Monthly Archives: October 2016

Small businesses hiring is up. Make sure remote employees are productive and engaged

Small businesses aren’t letting uncertainty over the upcoming presidential election or holiday shopping dampen their outlook. A just released Fall/Winter Chase Business Leaders Outlook finds that 65% of nearly 900 small businesses surveyed are optimistic about their business over the next 12 months, and 55% feel the same way about their industry.  On the economy, small businesses are somewhat less optimistic. Only 49% are optimistic … Continue reading Small businesses hiring is up. Make sure remote employees are productive and engaged »

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Protect remote small business workers against cyber bad tricks

Call it irony or coincidence, but October, the month in which we celebrate mischief and pranks, also is designated to remind companies that cyber criminals continue their bad tricks.  October is annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that companies and individuals protect their information and themselves online. It’s a reminder for small businesses if they … Continue reading National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Protect remote small business workers against cyber bad tricks »

Mobile Unified Communications helps boost productivity of small business remote workers

  Today’s workers are making it clear that they feel more productive working outside of the office when it comes to important work-related projects. (See: “Small business employees feel more productive working remotely, survey finds”). In response, small businesses need to ensure employees can connect and collaborate over a range of devices whenever and wherever they are to maximize productivity. Research conducted last year by … Continue reading Mobile Unified Communications helps boost productivity of small business remote workers »

Small business employees feel more productive working remotely, survey finds

If you want your small business employees to be most productive, let them work remotely. A recent survey from FlexJobs found that only 7% of workers say that the office is their location of choice if they need to be most productive on important work-related projects. Regarding preferred working environments, 51% of employees would prefer to work at home. Another 8% would choose a coffee … Continue reading Small business employees feel more productive working remotely, survey finds »