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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.

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...]

How to Choose a Commercial Property for Your Business: An Infographic

Choosing the right commercial space is a huge endeavor for any small business. You want the perfect location, with adequate space, and of course, at a price that won't break the bank. The infographic below, submitted by John Harrison of Hones Lawyers, is a helpful tool that simplifies the commercial property search process by offering tips and advice for business … [Read more...]

What is a Smart Safe And How Your Business Can Benefit From One

Does your business handle cash? If it does, there’s good news. Cash is still king. And it's likely to remain that way for decades—despite the buzz about digital payments. So you shouldn’t have to make sweeping changes in how customers pay you any time in the near future. Why will cash remain king? It's simple. Consumers prefer using it instead of other payment methods in … [Read more...]

When a Mobile Office Trailer is the Best Solution for your Business

Aside from payroll, renting, leasing or buying office space is often one of the larger expenses a company incurs. As with any large business expense, it is helpful to re-evaluate it every so often to make sure your money is being well-spent for what you are getting in return. If your office space is not meeting your needs, it might be time to get creative and consider options … [Read more...]