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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.

Freeware, At What Cost?

Freeware is software that you can access and use for free — that is, without incurring any monetary costs. When you need a software solution and a freeware option comes up, it almost feels like you’ve hit the jackpot. But is freeware truly free? After all, even free software costs time and money to make. Hundreds, even thousands, of hours go into developing a solution and … [Read more...]

How A Future-Proof ERP System Results in Better Business Efficiencies

Unless you are running a business that has no prospects of remaining market relevant in the coming years, the incorporation of technology in your business operations is a topic that should come up regularly. However, for any entrepreneur or management team that is concerned about the future, embracing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is an essential requirement. This … [Read more...]

Essential Onboard Extras for Commercial Trucks

Businesses with their own fleet of long haul commercial trucks aren’t keeping the big rigs around just to sit in the parking lot. These organizations count on their fleet for the successful fulfillment of business transactions, whether it’s shipping products directly from the factory to clients, providing less-than-truckload transport, or connecting distribution centers across … [Read more...]

How Your Office’s Design Can Boost Employee Morale

Many of us don’t think about design as a morale booster. Until recently, office design was utilitarian and rather bland except in creative spaces like advertising firms. However, data shows that employee morale and productivity are actually linked to office design. As competition for skilled employees intensifies in a booming economy, smart companies thoughtfully incorporate … [Read more...]

Strategies to Digitally Transform Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Digital transformation has gained significant popularity in last couple of years. On doing a quick Google Trend analysis, one can see significant increase in worldwide interest on the topic from 2017 to 2018. This can be corroborated by the fact that many traditional non-IT enterprises looking to transform themselves have established new business units that blend the functions … [Read more...]

The Role Wi-Fi Plays in Our Lives

Wi-Fi is a wireless network technology that uses radio waves to transmit and receive information across electronic devices. Many people believe that Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity, however, this is not true. Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for anything. Wi-Fi is a trademark name. The wireless technology is used practically everywhere. Wi-Fi networks can be found in homes, businesses, … [Read more...]

Why DNA Storage Won’t Make Data Centers Obsolete

The subject of DNA storage is one that frequently crops up in the technology sector, offering a tantalizing alternative to current data storage options. A topic that is often discussed in combination with DNA data storage, is that of data centers and whether they will become obsolete in the future once this new form of biological data storage is adopted on a wider scale. What … [Read more...]

The Best Employer Branding Techniques

The recruitment process for new talent can be difficult. You have to find the right person, acquaint them with your company and its work culture, and familiarize them with the corporate mission. Employer branding is a way to eliminate the need for this long process. To get the most value out of your employees, it is essential that they identify with your brand; it leads to … [Read more...]

How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?

Fires are devastating. A business could be ruined by a severe one, and that’s assuming nobody was hurt. That’s why fire marshals are so important and why businesses need specially trained individuals to prevent sparks from becoming blazes and to save people from injury. It’s also essential that you respect government guidelines, such as the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best CRM System for Your Business

One of the most challenging tasks of a business is choosing the most appropriate Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. There are hundreds of potential tools in the market, all of which come with different prices and different functionalities. This exerts too much pressure on the sales director whose responsibility it is to choose the best CRM software for the … [Read more...]