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How to create an effective business continuity plan

A business continuity plan outlines procedures and instructions an organization must follow in the face of disaster, whether fire, flood or cyberattack. Here's how to create one that gives your business the best chance of surviving...

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Improving business leadership through technology

We all want to be a great leader, but often times struggle when knowing how to improve. Here we talk about the importance of using technology when being a leader, and how it can help you be more effective.

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Partnerships among many paths to fintech tipping point

When banks and multinational service providers begin carrying out their strategies to survive, and even take advantage of the disruptive potential of fintech, they will find an ecosystem of companies ready and willing to deal.

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6 free and feature-filled open source project management tools

You don't have to shell out for expensive project management software, these free and open-source solutions that just might fit your business needs.

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Cybercrime is biggest threat to small and medium-size firms ‘by far’

Recent figures show that 80 percent of SMEs hit by major cyber incidents don't live longer than two years after the fact -- and although there's growing awareness about the importance of cyber security, many SMEs might still not be...

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How to produce a must-see small business video

Video experts and small business owners share their tips for creating videos that grab and keep viewers’ attention and offer advice on how and where to showcase them.

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SMBs continue to be a target of cybercriminals

Believing that their security program is good enough means there's a good chance they’ll be breached. Here are some lessons from the bigs guys for the SMBs.

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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6 steps for setting up a server room for your small business

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

If you operate a small or medium-sized U.S. business, you can expect to pay more for broadband services in the near future because the U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to deregulate providers of business data lines,...

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8 great small business productivity and collaboration apps

Entrepreneurs and project managers share their favorite apps for staying organized and productive.

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Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start

Project management products aren't just for big business. With increasing competition and the always-changing digital landscape, it's important for small businesses to take the grunt work out of critical business processes.

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How gamification improves customer engagement and retention

Marketing pros and business owners share tips on how to use gaming techniques to attract, educate and retain customers -- and sell more stuff.

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25% off Logitech Professional Presenter R800, Presentation Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer - Deal Alert

Logitech Professional Presenter R800 gives you powerful control for high-impact presentations. The brilliant green laser pointer is easy to see, even on flat panel displays, projection screens, and in brightly lit rooms. Manage your...

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Microsoft revives free Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

Microsoft has resurrected its free Windows 10 upgrade, aiming the deal at small- and mid-sized businesses that passed on the earlier offer.

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How to choose a marketable (and searchable) domain name

Does a domain name really matter? Yes. They really, really matter. Here's why, and how to choose a marketable (and searchable) one.

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5 New Year’s resolutions for small ecommerce businesses

Small online business owners and ecommerce pros share their digital to-dos for 2017.

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How to develop an online marketing strategy for your business

Having an online presence is absolutely essential in today's business world. However, with so many different online platforms it's hard to know where to get started. This guide will help in developing a specific and unique online...

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