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Small Business Tools and Technology

Equipping articles offer you all the information you need to outfit your small business for success by helping you navigate through all of the “stuff” it takes to run a business. The articles here will help you to keep abreast of current technology and guide you in ways to make your place of work more functional and efficient.

How to Decide If You Need to Build a Hybrid Mobile App

When starting to plan the development and launch of a mobile app, companies must make a few initial choices which will affect the budget allocated for the app, the way the app will look and work, and the possibilities for future scaling and upgrades. One of these critical choices is whether your mobile app will be web-based, native or hybrid. What Is a Hybrid App? A hybrid … [Read more...]

Business Owners Share the One App They Can’t Live Without

When it comes to technology, people seem to be at one end of the spectrum or the other. Either they love it and furiously work to figure out all of the new and improved ways to enhance their lives electronically, incorporating them wherever they can, or they hate it, finding any way they can to avoid anything even remotely related to tech. For those of you in the former … [Read more...]

Choosing a Mobile Point-of-Sale Solution: Clearing Away the Confusion

The age of mobile is upon us, bringing unprecedented opportunities and challenges. In fact, Transparency Market Research has forecast a 38% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the global mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) market between 2015 and 2024. The opportunities to create greater customer experiences via easy and quick payment are many, but one of the challenges lies in … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Business Against the Rising Threat of CrpytXXX

The next big threat to network security is here. A malicious program called CryptXXX has network administrators in all industries on alert because of how destructive it is. While this new kid on the block has only been around since April of 2016, it has already become one of the most dangerous IT security issues to date. It is believed that the hackers behind CryptXXX are … [Read more...]

Is Your Small Business Ready for an Emergency?

In the different parts of the country I have lived, the natural disaster risk has varied along with the geography. On the East Coast, where I grew up, there was the threat of hurricanes. In the Midwest, where I moved after college, tornado warnings were a frequent reality. Now, I live in the Northwest with the annual threat of wildfires. When a fire got too close for comfort … [Read more...]

Online Communities: An Interview with Katie Bapple and Joshua Paul of Socious

Private online communities are becoming increasingly popular with businesses both large and small who are seeking better engagement with customers and clients. In this interview, Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart talks with Katie Bapple and Joshua Paul, executives at Socious and co-authors of the book The Online Community Blueprint: A 9-Step Guide to Planning an Online … [Read more...]