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It's becoming clear that cloud computing is a game changer. Cloud computing is literally changing the face of business today. As a small business owner you have no choice but to adapt to the changing environment. From Internet only businesses, to Mom and Pop stores, cloud based software has changed everything. From how we place orders for supplies, to how we pay our taxes, everything is changing. (more…)

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It's a foregone conclusion that software is migrating to the cloud. From MS Word, to totally new software and ideas, most productivity software for small business will be cloud based in the near future. In fact, pretty much any software you currently use, other than your operating system, will eventually all be cloud based. As a small business owner, you want to choose cloud based applications that save both time and money but, that actually work. Here are my five tips  for choosing well. (more…)

E-commerce is one of the more prominent successes of the Internet. It has enabled small businesses to cut costs, diversify product offerings, and reach, hitherto, untapped markets.    Many of these benefits depend on your choice of an e-commerce solution and how flexible it is to accommodate your small business needs. This week, we will review Vendorama – a flexible e-commerce solution. We will look at its features, interface and see how it can be of use to you. (more…)

  Many small business owners don't even realize they're using the cloud to do business. They may use email in the cloud, social media in the cloud, and might even do banking in the cloud and not understand that they are already, using cloud based apps. Many small business owners jump right in with both feet quickly adopting new technologies, eager to save money and offer new services to their clients. Some small business owners act a little slower, and are uneasy about trusting someone else with their and their clients' private information and data. Becoming educated about the realities of cloud computing can help dispel myths and irrational fears. Read the following blog posts to get a good overview of why your small business should embrace cloud computing. (more…)

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Five Tips To Help Small Businesses Organize Data

By Stephanie Watson, 29 May 2012

Most small businesses have extraordinary amounts of data to store, keep safe and organized. If it's not stored properly it can be difficult to find the file you need when you need it. This can be a big time and money waster for a small business. Here are five tips to help your small business organize data better to avoid waiting time, money and effort. (more…)

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It's likely you've encountered problems in your business that were tough to solve. You're not alone. There are a lot of land mines you'll have to dodge as you work to make your business a success. You can run into a variety of issues that could cause you to stumble, like miscommunication between team members, client product delivery mishaps, project overruns and missed deadlines to name a few. Using a project management approach in your business can help you overcome these obstacles so you can be successful. It will help you minimize confusion, rework, errors and best of all, it can help you delight your customers. That's why we created this free eBook. Here's what's inside: (more…)

[caption id="attachment_13574" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Planning a small business project"][/caption] One of the many hats small business owners wear is called project management. Project management is simply setting an objective to do something -- create a marketing piece, update your website, develop a new product -- and then getting it done. There are a million little things that need to be done to accomplish the objectives you set out to do -- planning and organizing resources like people, money and time -- so that’s where project management comes in.  (more…)

It's imperative that small businesses, in order to stay lean, pay close attention to their accounting. From time and project tracking, to improved productivity, to accurate invoicing, all these issues relate to accounting. You have to track time and projects in order to send accurate invoices. You have to account for all of the functions of your contractors and staff in order to improve productivity. Without addressing all these issues, and monitoring your results, there is no real way to plan for the future of your business. Here are five tips that can help you move your business in the right direction.  (more…)

Whether you're an individual trying to plan a family reunion, a small business of one who needs project management and invoicing capabilities, or a business with hundreds of employees that need human resource solutions, cloud based applications offer access to technological solutions unheard of just a few years ago. The cloud has removed the barriers to entry for any business. If you have an idea for a business, you can get started in days or weeks regardless of your skill level or the health of your bank  account. All technology needs can be met with a small monthly fee instead of a huge upfront fee to have in-house solutions developed. (more…)

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Online software (aka cloud apps), as opposed to traditional software installed on your computer, enables you to move your business forward faster, easier and cheaper than ever. As the cloud becomes a more popular option for small business, your choices for accomplishing what you need done expand. Let's look at a couple of examples on how the cloud can be uses and what are the pros and cons of working in the cloud. (more…)