Review: The Automated Attendant (in a Robot Voice)

The future is now. Tron is here. Light sabers on, proton torpedoes ready — engage!

Yes, technology really is taking over. Very soon we’ll all be encased in carbonite while a giant worm named Jabba enjoys entertainment in his private studio. The same can go for small businesses!

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Start-Ups Don’t Use Desk Phones Anymore – 3 Telephony Features Every New Venture Needs

When I was a geek kid growing up my friends and I would experiment with VoIP phones like the early PingTels and program them to do all sorts of things we would now take for granted as standard PBX features. There was a lot invested by the telco industry in making replacements for PBX phones with “smart desk phones” that would have touch screens and video cameras. It was thought back then that cell phone use would be for personal reasons and business calls would take place on a desktop phone.

But the exact opposite happened.

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Review: The Concept of Computer Security in the Entrepreneurial Workplace

Okay, so this technically isn’t a ‘review’ of a certain ‘product.’ But it is a review of a concept! — Typically, a concept that costs moola.

But if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur looking to protect the company on the cyberspace level, guess what: you’re smart. You’re normal.

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Is The Acer Iconia W500 Worth It For Your Small Business?

When you think of a tablet that offers an attached keyboard, chances are your thoughts go immediately to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and its rapidly upcoming successor, the Asus Transformer Prime. But there’s another one, fairly recently released, that’s slipped more than a few people’s notice, and if you’re looking for a very portable, if not necessarily very powerful, portable computing solution for your small business, then you may want to have a look at the Acer Iconia W500.

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PageOnce Makes Paying Bills, In All Directions, A Lot More Streamlined

Cash management, in all its various forms, is one of the primary features of any business. Whether you’re paying the bills or making the money necessary to pay the bills, your business lives and dies by its efficiency in managing cash. And one app that’s out to make paying the bills take a whole lot fewer skills to manage is PageOnce.

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Review: AMEX, Not Just a ‘Credit Card’

Don’t be confused, okay? For those who don’t know what AMEX is, it’s the nickname for “American Express.” That’s right. The credit card!

Okay, so wait a minute: this is a small business blog. What the heck are we talking about a credit card here? That literally makes no sense. Listen up, though; because you’re going to be blown away.

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How Non Profit Organizations Can Benefit From The Cloud

NPOs (Non Profit Organizations)  are under more pressure than ever to do more with less. As the economy continues its path, Federal and state funds are withering while the needs for NPO services are increasing.

With fund-raising more critical than ever, NPOs often miss calls because there isn’t enough dedicated staff to answer both those they service as well as properly intake donor inquiries.

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Review: Export.gov Gives Good Promise

Now that’s the American Way right there: exporting. Many businesses do it. But should yours? This is an important question to ask if you’re an entrepreneur or small business. Because the federal government offers this web site as a resource for you to utilize in your corporation for the benefit of faster and better income potential and maybe even connections all over the world.

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The Kindle Fire May Not Be As Good As Some May Think

You might already be thinking about getting your hands on a Kindle Fire, and you’ve got plenty of reasons to be thinking about just that. But are there reasons to stay away from the Kindle Fire? Turns out there are indeed. And it’s something you’ll need to consider before you pull the trigger on that upcoming new tablet purchase.

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How TaskRabbit Can Help Your Small Business

Sometimes you just need a little help to get briefly over a hump. Or maybe you’ve got a bit of spare time on your hands that you’d like to turn into cash, without all the weird economics of In Time. That’s where TaskRabbit comes into play, and if you’ve got a small business needing just a little bit of help to get by in the very shortest term, then you’ll definitely want to look into this one yourself.

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