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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.

The Benefits of Using Electric Vehicles as Company Cars

Company cars are an expensive investment, but they’re also a perk that’s highly valued by key members of the team. If you’re thinking about providing employees with a vehicle through your company then it’s important that you think carefully about the most tax-efficient and cost-effective way to do so. Personal use of a company vehicle is considered to be a taxable fringe … [Read more...]

How Hospitals Are Implementing Advanced Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare analytics is a subject that has been eagerly discussed for years. But now the anticipation around data-driven healthcare is becoming a reality. Organizations from across the healthcare spectrum are embracing and implementing analytics. And, in practice, the results are transformative. To get a sense of how broad and deep this impact runs, consider how some … [Read more...]

How to Set Up A Small Business from Your Back Garden

When you finally get around to setting up your small business it is important not to get carried away and launch too soon. It can be easy to overspend and sign the lease on that brand new office, hire loads of employees, and get started right away. If you are just starting off, then you need to take some time to breathe and think things through. It is advisable to start small … [Read more...]

How Workplace Design Affects Employee Productivity

Every business owner knows that their employees are their most valuable asset. So, if you’re running your own business, making sure your employees are being as productive as possible is a good idea. While there are many factors that contribute to how much work your team members are getting done, office design seems to be one of the most important among them. And if you’re not … [Read more...]

5 Unexpected Locations Perfect for Startups

New or experienced entrepreneurs understand that the location of a startup is everything. The wrong spot can lead to business failures or tempered profits. If you're a savvy entrepreneur, you need to know the perfect locations for your startup. These places will offer you the best demographics, technologies, and resources available. At number one, Silicon Slopes is the best … [Read more...]

Outsourcing Tasks to Virtual Assistant? Try these Apps Instead

As a small business owner, you wear a lot of different hats. You need to juggle the management of your business, your coworkers, meeting with clients, etc. To avoid negative impact on their work-life balance, many leaders tend to outsource tasks to others, sometimes to virtual assistants. However, with every virtual assistant, you need to spend some time on the onboarding … [Read more...]

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Technology

If you want your business to be as successful as possible, you need to find ways to keep up with your competition and the constantly changing technology for your industry. If you don't, you could risk leaving opportunities on the table or putting your data at risk, among other concerns. Here is what you need to know so you can keep your company running smoothly with the … [Read more...]

Security Tips for Small Businesses

With the increased digitization of the workplace, project managers need to now be more astute than ever before in terms of cybersecurity. Research shows that cyber crime damage costs are to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021 — and if past statistics are anything to go on, then cyber attacks pose a very real and rapidly growing threat. Here are five easy, yet often overlooked, … [Read more...]

Focus Pocus: How AI and Automation Can Improve Employee Focus

Regardless of whether an office handles development, managerial tasks, or houses the team on your customer service frontline, employee focus is essential. It makes for a good office atmosphere, it can boost productivity and efficiency, and it’s a signifier to high employee satisfaction. Yet it was reported last year that a staggering  85% of employees aren’t engaged – or are … [Read more...]

The Role Of Flexible Packaging In Food Packaging Industry

Packaging food has always been an important aspect of any food related business. But the advent and frequent use of flexible packaging materials has made the life easy for businesses in the food industry. If you go to any nearby supermarket to buy various food products, you will see a vast majority of food products in supermarket shelves are packaged with flexible packaging … [Read more...]