Sales Ace: These Productivity Tips Will Make You Better

We live in the age of distraction. If it’s not the hundredth urgent email in your inbox that blows your focus, maybe it’s your IT staff pounding on your door with another technology emergency. Whatever the circumstance, you may be tired of looking in the mirror only to see bags […]

By | 2018-05-29T06:46:19+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Business, Business Value, Sales Ace|Comments Off on Sales Ace: These Productivity Tips Will Make You Better

Secure your business with these IT policies

Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee handbook, and ensure your employee reads through it and signs off on agreeing to abide by them. Having measures in place drastically reduces the chances of a security breach. Here are four areas to keep in mind when developing your own.

By | 2018-05-23T10:16:52+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Security|Comments Off on Secure your business with these IT policies

Can Your Business Survive A Disaster?

Disasters. They do happen -- it’s only a matter of ‘when’. While most businesses acknowledge it, surveys show that only one in four companies worldwide have adequate protection in the event of a major disruption. We’re not talking about insurance here, but a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan that could save you thousands of dollars in losses and worse, a business closure. If you haven’t heard much about what DR is, this post will help you gain some insight about what it is and how it can affect the future of your business.

By | 2018-05-23T10:30:59+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Business Continuity|Comments Off on Can Your Business Survive A Disaster?

The true story of an SMB attacked by hackers

When big companies like Dropbox or Ashley Madison are hacked, the whole world hears about it. But how often do you hear about cyber attacks on the SMBs of the world? Probably not often, or never. Well, today, that’s all about to change. The NY Times recently ran an article telling the story of a small business, just like you, who suffered a major cyber attack. Here’s the story, and some ideas as to how to protect your business.

By | 2018-05-23T10:36:56+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Security|Comments Off on The true story of an SMB attacked by hackers

Simplifying business intelligence

When it comes to business intelligence, you may think there’s no easier way to simplify your data than to organize it into a graph or chart. Business owners have been using this method for decades, so what else could be better than that? Well, a new product on the market is striving to make business intelligence even simpler. Here’s the scoop.

By | 2018-05-23T10:39:32+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Business Intelligence|Comments Off on Simplifying business intelligence

More to social media value than meets the eye

When it comes to social media, figuring just what, if any, value it offers your business can be complicated. There is no exact science when it comes to figuring it out and even experts disagree as to just what is and is not important when measuring the value of your company's social media. The reality is that there is no tried and true method to solving this enigma, but we will offer you some advice on how you can uncomplicate the mystery.

By | 2018-05-23T10:42:11+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Business Value|Comments Off on More to social media value than meets the eye

Top YouTube marketing tips

If you’re not considering YouTube for your business’s marketing strategy, you’re truly missing out on one of the most powerful marketing platforms out there. YouTube gives you the opportunity to establish your business’s unique brand and personality through video. If you’re just starting out on YouTube marketing and don’t have a specific strategy in mind, check out these tips to create great videos and attract more viewers.

By | 2018-05-23T10:45:38+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top YouTube marketing tips

Your business can fight ‘rant’ sites

When a person searches for your company on Google or any other search engine and sees a negative review from a ‘rant’ site, it can have significant repercussions to your online reputation. That’s because more people are likely to see something, and even click on it, when a page turns up on the first page of search results. It is important your company acts swiftly to push these negative reviews off the first page of search results. Here is some advice for fighting back against these ‘rant’ sites.

By | 2018-05-23T10:50:00+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your business can fight ‘rant’ sites

Understanding Google Analytics

In today’s competitive business world, it’s imperative that you have a thorough understanding of who your visitors are and what are their expectations. If you’re looking for a powerful analytical tool for your company’s website, Google Analytics one of the best options in the market. Yet trying to understand Google Analytics and its strategic use can make your head spin. If you’re just starting out, here’s an overview of Google Analytics and its key metrics that are noteworthy.

By | 2018-05-23T10:52:06+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Business Intelligence|Comments Off on Understanding Google Analytics

Keep the lights on and your business running

There is nothing worse than having a productive day at the office become undone due to a power outage. Losing power for even a single minute can have far reaching effects on your company’s operations as you need to make sure everything is running properly and all data is accounted for. While power outages can be a nuisance, with proper preparation you’ll have no trouble in persevering when the lights go off.

By | 2018-05-23T10:54:29+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Business Continuity|Comments Off on Keep the lights on and your business running