All signs indicate that 2013 will be a big year for small businesses and startups — especially when it comes to the use of cloud apps. A recent Microsoft survey claimed that 27% of small businesses expect to invest in new technology in the coming year and other tech experts are claiming that 2 out of 3 small businesses will further embrace mobility and cloud computing in 2013.
It happens all the time: The hard-working crew at a small business loses customers thanks to the sour grapes of one person. It could be a disgruntled employee, an angry customer, or even a competitor, says V. Michael Santoro, coauthor with John S. Rizzo of Niche Dominance:Creating Order Out of Your Digital Marketing Chaos (www.NicheDominance.com).
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Staying updated in real-time is critical to business success, but fewer SMBs today are willing to spring for staff BlackBerries and other smartphones. There are, however, new cost-effective tools business owners can use to keep staffers updated on the go.
Ways to Help You Save Money as Well as the Planet
By Steve Adams
When economic times are good, the spirit of altruism seems to come to the forefront. Individuals and organizations look for ways they can make a positive impact on other people and their surroundings — even if it costs them a little more. Making sure the business is environmentally-friendly is one of those activities.