned to serve our clients as the marketplace for tablets and mobile business applications expand."
Newtek Business Services provides:
-Electronic Payment Processing: eCommerce, electronic solutions to accept non-cash payments, including credit and debit cards, check conversion, remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty card programs.
- Managed Technology Solutions: Full-service web host, which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and related services including domain registration and online shopping cart tools.
-eCommerce: A suite of services that enable small businesses to get up and running on-line, with integrated web design, payment processing and shopping cart services.
-Business Lending: Broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans through our lending subsidiary, Newtek Small Business Finance, Inc.
-Insurance Services: Commercial and personal lines of insurance, including health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with over 40 insurance carriers.
-Web Services: Customized web design and development services.
-Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval: Off-site data backup, storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and compliance needs of any business.
-Accounts Receivable Financing: Receivable purchasing and financing services.
-Payroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.
Newtek Business Services provides business services and financial products.
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