Technology

During the COVID -19 pandemic, some SMB focus is shifting to remote work. For many small businesses that means learning a new norm including live streaming from home. Small Business Trends contacted Jennifer L. Jacobson, Founder of Jacobson Communication, to get some pointers. Jacobson recently published a blog titled How To Be On National TV
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With the advent of technology, more business processes are getting automated, easily streamlined and getting efficient. Key to these rapid changes is artificial intelligence or machine learning where bots in programs now allows us to delegate manually redundant tasks to machines. Not only these but machines can now process complicated data and make intuitive projections
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We’ve all heard about Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana but what do they do? They are voice assistants that use voice-activated apps and AI technology. As a result, they can help us get directions, research, make appointments and more. Spurred by the explosive growth in digital technologies, the voice assistant revolution
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Software-as-a-service can be an excellent option when it comes to lowering the operating costs of a business. However, companies can end up with software from multiple providers, which can result in organizations losing track of its subscriptions, or paying for a service that team members aren’t fully tapping into. To help businesses cope with this
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When running your own business, it can be challenging to separate your work life from your personal life. Unlike a 9 to 5 job, business owners take their work with them when they leave the office. As the line between work and home becomes blurred, business owners often end up making major sacrifices along the
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This article was written by Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer at Vistage, a Salesforce partner. Like a heart attack, a cyberattack can strike at any moment — and cause almost instantaneous damage to your company’s productivity, credibility, financial security, and more. Beyond the trouble, this threat is expensive. According to the National Center for the Middle Market
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Field Service Management (FSM) software help businesses to conduct a wide range of business processes. From job orders to managing personnel, collecting payments, fleet tracking and more. FSM software enhances coordination between headquarters, warehouse and staff in the field by saving both money and time. Simply put they help capture data in a meaningful way,
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The International Data Corporation projects demand in cloud services to reach $4.5 trillion by 2025. As a result, even though most of that demand comes from big enterprises, it creates a huge opportunity for small businesses that provide those services too. Women In Cloud Summit 2020 seeks to prepare women technology entrepreneurs for these opportunities.
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Home offices are becoming increasingly common for entrepreneurs and freelancers. And man caves are also gaining a lot of traction in homes around the country. If you don’t have enough extra room at home for these two spaces to exist separately, you may be able to create an office that still lets you be surrounded
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Custom T-shirts are a good way for small businesses to distinguish themselves from the competition. T-shirts don’t cost much and the return on investment is worth the effort. Custom T-shirts can promote your business as they are an incredibly inexpensive way to continually advertise your business. People wearing your T-shirts literally become your very own
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Telecommuting increased by 44 percent over the past five years. More and more people work from home at least part of the time. This puts an increased number of parents at home with their kids. Parents see an advantage to spending more time at home. But they also find it challenging to stay focused on
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Lots of entrepreneurs work from home at least on occasion. In fact, there’s a good chance that more than one person in your household may need a home office. Whether you and your partner both work from home every day or you occasionally bring in a coworker to help with tasks, you may benefit from
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Computers have gone through some major transformations over the last handful of decades. Old computer advertisements can really showcase some of these changes, from the 1950’s when huge computers were just for industrial and business users to the days when they became ubiquitous for the average consumer. Looking at old computer ads makes you realize
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Today, cell phones are a big part of how many small businesses operate. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where some feel entrepreneurs are a little too reliant on their mobile devices. However you feel about specific pieces of cell phone etiquette, there’s no denying that these devices add a ton of value to
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Certified pre-owned cars are familiar. This industry started with luxury vehicles like Mercedes and Lexus in the 1990s.  Under the Certified Pre-owned program, manufacturers established a standard for quality. And they stood behind the certifications. As a result, consumers got more affordable vehicles to choose from. And the peace of mind of owning something backed
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The success of any business falls on its ability to control costs. When it comes to controlling costs appraising functionality and value for dollar it is important, especially for devices such as copiers, scanners and printers. Office supplies such as these require routine purchases and their costs can add up. Printer ink might be among
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