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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 […]

Should Small Business Buy Refilled Ink Cartridges? HP’s Answer Might Surprise You.

Should Small Business Buy Refilled Ink Cartridges? HP’s Answer Might Surprise You.

In an understandable effort to save money, many small business owners have considered and/or used refilled ink cartridges for their inkjet or laserjet printers. If they’re not “refilled”, I know many folks have bought printing ink (toner) supplies that are not manufactured by their original manufacturer. I think part of this debate could be like religion and […]

4 Simple Ways to Make Your Next Conference Call More Productive and Crystal Clear

4 Simple Ways to Make Your Next Conference Call More Productive and Crystal Clear

In today’s world of the telecommuter and virtual worker, conference calls are a constant, crucial form of business communication. While technology has given us the ability to make these conference calls more dynamic by connecting dozens of folks via video, the reality is that audio conferencing is the most affordable way to conduct a conference […]

9 Simple and Free Tech Support Tips For Your Office (Tip 3: Chrome Can Help You Access A PC Remotely)

9 Simple and Free Tech Support Tips For Your Office (Tip 3: Chrome Can Help You Access A PC Remotely)

Bobbi Dangerfield, Dell’s head of customer experience, shares her insight on how small businesses can have an awesome tech experience. 1.    Take advantage of the diagnostic tools available on your employees’ systems and on the internet – for example, Dell provides diagnostics online in the form of Dell PC Diagnostics. If there’s something wrong with your Dell system, […]

The 6 Best SaaS Solutions for Scheduling Business Appointments

The 6 Best SaaS Solutions for Scheduling Business Appointments

What is your favorite SaaS solution for scheduling appointments or phone calls easily? 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. AppointmentCore We just started using […]

Should Phone Systems For Business Be Hosted Online? Are You Afraid to Make The Switch?

Should Phone Systems For Business Be Hosted Online? Are You Afraid to Make The Switch?

Online phone services are not new. Many providers such as Ring Central, Google Voice, Skype, Nextiva, Grasshopper and J2 Global offer a variety of online phone services. However, there are still some small businesses who might have reasonable concerns about moving their phone service to a hosted system – managed online. Adam Simpson, CEO and […]

The ShareConnect App Gives You PC Access on the Go: Video Interview with Janelle Raney of Citrix

The ShareConnect App Gives You PC Access on the Go: Video Interview with Janelle Raney of Citrix

I recently had the chance to speak with Janelle Raney, a product marketing specialist at Citrix. The topic of our conversation was a new connectivity app called ShareConnect. The ShareConnect tool is a free app available right now at the App Store. With ShareConnect you can connect any of your desktop computers to your mobile […]

Do You Manage Multiple Legal Entities? Spreadsheets and Email Might Not Be Enough

Do You Manage Multiple Legal Entities? Spreadsheets and Email Might Not Be Enough

For those who manage multiple entities, keeping track of it all in a spreadsheet or bundles of emails might not be good enough. While our brains are pretty sharp, managing the nuances of LLCs, shareholder agreements and dozens of other details for multiple companies is not easy. Tom Shroyer of EntityKeeper help me better understand the value […]

Lessons Learned on the Road: Smart Tips and Tricks for Small Business Travelers

Lessons Learned on the Road: Smart Tips and Tricks for Small Business Travelers

Lessons Learned on the Road: Smart Tips and Tricks for Small Business Travelers Traveling is a necessary part of growing a business, whether it’s attending conferences for learning and networking or meeting with investors and potential clients. Thanks to technology, today’s small business professionals can continue operations and communicating with clients and staff from airports, […]