Archives for Small Business

GDPR: How It Affects Your Small Business (Yes… Even in the US)

What does a European Union law about privacy have to do with your small business? That might seem like a ridiculous question to ask, but it’s not. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, went into effect on May 25, 2018. And with privacy issues in the news on a near-daily basis, with the recent Congressional hearings about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, you can’t afford to ignore the ramifications of GDPR for your business. You could keep your head buried in the sand – but that’s not a good idea. Here’s what you need to know about GDPR.
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The Best Cloud Backup Tools for Businesses in A Wired Economy

The world of business is constantly changing in today’s wired economy. While businesses increasingly rely on ones and zeros to store data worth billions of dollars, the technology is not perfect. It is estimated that despite hard drives becoming faster and more reliable, they are still prone to failure. This is where cloud storage can and has saved the day. Businesses that pride themselves on creating multiple backups are just as easily ruined when their office premises is struck by natural disasters or acts of terrorism. It is for this reason that just having a backup of your most critical data is no longer good enough; the data has to be stored in a secure facility, and this is where cloud backup services and tools come in. If you’re a business that relies on the ease of a paperless environment, you’ll want to invest in the below cloud backup solutions. These solutions have been extensively tested and found to be reliable. However, their monthly and annual charges may vary. So, you need to find one that works best for you.
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Beyond the Drawing Board Implementing Business on A Budget

One of the biggest concerns for startup business owners is costs. This can even be a concern for business owners who don’t have to rent space for the business. There are still bills to pay for a certain period of time until the profits start rolling in. However, the profits can only start rolling in once the planned business ideas can make it off the drawing board. But implementing business ideas takes times and money. While you can implement business ideas on a budget, by maximizing every dollar you spend as we will look at below, it’s important not to be cheap. Low cost does not mean that you have to settle for low quality in any aspect of rolling out your ideas.
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Top Password Management Tools for Businesses

As a small business owner, one of the things that you’ll have to do a lot of is managing multiple passwords. You will be required to memorize the password somehow to your PayPal account, website hosting service, email services, computer admin, and many others all the while ensuring that the passwords are hard to guess.
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Are We Seeing the Beginning of The End for Websites as We Know It?

We have been hearing about the imminent demise of regular top down, button-down, business websites for years. However, the fact is that despite the growing influence of social media, encrypted chat services, and even the dark web you still see websites. As a matter of fact, the number of websites seems to grow each year. But let’s be fair not all websites have something to sell, and they are not all there for branding purposes.
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