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.
Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. However, some business names can be real stinkers. Therefore, if I may invoke a line from another famous production—Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade—choose wisely!
Eventually almost every small business owner will need to issue a policy on using personal devices for business so here’s a primer on the main benefits and risks when employees are allowed to BYOD (bring your own device).
Who invented the light bulb? If you said Thomas Edison, you’d only be partly correct. Edison never took credit for solely inventing the light bulb. He acknowledged it took a team of diverse talent with a passion for excellence.
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a frantic new business owner. One of his clients—a very large company—had an outstanding invoice that was 90 days past due. Concerned and cash-strapped, he wanted to know what he should do.
You can’t always turn a reluctant customer into a buyer. Your product simply isn’t going to be right for everyone. But I think it’s more important to understand the bigger picture and take an “organic” approach to turning the corner and closing the sale with a reluctant buyer, and it all starts with your self image.
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