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Google Launches Google My Business, a Central Dashboard for Small Business

Google has launched a new portal, Google My Business, designed to simplify and demystify Google visibility for small businesses. Google My Business provides a central hub for small, local businesses …

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Should You Buy a New Top-Level Domain Name for Your Business?

Now it’s easier than ever before to buy a branded URL for your business. With the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ rollout of more than 1,400 themed domain …

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4 Smart Ways to Get a Better Google Ranking Today

Google has fine-tuned its algorithms many times over the years, making it a challenge for businesses that rely on web search referrals to keep up. The truth is, unless you …

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Free Marketing on Facebook Is Dead. What Now?

If you’re not paying for Facebook advertising, all that work you put into building a Facebook fan base on your company page is most likely not reaping the returns it …

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Why Your Small Business Needs Cyber Insurance

Sometimes small-business owners feel invisible compared to more established brands. But when it comes to cyber crime, your business is just as visible — and vulnerable — as any Fortune …

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5 Tips for Going Paperless

Want to lower your overhead by 30 to 40 percent? Switch from paper to electronic documents, advises Matt Peterson, president and CEO of eFileCabinet. “Going paperless allows you to [be more …

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How to Protect Your Small Business From the Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Internet security bug has a scary name, but how does it affect you as a small business owner? Here’s what you should know about Heartbleed — and what …

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Skype Your Way to a Better Bottom Line

Since its release in 2003, Skype — the world’s first practical VoIP service with video — has enabled geographically distant colleagues to converse as close as face-to-face as possible without …

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Coming Soon: New Design for Facebook Pages

If you haven’t received a notification already, you will: Facebook announced in a recent blog post that big changes are afoot for the layout of business pages. The move has …

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In the Trenches: Relying on Customer Service When Technology Fails

As you may recall, Cranky Concierge switched to using Google Apps for email last year to improve the reliability and functionality of our communications system. This past week, however, a …

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In the Trenches: The Difficulty of Going Mobile

We’ve all heard the news: Nearly a third of U.S.-based web traffic is mobile, PCs are dead, and if you aren’t using a touch screen, you aren’t cool. That means …

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9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Managed Service Provider

When it comes to managing the technologies that support their enterprises, many small-business owners just throw up their hands and turn the job over to professionals. Generally speaking, using a …

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Get the New Intuit Small Business Blog App for Free on iTunes

Time is money, period. You need a reliable source of practical, accurate, and actionable small-business advice — one full of fresh ideas that nourish your entrepreneurial spirit and spark your …

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New Domain Names Offer Opportunities and Pitfalls

Didn’t get the .com, .net, or .info URL you wanted for your company’s website? Nearly half of U.S. small-business owners say they’re dissatisfied with their internet addresses, and slightly more …

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