5 Tips for Choosing Tech for Your Business

Choosing the right technology for your small business isn’t an easy task. There are lots of things to take into consideration such as what type of technology is a good fit for your organization (for example, desktop computers or tablets, local network or cloud-based services). Plus, you’ll want to know how well the technology will grow as your business needs change and how your choices will enhance your organization’s productivity. Continue reading

STEM: Preparing for the Future

STEM has become a common buzz word as of late, particularly in relation to education and jobs. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics represent the fields that make up the STEM acronym. According to the STEM Coalition, these four areas are critical to U.S. competitiveness and economic prosperity. With this in mind, it has quickly become one of the leading focus areas of policy makers, educators, and business owners alike. Continue reading

Why Do Customers Stop Buying?

Imagine that you call a company about a recently purchased service subscription. When you can’t solve the activation problems on your own, you decide to call the 800 customer service phone number. The answering message greets you with a welcome and then states “Your call is important to us. Please hold.”  After waiting on hold for more than 10 minutes, you are connected with a customer service agent. That agent doesn’t know how to solve your problem and transfers you to another department. Your on-hold time starts all over again. Once you repeat all of your information and problem history again to the new agent, you are suddenly disconnected from the call. Continue reading

Goal Setting and Happiness for 2014!

It’s that time of year where we reflect on what has passed and set new personal and professional goals. While many of you may commit to the goals that you set, numerous others will let them go without being fulfilled. Make 2014 a different type of year! Let’s build on the connection between goal setting and happiness. Continue reading

Boost Your Business Image

As a business, the communication and image presented by your organization, creates the first impression. Since the window of opportunity to convey a positive first impression is very short, it’s important to ensure your business image is one that will attract customers and distinguish your company from the competition. Continue reading

Is Caller ID Telling You the Truth?

The display on your caller ID may not be telling the whole truth. Some individuals and organizations spoof the information that displays on caller ID. When this happens, the recipient of the call believes the call originated from a different person or place than it actually did. This intent of this type of action is often malicious. For example, this technique has been used by some private investigators and political campaigns to lure individuals into thinking the call is coming from a more trusted source. Continue reading