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Explore our business tips blog posts covering topics on small business technology, IT, business efficiency, software, operations management, and more.

It's easy to assume that being a small business, you'll be easily overlooked by hackers and other criminals, but sadly, that's not the case. In May of 2018, the Internet Crime Complaint Center division (IC3) of the FBI released a Public...
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In a recent blog, we talked about how to budget for IT upgrades in your small business, but what if you can find the funds for those large investments?  Computers wear down over time. They get filled up with old documents,...
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We posted recently about the importance of embracing and upgrading IT in your small business, but how do you find the cash to actually implement those needed upgrades?  Small businesses have tight profit margins. If you're entering periods of new growth,...
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At this point, there is no denying the hold technology has over us - both personally and professionally. Whether we are scrolling through our Facebook in the morning or playing music on Spotify, it has permeated our personal lives. Similarly, technology...
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Outsourcing back office duties is a big step for any small business to take, but most find the benefits outweigh the risks and costs. Most small business owners recognize that hiring and training is costly and time-consuming. When you outsource a...
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One of the keys to running a successful small business is to constantly find ways to integrate more technology that produces more efficiency and may give you a leg up on the competition. If you know you have a solid product...
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It seems with every passing month the technology world offers another intelligent device that is a game changer for an industry. Many of the devices making the news these days are in the realm of personal devices, such as the plethora...
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Last month, we discussed when a small business may want to use a virtual machine.  Now, with nearly everything we do becoming virtual these days, it's not surprising that PCs are jumping on that bandwagon. Virtual PCs aren't a totally new...
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In order to understand when a small business might want to use a virtual machine, it helps to define what is a virtual machine.  A virtual machine is a program that runs on your current operating system that provides a virtual...
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It is becoming increasingly rare to find a business, even a small business, that does not rely quite heavily on some form of technology to play an essential role in their everyday business operations.  Yet, when it comes to the safety...
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Small businesses are built on a foundation of information. Whether it's your list of clients, your expertise, or how your software or online tools help businesses go about their business, the collection and careful use of that information is critical. Even...
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When it comes to project management, organizing even a small team can be overwhelming.  Whiteboards get erased, sticky notes get lost, and email chains become too long to read. In order to get more done, on-time and better than ever, your...
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By providing the necessary tools that empower remote employees to communicate and work with each other, remote desktop apps equalize the playing field of modern business by enabling any business to tap into an enormous, global talent pool.  However, with benefits...
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Last Updated on April 23, 2021 As a small business, you often need to work twice as hard to promote your company and successfully grow your business. At the same time, you need your technology to operate both reliably and streamlined on...
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You may have seen this software advertised one way or another on the Internet, but do you know what it is and what amazing things it can do for your business? Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform released in February...
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Often when you're just getting your company off the ground, everyone wears multiple hats. While this means that you can hire fewer employees, it also means that certain jobs aren't being given the undivided attention they need, including IT needs. When...
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New year, new habits, right? Technology is a must-have in every business and for small businesses, this is no exception. Sure, a lack of money and resources makes staying up-to-date with well-known companies an uphill battle. But many technology tools for...
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Because of size and available resources, it's often difficult for small businesses to stay updated on the latest business trends. But one trend that your small business should focus on is advancing technology. It's something everyone uses on a daily basis...
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When working with small businesses, we so often hear “Technology is great until it doesn’t work.” When it comes to your business, there is nothing worse than downtime because your technology isn’t working. Well how do you keep your technology working?...
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If you're looking to cut unnecessary costs for your business, or even just make phone communication and conferencing easier, you might want to consider switching to a VoIP phone solution. VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol and is...
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As the old saying goes, "the best things in life are free." While there's some truth to this, there are some great things that come with spending money. Especially when it comes to how your business runs. You have to spend...
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