Internet retailers strive to reduce any “friction” associated with an online purchase, and small businesses should heed this with their incoming phone leads. In an industry rife with poor quality of service and antiquated technology, new virtual answering service companies, built on top of VOIP network with systems based in the cloud, are giving the smallest businesses high quality answering service and lead capturing capability—at prices not much higher than “virtual phone systems.”
If you are using a manual time and attendance system, consider replacing it with an automated system and using an experienced and reputable outside payroll service. An automated time and attendance system eliminates the time clock and instead uses a bar code scanner, pin number pad, or an even more technologically advanced system such as a biometric scanner.
Data security is a top concern for companies of all sizes, in all industries. Every business has data that needs to be secured—whether it’s a client’s personally identifiable information, financial records, or confidential business related documentation. Security is the responsibility of each and every one of us—and the actions we take every day in the course of our normal activities can have a huge impact on the overall security of our companies.
There are an alarming number of ways that email can be intercepted or hacked. When you are transmitting personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers, bank accounts, credit card information, and more, you must take important precautions.
There are lots of things you can do to make your business more environmentally friendly, including a lot of things you wouldn’t ordinarily consider “green.” This guide will break down the categories of products that can help make your business greener, one small step at a time.
Your small business might operate in an office in your home, or it might be a manufacturing plant. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, setting up and financing your business’s physical location requires planning and time.
Small Biz Club is the premier destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs. To succeed in business, you have to constantly learn about new things, evaluate what you’re doing, and look for ways to improve—that’s what we’re here to help you do.