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10 low-cost PR strategies for startups and small businesses

Small business owners and experts in public and media relations share tips for how to generate good press for your business without having to spend a lot of money.

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12 tips for creating a must-read business blog

Business owners, bloggers and online marketers discuss what small businesses can do to drive traffic to their blogs, increase their page views and keep readers coming back for more.

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Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

From social responsibility to greater flexibility in services and contracts, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at small vendors and what they can do for your organization.

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How businesses can use Pokemon Go to succeed

Pokemon Go has been a phenomenon since its launch and its location-based, augmented reality nature could make it a boon for small businesses.

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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365 -- a full service system for scheduling appointments for their services on the internet.

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Study: More than 50% of SMBs were breached in the past year

"Negligent employees or contractors and third parties caused most data breaches," according to the report. "However, almost one-third of companies in this research could not determine the root cause."

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SAP's ERP app for SMBs gets an overhaul for digital transformation

The digital transformation imperative is becoming increasingly urgent for companies large and small, and SAP wants to help. On Wednesday, the ERP giant set its sights squarely on SMBs with an updated app that's been enriched with...

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Wearables gone wild

Boston MFA showcases 3D-printed fashions, laser-cut clothing and dresses sporting solar panels and LED lights in its #techstyle exhibit.

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6 outsourcing tips for small businesses

Experts discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing and what business owners should consider when thinking about outsourcing and choosing a vendor.

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47% Off Canon All-In-One Printer with Mobile Tablet Printing with Airprint and Google Cloud Print capabilities - Deal Alert

This all-in-one printer from Canon allows you to print with many powerful options including AirPrint(tm), Google Cloud Print, Morphia and the Canon PRINT app.

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How to beat the 'working-at-home-feeling-left-out' blues

Telecommuting has gotten easier over the years, with new technologies continuously emerging to keep employees connected with each other, clients and the home office. Beyond the normal network connectivity and access to business...

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6 ways video can boost your business

Experts in marketing, sales, customer service, and employee recruitment and training discuss how video can help your business in multiple ways.

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Startups can't ignore the importance of file management design

Whether your startup business is a solo operation or spanning multiple offices, you’re going to need to save and share data. And in order to do that effectively, you’ll need to design a good storage and management system that will...

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7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

Small business, mobile marketing and customer experience experts share their tips and advice regarding how mobile applications can help businesses to better engage with customers, keep employees connected and boost the bottom line.

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How to keep your small business safe from data breaches and hacks

Ecommerce and security experts provide 10 tips for preventing breaches and hacks and keeping customer data safe.

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Your technology roadmap: navigating to the destination

In my last post “3 and a half fundamentals of IT investment…,” we discussed focusing IT investment decisions on one of three basic business objectives: mitigate risk, manage growth and leverage new technology. Assuming you’ve make...

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The first 4 tech applications every startup needs

Startups that don't set up these four pieces of technology at the outset will likely experience inefficiency – and potentially expensive mistakes as a result.

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6 cloud services for growing your small business

Small business technology and ecommerce experts discuss how investing in the right software and/or cloud-based services can help small online and bricks-and-mortar companies successfully scale.

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