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Month August 2013

Quote of the Week: Innovation

Quote of the Week: Innovation

“For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards always be old-fashioned.” The quote this week is by George Santayana, U.S. philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist. He makes an excellent point – think back ten years to all of the things that were at the height of fashion and they will…

Feisty Enterprise Tip #16: Put passion and fun into your business – priceless

The Olympics was a triumph for the athletes, the volunteers and the spectators because they and their emotions were authentic. It contrasted starkly with all the ‘spin’ around the games organisation and sponsorship. Customers and consumers are smart and quick. Quick because the technology to spread the word that people love you, or don’t, is…

How Hosted Exchange Can Enhance Your Small Business

How Hosted Exchange Can Enhance Your Small Business

Over recent years, the business world has developed into one of a wireless and connected age. One where data can be found instantly and readily-accessible information is literally at the end of your fingertips – not stored away in the filing cabinet. We are indeed, talking about Cloud hosting. Still a relatively new concept, Cloud…

Top 50 Integrated / Fragmented Cloud Software Apps for Your Business in 2013

Top 50 Integrated / Fragmented Cloud Software Apps for Your Business in 2013

If your business is looking for a cloud solution for their business software, it is important to understand whether you require something that is truly integrated or fragmented (only connected via API or not integrated at all) instead. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top apps for your business and sorted them into…

Paranoia might be good for your business

Paranoia might be good for your business

In an interesting piece by the BBC’s global business correspondent Peter Day, he recalls the one interview that sticks out in his memory. That interview was with the former chief executive of the computer chip manufacturer Intel, Andy Grove. According to Day, Grove was a man who was very seriously concerned with future threats to…

Is Business DIY Killing Your Business, Too?

Are you one of those business owners who thinks that doing everything yourself is good for your business finances and your business? If the answer to that is ‘yes’, then I suggest your business could be a failure waiting to happen. You started your business surely in order to make money. Hopefully you’ll feel passionate…

Infographic: Blog Profitability

Infographic: Blog Profitability

You might already be blogging about your business but did you know that, for many people, blogging IS their business? There are all manner of web entrepreneurs out there making a living by writing about the things they know and love – whether it is technology or a hobby they are passionate about. In today’s…

Is Cloud Computing Hurting Your Business?

Cloud computing is on everybody’s lips these days. It certainly has the potential to transform your business for the better, in some cases dramatically. While most business owners still struggle to understand what cloud computing is, most business software vendors do their level best to confuse the issue further and maximise their profits from leaving…

Infographic: Video Content

Infographic: Video Content

Small businesses are increasingly finding new ways to promote their business. A great way of highlighting the benefits of the products and services that your business provides is to film some video of them in action. It doesn’t have to be perfectly professional or require a large budget – studies have shown that visual proof…

Setting up a desktop or laptop computer for your home office

Setting up a desktop or laptop computer for your home office

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when setting up a laptop for your small business, with the specifications of the device just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some tips to help you set up an efficient computing system in your home office. Desktop computer vs. laptop Laptops can be…

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