6 ERP Software Programs to Make Your Life Easier

Thanks to a surfeit of mobile apps, like the ones featured here, business people can now perform a variety of business intelligence ERP tasks on their smartphones and tablets. The massive take-up of mobile devices and their ability to understand, compare, order, and share information across social groups means all ERP systems have to think of the customer first and adjust their supply, manufacture, logistics, and marketing operations to fit what the customer wants, when and where he wants it....
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How to Set Up a Business Blog Without Paying Someone

A blog can add a lot of value to a business website. Because content is added to blogs on a regular basis, they are very useful in helping your brand gain recognition and your site gain authority. And best of all, setting up a business blog really isn’t complicated. Today, almost everyone opts to go with the WordPress blog platform. This platform has lots of advantages. Besides being easy to work with, it can be customized to match the feel and look of any existing website(s) you may have...
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Top Apps for Monitoring the Security of Your Office

When you think of security for your office, the first thing that comes to mind may be surveillance cameras. You may also think about an alarm system that can monitor the business, whether you are there or not. Most people also consider a state-of-the-art safe as an essential office security feature. While all these things are good and may even be necessary, when it comes to cutting-edge security, they do not exactly represent the most innovative and progressive technological advancements avai...
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10 Reasons You Should Consider Using QuickBooks

With so much financial software available for personal and business use, how can you decide which program to use? QuickBooks makes that choice easy. Here are 10 reasons to choose the popular accounting solution. 1. Tried and Proven QuickBooks is a financial software program that has been around for many years and is used by many accounting firms. Over the years, support for new users has become widely available in the way of classes, workshops, webinars, DVDs, and books. You won’t have...
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SEO No-Nos: They Can Damage Your Rep!

Just a few years ago, the big online buzz was SEO. The importance of SEO hasn’t gone away; it’s just that along with SEO, there are also other things to talk about. One of the most important issues is that of online business reputation management. The reality is, just about everything you do online can have an impact on your reputation. Improper SEO strategies are included in the list of things that can damage your reputation. Not to worry; this article will cover some of the common an...
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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Payroll Service Provider

A payroll service provider can take over a number of functions of your accounting and human resources departments, and are a good value on many levels. Payroll is one of the more complex business tasks, partially because laws change frequently. Staying on top of current federal, state, and local laws is time consuming especially for a small business. By outsourcing payroll, you can free your business managers for other tasks. Here are some questions you can ask in order to be sure you cov...
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7 Tips for Saving Money on Your Home Office A/C Costs This Spring/Summer

With energy costs at all-time highs, it’s time to think about how you can save money on your home office air conditioning costs. According to Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, a little effort helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Here are seven easy tips for working from home this spring and summer—and staying cool (and saving money) while you do it! ...
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Why You Should Take the Time to Learn Six Sigma

It's hard to believe, but Six Sigma is over a quarter-century old. The method has grown from its birth by Motorola in 1985 into a way of doing business today that is embraced by companies the world over. These days, you can learn how to be a Green Belt, Yellow Belt, or Black Belt in Six Sigma at numerous schools and training centers across the country - or even take all of your courses online. 6σ You know that Six Sigma works for large corporations. But is it relevant for your small business? ...
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Pointers to Make Invoicing as Pain-Free as Possible

For those of us who have our own businesses, financial management often tends to be one of the more dreaded but necessary functions we face. Unless you have a background in this domain, bookkeeping could very well be the bane of your existence as an entrepreneur. Well, we’re here to make it all a little less painful for you. We’ll provide pointers particularly on how to make invoicing customers as pain-free as possible, and in addition, how to make the whole process of business accounting...
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Using Instagram to Get the Word Out About Your New Business

Thousands and thousands of small business owners have discovered the marketing benefits offered by Instagram. This application has been described as a fun and quirky way to promote a business. Although the site first appears as nothing more than a way to share photos, savvy marketers know it is actually a potent way to connect with customers and potential customers and to market services and products. The result is new and improved relationships with customers and increased sales. Buil...
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