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Pricing Changes Will Hit Smallest E-Commerce Shippers Hardest
By Nicole Fallon | June 30, 2014

FedEx and UPS recently announced increases in their shipping charges. Here's how the price hike will affect e-commerce businesses, and what they can do to stay in the game.

PBX Phone Systems: Which Is Right for Me?
By Chad Brooks | June 28, 2014

Businesses that need multiple lines and extensions can't just plug their phones into a phone jack and start talking. Instead, they rely on private branch exchange (PBX) hardware to keep their phone...

7 Tips for Choosing a Payroll Service
By Brittney Morgan | June 24, 2014

Considering outsourcing your business' payroll? Here are some things to keep in mind.

Business Phone Systems: Landline Versus VoIP
By Chad Brooks | June 24, 2014

With VoIP technology now in play, businesses now have three main options when choosing a phone system: a traditional analog landline system, an on-premise VoIP system or a cloud-based system.

Outsourcing Your Payroll? Avoid These Risks
By Brittney Morgan | June 23, 2014

Outsourcing payroll can help you run your business more efficiently, but small business owners should be aware of the risks that come with it.

Online Payroll Systems Save Time, Money, Fines
By Brittney Morgan | June 17, 2014

For employers who want to avoid issues, implementing an online payroll system seems to be the solution.

5 Reasons to Consider an Online Payroll Service
By Brittney Morgan | June 16, 2014

Many online payroll services can do much more than just churn out your employees' paychecks. Here are five other helpful tasks you can complete with online payroll services.

Is VoIP the New BYOD? Business Phones Systems Change With the Times
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2014

Today's Voice over Internet Protocol technology is now giving employees the freedom to take and make business calls from anywhere without the need to give them a business-dedicated cell phone.

Would You Use It? Paperless Office Document Management Software
By Sara Angeles | June 13, 2014

Drowning in paperwork? A paperless office can help businesses take control.

4 Free Time-Tracking Tools for Business Owners
By Sara Angeles | June 13, 2014

Time tracking tools help business owners take control of their work day.

9 Things to Look for in a Document Management Solution
By Chad Brooks | June 09, 2014

When searching for a document management solution, businesses should make sure it has what they need to succeed, such as being user-friendly, mobile-friendly and highly secure, experts say.

Top 5 Cloud Storage Apps for iOS
By Brett Nuckles | June 07, 2014

Why wait for great cloud storage on iOS?

QuickBooks Online Redesign: 4 Lessons for Business Owners
By Sara Angeles | June 06, 2014

It's not just consumers who have plenty to learn from the new QuickBooks Online upgrade and redesign.

Internet of Things Is a Security Nightmare for Businesses
By Chad Brooks | June 05, 2014

Growing security threats, greater device management challenges and increased costs for IT management are all concerns small business IT professionals have as Internet of Things (IoT) devices become...

10 Things People Hate About the New QuickBooks Online (And How to Fix Them)
By Sara Angeles | June 05, 2014

The latest QuickBooks Online upgrade and redesign is going to take some getting used to.

10 Features to Look for in a Business Phone System
By Chad Brooks | June 03, 2014

The 10 phone system features small businesses say are most valuable to them.

3 Things to Look for in a Document Management Solution
By Chad Brooks | June 02, 2014

When searching for a document management solution, Lucion Technologies said businesses should ensure it has three key features: easy scanning, intuitive organization and editing capabilities.

8 Ways Your Company Is Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack
By Chad Brooks | May 30, 2014

While the number of cybercrime incidents and the monetary losses associated with them continues to rise, most U.S. organizations' cybersecurity practices aren't evolving as fast as the people...

LG G3: Is it Good for Business?
By Brett Nuckles | May 30, 2014

LG’s new flagship phone is a powerful business device with an eye-popping display.

5 Best Business Meeting Apps for Android
By Brett Nuckles | May 24, 2014

The right Android apps can make your business meetings better.

10 Reasons to Take Your Business Paperless
By Chad Brooks | May 22, 2014

While a paperless office can take some getting used, many of those who have adopted the practice have found a variety of benefits.

3 Ways to Score a Sweet Deal on a Business Phone System
By Sara Angeles | May 15, 2014

Business phone systems can be expensive. Here's how to save money without compromising quality.

Could a Cyberattack Put You Out of Business? How to Protect Yourself
By Chad Brooks | May 13, 2014

To help small businesses, John Salamone, vice president of SMB sales for Kaspersky Lab North America, outlines four tips to make sure they are taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves...

Top 5 Upcoming Smartphones for Business
By Brett Nuckles | May 13, 2014

Looking to buy a new business phone? You might want to wait.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Is It Good for Business?
By Brett Nuckles | May 10, 2014

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is a blazing-fast smartphone with a slew of unique, productivity-boosting features.

How to Use Siri for Business
By Brett Nuckles | May 09, 2014

Don’t hire a personal assistant – use Siri instead.

How to Use Evernote to Connect on LinkedIn
By Brett Nuckles | May 07, 2014

A new partnership between LinkedIn and Evernote is bridging the gap between paper business cards and the social media profiles.

Mobile Credit Card Processing: Fees and Pricing Explained
By Elizabeth Peterson | May 07, 2014

Mobile payment processing can be complex. Here's a simple guide for understanding the costs associated with mobile credit card processing.

How to Choose a Business Email Service
By Brett Nuckles | May 02, 2014

Not all email platforms are created equal.

5 Steps to an Effective Instagram Strategy
By Nicole Fallon | April 30, 2014

Instagram can be a great way to drive sales and customer engagement with your brand. Here's how to do it.