If you have XP machines humming away in your small business, you need to know that as of April 8, Microsoft will no longer support XP. That means no security fixes, software patches or technical support.
If you feel stuck, you may be able to get more revved up and accomplish more by pursuing some strategies to boost productivity and work smarter, not harder. Here are some essential ways to prioritize work, in order to move forward and break out of a rut.
In the age of entrepreneurship, small businesses are increasingly learning how to adapt to a consumer-based market. As a result, it’s important to keep on top of new practices that will help give your business a competitive edge. Check out these emerging top small business trends in 2014.
Some things you just can’t skimp on. When your business is small and growing, investing in the right tools is one of the best decisions you can make. Some of these tools carry hefty price tags, but their benefits make them worth the splurge.
You might not see it on the surface, but your company collects tons of data. With every visit to your website and every transaction that takes place there, you should be collecting the basic demographic information of your buyers and what they like to buy.
Let’s face it, the reason you started your own business was hardly to wear the hat of system admin and spend your days worrying about the security and impregnability of your online systems, customer data and IP, was it?
Creating a mobile app and selling it through Google Play or iTunes is undoubtedly one of the best ways to make money online, and has incredibly low barriers to entry with a disproportionately large potential pay-off.
Often, cash-strapped startups look to free software to help solve their day-to-day problems. Unfortunately, not every free app is designed as well as Google Drive or Evernote. Many are rendered unusable by poor interfaces or a lack of technical support. Some apps work well, but are not designed to grow with a business.
If you have been in business for the last couple of decades, you have read about (and perhaps have employed) new technology that improves small business efficiencies. So how can you evaluate which is the essential software you should be leveraging daily, versus what isn’t so necessary?
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