How to Avoid Downpours and other Storms When Working with your Cloud

The benefits of cloud computing are many, including scalability and better security. But there can be downsides. Watch for a few things.  You would think jumping from one cloud to … Continue reading How to Avoid Downpours and other Storms When Working with your Cloud

How To Not Drop a Bomb on Your Business While Implementing ERP or Business Management Software

Since we reviewed ERP or business management software not too long ago, you may be ready for implementation. I lived through about four ERP implementations in my corporate career. Done … Continue reading How To Not Drop a Bomb on Your Business While Implementing ERP or Business Management Software

What People are Saying About These Three Marketing Technologies and How to Take Advantage of Them

We haven’t talked about marketing for a bit. Considering business is heating up and experiencing supply chain challenges, now is a good time. What technology can bring burn to your … Continue reading What People are Saying About These Three Marketing Technologies and How to Take Advantage of Them

A Guide to Risk Management and Tools to Keep Your Small Business out of Hot Water

COVID-19, cryptocurrencies, and a giant ship stuck in the Suez Canal. It seems we’re navigating a slew of risks recently. Small businesses suffered at the hands of these economic disruptions. … Continue reading A Guide to Risk Management and Tools to Keep Your Small Business out of Hot Water

A Quick Review of Business Management Software Appropriate for Small Businesses

We’ve reviewed accounting, CRM, HR, and payroll processing applications in the last several months. Let’s look at the software packages that include most of these apps under one interconnected roof. … Continue reading A Quick Review of Business Management Software Appropriate for Small Businesses

How AI/Machine Learning Can Help a Small Business Keep up with the Half-Life of Skills

Here’s something scary I read recently, “The half-life of skills is now five years. Half of what you learn is either forgotten or obsolete in five years.” The pace of … Continue reading How AI/Machine Learning Can Help a Small Business Keep up with the Half-Life of Skills

How a Professional Employer’s Association Helps a Small Business And a Quick Review of a Few

Are you struggling with HR issues complicated by the pandemic? There’s help available sized right for a small to medium business. It’s a Professional Employer’s Organization. Have you ever heard … Continue reading How a Professional Employer’s Association Helps a Small Business And a Quick Review of a Few

How the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Can Change the Trajectory of Your Business During the Pandemic

Are you looking for more help to keep your small business afloat? Last week, we got a rundown on the PPP loan initiated during the pandemic. Is there more help … Continue reading How the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Can Change the Trajectory of Your Business During the Pandemic

How to Navigate the PPP Loan Process so It Turns Out As You Planned

The hanky-panky surrounding the first and second round of PPP last year led the SBA to tighten screening for fraud in the process for 2021. The result is snafus that … Continue reading How to Navigate the PPP Loan Process so It Turns Out As You Planned

Four Payroll Processing Services that Reduce the Pain of Payroll Processing and Keep You and Your Employees Happy

For a small business, one of the biggest processes where mistakes can cause misery is payroll. Employees like to get paid the correct amount on time, or they’re unhappy. The … Continue reading Four Payroll Processing Services that Reduce the Pain of Payroll Processing and Keep You and Your Employees Happy

How HR Can Embrace Technology and Leave the Paperwork Shuffle in the Dust

How does a manager keep track of all their employees now working from home? How do you successfully onboard new employees remotely? Because of the pandemic, remote working and hiring … Continue reading How HR Can Embrace Technology and Leave the Paperwork Shuffle in the Dust

The Secret Ingredient in the Best Technology for Small Business

I once spent hours pulling together three reports to generate one critical supply chain report for management. Why? A consultant convinced the business an ERP system they tweaked could handle … Continue reading The Secret Ingredient in the Best Technology for Small Business