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Plan, organize and collaborate. Productivity starts with these strategies to make your business even more successful. Get tips and tools to efficiently manage your team.

6 Important Steps to Secure Your Business Before an Employee Leaves

Learn how to lock, track, and control your company's BYOD devices with MaaS360 to ensure your business data stays secure when an employee leaves.


Utilize Environmentally-Friendly Tech to Eliminate Paperwork

It’s easy to green your business.


BYOD Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of having your employees use their personal cell phone as their business phone.


Small Business Security: Keeping Data Safe in the Cloud

Ensure your data is safe in the cloud.


MDM Solution for Employee Devices

Top 5 Benefits to Having MDM on Employee Devices

Why a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution beneficial to a company for its employee devices


ELD Mandate Compliance

E-Logs: What Your Fleet Business Needs To Know To Be Compliant

Is your business ready to meet the December 18, 2017 deadline?


Personal and Business Expenses

Why You Need to Separate Your Personal and Business Expenses

Here is all you need to know to avoid tax pain.


Business finance automation

Smart Budgeting: Automating Your Business’s Finances

Start the year off on the right foot with a strategic budget plan that will allow you better mange your finances and have a more lucrative year.


SMART goals

SMART Goals for Your Business: 5 Ways to Achieve Success In 2017

Create realistic new year's resolutions for your business on the mobile workforce and communications technology front that will assist in overall growth for your business.


Real-Time Vehicle Tracking

How Real-Time Vehicle Tracking Will Help Optimize Your Fleet

High-Tech solutions that can help your bottom-line profit.


Managing Your Assets in the Construction Business

Four things you need to know to protect and manage your equipment on job sites.


Wearable technology at work

Wearable Tech: Improving Productivity and Well-Being

How emerging technologies could change the way we work.


New Tech that will Keep you up During Down Times

How emerging technologies are helping farms and construction companies stay productive and maximize their prep for busy seasons.


Mobile Workforce: Optimize Your Business with Fleet Tracking and Timecards

New technology is allowing fleet owners to manage their fleet and employees.


How to Celebrate the Holiday Season Without Sacrificing Productivity

Tips on having holiday fun without compromising your business.


Winter Wisdom: When Working Remotely Boosts Performance and Bottom Line

Techniques and technologies for keeping workers productive.


How Sensor Technology is Making Smart Cities

Municipalities can reap a multiple of benefits through sensors in the areas of garbage collection, transportation and parks and recreation as well as fleet management.


Say No to the Post-Holiday Blues

How to keep your customers after the holiday rush.


Remote Containment Gets Smarter

How high-tech sensors help farmers monitor livestock and equipment.


Smart Farms: Changing the Landscape of Agriculture in America

From practical to technical, business leaders are adapting new techniques to make themselves more efficient while growing their bottom line.


Secure Your Workplace with New Technology

Privacy and security are fundamental for any small business, so here is what you need to know with new technology that will keep your business secure.


Fleet management spotlight: 6 tips to gear up for winter

Winter is coming 6 tips to prepare your fleet for the cold winter months.


Is Your BYOD Spiraling out of Control? Here’s Help

How to avoid your BYOD spinning out of control. Ways to optimize this business model.


How to Use Tech to Hire the Best

Discovering top talent with technology.


Business Continuity Solutions for Retail

How to ensure it’s business as usual when the unexpected strikes.


Why Cloud Security is Essential for Keeping your Business Safe

New technology is emerging and making it easier for mid-size businesses to share and collect data.


Hot Trends in the Residential Construction Industry

Increasing your company’s efficiency with new technologies


Is Your Farm Winter-Ready?

Steps you should take before the first snowfall


Driver Scorecards: Why they are Beneficial for the Fleet Industry

Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding your drivers’ abilities


Business Continuity Solutions for Agriculture

Business Continuity Solutions for Agriculture

How to prevent disruption during crises


Ride the Pokémon wave and watch your business grow

Learn how to take advantage of the Pokémon craze by downloading the app to grow your business.


Checklist: Check fraud and how your small business can avoid it

A checklist of tips on how to stay one-step ahead of the criminals, and the benefits of adapting new technology like mobile payments.


Is your retail business ready for September storm season?

Business continuity solutions that will keep your business running through a hurricane


The ABCs of getting your business ready for the holiday season

From stock to staff to cash register, planning ahead means you will be better prepared for the holiday rush


Cloud basics for business

Everything you need to know about running your business in the cloud


Checklist: 5 Advantages of Cloud Computing for Your Business

Why your business needs to embrace this new trend


Why Business Continuity Solutions are Essential in Today’s Marketplace

How to keep your business running during internet disruptions


Sensors: Changing the Retail World as we know it

Everything you need to know about integrating sensors into your store


Responding to Disaster

How sensors and other connected devices can help your business recover


Business Continuity Solutions for Healthcare

Everything you need to know about preventing disruption during disasters.


Five Benefits of High Tech Fleet Management

Five Benefits of High Tech Fleet Management

New technology will help grow your business.


Calling all Entrepreneurs: Best tips on maximizing productivity

Plan, stay organized, and grow your business


The Power of A Name

Your business name means everything, so plan wisely for the future.


Continuous Strategic Planning Equals Success

How to stay ahead of the game in business


Cool office décor engages and motivates employees

Join the office design revolution and watch your business grow


How To Practice Sustainable Farming

Utilize technology on the farm and boost your bottom line


Five Tips on Getting Your Business in the News

Earned media will grow your brand and sales.


Top Etiquette Rules for Video Conferencing

What you need to know when the camera is on.


Increasing Your Internet of Things I.Q.

IoT is now the “be all and end all” these days, but it’s important that you understand both its strengths and limitations.


Protecting Your Website From Hackers: Seven Critical Elements

Here are the steps your business needs to take in order to stay one step ahead of hackers.


Using Smart Technology to Keep Your Workforce Healthy and Happy

Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.


Tips On Running a Successful Virtual Business

21st century technology is allowing small and medium sized businesses to grow their online presence


Common Misconceptions About Building an App

Many business owners think building an app is expensive, but think again.


Why desktops and laptops are still the choice for professionals

Smartphones and tablets are popular, but are they really a productive tool for today’s busy professional?


How to optimize your bus fleet this school year

There is new fleet technology out on the market that will help school districts across the USA save lots of money


Ask questions to improve your FAQ page

The FAQ is now one of the most important pages on your website.


Hackers compromise business bank accounts across the USA

Tips on how your fleet business can stay one step ahead of the cybercrimals


Make Next Year’s Tax Prep Easier With Wireless Form Solutions

Wireless form solutions tied to accounting and operations will make your life a lot easier.


5 Small Business Tax Mistakes to Watch For

There are many common tax misconceptions that both fledgling and experienced business owners are guilty of.


Upgrade Your Business With Business Intelligence Software

Easily gather fragmented data sets and translate it into information you can use.


Monitor Every Aspect of Your Commercial Building With Wireless Sensors

Whether it's temperature, moisture or movement, knowing what's happening in your building helps you save money.


Use Big Data to Personalize Healthcare

Using data from various sources allows you to draw a comprehensive picture of the patient as an individual and offer a tailored healthcare package.


Become More Tech Savvy: Take a Course

Take advantage of a wealth of courses, both online and in-person, to become a power user.


Choosing The Right Fleet Management Solution

The fleet industry is on the verge of a revolution through the use of faster, better, more sophisticated productivity tools.


The 10 Best Apps for Business

Run your business from anywhere with these top apps.


How to Manage Online Complaints

Turn around one-star reviews to create customers for life.


How to Integrate HR Software Into Your Business

Software can streamline processes and drastically increase productivity.


Should You Invest In Enterprise Resource Planning?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a key tool for managing production, order processing and inventory.


Can Business Process Outsourcing Help Your Business?

Firms with repeatable processes and structured data, such as financial services, insurance and healthcare are most ripe for outsourcing.


How to Compete With Amazon

Even if Amazon sells something cheaper than you can buy it, the trick is to market your expertise and service.


Year-end Check Up: Get Your Business Ready For The New Year

Survey your customers, budget for new business endeavors, and invest more in mobile and tech.


Find a Great eCommerce Platform

In a market as saturated as the ecommerce platform market, it can be difficult to figure out which platform best meets your needs.


Finding The Right Point of Sale System For You

Choosing a POS system can be overwhelming. We help break down the capabilities that will make it easier to run and grow your business.


5 Great Business Plan Software Platforms

Lay out each step of your plan to ensure your success.


Use GPS and Time Tracking Software to Boost Productivity

Monitor everyone's time—and make sure nobody is wasting it.


How to Craft a New Equipment Budget Policy

Build a framework for IT to plan for new equipment expenses.


8 Tips For Optimizing Your CRM For The Holidays

To get the most out of your sales this holiday season, leverage your customer relationship management system in the best ways possible.


The 5 Best Website Builders

Having your own site is more professional, customizable, and cheaper to sell through—and you don’t need to be a coder to build your own.


Crafting a Wearable Device Policy

A wearables policy should be designed to protect company data and staff by outlining the acceptable use of wearable devices.


How To Use Technology To Take a Vacation From Your Business

Set up email auto-responders, schedule social media posts with Hoot Suite, and take pocket Wi-Fi with you to stay connected.


Choose The Right CRM For Your Business

Important factors to look for are flexibility, ease of deployment, real-time activity tracking, if it's cloud based, automated reporting & analysis, and mobility.


8 Steps to Implementing a Successful Automation Process

There's a continuum between limited intervention—with moderate business impact and low risk—and full automation, with higher business impact and higher risk.


Designing a Precision Agriculture Strategy

Increase your savings and productivity while reducing your environmental impact.


Future-Proof Your Business

You need to allow for upgrades, and for scaling.


How Often Should I Upgrade My Tech?

Knowing what to upgrade and when can confound business owners. Don't wait until a problem occurs before assessing the needs of your company.


10 Things to Look For to Guide Your Tech Buying Decisions

Review this list before you waste a single dime or second evaluating new technology.


What Data Should I Be Gathering to Help My Business?

Collecting key data allows you to understand your customer base and increase revenues.


What To Look For In a Business Desktop

How much power, storage, graphics, expansion capacity, security features and warranty do you need?


Choosing The Right External Hard Drive

Things to look for include speed, reliability, ease of use, and versatility.


Flawed Data Can Be Fatal For Your Business

Luckily there’s software to audit, identify and report changes to your data.


Create a Beautiful, Custom-Branded App Without a Programmer

Software like FileMaker Pro 13 allows you to create simple, gorgeous database-backed apps with helpful templates and ample assistance.


Boost Your Marketing By Personalizing Your Ads

Maintain the personal touch through personalized email marketing, localized social media, & ad retargeting.


3 Helpful Inventory Management Reports

Avoid overstocking and out-of-stock losses with inventory management reports.


Who Are The Best Big Data Vendors For Professional Services?

Here’s what makes Accenture, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers stand out from the rest.


How Retailers Are Using Big Data

Big Data is improving store management efficiency and marketing promotions, as well as providing a seamless customer experience.


What to Look for in a Projector for Business

Connection choices, lamp life, and data image quality are a good place to start.


Plumping Up Farm Security

Tips for farm owners on how to meet their unique security needs.


How Big Data is Changing Healthcare

Big data can help health care businesses proactively assess costs, health status and risk for your patient populations.


You Need a Security Strategy For Your Retail Business

Supervise the selling floor and make it difficult for retail theft to happen with these handy tips.


What Should You Look for in a Printer for Business?

Price, along with speed and reliability. So who makes the best printers for enterprise?


The Big Data Advantage for Construction

Big data mining is starting to impact the construction industry in a big way.


SEO Basics for Small and Medium Businesses

If you have a small or medium size business and want to be found on search engines, you need search engine optimization (SEO).


How to Prevent and Mitigate the Risk of Your Site Crashing

Decrease the likelihood of a site failure and mitigate the damage if one does occur.


Minimize The Risk of Ransomware Hijacking Your Business

Ransomware is a scary new frontier in the world of digital crime.


Should You Invest in a Solid State Drive Server For Your Business?

Solid State Drive servers are pricier and have less capacity than Hard Disc Drives, so what are their advantages?


Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Tech For Your Business

Failure to develop a technology vision, buying “leading edge” rather than best fit, and not establishing a budget are just some of the mistakes you can plan to avoid.


Four Technology Goals For Your Business This Year

Whether it's upgrading your cyber security or upgrading from Windows XP, planning helps ensure you achieve your goals.


4 Ways To Use Technology to Get on Top of Your Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is every business owner’s least favorite thing—here’s how to optimize yours.


Unify Your Google Product Marketing With Google My Business

Google My Business connects you directly with customers, whether they’re looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+


Don’t Assume You’re Too Small to Attract Cybercrime

Hackers follow the path of least resistance, and often view small- and medium-businesses as the best entry points to a larger organization. Here’s how you can improve your cyber security.


A Universal Integrator For Electronic Health Records Now Exists

Get Real Health has created a system that syncs patients’ medical records regardless of which platform their Electronic Health Record is on, granting patients and their doctors easy access.


5 IT Terms All Small Business Owners Should Know

Technology affects every business, no matter its size. We examine some of the technology terms small business owners need to know.


The Advantages of Paperless Project Sites

Drawings, change orders, claims and dispute “paperwork” can be digitally transmitted from office to job site to owner using integrated applications.


How You Can Use WhatsApp For Your Business

WhatsApp could do more for businesses than Facebook or Twitter.


Use Google to Track Flu

Cut down on sick time for your business with flu tracking.


Support a Cause

How doing good can help you build your small business' reputation


Boost Post-Holiday Retail Sales

Avoid post-holiday sales slumps with special offers and incentives.


Taking Shift-Planning to the Next Level

Employee scheduling and time-clocking software can help your small business operate more effectively.


Use Your Winter Downtime to Plan Ahead

Think of this time as an opportunity to put more effort into planning, marketing, and networking.


Can You Afford to Upgrade Your Technology?

The more relevant question is: can you afford not to upgrade your technology? You need to be laser-focused on the difference between a cost and an investment to figure out the answer.


Winter-proof your business

What to do if your phone or the power goes out, how to manage sick employees, and more.


Gaining a Competitive Advantage

Four ways to boost creativity in the workplace


7 Ways to Help Your Business Plan a Backup Strategy

According to a wise and ancient sage named Murphy, if anything can go wrong -- it will. Here's how to be prepared for that moment.


Location, Location, Location

Pick the right property site for your retail store.


Conduct a Year-End Review

Three steps to starting the new year on solid ground


Three Best SaaS Solutions for Scheduling Business Appointments

Make your scheduling easier with these great apps and platforms.


5 Ways to Improve Your Website Without Completely Overhauling It

A few simple elements can make your Web site more appealing to users.


4 Steps to Turn Struggling Employees into High Achievers

Avoid costly turnover by addressing performance issues head on.


Getting Personal

Managing your personal brand to grow your small business


Make Your Customers Feel Safe Online

If your customers don't feel safe online, they aren’t going to buy from you.


Work With Online Reviewers

How to manage your relationship with people who usually aren't professionals.


6 Ways to Use a Database to Grow Your Business

The more you know about your customers, the better you can sell to them.


6 Steps to Plan Your Local Marketing Campaign

From geo-location to blogging, here's what you need to consider.


Train Employees on a Budget

Use online technology to easily and affordably develop employees' skills.


Staying Liquid

Four ways to improve working capital during the off-season


Do You Need to Hire More Employees?

Learn to spot the signs that you need more help.


How to Secure Grazing Pasture From Your Phone

A new online platform makes pasture leasing as simple as possible: a landowner agrees to let a rancher graze a plot for a set amount of time at a certain cost.


Online Reputation Management Tips

If you don't define your brand online, your customers and competitors will do it for you.


How Document Management Software Can Help Your Business

No matter what size or type of business you run, chances are you’re overwhelmed with incoming files – both paper and electronic documents. Document management software can put important documents at your fingertips in seconds and help you keep everything organized.


Payday Small Business Loans

Using Micro-Lending As an Alternative to Payday Small Business Loans


How to Easily Keep Track of Your Construction Businesses' Expenses

Take the pain out of budgeting with these software options.


10 Tips for Taming Upset Customers

Learn how to respond appropriately in difficult situations.


Keep Your Employees Healthy This Winter

Learn how minimizing sick days can save your company money and improve productivity.


How Do You Find Quality Employees?

Exploring the world beyond Craigslist.


Three Ways to Define Your Brand Voice

Figuring out how to speak to your audience is key to shaping people’s perception of what you are doing and selling.


How To Build Customer Loyalty

Loyalty comes down to giving people a reason to shop at your business, rather than going across town or hopping online and spending their money at a larger, better-known company.


How to Set Up a Small Business 401k Program

Choosing a cost-effective plan requires a close examination of fees.


Is It Worth Accepting BitCoins?

Depending on your industry, accepting Bitcoins could be a good idea for your business.


How to Buy the Right Cell Phone for Your Business

These factors will help you decide the best way for your employees to stay in touch.


Choosing the Best Web Hosting For You

What to look for in a Web hosting provider -- and what to avoid.


Increase Gift Card Sales This Holiday Season

How retailer Beauty Collection uses gift card sales to boost business and generate new clients


How to Set a Budget for Your Construction Business

A step-by-step process for building a financial plan you can stick to


Managing Workplace Dynamics

How to increase positive energy and boost customer experiences


Provide Top-Notch Customer Service

How to get the most out of employee training


Doctor works with electronic medical records on screen

Navigating Electronic Charting

How to implement digital records in a small medical practice.


Protect Your Business from Hackers Without Breaking the Bank

Don’t leave your customers’ data open to theft.


Get Organized With Online Appointment Scheduling

Whether scheduling an appointment with a client, arranging a product demo for a new prospect, or planning a personal lunch with a friend, online appointment schedules let you manage everything in one place.


Businesses must chose from a plethora of social media options these days

Leveraging Social Media to Turn Engagement Into Profit

Teddie Kossof Salon shares the strategy that helped the business grow and maintain its customer base.


Business owner discussing benefits with employees

How to Choose the Right Employee Benefits Plan for Your Small Business

Finding the right balance between managing costs and recruiting and retaining employees is key.


Small business employees conducting a meeting

Four Task Tools to Increase Employee Productivity

Project-management platforms increase collaboration, improve organization and streamline processes.


Small business employees working on website

Why Your Website URL Matters

From going beyond the .com to choosing a memorable domain name, here are the dos and don’ts of ensuring you have the right website address for your small business.


Small business outsourced customer service

Find the Right Customer Support Solution for Your Business

It’s easy to misidentify the right customer support for your unique small-business requirements. Here are some tips for how to find the right one.


Business team working on small business branding

Branding 101: Building Your Identity is as Important as Your Product or Service

Stick to these basics to create a clear and concise brand identity as a successful small business.


Small business employee punching into work

Increase Accuracy and Revenue With Hourly Billing Apps

Using mobile technology to take the stress out of hours of service.


Small business employee making cold calls

Successful Cold Calling Strategies

How to build your prospect list through cold calling, and pitfalls to avoid.


Prospective employees shaking hands

The Art of Successful Networking as a Small Business

Quick and easy ways to rapidly grow your connections.


Business owner tracking expenses the old-fashioned way

Keeping Track of Deductible Expenses

If you want to save money come tax season, you need to know exactly where your money has been going.


Small business employee confused by software compliance

The Confusing World of Software Compliance

Software license agreements have always been a source of bewilderment. We take you through everything you need to know about them.


Business owner holding help wanted sign

Is Crowdsourcing a Viable Hiring Solution for Your Business?

Reaching out to the masses for employee referrals isn't for everyone.


Small business owner offering samples

Unconventional Launch Strategies That Will Get Your New Business Noticed

Make your grand opening extra special with buzz-worthy promotional ideas.


Small business employees chatting in office

Shared Office Spaces

From subletting to office shares, we explore the pros and cons of shared office space.


Business owner explaining work to part-time staff

Effectively Manage Your Part-Time, Freelance or Seasonal Workers

Put systems into place to communicate assignments, schedules and feedback.


Branded merchandise raises brand awareness

Would Merchandise Advertising Work for Your Business?

From reusable bags to coffee mugs, you can successfully increase your brand awareness through everyday items.


Home healthcare provider working with patient

Digital Marketing Management for the In-Home Care Sector

Find out how Sequoia Senior Solutions is getting more sales-ready leads from the Internet.


Small business owner taking online training courses

How Online Business Training Can Help You Stay Ahead

Tap into online resources to give you a competitive edge.


Cost-Effective Ways to Travel

Sending your sales department on the annual trip doesn’t have to break the bank. From transport to dining, here are ways to save money.


Wireless POS Success Story

Learn how one business successfully integrated a POS system into their daily routine.


Business owner shaking hands with employee

Raises, Promotions and Your Bottom Line

Strategies for keeping incentives high, without breaking the bank.


Business owner conducting interview

How to Attract Top Job Candidates

Snag the best applicants from the big guys.


Friends looking at mobile-friendly small business website on phone

Why Your Website Should Be Mobile-Friendly

Reaching customers through their phones.


Employees huddled around computer browsing online site for small business

Three Ways to Increase Your Business’ Online Engagement

Drive traffic to your small business site with solid marketing and communications.


Small business owner using tablet

6 Reasons You Need a Tablet at Your Small Business

This must-have gadget can change the way you do business.


Patient signing out and paying healthcare bill

Manage Your Cash Flow With Recurring Billing Platforms

Software takes the pain out of collecting monthly payments.


Shoppers throwing money into small business

Crowdfunding: Could It Work for Your Small Business?

Capitalizing on this booming financing trend.


Employees collaborating over small business IT solutions

Which IT Solution Is Right for Your Business?

For small businesses, cloud-based solutions are key.


Locking up small business data digitally is the first step in securing your company

How Secure Is Your Small Business from Digital Attacks?

If you’re someone who thinks your small business is “too small” to be subject to attack -- think again.


Customer making purchase at a small business.

Putting Big Data to Work for Small and Medium Businesses

Small businesses that have deployed business intelligence and analytics solutions in their planning are 51 percent more likely than peers to expect revenues to rise.


Small business owners must automate their workforce management solutions to help manage how the ACA affects their companies

Automate Workforce Solutions to Manage How the ACA Affects Your Business

Small businesses need better solutions to calculate employee eligibility and benefits, and to develop proactive strategies to manage Affordable Care Act compliance and costs.


Business owner working on accounting at desk

Find the Right Online Accounting Tools for Your Business

A quick walk through some of the best options on the market right now.


Computer screen prepared to search engine results on computer

Why Today's Businesses Need Search Engine Optimization

Turn your website into a high-ranking page with the help of an effective SEO strategy.


Small business owner holding her phone near train platform

The Best Apps for On-the-Go Business Owners

Using these outstanding apps, even the busiest of business owners can travel without worry.


Businessman writing out plan using chalkboard

4 Programs That Will Simplify Writing Your Business Plan

Painlessly draft that much-needed business plan with user-friendly software.


Disaster preparedness is integral for small business owners

Disaster Preparedness: Whether It's a Server Going Down or a Tornado, You Need to Have a Plan

No matter how you define “disaster,” you need your business to be as prepared for it as your home -- if not more so.


Computer, tablet and phone with small business meeting in background

Is Your Technology Budget Prepared for a Customer Boom?

Learn how to take control of technology as your business grows.


Co-workers using collaboration software on tablet

Project Collaboration Software Can Help Your Business Run More Efficiently

Eight platforms that improve the productivity and efficiency of teamwork.


Small business owners addressing a team of freelancers

Making the Most of Online Staffing Services

Online staffing services give you more personal control in finding quality part-time employees.


Business owner discussing benefits with employees

Efficiently Manage Your Employee Benefits

From keeping track of vacation days to making sure your business is up to the latest standards, here are the tools you need to manage your business' benefit programs.


Employer talking with employee

Is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) the Right Policy for Your Business?

If security is a concern you’ll probably want to issue your own devices. Otherwise, it's worth weighing up the costs and benefits of letting employees use their own devices.


Business owner working on website

What to Avoid When Creating a Website for Your Business

From that auto-playing music to SEO don’ts, here are some design principles to steer away from with your business website.


Business owner on laptop

What's Your Digital Strategy for Gaining New Customers?

Digital tools exist to help grow your business. Here are some of the best.


How to Build a ‘Green’ Reputation, and Save Money Too

Going green -- and letting your customers know all about it -- can save money and increase your turnover.