Lock Your Home Business Into the Best Internet Deal

If you are running a home Internet business, your computer and Internet connection are the lifeblood of your company. Stop and think for a moment of where you would be if you had a slow connection that oftentimes is interrupted by crashes, outages and more. Worse yet think about your customers and where they would be in such a situation? In many cases, they would probably turn into former customers. In order to make sure your Internet connection is what you want it to be, you need to m...
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Is Your Home Internet Up to Speed?

As a freelancer who works from home, I'll be the first to admit that having an up-to-date computer and a reliable, high-speed internet connection are must-haves. Without either of these, you can't successfully run your at-home business. For example, I spend two hours each Wednesday working on my editing assignments. With two little ones at home, I run a tight schedule and have very little wiggle room. If my internet isn't up to par or fails to consistently stay connected, I fall behi...
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Don’t Let Human Error Sidetrack Your Business

When your computer is your lifeline to earning money, any downtime can have serious consequences. While there can be many causes, one of the most common reasons for network issues are human errors. In fact, IT experts estimate that over 60% of problems happen as a result of a person making configuration changes. Even with a home internet business you can have this problem if you work with others. Anyone that is given access to a portion of your network can make alterations that do...
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What Are Your Home Business Communication Needs?

If you run an internet-based business from home, then you probably have some pretty specific communication requirements. From lightning-fast WiFi to cellular and land line calling, communicating with the outside world is the key to any home business's success. Here are five ways you can identify and optimize your home business communication needs: 1. Is Your Internet Fast and Reliable? In terms of communication, internet is at the heart of any home business. It doesn't matter i...
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5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Afloat in These Stormy Waters

In these troubling times, it would be easy for a small business owner to give up on their dreams and go back to the workforce as a regular Joe. Although there are plenty of small businesses around the country that have closed up over the past few years, this is not something that needs to happen to every struggling small business. There are plenty of ways to fight against these trouble economic times, and any business can succeed with the right small business leadership. If you need some hel...
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Time to Bring Out The Big Guns: Fix Your Website

At some point, almost every website needs a checkup, because often what happens is what was a cutting edge design and development strategy at one point, will eventually become dated and ineffective. When you bring out all the stops and create a great site, you will take a major step to greatly improving the life of your business as a whole, so here are 5 ways you can make big changes. Use Video on Your Site It is estimated that by 2015, two thirds of internet traffic will go to video, this is ...
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Common Security Threats to Internet Businesses

As use of the internet has become more prevalent across all walks of life, businesses looking to compete have necessarily had to include online operations as part of their overall strategy for success. In most cases, this allows for greater efficiency, lower costs, and more options for everything from inter-office communications and customer service to marketing and sales (and everything in between). But functioning in the online arena has also led to a whole new world of security threats for th...
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Should You Pursue an E-Commerce Degree to Run an E-Commerce Business?

Business is being done on the Internet more and more these days, and this is really not a surprise to anyone at this point. Our lives are all becoming more and more plugged-in, and the time has arrived when shoppers and consumers want to purchase the things and consume the media they want without having to stop what they're doing or pick up a new device. The businessmen and businesswomen of today, as a result, have an obligation to make sure that everyone is being reached accordingly, and this h...
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How Important Is Education When Hiring Remote Workers?

Workers these days are able to do their jobs in an ever-increasing number of ways. As business and commerce continue to move in the direction of the internet, more and more of the most valuable occupations involve work that can be done from just about anywhere. The rise of "the cloud" has contributed heavily to this, and refers to the idea of creating and/or storing data that stays on a remote server so that it can be accessed anywhere. If you've ever emailed yourself a file so that you could ac...
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The Pros and Cons of Starting an E-Commerce Clothing Business

While Black Friday continues to post strong numbers and maintain its standing as the largest shopping day of the year, Cyber Monday is quickly picking up speed. And many projections suggest that the majority of holiday purchasing will someday move away from the malls and brick and mortar stores and into the online space. That is why there may never be a better time to start an e-commerce clothing business. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of fashion you will find this business ch...
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