2017’s Tech Trends That Could Change The Face Of Your Business

Business
Technology is constantly changing and improving our lives. Now that we are halfway through 2017, we’re at a good point to step back and take a closer look at this year’s breakout tech trends and see how they are changing the face of businesses. Here are some of the top trends that are very much apparent in 2017. You never know, one of these could become crucial to your business over the next few months. The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things has been on most tech experts’ lips for the past few years now. But what is it exactly? It’s the theory that every device and item can be connected to the Internet, and then all of these online devices can be linked together. So, for example, homeowners…
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Budget-Friendly Ways To Promote Your Website

Business
Making money from a website is not a myth, but it does take a lot of work to get to the point where you can fully support yourself from your online business. Whether you make your money from selling products on your website, through affiliate marketing, or through pay-per-click advertising, you’re not going to have a lot of success if no one knows where your website can be found. The only way to make a living out of owning a website is to constantly promote your work and engage with your target audience. Here are a few ways you can promote your website on a budget. Advertise on search engines The first thing people do when they want to find certain services or information online is to type keywords into…
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Your Team Are Your Responsibility, Not Your Property

Business
When it comes time for the business to grow, it’s likely you’re going to be bringing in some help to deal with the extra tasks the business is taking on. However, some employers tend to forget that the employer-employee relationship is about a lot more than paying money to get someone to do work for you. It’s about meeting your responsibilities to not only make sure you’re a legally compliant employer but to ensure that you’ve got a team that can really give you their best. Know their rights The most important responsibilities are, naturally, the legally binding ones. This includes a focus on their wellbeing and safety within the workplace. But tripping up in one area, in particular, is going to see you dealing with a lot of headaches.…
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Your Company Will Crash Without This Tech

Business
As a business owner in 2017, you’re going to find yourself relying on tech a lot. It’s difficult to escape this possibility because businesses run on tech these days. Almost every aspect of a company is based around tech. So, let’s look at some of the hardware and software you will need to rely on when running your company. Cloud Servers Very few companies these days can survive without cloud servers. With a cloud server, it’s possible to connect with businesses, clients and employees from all over the world. In the age of globalization, this has become incredibly important. It’s likely that you’ll have people working for you that aren’t even in the same country. Similarly, you might have international clients. And, you’ll definitely need a way to connect with…
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Better Your Business By Maximizing ROI

Business
As the old saying goes, you’ve got to spend money to make money. This is incredibly true with regards to business success. While the main aim is to make money, you have to spend money to get there. The key is learning how to get the most out of all the money you spend. In short, it’s all about maximizing your return on investment. How do you do this? Well, here are a couple tips that will help you improve your ROI and get more from your expenses: Invest In The Future It makes sense to spend money on something that will help you in the future rather than just in the present. This is why investing in technology for your business is such a great idea. If your business…
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Can Change Kill Your Revenue Architecture?

Business
Change is a daunting topic. While some thrive on change, it isn’t the only approach to it. Some people fear change and even resist it. In the business world, change can be a good thing when it is planned properly and embraced by the team. Embracing change is not only a matter of mindset when it comes to a business structure, and more importantly to your revenue architecture. Any change at a business level will impact on the team, systems, networks, strategies, and company vision. Think of it as the butterfly effect: Poorly planned change can affect several areas of the business and destroy your chances of growth and success So what are the types of change that you should be planning thoroughly and organizing with the whole team? Here’s…
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The Shocking Importance Of Looking After Technology In Your Business

Business, Technology
Every business tends to surround itself with technology nowadays. The reason behind this couldn’t be simpler; business revolves around technology. We need computers to carry out work, servers to store all our data, and many other devices to help us with daily tasks, etc. Take technology out of business, and the world would go mad. Bearing that in mind, it’s incredible how few businesses properly care for the technology they have. They don’t treat it well, or they don’t keep up with recommended maintenance. Either way, looking after technology in your business is extremely important. Why? Well, take a look at these things that could happen when you don’t look after technology, and it breaks: Loss Of Important Data Data loss is a huge problem for businesses all over the…
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How Your Company Can Go Paperless

Business
Offices wouldn’t be offices without wall to wall folders filled with reem after ream of papers and paper based files. Or would they? The new movement of companies transitioning from physical documents to electronic document management systems is steadily growing and is something that all business owners should at least educate themselves on to see if it’s a possibilty for them. Many businesses are now realising that the use of paper is expensive, is an inefficient way to manage and store information and is bad for our environment. Therefore going paperless is becoming more and more appealing to business owners as the advantages are becoming more obvious. This is not a process that happens quickly however. It is a slow and steady business transition and must be explored carefully and…
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Breaching To The Choir! Security Methods In Small Businesses

Business, Technology
With every passing month, it seems that there is an embarrassing security breach, from customer passwords being leaked to extremely personal data being stolen in bulk. From the perspective of a new business, you are in over your head before you have even begun to delve deep into making your business a reliable commodity. The relationship between customer and company is a sacred one, and with all the businesses making missteps in accidentally letting passwords loose, or having information taken, it doesn’t leave the customer in a very trusting position of your abilities. This is something that can be rectified using a few simple approaches. The real reason from the business perspective to make sure that you are supremely protected is not just for customer satisfaction and their continued trust…
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Productivity Pays: How To Get More Out Of Your Business

Business
When it boils down to it, the success of a business is judged on the amount of money it makes. To increase profits, you need to ensure that your company is as efficient and productive as possible. Productivity pays, so here are some ways you can get more out of your business. Motivating your team Think of yourself as an employee rather than an employer for a second. Are you going to put in maximum effort if your boss never notices that you work overtime, you find your job boring and you haven’t had a raise in years? The answer is probably no. Now compare this to a situation where you enjoy your days at work, you feel valued, and your boss doesn’t take advantage of your inability to say…
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