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It seems like only yesterday that a one gigabyte (GB) hard drive was considered massive. These days, half a terabyte (TB) is the norm, even for small businesses. Here's a perennial trend you can count on: you will always need more small business storage.

“SMBs are seeing 50-to-70 percent percent Read More
Small businesses rely on technology to reduce costs and increase productivity. As business demands grow against shrinking budgets and resources, the latest small business technology trends emphasize saving money and improving speed. While that's good for a business’ bottom line, the resulting dat Read More
Whether you're launching a small business from scratch or developing a new product within your existing company, validating your idea can prevent you from squandering finances on a product or service your customers won't support. Best of all, you don't need a dedicated budget to perform baseline ma Read More
As the leader of your company, you're tasked with a million things, and it's easy to get caught up in the routine of meeting after meeting after meeting. But what are you missing by being walled in all day? A lot, I'd argue.

That's why I think it's vitally important that the CEO or founder of an Read More
Data shows that customers who buy from a company four times then become likely to place more than half of their future orders with the same firm, for similar goods and services. Those figures—from marketing analytics company SumAll—also show that loyalty can generate as much as 40 percent of your r Read More

The Top 3 Mistakes That Drive Away Customers

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3045 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on August 4, 2013 2:17 pm
Customers can be fickle creatures, and figuring out what they want can vary depending on your particular industry or product. However, customer turn-offs are pretty much the same no matter what type of business you own. We look at three biggest mistakes that drive away customers, and we offer tips Read More

How to Correct a Bad Hire

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3045 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on August 3, 2013 8:47 pm
It's day eight with your new hire, and you are quickly becoming aware of major problems. Perhaps he is turning in incomplete work. Maybe she is taking 90 minute lunches. Or it could be he/she has managed to offend everyone in the office with extreme views.

Before you beat yourself up too much, t Read More

How to Identify and Engage Local Influencers

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3045 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on August 6, 2013 8:03 am
nfluencer marketing is typically a public relations tactic employed and executed by agencies with big budgets on behalf of their clients. However, as small businesses seek out cost-effective ways to reach a new audience, engaging online local influencers is a tactic worth considering. Read More
After entrepreneur Ilya Pozin suggested a list of the "9 things that motivate employees more than money" on Time's small business website, dozens of commenters debated whether or not cash was still king. Some readers worried whether Generation Y's focus on life experiences had dethroned the regular Read More
Several years ago, I had an eye-opening experience while in the midst of venture capital pitches and fundraising discussions for my company, Lendio.com. I remember one particular VC who ruined his chance of partnering with us right from the start when he said:

"I don't know how anyone can be a p Read More
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