Technology is constantly evolving and changing. Here are some resources that will help you.

Avoid Becoming a Cyber Victim: 5 Tips for Small Business

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Hackers, cyber criminals and identity thieves — oh my! When you became a small business owner, chances are you didn’t know you were signing up for the likes of them. In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec, 77 percent of U.S. small business owners like you think their companies are safe from cyber attack. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.

One big reason that businesses are vulnerable to attack is that they have vital information to protect, including financial records and reports, personally-identifying customer data and employee records, and intellectual property. And yet, 77 percent of the businesses surveyed do not have a formal written Internet security policy, 63 percent do not have policies regarding how their employees use social media, 45 percent do not provide Internet safety training to their employees and 59 percent say they do not require any multi-factor authentication for access to their networks.

In other words, a vast majority of small businesses in this country are just one data breach incident away from disaster, and they’re doing practically nothing to avoid it.

Small Business in the Cloud

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Still, I can’t believe how quickly technology changes the way how we do business today. This is especially true for cloud computing.

I can’t forget days when I need to have that USB flash drive as file storage if I found myself on another PC, on a different location without my laptop, or to transfer files from my home PC to my work PC.

Still, I can’t forget days when I need to work with my team on different versions of the document labeling it as version one, two, or three. Still, I can’t forget a time when I need to have notebooks in my pocket.

I can’t forget such things because they are so fresh to me.

What I can do today? Here are some of the most-used things from me that simplify my life.

Build a Membership Site For Your Business

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Is your business on the Internet? Do you market your business on the Internet? Do you have customer service? Does your business help your customers after the sales? Can you create an additional revenue stream with a membership site?

Probably, each of these questions will be answered as yes.

Today, I would like to talk a little bit about membership site and their incorporation into your business model.

10 iPad POS Applications for Your Business

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In July 2010, a mobile retail study conducted by Forbes and RIM found that 73 percent of retailers had a mobile initiative in place for their retail stores. As this data was conducted just after the announcement of the first iPad model, the number is undoubtedly higher today.

Now that retailers have a tablet that boasts a great user interface, reasonable price, and doubles as a consumer media device, small boutiques and chains alike have been putting a lot of time and money into researching point of sale solutions for the iPad.

7 Small Business Apps to Ensure Your Entrepreneurial Freedom

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We use technology to increase our freedom. We use different small business apps and solutions to increase freedom and, at the same time to increase our productivity. Today, we can do more with less time and effort.

When I first read about virtual companies that were in the last days of the previous century. I have a project at the faculty about a virtual company, and my task was to collect different sources of scientific materials about virtual companies.

At that time, I couldn’t believe that this would be possible soon. I think that such a company was science fiction at that time.

Small Business Resources – The Convenience of Online Fax

The Convenience of Online Fax

As a technology-forward civilization, we strive to innovate old processes and integrate new ones. A portion of our effort must work to integrate new technology into our work routines. New technology will allow us to work more accurately and efficiently. Often, our lives are so busy that we don’t have the opportunity to learn about new technology. One innovation that has seemed to slip under the radar is online faxing. We can now fax via the web instead of the traditional method. Online fax is one of the latest web-based services, and it is rapidly gaining popularity in the business world.

There are numerous advantages to having an online fax. The following list will cover the most important.