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5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about New FTC Privacy Rules

Ever since the White House released its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights [PDF] in February, the issue has been drawing high-profile attention. Most recently, the Federal Trade Commission published a …

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5 Handwriting Apps for Taking Notes on Your Tablet or Smartphone

The funny thing about Evernote and other so-called note-taking apps: Most don’t support note-taking of the actual handwritten variety. That’s a shame, because discreetly jotting down shorthand during a critical …

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How Crafters Helped Intuit Create a Cool Mobile App

“We wanted to build something that really helped microbusinesses get organized,” explains Intuit engineer Brian Tran, “something that would weave together all aspects of their business in one easy app.” …

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6 Mobile Apps for Organizing Paper and Digital Business Cards

Are business cards dead? Smartphones, social networks, and internet-driven telephone systems are driving more people to manage their professional and personal contacts digitally. In fact, market research firm IBISWorld recently …

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Tech Review: Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 Multifunction Inkjet Printer

If you expect to command $400 for an inkjet printer, then you’d better deliver the goods — and Lexmark does with its top-of-the-line OfficeEdge Pro5500. The Pro5500 performs like a laser …

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How to Find Cheap (or Free) Help with Website Design

Does your business website exude professionalism and trustworthiness? If it doesn’t, your online presence can do more harm than good. Fortunately, whipping your site into shape doesn’t have to be …

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How to Build an iPhone App for Your Business

The numbers don’t lie: More and more people are turning to smartphones for on-the-go internet browsing, and their ranks are going to swell. Does your company have an app for …

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3 Things Small Businesses Should Know About the New iPad

The popularity of Apple’s iPad is no secret, and small-business owners are no exception to the trend. iPad usage quadrupled among small and midsize businesses in 2011, according to a …

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3 Free Security Software Solutions for Small Businesses

Running a PC without security software installed is like leaving a bank’s vault door wide open: You’re basically begging bad guys to swoop in and steal your valuables. Sticky-fingered hackers …

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5 Strategies for Avoiding a Data Security Breach

Does your company store private data about your customers and vendors, such as their passwords, credit card details, or social security numbers? If so, even a minor security breach could …

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Free Email Solutions for Small Businesses

Even though social media and other alternative communications get all the headlines these days, email remains a vital tool for any small business. Costs associated with premium email services can …

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Free Small-Business Software for Shoestring Budgets

Spending hundreds of dollars for productivity software doesn’t hurt quite as badly when you have an angel (investor) looking over your shoulder. But bootstrapping small-business owners who lack venture capital …

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8 Truly Useful Android Apps for Business Owners

Does productivity have to plummet if you aren’t sitting in front of your PC? In today’s connected world, a bevy of mobile phone apps can keep your efficiency soaring while …

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6 Mobile Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Working to increase your productivity in 2012? These six mobile apps may help you conquer to-do lists, organize travel itineraries, move data to the cloud, and more. 2Do organizes those …

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Tech Review: Microsoft Office Hub for Windows Phones

Juggling documents on your mobile phone is never a pleasure — in fact, it’s usually a downright pain — but on-the-run edits are a necessary evil for many small-business owners. …

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