Broadly.com Releases Survey of Small and Micro Businesses, Reveals Perspective on Economy, Consumers, Competition, and Technology Page 1 May 9, 2019

Economic optimism splits along party lines; customer loyalty outweighs actual tangible assets Oakland, Calif., May 9th, 2019 – Broadly.com, the leading mobile-first productivity and communications platform for small businesses, today revealed the results of a new survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on Broadly’s behalf. The research illuminates the perspectives of American small and micro […]

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Marketing for Shops: Broadly Helps Body Shops Shine Online Page 1 April 3, 2019

In 2013, engineers Josh Melick and Assaf Arkin founded Broadly, a company that facilitates businesses’ success online through Facebook, Yelp, Google and NextDoor, while living in Oakland, CA. According to Broadly’s website, after years of watching his father’s roofing business struggle to find an effective, simple and affordable solution to market itself, Melick recognized a […]

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About.me Acquired by Broadly Page 1 February 21, 2019

As summarized in an article on TechCrunch:  Personal homepage startup About.me has been acquired by Oakland-based startup Broadly. About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad  called the deal “definitely a meeting of the minds,” as About.me has been more recently focused on helping people and companies showcase their professional talents and skills, while Broadly  creates tools that help small […]

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Small Business Technology Leader Broadly Acquires about.me Page 1 February 21, 2019

Acquisition Deepens Broadly’s Product Suite and Expands Company’s Talent Bench Oakland, Calif., February 21, 2019 – Broadly, the leading mobile-first productivity platform for small businesses, today announced it has acquired about.me, the web profile platform that enables people and companies to easily showcase their professional accomplishments, skills, and experience. “Our goal is to help on-the-go, […]

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Podcast: Josh Melick Discusses the "Art Of The Demo" Page 1 July 2, 2018

On the latest episode of Above the Cloud, hosted by Charles Laughlin, Josh discusses the problems Broadly solves on behalf of local business owners. Additionally, Josh shares insights on how the sales demo brings the Broadly platform to life, and how modern consumers are ditching phone calls in favor of messaging with local businesses. Above the […]

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#SFSNYC: Broadly CEO: Brick-and-Mortars Need to Become Messaging Centers Page 1 June 6, 2018

As summarized in an article on StreetFight by Anna Kramer:  Phone calls and contact forms are dead, but what about websites? Not so much, said Josh Melick, CEO of Broadly, at Street Fight’s annual summit in New York Wednesday. Consumers no longer want to talk on the phone, Melick said. Instead, they expect the ability to […]

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The ‘Best’ Entry Point for SMB Tech Marketing? Broadly Bets on Reviews Page 1 June 6, 2018

As summarized in a localonliner post by Peter Krasilovsky: What are the best tech “entry points” for SMBs? E-newsletters? Point of Sales? Listings Management? CRM? Broadly CEO Josh Melick is betting that it is customer reviews. They tend to spur vital customer-SMB “conversations” that lead to business leads and engagement, he says. Melick believes reviews are even […]

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