Author Archives: Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and young adult/middle grade novelist, who worked in information systems for more than a decade. Her first book, 30 Days of No Gossip, will be released by Simon and Schuster in spring 2014. She lives in Nashville with her husband.

Can RebelMouse Energize Your Social Campaigns?

By now, the word is out. Social media is the way to publicize your events, products, and services. It’s effective. It’s free. Everyone is doing it. Unfortunately, that creates a dilemma. With so many marketers now flooding social media sites with their messages, making yours stand out can be a challenge. Social media users are […]

TagMyDoc Provides Document Versioning to Businesses

When a team collaborates on a project, often there are multiple versions of the same document in play at any given time. One team member spends hours updating a document, only to find another version has been underway by another team member. Options like Google Drive require actively sharing the document with the appropriate team […]

10 Tools For Managing Business Cards and Exchanging Contacts in the Digital Age

While smartphones have made collecting contact information easy, business cards remain the easiest, quickest way to exchange data with business associates. But today’s busy executives have found ways to bring technology to the mix. For traditionalists, this means easily organizing data from the cards collected each day. For more modern business professionals, technology brings an […]

25 Tips to Boost Holiday Sales This Season

The big holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Whether you’re an online retailer or a bricks-and-mortar store, chances are you make a large chunk of your annual income during December. For this reason, it’s important to prepare well in advance of the Black Friday rush. Here are 25 tips from entrepreneurs throughout the […]

5 Small Business Security Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe

Data security isn’t the only concern for small businesses today. Office parks and retail shops are prime targets for criminals, especially when those businesses fail to put adequate premises security in place. Small businesses should investigate premises to ensure the safety of workers, as well as the security of a building’s contents, especially if that […]

4 Ways to Use Tech to Get Referrals for Your Small Business

Technology has changed almost every aspect of business, from attracting new customers to managing employees. But some basic principles still apply. Today’s businesses simply must learn how to use these tech tools to put those classic business principles to use; including how to get referrals. Customer referrals are as important to 21st-century businesses as they […]

Is an Open-Plan Office a Bad Idea for Your Business?

Within the next few years, an increasing number of workers will find themselves working without walls. Across the country, businesses are switching from the “cubicle farm” concept that has been popular for the past few decades to a new open-plan office that removes partitions and encourages collaboration. The looming question and debate is whether an […]

ToutApp Adds New Features That Help Boost Sales Efforts

For small businesses that engage in sales efforts, there’s no shortage of apps to help organize, manage, and improve your efforts. ToutApp, a San Francisco-based software solution that has been in business since 2010,is competing for those small business dollars, promising a full suite of solutions that can help sales professionals easily initiate and track […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Small Business Inventory Management Systems

It’s a success story many small business owners dream of having. Farm Fresh Clothing Co., an online retailer of clothing made from organic cotton, quickly grew to $3 million in sales after signing on with Stitch Labs, a Cloud-based inventory management system. Managing your business inventory is essential for success. After all, if you don’t […]

Chirpify Makes Leveraging Social Media Easier with #actiontag Hashtag

Businesses that use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the other popular social media platforms for marketing are growing accustomed to the value of  the hashtag. They can be used to gain visibility for a post, participate in ongoing conversations, or promote a specific event or product. Social media service Chirpify has come up with an even […]