Smart Hustle Recap: Winning New Business, Facebook Live & IT Security

Smart Hustle Recap: Winning New Business, Facebook Live & IT Security

It happens to many small businesses: you start out strong, generating a buzz that draws in customers and grows sales. Then time passes, and you realize you have not been winning any new business lately. While there is much to be said for keeping your existing customers happy and loyal, the only way you can […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Security Threats, Branding, and More!

Smart Hustle Recap: Security Threats, Branding, and More!

A few months ago Symantec released its 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, and the results were quite an eye opener for small business owners. Analyzing data over the years, they found a steady increase in security threats targeting businesses with less than 250 employees. In fact, in 2011, only 11 percent of all spear-phishing attacks […]

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Accelerate Your Business Recap: It’s Time to Upgrade Your Aging Devices!

Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the Accelerate Your Business symposium, presented by Microsoft, Dell and Intel and taking place in Denver on May 4. Couldn’t attend? I realize that there are SmallBizTechnology readers located all over the country (and the world!), so I wanted to share a recap of the event and […]

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10 Solutions for Updating Your Company’s Data Security

What is your favorite tool/solution for quickly improving your company’s data security? 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 BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Adding Two-Factor Authentication The biggest bang for your buck […]

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Intel Small Business Advantage: A One-Stop Solution to Boost Productivity and Security (Interview with Intel’s Chad Constant)

In today’s world, there is an abundance of technology for small businesses, a fact that can sometimes be a blessing and sometimes a curse. On the one hand, nearly any problem you have has a technological solution. On the other hand, many small business owners find themselves gathering so many different programs and apps that […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Entrepreneur Advice to Grow Your Small Business

Smart Hustle Recap: Tips for Work-Life Balance, Security Myths to Avoid, #AskGaryVee Book Review

Small business owners are a particularly diligent and focused group. To make a business successful, they know they must have a certain 24/7 devotion, which means long hours, less downtime and – even when they do unplug – the regular interruption of important, urgent matters. However, it is important for everyone, even small business owners, […]

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5 Great Website Backup Services

What website backup service do you recommend 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. Carbonite Carbonite first caught my eye due to their simple yet striking design. The name is perfect […]