“Ding” There’s that sound again, alerting you to another instant message. Instant messaging is becoming a popular way to communicate in the business world, and as annoying as you may find it, some experts say the technology increases workplace productivity. A research study from Ohio State University and the University of California found that workers who use instant messaging on the job reported less interruptions during the workday than their fellow colleagues.Continue Reading: Instant Messaging May Be a Productivity Enhancer →
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Craving a box of Thin Mints but you don’t have any cash? Not to worry. The Girl Scout ringing your doorbell most likely is prepared to take your credit card via a mobile payment system.Continue Reading: Even the Girl Scouts are Going Mobile. Is Your Small Biz Keeping Pace? →
Recently I wrote a blog post about how business owners think a crashed computer is more disruptive to their business than a sick employee. There’s not doubt we all depend on technology to build our businesses. Yet many business owners don’t understand how to fully leverage technology to propel their business to new heights.
If you need help managing your small business technology, then make plans to attend “TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs” on May 4-5 in New York City.Continue Reading: TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs Helps Small Businesses Leverage Technology →
Can You Unplug From Technology? Susan Solovic Appears on the Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break” Show
March 1, 2013 is the National Day of Unplugging. Watch Susan Solovic – THE Small Business Expert provides tips on how you can unplug from technology and enhance your small business success.Continue Reading: Can You Unplug From Technology? Susan Solovic Appears on the Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break” Show →
Could you do it? Could you take a pledge to unplug from technology for 24 hours? I don’t know if I could make that commitment. In today’s fast-paced world we are all so addicted to our constant electronic connectivity that it’s difficult to let go. Think about how many times you see families together eating dinner out and everyone has their head buried in their smart phone. What happened to good old-fashioned conversation? Is anything so important it can’t wait for dinner to be over?Continue Reading: Take a Tech Time-Out: National Day of Unplugging →
Do you provide mobile devices to your employees? Most workers today are connected to their jobs 24/7 — blurring the line between work hours and personal time. In many respects, it’s hard to get away from the job. But how much time does the average worker spend checking emails or taking work-related calls after hours? Some employees feel it’s significant and they’re striking back.Continue Reading: Checking Messages After Hours May Warrant Overtime for Your Employees →
Computer hackers are grabbing news headlines these days. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, MIT, even Twitter have all fallen victim to cyber-attacks. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyber-criminals because in most cases they don’t have the technological sophistication to ensure their security.Continue Reading: You May Be the Greatest Risk to Your Cyber Security →
Entrepreneurs frequently start businesses because they see unique solutions to everyday problems. That’s true for one musician turned inventor.
“My iPhone crashed. I lost all my photos and calendar. I was frustrated by having to manually input all my contacts. I decided there has to be a better way,” explains Amos Winbush III. And that’s what sparked the idea for this young musician from Shreveport, La., with no technology background, to create a solution — CyberSynchs, a universal data transfer and synchronization company.Continue Reading: Entrepreneurs Can Change the World →
The great thing about the Internet is that there is an abundance of information available at our fingertips. We have global access to anything and everything. With all this information floating around out there in cyberspace it is easy to forget about basic copyright law. In fact, the Internet has created a significant threat to copyright protection.Continue Reading: Is That Tweet Copyrighted? →
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on a nation-wide book tour for my new, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “It’s You Biz: The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss.” As a result, I’ve talked with hundreds of small business owners and have listened to their concerns about growing their companies. A popular topic has been technology. Leveraging the right technology is critical for small business success. However, busy entrepreneurs often don’t have time to familiarize themselves with the latest and greatest, and as a result, they make wrong choices or none at all.Continue Reading: 6 Common Technology Mistakes to Avoid →