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[ 0 ] Apr. 21, 2014

Benefits of Server Virtualization

By Matt Smith There are big benefits to server virtualization. If you’re like many businesses, keeping your servers up and running may be one of the most expensive costs you have to bear. Moreover, maintaining such equipment involves a lot of manpower. Fortunately, there’s a viable alternative: server virtualization. For a long time, this technology […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 14, 2014

Tax Changes Coming In 2014

  Three tax changes small business owners should keep in mind for 2014. By Barbara Weltman Your Estimated Taxes for 2014 Most small businesses don’t pay income tax; their owners do. Sole proprietors, partners, limited liability company members, and S corporation shareholders pay taxes on their share of business profits on their personal returns, and […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 14, 2014

Five Tips To Help Protect Your Data

Five simple tips to protecting your data today. By Greg Smith President and CEO of Accudata Technologies The 2013 CyberSource Online Fraud Report estimated that $3.5 billion dollars were lost in online revenue due to fraud in the U.S. Even more recently, whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden have brought cybersecurity vulnerabilities to light. Unfortunately, when compared […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 14, 2014

Your Small Business Success

Don’t Leave Your Small Business Up To Luck: Tricks of the Trade for Small Business Success By Hunter Hoffmann Head of US Communications, Hiscox USA Most small business owners rarely have time to catch their breath, let alone weed through every advice book, latest app or new gadget. Luckily, there are already a few simple, […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 7, 2014

6 Ways To Put Your Customer First

How do you grow a new small business? One way is to always put your customer first. Follow these six tips from a pro. By Bob La Loggia CEO, Appointment-Plus A good customer experience can make or break your business. Customers are vitally important to your brand, your business, and your bottom line. This may […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 7, 2014

Five Ways To Better Business Brainpower

By Michael Vaughan CEO, The Regis Company Business owners and managers today face a myriad of challenges—a tight market with strong competition, workforce issues, slimming margins and the need to keep pace with technological advancements to name a few. Add to these a rapidly changing environment and a barrage of noise generated from the Internet, […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 7, 2014

Seven Keys To Your Successful Startup

What can you do to increase your chances of a successful startup? By Barry J. Bendes, Partner Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Planning is the key to success. Before you open the doors to your new business, you should take the time to plan for your successful startup  and to put into place a structure for […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 31, 2014

6 Sales Success Tips

Sales superstar shares tips to reach sales success. By Kinja Dixon Regardless of whether a person has been in sales or transitioning, there are a few key fundamentals that must be considered. Some positions in sales have a base plus commission; however, many offer commission only. There are 6 ways to increase the results in […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 31, 2014

7 Leadership Principles For Tough Times

Seven leadership principles for leading in challenging times.  By Retired Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead Founder of STEADFAST Leadership, LLC Today’s business environment is similar to a battlefield. In order to lead through volatile conditions, business leaders must adopt key principles that will guide them through the process of change in order to help themselves, their workforce and the company grow stronger […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 31, 2014

5 Signs You Need To Refresh Your Brand

Follow these signs from a pro that indicate you need to refresh your brand.  Don’t let nostalgia, “nephew art,” or a poor identity hold your business back. By Dan Antonelli CEO and Creative Director, Graphic D-Signs, Inc. It’s understandable why many small business brands need help. Fledgling businesses often exhaust their financial resources paying for […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 24, 2014

Handling Employee Theft

Calling quits on employee theft from day one. By Luis Orbegoso President,  ADT Small Business Whether bundling countless layers of clothes under oversize jackets or hiding merchandise in the depths of stock rooms, small business retail employees are getting creative on how they can deceive their employers under the radar. As a small business owner […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 24, 2014

Crisis Management Strategies

By Lucien Canton During the Midwest floods in 1993, White Star Textile Services in Des Moines found itself faced with an ironic situation. The encroaching flood waters had shut down all six pumps at the local water plant and there wasn’t even enough water to flush toilets, let alone process 100,000 pounds of laundry each […]

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