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Facebook Marketing – 4 Ways to Build Your Business

facebook marketingWe all know that Facebook is the primary social networking site in the world. Is your business capitalizing on its massive potential to market to the world?  Read More…

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Event Planning to Succeed

event planning, event plan, successful event planEver had one of your events fall flat on its face?  Not only is it not any fun, but it is usually costly and can kill your reputation.  No matter the type of your upcoming event, whether it be a business conference, wedding, a trade show or a family birthday party, you must ensure that you plan the event thoroughly, so that it exceeds your expectations.  As Winston Churchill once said, “He who fails to plan, is planning to fail”.  Follow these 5 steps for any event to develop a winning plan. Read More…

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Data Migration: Oracle vs. Open Source

Making a data migration of business information from Oracle to another software is an involved process. Small businesses that are displeased with Oracle’s performance or the expense of licensing and support will find many options available in other relational database management systems. However, you must consider that not all databases will meet your needs. Before completing that transition, it’s essential to consider your needs as a small business and how a new database will meet them. Read More…

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Colocation Services: Alternative Hosting for Small Businesses

For most businesses, relying on the internet has become a necessity of the current economic climate.  This can be a big struggle for very small organizations, because of the high cost concerned with hosting a server and employing IT professionals to maintain it. An ideal solution to this problem is colocation hosting.  It enables businesses to keep their servers in secure data centers which offer state of the art technology and specialist support, and colocation host centers are becoming more popular than ever in major cities right now. Read More…

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Get Your Cover Letter Noticed: Best Practices

This is a guest post on the Smart Growth Strategies blog for those in career transition.

As you know, there is a huge increase in the amount of unemployment these days with 2 out of 10 people looking for employment, day in and day out. If you are looking for a position, this could be a daunting task that you may not even feel confident with, but it really doesn’t have to be that way if you learn how to get noticed more than others in front of possible employers. The most common way to get your resume noticed and to get more job inquiries is to become an expert at writing a cover letter. Read More…

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How to Look for Office Space When Relocating Your Business

The following is a guest post to the Business Growth Strategies Blog.

There are several matters that small business owners must bear in mind when renting office space.  Although you must contemplate dimension and cost, those who are switching to a new office must also consider the degree of expressway accessibility and space for entertaining these spaces supply. Being careful to account for aspects like onsite facilities and how maintenance problems will be handled helps to ensure that businesses make the optimum choice that will meet their expectations, in the present and in the future. Read More…

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Choosing The Right Development Platform To Use With Your Webhosting

Guest Post on Small Business Website Hosting Platforms – For Your Developer

When choosing a development platform for webhosting the options are normally between open source Linux and proprietary Windows. When making a decision the most important considerations would be cost, functionality and ease of use and requirements that might become necessary in the long term. The open source option would be perfectly usable and might even be preferred by smaller businesses but larger applications might prefer to go with the branded solution. Read More…

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7 Simple SEO Tips for People Like You

The following Guest Post is a nice 7-Step SEO outline for the average small business person…like you.

search engine optimization, SEO, SEO tipsSEO (search engine optimization) is often painted as something that is extremely difficult, with warnings about messing everything up if it’s done wrong. These are scare tactics in many cases – most people are perfectly capable of handling a little SEO on their own. You just need to be smart about what you’re doing and educate yourself before hand. Here are some great SEO tips to help anyone get started with their new campaign. Read More…

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Operating System Options For Cloud Server Hosting

This post is a guest article for the IT Managers out there.

You can generally choose from a variety of operating systems offered through cloud server hosting services for utilisation on cloud servers. These operating systems can range from Linux distributions such as Gentoo, Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to OpenSolaris to Microsoft Windows Server to name a few. You may also be able to use any operating system or your own OS for cloud servers hosted by some cloud hosts. Read More…

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Pampering Your Clients Using Your Client Database

The Internet has radically changed the process companies conduct business in the last decade. Shopping can now be done all hours day and night through the internet. You can now electronically order, deliver and consume products and services in an a snap . Customers take hold of their goods within hours of being ordered. While more and more people switch to online shopping, businesses need to translate the other elements that make up a good buyer experience into the online channel. Live chat, online phones or interactive voice response systems are now the norm.

Unfortunately, if you’re not making use of a client database to connect your clients online, you are undoubtedly lagging behind. Read More…

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