How to Use Technology to Improve Workforce Management

Workforce Management, Workforce Management technologyOne of the most important areas of running a company regardless of its size is workforce management. You may not have consciously made the decision to undertake this task, but it is almost certain that you have done so without even realizing it! Thanks to the latest in technological advances, it is now easier than ever before to handle this part of your day to day operations. Read More…

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Why Use a Virtual Office for My Small Business?

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For most small businesses, watching the monthly finances is a crucial part of staying afloat. Oftentimes, one of the largest expenses that a new company will face each month is the rent on their office lease. If you are operating a small business, it may pay off to examine the other options out there as opposed to leasing traditional space. Today, one of the most popular options for some small businesses is renting a virtual office. Read More…

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3 Apps to Download Before Your Next Business Trip

mobile apps, travel appsFor small business owners, there’s nothing like taking a business trip to try to acquire new clients. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. As you fly to your destination, you have high hopes about how much more your business is going to grow. You’re flying because an opportunity is on the horizon, and many more are probably on their way. 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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Cybercrime and Your Business: 5 Strategies to Protect Yourself

Cybercrime, data theft, data securityWith small business relying more and more on the Web to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, they are becoming much more vulnerable to various forms of cybercrime activity.  This means you!  Cybercrime can have major impact on your business if you lack the technological infrastructure and staffing resources to ward off and fully recover from cybercrime episodes. You may even unwittingly foster such attacks by using unsecured computers that can easily be compromised by savvy hackers.

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Digital Product Marketing: 5 More Strategies to Promote Internet Sales

Part 2 of a 2 part series

digital product marketing, ebook promotionIn part 1 I provided some of the requirements to promoting a digital product online. If you didn’t take those steps, revisit Promoting Your Digital Products: 5 Best Practices for Content Creators to benefit from low or no-cost methods of getting your product visible. Now that the fundamentals are out of the way, here are 5 more techniques to not only get seen, but convert prospects to revenue. Read More…

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Promoting Your Digital Products: 5 Best Practices for Content Creators

Part 1 of a 2 part series

digital product promotion, digital content marketingThe realm of cheaper and cheaper software, hardware and computing memory has given hundreds of millions of people the potential to write and self-publish books, produce videos, music and spoken word audio. If you have anything at all to say, there is a good chance that you can manage to get it down in a tangible enough layout to sell, and if it is good content, there is a market for it. But what are successful ways to steer customers with open wallets to it with the billions of competing digital products out there? This two-part series will present you 10 methods to get the word out and the revenue in. Read More…

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Leading From a Distance: Best Practices of Leaders in the Cloud

This is the second in a series of pieces I am doing on virtual collaboration and trends for CEOs, small business owners and entrepreneurs.  It looks at best practices for virtual video-conferencing technology and the techniques for keeping people engaged using tools from the cloud.  Today’s Vlog interview is with Phil Montero, president of Montero Consulting and founder of YouCanWorkFromAnywhere.com and http://www.TheAnywhereOffice.com.  Phil is a business partner and friend and happens to be one of the world’s best gurus when working with small and mid-sized business leaders to set up the technology, training and tools for working leading from afar.

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Virtual Management & Collaboration: CEO Best Practices

This is the first of a 3-part series on virtual collaboration and trends for CEOs, small business owners and entrepreneurs.  In this Vlog I interview Chris Ducker, CEO of the Live2Sell Companies and founder and creator of the Virtual Business Lifestyle blog, a 25,000 reader a month blog with the mission of teaching business leaders how to move to a virtual lifestyle where your company can be run profitably without being at the office every day.

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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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