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4 Free Ways to Store Your Data in the Cloud

If your small business isn’t in the cloud, it probably should be. The cloud not only protects your data against unexpected computer failures and stolen devices, but also allows you …

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The Best Social Networks for Improving Your Search Results

With Google’s recent algorithm updates and Facebook’s integration with Bing, social networks have become a critical component of every company’s search placements. Despite this, and the staggering amount of time …

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5 Customer Service Apps for Mobile Phones and Tablets

Customers have always sought timely responses to their questions and concerns, but the rise of social media and digital technologies has led many to expect an immediate reply. As a …

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7 Digital Signing Apps for Contracts and Other Agreements

Leaving a paper trail is so 20th century. Using an electronic John Hancock to sign digital documents can save you time, money, and the environment. Digital signatures got their legitimate …

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5 Ways to Prevent Smartphone “Showrooming”

Smartphones and price-comparison apps have given rise to “showrooming,” whereby shoppers browse products in a retail store, check prices via web-enabled mobile device, and then leave empty-handed to buy the …

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4 Mobile Apps for Better Brainstorming

Innovate or perish. In any fast-changing industry, idea generation isn’t a luxury; it’s a survival skill. Done right, brainstorming sessions help get concepts flowing and bring team members together for …

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5 Mobile Technology Trends to Watch

Smartphones are an almost ubiquitous, indispensable tool for small-business owners: Some 85 percent of you now use one to make decisions, run your operations, or conduct business on-the-go, according to …

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Business Documents: What to Keep and What to Toss

Thanks to digital technology, record retention is easier and cheaper than ever before. Nevertheless, a lot of business still gets done using old-fashioned paper, and it is essential that you …

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4 Steps to Quickly Create a Cyber Monday Marketing Campaign

Cyber Monday can be as much of a boon to online merchants as Black Friday is to traditional ones. Small businesses that sell goods and services via the web can …

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5 Reasons Windows 8 Works for Small Business

You can hardly turn on your TV these days without seeing a commercial for Microsoft’s latest operating system. But for all its fancy features, Windows 8 is being criticized for …

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What Do Technology and Chocolate Have in Common?

For Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, starting a chocolate-making business hasn’t differed too much from launching a technology startup. The Stanford University friends co-founded Plaxo, an online address book, almost …

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Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Disaster?

Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy destroy everything in their paths, including businesses. Yet disaster recovery planning is something many small-business owners put off, opting to …

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5 Mobile Apps for Tracking and Billing Your Time

Time is money, as they say. Whether you bill clients by the hour or simply want to get a better handle on how you spend your workdays, smartphone apps offer …

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What Small Businesses Need to Know about the ‘New’ eBay

Online auctioneer eBay is undergoing a major makeover that includes a new logo, a site redesign, and an updated shopping experience/purchasing process. “Technology is revolutionizing the way people shop, and …

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9 Cloud Services for Juggling Project Resources and Deadlines

Keeping all the components of a project — whether it’s a marketing campaign, a store opening, or a new product introduction — organized and on time can be daunting. It’s …

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