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Seven Things You Should Know About Starting a Small Business

Starting a new business venture is very exciting – and nerve wracking. However, there are several things you can do to help make your way through the fog and find success as you launch, build and grow your business. Take a look at these seven tips to help you start your small business.   Ignore […]

4 Innovative Ways to Organize Data (NOT Using Spreadsheets!)

When the spreadsheet was invented in the late 1970s, it was a miracle. Suddenly, time-consuming tasks previously done on paper could be completed on a computer. We relied on the spreadsheet for decades, using it to set up contact databases, do our finances, and create reports.   But we live in modern times now, and […]

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Business

If you’re wondering how technology can improve your business, take a look at these 4 ways it can make your business run like a well-oiled machine. Keep up with your customers. More and more small businesses are utilizing customer relationship management systems to play out their interactions with customers. CRM allows you to keep your […]

Five Ways to Use Technology in Your Small business

Technology is modifying the modern workplace, for the better. It doesn’t matter the size of your business, technology can offer benefits that will provide your team with the things they need to succeed and your customers what they want and need. Take a look at these five ways technology can help you become a more […]

4 Time-Saving Tricks to Manage IT Teams

The IT team in any small business is a vital one. More and more work is being done online. Buyers are shopping via websites and customers are asking questions virtually rather than over the phone. If the technology in your small business is failing, you need your IT team to act swiftly.   Are you […]

5 Ways To Get Started With Content Marketing

The adoption of content marketing practices is rising quickly, and if you’re ready to figure out how to use it for your business you’re in the right place.  Content marketing will deliver real benefits for your business such as visibility, brand awareness, and reputation. Take a look at these 5 ways you can get started […]

7 Ways Your Business Can Generate Leads

You’ve sent out mailers, printed flyers and posted on social media, yet you aren’t getting the leads you need to grow your business.  If it feels like you’ve exhausted every attempt, don’t worry.  There are countless ways to generate qualified leads that will turn into conversions.  Here are 7 highly effective strategies you can use […]

3 Fintech Funding Sources That Change the Way Small Business Generates Capital

The Fintech revolution is literally reshaping our economy. In years past, people met with a mortgage lender face-to-face when they want to get a loan. In recent years, more and more alternative lenders are emerging to meet the growing demand for non-traditional financing and are giving banks and credit unions a run for their money.  […]

7 Ways to Use Technology to Efficiently Run Your Small Business

Technology has changed both the face and the pace of small businesses over the last several years. The proper use of technology can keep small businesses connected to their customers and improve communication within the company, streamlining operations such as marketing and managing a team. If you aren’t sure how technology can help your small […]

All Around The World: Keeping Remote Teams Organized

People all over the world are joining hands to get work done. With the Internet offering a connection point and cloud-based software available to facilitate organized business systems, companies no longer need a physical meeting point to tackle tasks and accomplish goals. If there’s a computer, there’s a way.   As flexible as this model […]