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8 Tools to Efficiently Manage Temp and Remote Team Workers

8 Tools to Efficiently Manage Temp and Remote Team Workers

What is your favorite tool for managing temporary (contract or project-based) team workers, and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Basecamp We have [...]

Online Cloud vs Local Computer File Storage. Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive – Which One Is Best For Your Business?

Online Cloud vs Local Computer File Storage. Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive – Which One Is Best For Your Business?

Over the past few weeks I’ve taken a look at Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. All three of these online file storage products let you store and synchronize your files across multiple devices and let you access them from anywhere you can get an Internet connection. As I’m writing this, I”d be remiss to not [...]

IBM Shows The Power of Turning Data Into Actionable Information and Collaborative Email for Growing Businesses

IBM Shows The Power of Turning Data Into Actionable Information and Collaborative Email for Growing Businesses

IBM’s an amazing company, doing some pretty good things for growing businesses. Recently it launched business apps for iOS in conjunction with Apple. While Apple knows the power of consumers, entertainment and communication. IBM knows what businesses want and can help make Apple even more valuable for businesses. During a recent press event IBM showcased [...]

GoToMeeting Free: The Smart, Simple and FREE Collaboration Tool for Workgroups

GoToMeeting Free: The Smart, Simple and FREE Collaboration Tool for Workgroups

According to statistics from the American Community Survey, telecommuting has risen 79 percent between 2005 and 2012, with approximately 3.2 million workers doing their thing from home. This number only includes full-time employees who work from home for someone other than themselves at least half the time. Now let’s add in self-employed consultants and virtual [...]

How Insightly CRM Helps Small Business Owners Improve Communication and Collaboration

How Insightly CRM Helps Small Business Owners Improve Communication and Collaboration

Customer relationship management (CRM) is one of the secret weapons that growing companies use to manage their internal communications, communicate with employees and overall run their business more effectively. (Welcome to sponsored reviews, from SmallBizTechnology.com and Small Business Trends) I recently spoke with Bob Greenlees, director of operations and business development, at data migration company ShuttleCloud, who shared with [...]

2 Reasons Google Beats Microsoft in the Cloud

2 Reasons Google Beats Microsoft in the Cloud

There have been a number of epic rivalries throughout history –  Hatfield v. McCoy, Ali v. Frazier, Connors v. McEnroe, Coke v. Pepsi, Yankees v. Red Sox; iOS v. Android – all of which have proponents from one side or the other spewing why they are clearly better than their rival. Well, there is another battle [...]