Category Small Business Best Practice

Take Out The Trash: Keeping Lousy Data from Fouling Your Business Decisions

Remember that saying “garbage in, garbage out”? It’s still relevant in our super-connected, digital world. If lousy data enters your business systems, any corresponding reports and analysis utilizing that data are worthless. Lousy data leads to erroneous business intelligence and poor business decisions. These can kill a small business quicker than a big one. So, […]

Coolly Process Your Gigantic Mountain of Data with Scalable Cloud Computing

Over 60 percent of a company’s IT budget required to keep things running. It’s a widely reported estimate. This budget leaves limited room for updating old technology or introducing innovative tech into the workplace. The mountain of data from multiple devices, emails, and orders which needs processing continues to grow as a business expands. IT […]

Business Software Cooperates, Virtual Reality for business, not just Entertainment and other Intriguing Technology for Small Business

Business software cooperates. Your project management, sales management, and team management software will hold a conference and work together. Science fiction? No, it’s not. Platforms such as Zapier and Cyclr connect many applications now. 5G will be rolled out on a broader basis. The big draw with 5G is latency, which will be almost nonexistent. […]

How to Negotiate the Trade War If You’re A Small Business

Let’s talk taxes: not a favorite subject and one which may have adverse consequences for small business. Especially that tax called a tariff. Tariffs are taxes levied on imports or exports by a country. The USA adds a 10% tariff to iPhones imported from China, and then China adds a duty to USA exports like […]

Generate More Clicks and Maybe a Few Giggles by Perfecting Your CTA

I roll my eyes at this phrase when I’m on the web, “Click Here for your Free Sample!” because I’m often disappointed when I do. It’s an example of a CTA (call to action) and not a very good one. A CTA is a request for engagement on a website or click-through on a landing […]

A/B Testing A Powerful Way to Tweak Your Digital Marketing

A or B. A simple choice. Not as simple as it sounds if you want to do A/B testing. It’s a scientific process which involves statistics. Why would a business use a method like this? ROI or return on investment. A little testing leads to more clicks, more customers, more sales. This testing was invented […]

Small Business Meets the #MeToo Issue; It can Happen to You

The current Federal law protects employees from harassment, sexual or otherwise. This law applies to companies with 15 or more employees. Small businesses with less than 15 employees cannot afford to ignore harassment either. It’s costly to the budget and morale. The #MeToo movement and recent scandals focus a spotlight on harassment, and it’s implications […]