Is your small business protected from hackers and other cyber-attacks? You may think all you really need is a firewall and an antivirus program, but that’s not true at all. You need to have multiple layers of security to make certain no one can break through your defenses and steal or destroy your data. If you only have limited protection, you may find that your network is easily compromised after just one simple attack. Using a combination of the following will lock down many different avenues of entry into your network via multiple layers of security. (more…)
When deadlines are missed and goals aren’t met, it is a manager’s instinct to identify a quick solution. What tool can we use to streamline our process, or enable better communication?
It is tempting to think that lagging productivity is something that can just be solved through technology. And it’s just as tempting to assume that these problems never stem from deeply rooted issues with employee morale, how teams coordinate, and managerial standards. (more…)
As a small business owner, you’re undoubtedly on a tight time crunch with limited resources to draw upon compared to many of your more established competitors. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools to use online that can give your small business a competitive edge to get noticed amongst the clamor of advertising that is bombarding consumers.
Keep an open mind
Fed up with endless expensive “business” subscriptions for your favorite management products like Office, Adobe Products, and Dropbox? Check out the open source community. The open source community is an online and offline community working together to create non-proprietary alternatives and new projects. Their goals stretch far beyond creating free software (freeware), but the products and support this community can provide small businesses is extensive.
There is one area of business that very few business owners, managers or entrepreneurs really enjoy working on and that’s finance. Unless you happen to be an accountant, this is probably one aspect of business management that you try your best to ignore.
But it’s important that all businesses, charities and enterprises don’t ignore or do poor work on their finances either. For a small business it could be the difference between thriving and going bust. For a charity it could be the difference between helping those in need and falling short.
So with that in mind, how can technology help you to manage your all important accounts?
Whether you are an entrepreneur who’s just starting out or a seasoned small business owner, you probably have one thing in common. Chances are you want to cut the costs of doing business. In addition to increasing profits, this allows you to reinvest in your own success. There are a number of creative ways that entrepreneurs can cut their costs. Here are ten strategies that will help you slash expenses quickly and efficiently.