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Top 10 States for Tech Entrepreneurs in 2020

2020-07-19T15:32:38-06:00 By |

There is a seemingly never-ending list of things of crucial decisions and considerations when you are a tech entrepreneur—choosing where to open your next business, where to move your current business, or where to live as a business leader is challenging at best. You must consider factors such as age range and education, local employment, housing expenses, and startup surges, which may get overwhelming. That is why we assembled a list outlining the best states for tech entrepreneurs to begin their next endeavor. Here are the top ten states for tech entrepreneurs in 2020: Colorado Over the past 20 [...]

Avoiding Disaster with Microsoft Dynamics GP

2020-06-27T15:01:52-06:00 By |

If we know one thing for sure during this trying time, it is that change is inevitable, and preparation is critical. Advancements in technology have been driving transformation for quite some time now. Yet, it took the onset of a global pandemic to change business models that were no longer effective. You can feel the ripple effect of this change within every business layer, not just revenue, but business operations. With the help of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft's cloud-based business management solution, companies can grow and evolve rather than crumble under pressure. Microsoft Fighting Disaster on Front Lines Since the [...]

Top Tech Cities in US in 2020; From Colorado Springs to Austin

2020-03-29T14:05:28-06:00 By |

Knowing the top tech cities in the US is vital to understand how the labor market and job flow are doing in current times. As new and emerging technologies shape our daily life, jobs in technology are growing exponentially. Cities all over the United States are transforming their environment into one that supports, nurtures and promotes innovation. Although this is a shift happening in many places, there are a few cities that stand out among the rest. Know what are the top cities in the United State that are embracing technology to shape their future. Colorado Springs, CO, a [...]

5 Practical Technology Projects Your Business Can Actually Do In 2020

2020-03-07T21:35:11-06:00 By |

I’ve read a lot of the tech trend articles in the last month attempting to predict the next big thing in 2020. I couldn't help but laugh at all the writers throwing out AI, deep learning, and automation, along with many other buzzwords. Unless your name is Musk or Bezos you probably are not building sentient robots this year. So for the rest of us, what practical technology project should we really be focusing in the next 12 months? I was struck by the number of articles that talked about 5G wireless technology. While there is a hot race [...]

4 Top reasons Your Small Business Needs A Pro Website

2020-08-25T15:48:23-06:00 By |

There is a disconnect between small businesses and the increasing number of potential customers who review companies based on their online presence, deciding whom to give their business. A website is an essential asset for small businesses because they can help you share information, build credibility, and gain a competitive edge. A professional website for your small business may seem like a daunting investment, but it does not have to be, and the pros outweigh the costs. First Impressions Make a Difference for Your Small Business Many small businesses survive on a lean staff and tend to think that [...]

Two Steps to Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime

2020-09-16T18:45:16-06:00 By |

According to research, there were 80,000 cyberattacks per day or over 30 million attacks in the year 2018. It is easy to think as a small to midsize business that you would not be the typical target for cybercriminals. Still, the reality is that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. Surveys show that 70 percent of small businesses are unprepared to handle a cyberattack. The question then becomes, “Are you?” It is vital to understand the rising threat to small and midsize businesses from cybercriminals to keep your business healthy and thriving. Here are two steps you [...]

7 Tricks and Tips to Save Time and Improve Office Productivity

2020-09-15T20:02:14-06:00 By |

Empowerment is vital in creating a thriving work environment. When we think about empowering everyone, it is essential to understand what may be holding people back. As a business leader, you could ask, “What is holding them back from achieving more?” When equipped with the proper tools, individuals can quickly reach their full potential and beyond. Here are seven tips and tools to overcome the limits of time, place, and complexity. One— Take notes on any device or platform with OneNote OneNote is a digital notebook that is a perfect solution for creating, organizing, searching, and sharing notes online. It [...]

What Is The Cloud and Is It Right For My Small Business?

2020-03-03T19:32:25-06:00 By |

Simply put, the cloud is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. What is it about cloud computing? Why is cloud computing so popular? Download the cloud 101 infographic! Uses of the cloud You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

2020-03-04T16:22:05-06:00 By |

If you are running a business website, you have probably heard the advice that you should start a blog. The decision on whether or not to blog can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider. Do you have the time needed to manage it? Who will contribute? Will people actually read it? The fact is, if you are running a business website without a blog, you are missing out on some major opportunities to engage your visitors and increase website traffic, which will lead to increasing your search ranking overall. In the world of tweeting, sharing, and liking [...]

Outdated Website Design Techniques Aging Your Website

2020-03-03T18:30:26-06:00 By |

 Having a modern website is important for how visitors view your company and brand. In fact, a Stanford study found that 75% of web users admit making judgments about the credibility of an organization based on the design of its web site. An outdated website makes your company seem less professional and trustworthy. Wondering if your website is looking outdated? Web trends move quickly but not so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up. Here are a few design trends that will age your website. Bad stock images Stock images have been a staple of websites for a long [...]