10 Free Drupal Themes for Small Business This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With the emergence of excellent open source content management systems (CMS) in recent years, a business seeking to develop a professional online presence rapidly at a reasonable cost is a reality. Drupal, an open source CMS used by large corporations and governmental organizations such as CNN, AOL, WhiteHouse.gov, Harvard and many others, is a wonderful option for businesses needing a powerful website without the typical costs of having one made from scratch. It's highly customizable to your needs, and with the thousands of free Drupal themes out there, you can build a site that will impress your customers. This is a collection of free Drupal themes that are suitable for small businesses. 1. This cleanly designed Drupal theme is built specifically for e-commerce sites. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Noca Gumroad - Sell anything you can share. Vindicia | On demand strategic billing solutions for online merchants 2014 SaaS Survey (Part 1) - A Survey of key metrics in over 300 SaaS companies For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on the growth and operations of the companies in this space. We also welcome this year the participation of OpenView, an expansion stage venture capital firm specializing in B2B Software, who brought additional support. I want to extend my personal thanks to the many readers of this blog who participated in the survey. If you’d like to participate in this survey the next time around, sign up here so you don’t miss the invite and early access to all the data. Info about the Survey Participants A larger, more diverse group of SaaS companies participated this year: Survey Participant Geography Survey Participant Revenue Distribution Growth Rates How Fast Did / Will You Grow GAAP Revenues? Go-to-Market
10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. There are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Whether you're looking for a souped up, paid premium template or a free alternative, it seems everyone and their grandma has created a tweak on the basic two-column or three-column WordPress model. While it can be a little daunting to sort through the many options, the explosion of available templates is a healthy sign of a vibrant, sometimes prolific, design community. Picking a theme for your blog can be much like picking the right pair of shoes. Have a look through our picks, and do let us know if there are any personal favorites we missed in the comments. 1. Think of this as small business 101. 2. Colourise is a nice choice for edgier, more graphics-based companies. 3. Makisig is a little more corporate with cleaner lines and more conventional design choices. 4.
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