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Is VoIP in Your Small Business Plans?

Communication plays an important role in any small business organization. An effective communication system enables you to improve your business processes and meet the needs of your customers more efficiently.

Why Business Insurance is a No-Brainer

If you’re about to take your startup company into the new frontier, then you need to have the reassurance of small business insurance on your side. The business world can throw just about anything your way, especially if you’re running a new small business, which is why it’s important to have insurance coverage.

6 Ideas for Boosting Customer Service at Your Small Business

Interested in boosting customer service at your small business? If so, the first thing you need to do is ask yourself how well your team executes it. Spend some time on the floor, investigate weaknesses, highlight strengths, and devise a strategy for improvement.

6 Tips for Improving Your Company’s Credit Rating

Small businesses often find themselves at the mercy of creditors, and their view of your company will often be based in no small part on its credit rating. Some of the factors involved in compiling a credit rating might remain outside of your control and depend on external factors but there are ways to help give your company the best chance of achieving and maintaining a valuably solid credit rating.

eCommerce Today [Infographic]

The ecommerce landscape is rapidly changing. Global spending on eCommerce in 2012 reached just over 1 trillion dollars. 82% of those who shop online still do so through the traditional method of a desktop pc or laptop. However, over the past couple of years, mobile shopping has seen increases year on year with 18% now shopping either through their mobile phone or portable tablet device. This figure was as low as 2% back in 2010.

Double Your Instagram Followers in Just Five Minutes a Day

Instagram is quickly climbing the ranks in the world of social media with more than 150 million users, the majority of which are under the age of 35. Compared to Facebook’s 1 billion users and Twitter’s 500 million, it may not seem like much, but the number continues to rise. By following a few simple steps you can be on your way to more followers in no time.

Getting Tangled Up in Link Networks is a Bad Idea

Many webmasters (and not a few SEOs) are unsure exactly what a link network is. That hazy understanding can lead innocent site owners to pay money to unscrupulous types for a service that will bite them in the behind.

The 3 Stages of Leaflet Distribution

Every small business owner wants to get to the end goal of distribution, leading to an increase in sales and leads. The following infographic dives deep into the graphic side with small but important pointers that non-savvy users may have overlooked, along with understanding the print process and what is right for your needs as a business owner or consumer.

Common Legal Mistakes for Small Businesses

Regardless of the size of your company, the legal aspects of your business are critically important. Unfortunately, many small businesses fail to heed this salient fact, leaving them dangerously vulnerable and subject to serious legal exposure.

Growing Manufacturing Through Quality Processes

Everyone knows what ISO Certification is, or at least understands what it means in concept. However, while ISO Certifications garner alot of attention, the real work of improving quality in manufacturing comes in the adoption of quality processes such as Six Sigma and APQP.