Imagine a single room with 2800 workers in it. It may seem hard to believe, but that’s exactly what Facebook has created at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Touted as having the largest open floor plan in the world, the 430,000 sq. foot one room, warehouse-like building covered by a 9-acre rooftop park, which opened this year, provides a highly collaborative environment for Facebook’s … Continue reading Moving your small business to an open-space office environment? What you need to know.
Small business owners are feeling more optimistic about their prospects for growth. The latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey, which was conducted November 10-14, recorded the highest level of optimism among small business owners since 2008. The Small Business Index score increased to +58, a significant climb from +49 in July and up 34 points from 2013. Among the small businesses surveyed, 71 … Continue reading Tips for leading your small business team through uncertain times
Every year McAfee releases a threat prediction report. As a former IT Admin, these always peak my interest. Security is one of the most important and talked about trends right now, and for good reason. Security breaches at major retailers happen every month, most recently large ones at Target and Michaels stores. Physical stores haven’t been the only target, as online services such as Playstation … Continue reading 2014 Threat Predictions
The idea that social media is a fad is long gone. In fact, social media is now the number one activity we do online, according to 2013 social media stats. If you’re well engaged with social channels as part of your small business marketing, you’re among the 93 percent of marketers who do as well. Still despite the enormous popularity and importance of social media, … Continue reading How to turn social media followers into customers for your small business
We all post things on the internet these days. Even those who disregard the popularity of traditional social media sites like Facebook or Myspace may very well still be using another site that could be easily traced back to them. Think for a moment about your internet use. Do you use the same “handle” online in multiple places? If someone knew that handle, could they … Continue reading What NOT to do on your Social Media Site
World shipments of smartphones will surpass the one billion mark for 2013, says market research firm IDC. The figure represents a 39.3 percent growth over 2012 driven largely by the demand for low-cost computing in emerging markets. By 2017, IDC expects smartphone shipments to reach 1.7 billion. In addition to call, texting and shopping online, thanks to the availability of thousands of mobile apps, many … Continue reading Take your small business office anywhere with a smartphone or tablet