Archive for “In the Cloud” Category

4 Key Benefits of Cloud-Based Business Apps

Today’s businesses are all about the cloud. With so many killer services and apps on the market today, it’s hard to argue against it. Servers are scalable on demand with zero necessary maintenance. Data is automatically backed up in multiple locations and accessible from anywhere in the world. And cloud-based apps that make all aspects […]
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How to determine whether going officeless will work for your business

Twenty-first technology makes working remotely much more feasible than it used to be. The speed of email, instant messaging, project management apps, screen sharing and remote meeting software all make telecommuting possible. According to Forrester Research’s US Telecommuting Forecast, 34 million Americans work from home. And this number is expected to reach 63 million – […]
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What do you really know about accounting?

One of the first steps you have to take when you open a new small business is to hire an accountant. Most of us don’t know much about accounting, so we tend to trust the professionals implicitly. But it’s important to remember that your business’ financial future is at stake and to educate yourself about […]
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Small businesses and finances: 20 surprising facts

How are other small businesses managing their finances, what challenges must they overcome and what financial decisions have led them to success? A survey from CFED seeks to answers these questions [http://cfed.org/assets/pdfs/Understanding_the_Financial_Vulnerabilities_of_Michrobusiness_Owners_BRIEF_Updated.pdf], so that you can avoid pitfalls and incorporate the more successful ideas into your business. Until now, what has been known about microbusinesses […]
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Do you really need a merchant account?

When you set up your payment gateway to receive online payments, you may be required to open a separate merchant account, or it may be optional, depending on various parameters relating to your business and banking setup. If you’re wondering whether this is something you actually need or want, we’ve got some helpful guidelines. Hold up […]
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Open source isn’t just for software anymore

Prefer using LibreOffice over Microsoft’s version, which will run you several hundred dollars more? Did you try jailbreaking your iOS device yet? Why should your life without proprietary constraints stop there? Go on and try eating some lightly steamed, homegrown Midnight Lightning zucchini from the public domain, or filling your domicile with some customizable, mix-and-match […]
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