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Data & Trends

8 Habits For a Successful Q2

  April brings with it Spring, Taxes and the end of businesses quarter one. A new quarter means new opportunities and a chance to make this the best year ever still for your company…but as you know, change for your business won’t happen without changing yourself. Doing the same things you did last quarter will… Read more

Data & Trends, Minority Businesses

Black Entrepreneurs are Emerging as Innovators

The surge in black-owned businesses is changing the face of innovation in the U.S. In fact, it’s even changing the faces of Silicon Valley startups. It’s no longer just the stereotyped non-minority graduate from schools such as Stanford; now African American graduates are ascending the ladder to success right alongside of them. But this shouldn’t… Read more

Data & Trends, Marketing, Sales, Social Media

Facebook Versus Pinterest: Who Drives More Sales?

When was the last time you left your home without your phone in your hand, especially to go shopping? There’s no doubt that local marketing has a remarkable impact on small businesses, with four out five users using their smartphones to shop. Another indisputable fact is that there are a plethora of social media networks… Read more

Data & Trends, Technology

The Best Wearable Tech for Your Small Business: An Infographic

Wearable tech is a new, booming industry that tech journalists and fanatics are beginning to classify as a digital revolution and the latest, fastest growing trend. Not sure what ‘wearable tech’ is? This is the term given to any wearable piece of technology such as fitness bands, smartwatches, rings and clothing, or devices that have… Read more

Data & Trends, Small Business Tools

Small Business Data Protection

Small businesses have access to various types of big data these days and they are using it in all sorts of ways to connect better with their consumer base. Big data has changed the way business owners work with their consumer bases, making it easier than ever to offer them exactly what they want and… Read more

Data & Trends

Data Strategy For Your Business

Author: Molly Schwartz All business owners have data, and all this data needs to be stored somewhere. Since so many business owners have computers, some may think that data storage on the computer itself is the best option. However, other business owners think that to store all your information locally is not the best idea…. Read more

Data & Trends

Big Data for Small Business

The number one most important thing for any business, big or small, is data. Data has revolutionized the way businesses work, and big data has the potential to provide entrepreneurs with massive amounts of information that can fuel their growth. Data can provide a business owner with valuable statistics about his or her customers, locations,… Read more

Data & Trends, Technology

What’s New in Technology: 10 Groundbreaking Technology Innovations

Would your business be able to function without the Internet, accounting software, or a mobile phone? Technologies have dramatically changed how nearly all small businesses operate, and in many cases, they have leveled the playing field to make them more competitive with bigger enterprises. Let’s take a look at what’s new in technology and how… Read more

Data & Trends, Technology

Don’t Let The Heartbleed Bug Suck Your Secure Information Dry

In the past couple of weeks, a stunning discovery by a Google employee woke the world up to an incredible Internet security phenomenon. On April 1, 2014, a security hole in the cryptographic software library called OpenSSL was found. Maybe, some thought, that this security hole called the “Heartbleed bug” could be an April Fool’s… Read more

Cash Flow, Data & Trends, Finance & Accounting

What is Bitcoin Currency and is it Right for My Business?

What is Bitcoin Currency? Bitcoin has become increasingly popular since its advent in 2009. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment network that is done digitally. Essentially, it is known as a cryptocurrency because there is no actual exchange of digital notes or tokens. Instead, the consumer updates a public transaction log to transfer bitcoin currency to… Read more