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The Latest Small Business Technology Products Reviewed

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Are Poor Passwords the Weak Link in Your Business?

Passwords are designed to authenticate users and prevent unauthorized access to digital devices and online accounts. However, relying on weak codes and softball security questions — or neglecting to use …

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4 Mobile Apps to Make Your Photos Look Better

Whether you’re sharing candid pics from your studio’s Pilates classes on Twitter or uploading product shots for your business’s online catalog, your photographs may not be web-ready without a little …

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Are Online Fulfillment Services Worth Using for E-Commerce?

E-commerce is a rapidly growing industry. U.S. consumer spending online reached $186.2 billion last year, an increase of 15 percent over 2011 — the strongest annual growth rate since before …

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Can Mobile Advertising Help Drive Your Small Business’s Sales?

Once the province of well-funded behemoth brands, mobile advertising is no longer an exclusive club for elite companies. In fact, as mobile ads grow more accessible and affordable, they may be …

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3 Apps for Scheduling Social Media Posts

Social media marketing is largely an all-or-nothing endeavor. To make it work for your business, you have to post frequently and use various platforms. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ …

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In the Trenches: When Email Lags

Our business relies on very fast interactions between travelers and concierges. If plans change or something goes wrong, or even if a client just has a simple question, we need …

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Running Your Business on the Go

Thanks to mobile technologies like smartphones and tablet PCs, it’s becoming easier for modern small-business owners to run their companies without an official office. Skipping this formality saves overhead costs …

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Add Social Media to Your Customer Relationship Management Efforts

Do you use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or other websites to stay in touch with your customers? If so, it’s more important than ever that you integrate social media capabilities into …

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4 Mobile Apps for Managing Your Business Expenses

One of the best things about being a small-business owner is being able to deduct most of your work-related expenses — as long as you remember to keep detailed records …

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4 Issues to Resolve Before Jumping on the BYOD Bandwagon

The BYOD trend is here to stay. New research cited by PC World shows that 30 percent of businesses now embrace letting employees bring their own mobile computing devices to …

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5 Mobile Apps for Working Fitness Into Your Busy Schedule

You’re probably not getting as much exercise as you should be. According to Bank of America’s 2012 Small Business Owner Report, 37 percent of entrepreneurs regularly sacrifice exercise in order …

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4 Apps for Getting Rid of Paperwork

Would you like to clear the clutter from your filing cabinets and convert to a paperless office? Many of us would, but it can be tough to avoid the print-sign-scan …

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5 Apps for Running Your Business from a Smartphone

A recent national survey of entrepreneurs showed that 88 percent of small-business owners use mobile apps to conduct business on their smartphones or tablets. Yet more than half of those …

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Why Your Small Business Needs a Privacy Policy

Having a privacy policy can protect your small business from potential pitfalls and give it a competitive edge. Consumer privacy concerns affect businesses large and small, says Chris Babel, CEO …

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5 Mobile Apps for Learning More About Your Customers

It’s difficult to run a small business if you don’t know who your customers are — or what they’re looking for. Gathering as much information about them as you can …

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