When you’re running your own business, you have to wear many hats. But it’s tough to be an expert in everything from strategy to day-to-day execution across multiple functions: finance, operations, sales and marketing, HR, and more. This comprehensive guide offers tips and advice from a wide range of experts across to help you build, run, and grow your business effectively.
Many small businesses rely on owners and other employees to take on HR responsibilities in addition to their “day jobs,” a role we call the ad hoc HR manager (aHRM). Although a common practice, using an aHRM can present unforeseen risks. Read the complete guide to risky ad hoc HR management to find out more.
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Classifying independent contractors vs. employees and exempt vs. non-exempt employees can be tricky. This white paper outlines what small business owners should know and examines general standards under state and federal law for correct classification.
Many small business people today are constantly on the move. So when it comes to purchasing new computers, it’s tough to decide whether a desktop, laptop, or tablet will give you the most bang for your buck.
Download this 2-minute video to learn how a small business owner chose the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch and got all three options in one, with benefits including:
o The new Windows, which allows for increased productivity and ease-of-use with touch-based apps
o Desktop power made portable
o A huge 18.4” Full-HD touch display for amazing presentations (no need to lug a projector)
o Built-in feet, with an optional docking stand and keyboard for when you’re in the office
Download this short video and see how the Dell XPS 18 can help organize your life and solve your digital business challenges.
Published By: AmVenture
Published Date: May 23, 2017
As a small business owner, it’s easy to get wrapped up in what needs to be done today, because it is what’s sitting directly in front of you. It’s so immediate and urgent, so how can you ignore it? However, to prepare for long-term success, business owners have to be willing to consider the larger picture and plan for the future. We focus on the top 7 threats you need to consider – and take action upon now – to protect your small business.
The need for reliable data centers is growing, especially in the small to medium sized business market. So too is the price of data centers -- both in terms of initial cost and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) -- as equipment, service and utility costs continue to escalate. How is a data center manager going to support an IT-based business strategy that hinges on high availability, at a reasonable business cost? Insource? Outsource? Build? Lease? This presentation looks at the factors driving data centers costs, their impact, how they can be controlled, and how to justify the data center you need.
This essential guide contains everything you need to know about using Twitter for your business. Learn how to attract new customers, continue conversations with existing customers, and keep them coming back!
Start protecting your company with a small piece of technology that 85% of business owners tow around as their life force: your smartphone. Discover how making your business more secure can be as simple as it is vital.
Linux reliability has come of age. Several major Linux distributions including Novell SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu scored high in reliability, improved over 2006 uptime statistics and achieved near parity with Unix distributions. Security incidents plagued Windows Server 2003, which saw uptime decrease by roughly 10% during last year. Corporations must continue to adhere to best practices in configuration, management and security to ensure optimal server operating system and application reliability.
Has the economic meltdown taken its toll on your business? Is the endless onslaught of bad news making it difficult to maintain a positive perspective? The good news is that despite the economic downturn, there’s never been a better time to raise the bar for your IT capabilities. Mature virtualization solutions, new affordable uptime solutions, powerful integrated capabilities and an increased focus on operational simplicity all enable businesses like yours to enhance IT operations — without biting off too much of your budget. Here are five things you can do immediately and affordably to add value to your business.
A small business owner named Pete needs a complete security solution that protects everyone on his staff when they email, browse, and share using their Macs, PCs, or mobile devices. Watch this video and see Pete discover Trend Micro™ Worry-Free™ Business Security is an easy-to-use solution that provides complete user protection for all his employees.
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As a small business owner, you’ve got big things to consider. But what’s most important? Health plans. Tag along with small business expert Steve Strauss for lively conversations with business owners like yourself — and learn how being informed about health plans can help you keep costs low, employees happier — and give you the edge on competition.
Download this whitepaper to learn why many small and mid-sized firms are choosing a more robust outsourced solution that combines HR tasks, like time and attendance management and workforce administration, with traditional payroll processing to improve data accuracy, ensure regulatory compliance, and deliver greater economies of scale.
Email marketing is a proven and cost-effective way to drive revenue and stay top-of-mind with prospects and customers. But many small business owners struggle to find the time to get started with email marketing or see real results. In this paper, find out how an email marketing consultant can solve this problem, see how one small business quadrupled its return on investment by working with an email marketing consultant, and how to find a local and vetted email marketing consultant within 72 hours.