Business Online Journal
By: Experts Editor
Published: June 4, 2016, 12:36 am
During the early days of most small businesses, technology is relatively easy to manage. In fact, many small home businesses actually begin with consumer computers, printers, and basic networking equipment. However, as your business grows, it will become increasingly clear that the laptop you bought at the office supply store a few years ago is no longer enough for managing everything that you need and want to do. You need more sophisticated equipment that is powerful, secure, and able to grow with your business. But where do you even start? How do you know what you need? How can (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: June 3, 2016, 5:18 pm
Copyright: petervick167 / 123RF Stock Photo Sometimes it’s necessary for a big business to call on specialist services. Large scale operations need the support and assistance of other businesses that may not carry out functions that are in their line of expertise. Chances are that logistics and transport firms or companies that require large industrial structures might well need to deploy some plastic media blasting. Chances also are that those firms may well not understand what the process is and how it works. Here’s our guide to help understand what this is, how it works and where it is applied: (Read more...)

By: Anthony Carranza
Published: June 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
As the year continues to unfold, excitement continues to build around the "next big startup." A startup by definition is a young company just beginning to develop a product or service with a scalable business model. To really catapult a new company from the ground up, it demands a deep understanding on how to fund this new venture and what kinds industries are thriving within the world of startups. Billions of dollars are invested in startups in the United States each year. The latest startup investment reported by for the first quarter for 2016 was $14.6 billion, which (Read more...)

By: Heather Radtke
Published: June 3, 2016, 5:04 am
The technology industry is constantly working to innovate the phones, computers, and other electronic devices that we use daily. The phone systems we use to conduct business today have come a long way from the phones we used just a few years ago. Unified Communications has given business phones many convenient features that provide you with greater mobility, and allow you to be more efficient than ever before. It can be hard to keep up with all of the available features, but here is a list of five things your phone can do to make you more productive. Voicemail (Read more...)

By: editor
Published: June 3, 2016, 1:22 am
The Blueprints After the purchase of their first home, Cohen and her husband soon discovered how difficult it was to find reliable home improvement contractors. Working a 40-hour week left little time to search for names of trustworthy painters, plumbers and carpenters. It occurred to Cohen that if she was having difficulty, other new homeowners must face the same challenge and that’s when inspiration struck. Cohen conceptualized a homeowner referral business that would not only be a referral source for busy homeowners but would also help busy contractors by serving as an outsourced sales and marketing force for their (Read more...)

By: Ivy Chou
Published: June 2, 2016, 11:27 pm
We often hear of retailers struggling with “competing in the Amazon-era,” the current e-commerce market that includes the web-based giant. At DealsPlus, we work with thousands of online retailers big and small, including Amazon. We see and hear about this often. Amazon is without question a formidable competitor (or has the potential to be) for most e-commerce businesses. But, there is still plenty of room for other retailers and brands to succeed online. In fact, a large, aggressive market competitor can have some real benefit for those operating in the same arena, including companies of all sizes and (Read more...)

By: Irma Hunkeler
Published: June 1, 2016, 8:58 pm
New infographic shows that we struggle to make our wages last all month, with 34% of people running out of money completely before the month is out. We could all do with that little bit of extra wiggle room in our finances couldn’t we? We can’t all become ‘dotcom’ billionaires, but there are so many nifty and not-too-time-consuming ways to make a few bob on the world wide web. Explore some top tips and solutions below. Content for cash Recent scandals have shook the market for ‘content’, with Instagram stars breaking down the walls of production around this fledgling (Read more...)