Building and growing your business with Windows 10 and the cloud – Step 1

Set up identity with Microsoft Azure Active Directory The second in a seven-part series on the effectiveness and efficiencies of a feature-rich, cloud-connected Windows 10 environment for small businesses Previously in Building and growing your business with Windows 10 and the cloud… In the first blog post of this series, we described how Windows 10…

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Building and growing your business with Windows 10 and the cloud: a roadmap

The first in a seven-part series on the effectiveness and efficiencies of a feature-rich, cloud-connected Windows 10 environment for small businesses The road starts here Running a small business is not for the faint-hearted. There are countless decisions to be made, and one in particular can be fairly daunting: determining the right IT infrastructure for…

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Guest Blog: What Does Your Business Name Say?

By: Kirk Deis “Before you create any more great content, figure out how you’re going to market it first.”—Joe Pulizzi & Newt Barrett, authors of Get Content Get Customers Most newbie business owners don’t make it past the first year and the lucky few who do fight for every dollar they make. They often survive…


Guest Blog: Employees stay motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation

By Davis Miller Recent studies show that over 80% of employees are not happy at work and they're not motivated to do their jobs because they don't feel appreciated by their bosses. It's important for managers and supervisors to show gratitude toward employees otherwise they won't have a good reason to excel and help their…


Guest Blog: Six Ways to Save your Business Time and Money

By Lucinda As a business owner, you know how important it is to ensure your investment makes a return. This can be done by periodically evaluating your operations. It is important to see if there are areas where you can improve efficiency and control costs to help your team function more productively. With that in…


Guest Blog: Everything is Agile

Everything is Agile: What can the Lego Movie tell us about IT projects? Everything is awesome! If you haven’t had a chance to catch the Lego Movie yet, we hope that it won’t ruin the plot for you if we say that the good guys win. As it turns out, it’s the ability to adapt…


Guest Blog: 5 reasons why organizations should conduct an employee survey

Having happier employees can be good for your business. A more satisfied workforce tends to be more loyal, and more willing to put their best efforts into their work. When employees are not satisfied with their job or their working environment, it can translate into lower productivity and more grumbling. One tool that can help…


Guest Blog: Cost Saving In Business

Cost Saving In Business Cost saving in business seems one of the hardest things you can do. The age-old mantra “you have to spend money to make money” is true, but there are plenty of different ways you can cut back and still run a successful business. If you’re a small business owner, it’s easy…


Guest Blog: 5 liquidation myths

 When a company goes into liquidation, simply the business and assets are sold and turned into cash for creditors. Usually liquidation is the last option to consider but if the business is no longer viable and is running up more and more debt, then liquidation can bring an end to these worries. Many business owners…