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Bring in business 24/7 with Microsoft Bookings

As a business owner, you know that scheduling appointments with customers can take a lot of your time. Sending emails back and forth, playing phone tag and reminding people to show up can clutter your day and keep you from the more important work of growing your business. To help make appointment scheduling simpler and … Continued

What is ransomware and how to protect your business from this threat:

Ransomware is malware that attacks and encrypts your business’ most valuable information (denial of service attack) and demands a fee or ransom in order for the information to be released. Ransomware can reach users in many forms, i.e. emails, advertisements, and webpages-just to name a few.     According to sbnonline “From April 2014 to June 2015, 992 victims had reported more than $18 million in losses to … Continued

Three simple tips to help improve your business’ cyber security posture

The securities and exchange commission reports that 60% of all cyber attacks targeted small-to-midsize businesses in 2014. Cyber-criminals will often target SMBs as gateways to larger company networks. Hackers are all too aware that small to mid-size business’ are often operating on smaller security budgets which can leave assets unprotected and not as frequently monitored. According to Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost for each lost or stolen record … Continued

4 ways to be more proficient in Word 2016

When you and your team members want to collaborate on a document, forget the pain of emailing it back and forth. Forget worrying about what version you’re working on. You can now use real-time co-authoring to see everyone’s changes as they happen. Real-time co-authoring in Word 2016 allows for this. It’s been available since 2013 … Continued

Power up your sales team

Your sales team plays a crucial role in your business. They serve as brand ambassadors and customer advocates while juggling administrative tasks with sales activities. And they come to work every day knowing that as soon as one deal closes, they have to chase down the next. With so many leads and so little time, … Continued

The one thing you should do today to prevent a cybersecurity attack

Cybersecurity continues to be a trending topic for SMBs – and with good reason. The SBA estimates nearly half of small businesses will be the victim of a cyberattack, which will cost them an average of $21,000 and even more in terms of lost consumer trust. Many SMBs don’t realize that they’re sitting on a … Continued

Spring clean your business for a fresh start

Spring is a great time for a fresh start. For sweeping away the cobwebs, cleaning out the closet, and starting new, good habits. Many people take advantage of the season to give their homes a good scrub. Why not spring clean your business? Here are some helpful spring-cleaning tips to give you a jumpstart on … Continued

4 Ways Your Small Business Can Embrace Innovation

Innovation is quite possibly one of the most overused words in the business world today, but the definition — a new method, idea, or product — is at the center of what allows small businesses to expand and contribute to overall economic growth. Once considered antiquated, brands like Old Spice and The Yellow Pages have … Continued