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Articles by Benjamin Tomkins
posted in February 2009
Knowing exactly when the low point (or high point) of any fluctuation occurs is almost impossible without some distance from the events. According to a new survey, the low point of optimism for small business owners may have been last October.
The future of business is wireless and the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard holds the promise of more speed and longer range. The roster of available "n" products is growing fast and that includes offerings for small and midsize businesses.
Not being able to log into Gmail this morning annoyed consumers worldwide, but the longer-term damage is with IT managers who doubt the reliability of cloud computing for business-critical applications.
Looking beyond free sales leads and Super Bowl ads, Salesgenie introduces sales lead tracking that allows organizations to manage increasingly sophisticated sales teams, regardless of the size of the business.
Owning a business is challenging in good times, but the leading a business through a recession pushes you to your limits (and beyond). It's easy to misstep and right there's no margin for error. Here are 6 common mistakes that business owners make during recessions -- be warned.
With sales paltry and the outlook weak, small and midsize businesses are looking for every possible way to trim costs. These 7 tips will help business owners cut without crippling the business.
In a gambit to shoulder into the online accounting market, Ubikwiti does QuickBook's Small Business United offer one better with free SaaS bookkeeping for "single-user SMBs."
The lack of pay-as-you go pricing in IBM Blue Cloud announcement ignored the budget realities of small and midsize businesses, but by offering through Amazon Web Services, IBM has thrown open the door to the midmarket.
These 12 simple, incremental steps can help improve your business and put you on the path to thriving, not just surviving.
The recession is putting the screws to everyone and that means falling prices on hardware, software, services, and a host of other business technology. From Azeleos to Dell, HP to Intuit, it's a buyer's market out there.
No one ever got fired for buying IBM. And with today's cloud push from IBM, making the move to cloud computing got safer for business owners and IT managers.
Last night we delivered a verdict. Guilty of all charges -- including 5 counts of identity theft. The victim: a small business. But what about those of us on the jury -- are we victims too? Our identities weren't stolen, but our time and freedom was.
Ensuring the perception of your business matches your vision for your business is a full time job for any business owner -- both online and offline. Adding to the 10 steps from earlier this week, here are 3 more ways to keep your online reputation intact.
If a rising tide lifts all ships, then our economic low tide should be hurting every business right now. Think again! Some businesses are thriving.
Upholding the reputation of your business is crucial to keeping the customers you have and to attracting new business. It's particularly important online, where so much is out of your control.
Most businesses have an insatiable need for more storage space to retain the endless sprawl of data. Fortunately, the plummeting cost of disk space is bringing more and more storage options to palatable price points for smaller businesses.