Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cloud computing gets high marks from small business owners, survey finds

Many small business owners look to the cloud to improve their operations. That’s the conclusion of Brother International Corporation’s just released sixth annual “Brother Small Business Survey.” Among the 62% of respondents who use the cloud, 95% found the cloud beneficial to their company, with 69% citing the benefit of easier access, storage and analysis of data. Additionally, 34% of respondents believe the cloud has … Continue reading Cloud computing gets high marks from small business owners, survey finds »

Is your phone system doing all it can for your small business?

What do you really want in your small business phone system? Are you taking advantage of all the features available in today’s phone technology? These were questions posed to 427 capital equipment decision makers at small and medium-sized businesses across the United States in a recent survey commissioned by a maker of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication systems. The survey identified a number of … Continue reading Is your phone system doing all it can for your small business? »

Headsets offer a sound solution to noise in the small business workplace

Is some of your small business team complaining about too much noise in the workplace, but no one can hear them? Let’s face it, workplaces, small and large, have gotten a lot noisier these days and the trend toward open office environments is just one of the reasons. In a survey of Plantronics customers conducted by TechValidate respondents cited a number of factors contributing to … Continue reading Headsets offer a sound solution to noise in the small business workplace »

Is it time to hire an operations manager for your small business?

Are you spending too much time on administrative duties and not enough on the critical activities that keep your small business moving ahead? If so, it may be time to hire an operations manager. An operations manager can take the tedious, day-to-day activities off your plate so that you have time to focus on sales and marketing, developing new products and services, identifying and pursuing … Continue reading Is it time to hire an operations manager for your small business? »

What you can learn from #thedress to help your small business marketing

A few weeks ago, #thedress became the latest viral phenomenon sparking a global social media debate over the color of a dress to be worn by the mother of a Scottish bride to be. The science behind why some saw the dress as black and white, which it actually is, and others perceived the colors as white and gold, is pretty fascinating in and of … Continue reading What you can learn from #thedress to help your small business marketing »

How joining a business association can help your small business

With all the things you need to do to keep your small business moving along, joining a business association may not bubble up to the top of your priority list. However, there are a number of reasons why joining a business association can help boost your business and even save you time in the long run on marketing and operational activities. For starters, there are … Continue reading How joining a business association can help your small business »