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Where Does Your Company Stand on Ergonomics?

Every few months, we hear about a new breakthrough in workplace ergonomics, one meant to protect office workers from the adverse health effects of prolonged computer use or sitting at …

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Get the Most from Your iPad for Your Small Business

Do you use your iPad primarily to check email or surf the web? Or perhaps you use it mostly to entertain yourself with books and movies while traveling for business? …

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7 Rules of Smartphone Etiquette

Rude cell phone users are everywhere. The lure of constant connectivity often proves too much for the average person to resist, yours truly included. Think our behavior isn’t that bad? …

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How to Get Your Business to Rank Highly in Local Search Results for Free

Is it easy for customers to find you? The answer to that question may rely heavily on how your small business ranks in local search results. Local search gives priority to neighborhood …

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price matching

Can Price Matching Help Your Small Business Compete?

Price matching at retail isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days when consumers scoured newspaper ads for the latest deals. Today, shoppers are comparing prices on their …

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5 Ways to Cut Costs Without Outsourcing

Outsourcing contracts are down 19 percent, according to this recent report, with many U.S. companies bringing operations back home. This is generally good news for the nation’s economy, but some …

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How to Revitalize the ‘About’ Page on Your Website

Before customers buy anything from your small business, they may want to know more about it and you — perhaps so they can determine whether or not they think your …

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Use Viddy and Instagram to Engage with Customers

Social media and reality TV have quietly changed what we expect from the people with whom we do business. We get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into lives of celebrities, entrepreneurs, and …

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4 Low-Cost Services for Building an App for Your Business

Mobile apps used to be for Fortune 500 businesses with large budgets, but not anymore. Small companies can now create their own apps at very low cost. Think you don’t …

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6 Email Apps to Help You Manage Your Inbox

Email can save you time, but it also can distract you from what you really should be doing. Office workers spend 13 hours a week — or 650 hours a …

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5 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Think Microsoft has a lock on office productivity suites? Think again. Several free apps and services are poised to give Microsoft Office a run for its money in 2013. We …

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How To Optimize Your Website for Mobile Viewing [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the age of “always on” and “on-the-go,” small business owners who haven’t thought about how their websites function on a mobile phone are in danger of being left behind. …

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Why Local Merchants Should Sell Products Online (and 5 Tips for Doing So)

Each year, retail experts weigh in on the impact that e-commerce is having on traditional stores. Their current consensus: Local merchants who don’t offer their customers the option of ordering …

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5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Consider BYOD

U.S. business owners spent much of 2012 fighting the BYOD trend. But as the year draws to close, more and more bosses seem to be embracing it. In fact, bringing …

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How to Keep Your Business Safe on Public Wi-Fi

If you travel for your business — or just need an occasional change of scenery from your home office — you’re probably a regular user of public Wi-Fi networks. But …

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