Tips to Help Keep Your Small Business Database in Order

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Every business today, regardless of its size, will benefit significantly from a well maintained database. However, when it comes to the small businesses, there are several areas in which they struggle. Some of the areas include emailing and social media among others. This is what leads most business owners to ask the question, which is the best program for a database? Continue reading

E-Commerce and Understanding Taxes across Different States

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A major strength of running an e-commerce shop is that you aren’t limited to a local customer base. People in different states, or even across the globe, can buy your products. You aren’t limited by geography or distance to make a sale, but with people buying around the world does come with extra difficulties. You’ll need to find solutions for a lot of things like shipping and customs, but a major problem many e-commerce owners don’t think about is local and state taxes. Continue reading

You Don't Have to Be a Big Company to Utilize Big Data

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A business doesn’t necessarily have to be big to be able to make data-driven decisions using massive online and offline information sources. Big data isn’t restricted to big companies with huge budgets. These days, small businesses can also harness the resource to make wise and evidence-based decisions for their company. About three fourths of small businesses lack a strategy to incorporate data analytics. Continue reading

What Makes SEO So Important for Small Businesses in 2017?

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No one said running a business is an easy job. Going gets especially tough for independent brands, which need to establish their own brand image from scratch. Marketing is all about digital media now. No one relies on a print medium to reach out to the target audiences who have his or her head buried in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Businesses that target a more tech-savvy market often rely on different forms of digital marketing including social media marketing and SEM for reaching out to the right audience. Continue reading

5 Useful Tools for the Small Business Techie

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Some entrepreneurs and small business owners are more technologically inclined than others, but it is nearly inconceivable to think that a small company will be able to survive these days without the assistance of technology. In today's highly competitive business climate, entrepreneurs should take advantage of the many tech tools available to enhance their business processes.

Here are five tools that will appeal to all small business owners, particularly those who think of themselves as being techies: Continue reading

3 Key Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business Owners + Entrepreneurs

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Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a critical issue in the small business and entrepreneurship communities, as well as a regular news topic. Whether it’s Wikileaks’ latest info dump or the latest cyber crimes + data breaches, cybersecurity has moved to the forefront of business concerns. Continue reading

A Definitive Look at SaaS

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways of running and paying for software applications. Thanks to this innovative technology, companies no longer have to install software on a personal server, because they can run an application on an account with an SaaS provider. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Need SSL Certificate?

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The Internet Security Threat Report released by Symantec revealed some startling facts about business information security. The report has found that spear-phishing campaigns have increased by 55% from 2015. Businesses, especially budding ones are put at a higher risk of viral attacks that may lead to grave information and financial losses. Continue reading

How Startups Are Protecting Their Business Data

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Every organization is being forced to recognize that protecting its data is a priority now. Big, established companies have the resources to hire security consultants and support huge IT data teams, but smaller companies and startups are left to fend for themselves. Startups especially are at risk. 63% of startups who make it to their 4th year are still in danger of collapse. One data breach could push them over the edge before they even get that far. Here are six ways that cash-hungry startups are protecting their data. Continue reading

Why 1 in 5 Businesses Have Problems With Data Loss

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According to Paragon Software Group, more than one in five businesses have experienced data loss causing a significant impact on their business. A hit to a company's bottom line and loss of consumer faith are just a few side effects of data loss. But why does it happen in the first place? Here’s a look at why so many businesses have problems with data loss and how to prevent it. Continue reading

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