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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.

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...]

How Prepared Is Your Business When It Comes to Terrorist Activities?

With all of the recent bombings and mass killings being planned and carried out by suspected terrorists, U.S. citizens have been warned to be extra diligent when they’re out in public with family and friends at social events such as sports games, holiday-themed parties, and such. However, if your small business offers these types of services or participates in them on a … [Read more...]

5 Low-Cost Ways to Protect Your Small Business from a Cyber Attack

Earlier this year, CNN reported that over 300 million pieces of malware surfaced in 2014. Yes, million. To put it in perspective, that’s approximately 10 new viruses or other potentially damaging actions per second. What’s probably even more astonishing is that most of the viruses and destructive software have been in existence for over a decade, highlighting the point that … [Read more...]

Is it Time to Leave the Nest? How to Know When it is Time to Move your Small Business From Your Home to Another Space

Did you know that more than half of all small businesses are home-based? Home can be a great place to launch a company. You save on rent and utilities, and you can often organize your work around family commitments. Thanks to the flexibility the Internet provides, many small businesses can flourish and grow right from the home base. However, in some circumstances, you and … [Read more...]

Cloud 101: Removing the Barrier of Technology Investment

Imagine that you are a small business owner and you find that you are leaving money on the table because you don’t have a mobile application for customers to make appointments or check their orders, your manual business processes are too slow for a real-time oriented society, your employee turnover allows business knowledge out the door, or you can't do business with Walmart or … [Read more...]