Blog posts tagged with "Small Business Technology"

Pros and Cons of Opening a Brick and Mortar Store for Your Online Business

December 14, 2018
Owning an online business can be an exciting venture, especially if your inventory is in demand from customers. If you own a popular, lucrative online business, you may be contemplating the possibility of expanding your business into a brick and mortar store. This can translate into new opportunities for your business, additional sales, more visibility and an overall more successful business.

How to Choose the Best Payroll Software for Your Small Business

November 30, 2018
As a small business owner, you and your employees know just how important payroll is. While many people see payroll as just a way to pay your employees — and it certainly is that — it’s a lot of other things as well. Along with paying your employees and yourself, good payroll software should also manage tax withholdings, handle reporting requirements, remit and file taxes to the appropriate agency, track PTO, offer direct deposits, and provide you with the resources you need when issues arise. In addition, it should help you stay compliant with state and federal labor laws.

5 Payroll Technology Providers that Your Business Should Consider

November 19, 2018
A quick online search for payroll technology providers will return countless options. Chances are, one or more of these options will make payroll administration far easier and efficient for you., but it can be challenging to determine which one is best for your company’s needs.

7 Tips for Utilizing Live Chat Services

October 23, 2018
Did you know that live chat is the highest-rated engagement channel? Live chat provides an instant response to customer’s questions, opposed to email, in which customers typically receive an automated response and might have to wait days before a representative gets back to them.

How to Hire the Right IT Team for Your Business

October 03, 2018
As a small business owner, each new hire matters. The right team will help propel your business forward, while the wrong team can cost you time and money. Regardless of your company’s focus, a good IT team can ensure that your business operates more efficiently, allowing you to expand your customer base.

How to Improve Your Online Checkout Process

September 03, 2018
An astounding number of people – 76.9 percent to be exact – select items online and place them in their carts, then abandon them at checkout. If you’ve watched this happen on your business’s website in live mode, it probably broke your heart, and the statistics say you aren’t alone. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to fix your process and earn more sales.

6 Reasons Your Business Needs Online Banking Services

August 27, 2018
Banking services are essential to small businesses. In the past, business owners relied on local banks and credit unions, but the growth of the Internet has led to the emergence of online banks, which offer many distinct advantages.

How Your Business Can Spot a Phishing Scam

July 16, 2018
Phishing is a serious threat to businesses. Just one click on a malicious email link by an employee can spread malware, put your company’s sensitive information in the wrong hands, and launch damaging cyber-attacks. The fallout from phishing can be detrimental, including damage to your company reputation damage, financial loss, and legal consequences.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Business Website

June 25, 2018
A business website is crucial to reach a wide audience, showcase your products or services, and allow customers to easily learn more about you. When done well, a website can be a valuable part of your marketing plan and a way to make a perfect first impression on people who find you online.

8 Technology Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid

June 19, 2018
When running a small business, it’s crucial that you establish competitive advantages over your competitors. One way to do this is to properly use technology to protect your business, optimize processes, and market your products or services, to name a few examples. Unfortunately, many small businesses fail to properly utilize and implement the appropriate technologies, which can affect their operations.