Skip to content

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 […]

Continue Reading: How to Harness the Power of Real-Time Financial Advice →

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 […]

Continue Reading: Run Your Small Company With Big-Business Efficiency – These Tools Can Help →

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 […]

Continue Reading: The Future of Your Small Business Is in the Cloud →

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 […]

Continue Reading: How Many Natural Disasters Does It Take to Ruin a Small Business? →

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 […]

Continue Reading: Women Business Owners Embrace Technology for Success →

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 […]

Continue Reading: Is Cloud Computing all it’s Cracked Up to Be? →

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 […]

Continue Reading: Could Your Small Business Survive a Disaster? →

Learn to Leverage the Power of Broadband to Enhance Your Small Biz Success

Technology is a game-changer for many small businesses.  Broadband connectivity and online business tools levels the competitive playing field — allowing small companies to compete along side big enterprises.  It also gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to conduct business around the globe. And cloud-based solutions provide small businesses with affordable resources that increase productivity and profitability.  […]

Continue Reading: Learn to Leverage the Power of Broadband to Enhance Your Small Biz Success →

Crashed Computer More Disruptive Than a Sick Employee: New Research Reports

Technology is the lifeblood of any small business today. According to a recent survey from Brother International Corporation, 75 percent of small business owners say that a crashed computer is more disruptive to their business than a sick employee. Alarmingly, only 28 percent of small business owners said they completely understand the concept of cloud computing, and 42 percent of respondents said they are not using cloud computing at all.

Continue Reading: Crashed Computer More Disruptive Than a Sick Employee: New Research Reports →

Thinking About the Cloud? Tips For Making a Smart Decision For Your Small Business

Apple’s recent announcement that it’s head is in the clouds with a service that makes personal documents accessible via any Apple device is one more sign that cloud computing is no longer the “wave of the future,” but instead now entering mainstream.

Continue Reading: Thinking About the Cloud? Tips For Making a Smart Decision For Your Small Business →