Why should you automate SMB marketing?

June 14th, 2019
Why should you automate SMB marketing?

One of the biggest innovations in business and technology is marketing automation. Previously reserved for well-funded enterprises, marketing automation is now accessible to small businesses, thanks to affordable cloud solutions. Here are five profitable benefits to automating some of your most mundane marketing tasks. Instant responses to email requests If a customer or prospect sends […]

Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

May 29th, 2019
Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and certain parts of Louisiana the hardest. In the same year, Hurricane Irma devastated companies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. During uncertain times, a disaster recovery (DR) plan is what saves companies from power outages and massive revenue losses. Let these tips guide you. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain […]

Technology tips to increase efficiency

May 13th, 2019
Technology tips to increase efficiency

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much faster to execute. So, if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, consider the following methods to implement technology into your day-to-day business operations. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software […]

Manage transactions better with an OMS

May 2nd, 2019
Manage transactions better with an OMS

Order management systems (OMSs) nowadays are more powerful and more intuitive than ever, which is the main reason why a growing number of businesses deploy one. What are the benefits of having one for your e-business? First off, we need to clarify that inventory management systems (IMSs) are not the same as OMSs. The former […]

What goes into a business continuity plan?

April 18th, 2019
What goes into a business continuity plan?

Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some things to consider when developing a business continuity plan (BCP). Backup your data, applications, and servers Today, companies are more dependent than ever on IT […]

Productivity tip: Email automation

April 2nd, 2019
Productivity tip: Email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is email automation? Usually included […]

Manage your business better with ERP

March 15th, 2019
Manage your business better with ERP

From accounting to inventory, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need various systems to function, and managing them simultaneously is a colossal task. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help you manage these systems efficiently and improve business performance. ERP explained ERP is a program that integrates all your systems into a single database, so if […]

5 Common IT challenges for small law firms and how to solve them

March 6th, 2019
5 Common IT challenges for small law firms and how to solve them

Law firms keep extremely sensitive personal information. Regardless of a law firm’s size, securing sensitive client data is a top priority in a business driven by trust and confidentiality. Finding the right IT vendor that truly understands the need to tailor-fit their services to a law firm’s unique needs would help achieve long-standing mutual gains.

Lessons from a disaster recovery plan audit

February 27th, 2019
Lessons from a disaster recovery plan audit

Why do some companies fail their disaster recovery plan (DPR) audit? Perhaps because they did not get the right information for it. They say experience is the best teacher; thus, nothing beats what you can learn from real-world case studies. See what you can learn from the following case. Hosting certain types of data and […]

4 Cutting-edge technologies of 2019 that SMBs can afford

February 15th, 2019
4 Cutting-edge technologies of 2019 that SMBs can afford

2019 is another year of cutting-edge technologies and exciting new tech trends. As a small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you may think that cutting-edge means outside-the-budget. Not so fast — this is where a managed services provider (MSP) comes in.