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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 Protect Your Company’s Digital Assets

Since the majority of today’s businesses are online, it is important to learn how to protect your digital assets in the same manner you protect your physical ones. Digital assets need to be extra protected against hackers as well as employees of your business. We will offer several tips on how to make sure all your digital assets are safe and secure. Using Digital Assets … [Read more...]

Does Your Business Need a Trademark (and How Do You Register One?)

A trademark allows you to protect the key elements of your business from being misappropriated by malicious third parties, and all of the world’s best-known brands make use of the associated legislation to prevent others from piggybacking on their good reputations. The question is, should your business leverage the same laws by registering a trademark, and how do you go … [Read more...]

What Are the Daily Challenges of a Business Analyst?

A business analyst uses various techniques and tools to describe what a business needs in a language the company can understand. There’s a misconception that a BA exists to fill the role of a document writer, but they’re more of a handyman. Despite what others think, BAs come across their fair share of challenges that can make their job more complex and challenging. Challenge … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know To Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing and evolving threat that businesses need to be aware of. It’s important to have in place cloud backup solutions in case you are the target of ransomware attackers, but beyond that, you need to be proactive in safeguarding against these attacks. The following are some of the important things to know to protect your business, your data, and your clients … [Read more...]

5 Ways Building Layouts Affect Business Productivity

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to maximize productivity. There are numerous motivations behind this, spanning further than simple economic proficiency. Happiness and productivity go hand in hand, and a positive work environment will impact the entire workplace for the better. One tried and tested method to boost productivity comes by way of navigating … [Read more...]

Implementing a Fire Evacuation Plan for Your Business

Ideally, every business and residence should have an up-to-date fire evacuation plan. Neither a business owner nor a building owner anticipates a fire originating in their structure to begin with and unpreparedness can lead to fatalities and severe injuries if a fire occurs and is not discovered and extinguished quickly. You and your employees will be safe if you follow … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Interviewing Candidates Remotely

Even before the pandemic, hiring the right person wasn’t an easy task. You had to hone your criteria, cast your net, filter through the options and then meticulously interview candidates face-to-face. The process is almost entirely the same now, with the one key difference: you have to do it all remotely. Interviewing candidates over Zoom is not ideal. It can be hard to get … [Read more...]

Tips to Build a Great Website

There are very few scenarios when businesses do not need to have a web presence in this current digital age. Consumers are now turning to the internet for everything, from the location and products being offered, to the operating hours of a business. This is why all businesses should look to have a website, even if it is just a simple but well-designed one. There are still many … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Business Tech

Last year, many businesses were paralyzed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report carried out by World Bank, small- and medium-sized businesses were the worst hit worldwide. Fast-forward to 2021, and businesses are still trying to crawl back to life. In order for most businesses to recover and gain the confidence of both old and new clients confidence, wise … [Read more...]

Sounding the Alarm: Added Identity Security Is Imperative to Protect Work-from-Home Employees

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and employees continuing to work from home, the focus of enterprise security is now on remote workers. While Infosec and IT managers continue to reinforce firewalls and monitor for suspicious network activity, the bigger threat has been from hacked credentials of homebound employees. That is why you can expect to see more attention being paid … [Read more...]