Published: August 18, 2017, 1:26 am
Big Data Solutions: 7 Features Providers Should Offer Small Business
One of the biggest topics in the Internet world today is big data. Additionally, it’s generally agreed that big data solutions are sorely needed.
Big data refers to the massive volume of structured and unstructured data that flows through the digital world. Its sheer magnitude can overwhelm a normal business on a daily basis. However, big data solutions providers are beginning to appear on the scene and provide answers to this problem.
It has been said that the large volume of data does not matter. What does matter is what businesses do (Read more...
Published: August 16, 2017, 11:24 pm
Starting a Home Business? Take Care of These SEO Fundamentals
Starting your own small business is no easy task, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with business in general. Even a city such as Madison, Wisconsin, can be a challenging environment for a new business. So making your entrepreneur debut from home might be a great idea. If you’re going to do everything yourself, though, you will soon enough find that it’s less rewarding than you might have thought. That’s especially true when you consider the amount of work you have to put in. However, you’ll (Read more...
Published: August 16, 2017, 11:18 pm
Level Up Your Marketing with Effective Gamification Strategies
Gamification is a process that integrates game mechanics into something that already exists. This could be your website, your social media channel, even your day-to-day operations. Its purpose in marketing is to boost customer engagement and loyalty.
It has also been used in other arenas, such as education, where it is used to improve learning.
Basically, gamification adds the elements of a game to something that is not a game. It adds motivational elements to something you were already doing anyway, in order to make that something more interesting. For instance, when (Read more...
Published: August 16, 2017, 1:00 am
7 Tips for Choosing the Best CRM for Small Business
It is no secret that a large business begins with a small one. Automating business processes is the first step to making a small business bigger, and a CRM for small business could be your company’s first step in this direction.
If human beings must perform all of a business’s processes, business growth can slow or stop altogether. However, a CRM system (Customer Relationship Management) will help your business to increase sales, optimize marketing activities and improve customer service. It will store all your customer data and the history (Read more...
Published: August 15, 2017, 10:50 pm
3 Ways to Boost Your Car Replacement Parts Business
Automotive businesses have great potential to grow, considering the industry’s steady rise over the past few years. As people look for convenient transportation, car financing has become more accessible. More consumers are also keeping their older vehicles, choosing to do scheduled servicing to prolong their lifespan. These trends all point to a bright future for your car replacement parts business. Things start to get tricky, however, when it comes to automotive industry marketing.
Compared to other businesses, automotive ventures prove to be more difficult to advertise. That’s because people don’t (Read more...
Published: August 15, 2017, 10:48 pm
The Benefits of Inventory Management with CMMS Software
Managing the maintenance of a facility can be highly challenging. Fortunately, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) can help improve efficiency of maintenance departments of all sizes. Integrating CMMS software is so effective because it prevents the occurrence of maintenance issues that lead to costly repairs.
This puts the emphasis where it belongs—on proactive maintenance, rather than on reactive maintenance. It is always better for facilities to be prepared for the future than for potential issues to arise. This type of approach reduces maintenance costs and ensures equipment is kept in good order (Read more...
Published: August 15, 2017, 4:28 am
How to Use SEO Case Studies to Find the Best Agency for Your Company
You should never agree to work with an SEO agency that shies away from sharing their SEO case studies or other details about their previous and current clients.
Why? It just makes good sense to examine an agency’s SEO case studies before you choose to work with them. How else will you be able to determine the quality of their work?
However, knowing what to look for in an SEO case study will help you to make an educated decision about which agency you want to (Read more...
Published: August 10, 2017, 11:34 pm
Keeping Commercial Spaces Affordable for Local Businesses
Rents for commercial spaces continue to rise for various reasons. Among these reasons are speculations of higher prices for commercial spaces, as well as an increase in demand for space from national chains and a decline in small spaces. Additionally, most commercial property owners now prefer to rent their properties to national companies. The sharp increase in commercial rents is a threat to the survival of small businesses in the cities.
A recent study by the UK’s Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that the sharp increase in rents cuts across all communities in (Read more...
Published: August 10, 2017, 12:02 am
Turn to SMS for Both Routine Tasks and Irresistible Marketing Solutions
If you’re like most business owners, managing resources in your company is not an easy task. And when resources seem scarce, effective marketing can fall by the wayside.
You’re probably looking for ways in which to promote your company and at the same time reduce costs. Have you ever considered reconfiguring your business model to become more efficient? Believe it or not, much of your daily routine, including managing internal human resources, can be reduced to well managed computerized activities.
And if you can free up your time (Read more...
Published: August 9, 2017, 1:26 am
Why a VPN Is Essential for Your Small Business
A virtual private network, or VPN, can have many uses for small businesses. However, before we get too deep into how it can benefit your business, it’s important to understand what it is and how it works.
What Is It and How Does It Work?
First, let’s think of your internet traffic as individual hand-written letters. When you send a letter, you place it in an envelope and send it through the mail to a designated address. Under most conditions your hand-written letter gets delivered to its intended destination.
Now, what (Read more...