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5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Move to the Cloud

The cloud platform has opened up new possibilities for small- and medium-sized business owners. At a budget-friendly cost, cloud services offer the same features large companies utilize. This places the entrepreneurial business on a new footing in the global market. If your business is not on a cloud-based system, here are a few good reasons […]

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Owners ask: What are the advantages of cloud computing for a small business or startup?

Imagine this scenario (and it’s not uncommon): An office worker wants to start her own business. She decides to try affiliate marketing. She finds a product she believes in and researches its affiliate marketing program. It uses one of the major online-affiliate programs. She heads over to Squarespace, creates an account and designs an ecommerce […]

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How to Use the Cloud to Boost Security, Productivity

A friend recently attended the taping of a TV game show – The Price is Right – and none of the audience members could take their phones into the studio. He and everyone in his group left their phones in their cars and they talked about how they almost felt naked for the three to […]

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How to Harness the Power of Real-Time Financial Advice

We recently discussed points to consider when selecting a person to do the taxes for a small business. I pointed out that it’s critical to find someone who is in business all year long, rather than someone who concentrates on working mostly during the tax season. I was trying to stress how important it is […]

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Run Your Small Company With Big-Business Efficiency – These Tools Can Help

In April, the Small Business Optimism Index rose to its highest point since the recession began in late 2007, the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported. While NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkelberg emphasized there’s still plenty of room for growth, this optimism concurs with a TriNet Harris Poll conducted in January, which found that 74 […]

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The Future of Your Small Business Is in the Cloud

Many software products are moving to a cloud based subscription model. In the past, users would purchase a license to use a product, and then install the product on their own hardware. This could represent a significant investment for a small business, depending on the software product. When the software developer released an updated version […]

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How Many Natural Disasters Does It Take to Ruin a Small Business?

A major hurricane—winds at least 111 mph—hasn’t hit the United States since 2005, and I’m not forgetting about “Hurricane Sandy” and the devastation it caused. Technically, Sandy wasn’t a hurricane. However, we should take Sandy as a stark warning that stands in the midst of some pretty mellow years in terms of hurricane damage. While […]

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Women Business Owners Embrace Technology for Success

It has been 13 years since I wrote my first book, “The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success.”   (Where does the time go?)  My book was a precursor to “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg.  It focused on strategies to help women succeed in traditional career paths as well in their own businesses.  One of the […]

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Is Cloud Computing all it’s Cracked Up to Be?

When tech-savvy people hear the term “cloud computing,” they’re either going to be indifferent, dismissing it as the latest technology fad, or they’ll hail it as a true revolution that could change the average Internet user’s life. The truth, as usual, is likely somewhere in the middle. While cloud technology has provided the average consumer […]

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Could Your Small Business Survive a Disaster?

When a natural disaster strikes, such as the recent Oklahoma tornado, I’ve found small businesses get interested in learning more about disaster preparedness and managing their risk.  Then when things calm down and the headlines move on to other stories, entrepreneurs revert to business as usual. There’s no more sense of urgency. Disaster preparedness gets […]

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