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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 Offer Profitable Free Shipping: An Infographic

If you ever shopped online, you may be familiar with this scenario: you find the product you like for the price you want to pay, go through the checkout process, but then gasp when you find out that you have to pay $10 for shipping. Do you follow through with the purchase, or are you like the 58% of shoppers who abandon the cart after seeing high shipping costs? As an … [Read more...]

How a Clean Office Can Boost Productivity: An Infographic

It’s no secret that a well-maintained working environment feeds greater productivity for several reasons ranging from the reduced likelihood of absenteeism from work-related illnesses to a reduction in time squandered on looking for important documents. In this infographic from Cleaning Services Group, you can see more on the correlation between a clean workplace and a … [Read more...]

Why Event Apps Need to Include a Chat Feature

These days, meetings don’t have to be like blind dates – people can gather information on each other before they meet for the first time, using social media and instant messaging. We’re not talking about online dating: business meetings can work in the same way using event apps. Organizing an important business meeting between two or more companies can be made much … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Business Data Safe From Hackers

Hackers are a big issue in business right now, with plenty of companies experiencing data leaks and denial of service attacks. If you want to keep your business data safe, there are certain steps you need to take. Don’t rely on blind luck or not being targeted – your customers deserve better. Use these tips to secure your data as soon as possible. Identify Your Data The first … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Using Third-Party Service Providers for Your Company

Your startup is ready to grow beyond its limited boundaries, and this is going to involve utilizing the power of third party service providers to do the bulk of the heavy lifting in many areas of business operations. You will need support in a number of key areas. These include, but are not limited to, cloud services, product manufacturing, billing, marketing, and effective … [Read more...]

5 Web-Based Communication Apps and Services to Empower Your Start-Up

Modern times call for modern communications apps and services. With a start-up, business owners need a service that is reliable, secure, and most importantly – affordable. Often, new business owners choose to rely on free or barebones services just to stretch the budget. But they soon discover that to keep their team connected and properly reach out to intended customers, … [Read more...]

Protect Your Company! 4 Measures New Business Owners Should Take

It’s important that new business owners take protecting their company seriously. There are plenty of people in the world that take great strides in trying to disable new businesses. It’s your responsibility, as a new business owner, to protect yourself, your company, and your employees from potential harm. Here are four ways you can start working to protect your … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Certificates of Insurance

So you just accepted an exciting project from a new client, and you can’t wait to get started. But they required a copy of your certificate of insurance before you can begin work. You ask yourself, “What is a Certificate of Insurance? Why do I need one?” A certificate of insurances is a business tool that provides proof of your small business insurance. Make sure to be ready … [Read more...]