Last year, we released the results of our first annual Spiceworks survey conducted at the end of 2011 to take a pulse on how small and medium businesses were employing Unified Communications (UC) to help manage their growing number of communications channels and tools. It was a surprise to some, but many of you already were employing UC back then. The results of our second … Continue reading Unified communications gaining traction in small business, survey says
Remote workers struggle with a burden that many other workers don’t. We have to prove our productiveness, even when we are giving 110%. Where our in office counterparts may do the exact same amount of work, they spend less time proving their worthiness to their managers than we do. Since bosses are able to walk by the desk of an employee in the office and … Continue reading Proving (and Improving) Productivity When Working from Home
Feeling stuck in your small business? Maybe things aren’t moving ahead the way you want and your goals seem out of reach. Friends and business associates can offer advice, but you may need a business coach to help you get out of the rut you are in. Think of a business coach as a personal trainer. You know you need to get in shape but … Continue reading Is it time to hire a business coach for your small business?
I am one of the few lucky ones who can say I have a great manager. They communicate well and help me succeed. I can say however, I have had poor managers in my life. We have all had a bad boss before, but is it really the top complaint among all employees? Employees complain a little bit about everything, it is how we vent … Continue reading Bad Manager – Is that the Main Workplace Complaint?
Going to market is considerably different today than it was just five years ago. Then most business relied heavily on push technologies – print and broadcast advertising, direct mail, telemarketing and public relations — to get their messages in front of customers and prospects. Today customers can take matters into their own hands, searching online for companies who offer the goods and services they need. … Continue reading How inbound marketing can help customers find your small business online
With employees increasingly working with a wide range of devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones, David Sturges, Chief Commercial Officer at hosted desktop company, WorkPlaceLive , looks at how businesses can safeguard their company data. News this month that staff at the BBC had £750,000 worth of gadgets lost or stolen since 2010 , including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, highlights a growing issue that many companies are facing – the security of their data. The cost of replacing these expensive gadgets is one thing, however, the risk of sensitive data could get into the wrong hands, as well as the cost of restoring lost data, is even more of a problem.