Technology Spotlight

Getting the Most Out of the “Geeks” in Your Office

By: Tracy Vides (Published on 04/16/2014)

We all know them, and work with them, and try to love them. But what is the best way to manage them?… Read More

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Top 5 Mistakes of Online Entrepreneurs

By: Israel Defeo (Published on 04/09/2014)

Sure, you want to create that great online business, but make any of these 5 mistakes and you might be toast… Read More

5 More Tips For Making Your WordPress Site More Secure

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 03/22/2014)

Methods that hackers use are always improving, so there’s never a time when you’re “done” securing your site. Here are five more actions you can take to help keep your Wordpress site more secure… Read More

5 Essential iPad Apps for the Work from Home Parent

By: Jennifer Tuohy (Published on 03/20/2014)

Five iPad apps that will become indispensable to your workflow when you can’t be at your desk… Read More

5 Apps To Help You Go Green

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 03/17/2014)

Go green today! Here are five apps that will help you go green. Take a look and see which of these you could implement… Read More

5 Basic Rules to Ensure Your Site Is Mobile Ready

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 03/11/2014)

Here are a few basic rules that you can follow to make sure that your site is ready for your mobile users… Read More

5 Simple Tips For Making Your WordPress Site More Secure

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 03/04/2014)

If you’re like 75 million other sites online, there’s a good chance your website runs on the WordPress platform. Make sure it’s secure with these tips… Read More

5 Programs To Help You Create A Business Plan

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 02/28/2014)

If you’re looking for a little help getting everything for your business plan together, give one of these business plan programs a try… Read More

5 Apps To Help You Unwind

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 02/10/2014)

Instead of using spare time for a quick game of Flappy Bird, why not focus on apps that will help you manage your stress levels and relax? Not sure where to start? Try a few of these… Read More

10-Step Small Business Security Checklist [Infographic]

By: Team TSE (Published on 02/06/2014)

Think hackers and cyber criminals only target big businesses? Think again. Here are ten steps to help protect your business… Read More

5 Steps to Increasing Website Conversions with Landing Pages

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 01/31/2014)

If you want to ensure that your landing pages are working as well as possible, consider these tips… Read More

5 Ways To Measure The ROI Of Your Social Media Efforts

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/29/2014)

How do you know if all of your tweeting and posting is paying off? For the self-employed there are a few ways to measure your effectiveness… Read More

5 Ways Mobile Apps Can Save Your Company Hundreds of Hours (and Headaches)

By: Katie Simpson (Published on 01/24/2014)

Looking to maximize your efforts and reduce time consuming tasks? Here are a few ways mobile apps can help you streamline your business… Read More

5 No-Fail Ways to Take Control of Your Email

By: Jennifer Good (Published on 01/06/2014)

Decrease your time spent on handling email by following these five no-fail ways to take control of your email… Read More

4 Reasons Cloud Computing May Be Right For Your Business

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 12/23/2013)

For most small businesses, it really is a better system than storing your data, emails, and all the rest on your desktop, laptop, tablet or other device. Here’s why… Read More

10 Apps to Help You Kill Time

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 11/27/2013)

Whether you’re stuck in an airport, trapped in an endless day of shopping, or just sitting around waiting for dinner to be ready, with these apps you’ll always be entertained… Read More

How to Take Better Pictures With Your Phone [Infographic]

By: Team TSE (Published on 11/26/2013)

Get the best pics possible from your phone to use on social media with these eight simple tips… Read More

5 Step Strategy to Setting Up A Successful Website

By: Will Stevens (Published on 11/22/2013)

Want to make sure your website stands out from the crowd? Here are five factors to bear in mind when creating a new website… Read More

How to Stay Productive with Apps On Business Trips

By: Aidan Hijleh (Published on 11/14/2013)

Got a big business trip coming up? Don’t hit the road without these tips designed to help you get the most from your apps on the go… Read More

Cryptolocker Ransomware Virus Threat: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 11/09/2013)

Learn more about the latest computer virus that locks up access to your files until you pay a ransom to have them released… Read More

10 Great Business Education Apps For The Self-Employed

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 11/07/2013)

There’s never been a better time for learning on the go. Here are our favorite apps that allow you to educate yourself whenever you have a bit of free time… Read More

5 Great Tablets for Business Travelers

By: Miles Young (Published on 11/01/2013)

If you need a device that allows complete functionality away from the office, consider taking one of these tablets on your next business trip… Read More

The Magic Of Online Backups

By: Russ Stockdale (Published on 10/23/2013)

Did you know that every week, 140,000 disk drives crash in the U.S.? Online data backups are an easy and affordable way to make sure your data is always protected… Read More

Infographic: Increase Productivity By Mastering Keyboard Shortcuts

By: Team TSE (Published on 10/22/2013)

Save a week’s worth of extra time by mastering some of the most common keyboard shortcuts… Read More

7 Steps for Implementing BYOD Policies Into Your Business

By: Miles Young (Published on 09/30/2013)

Help your staff (or even yourself) use your mobile devices to their fullest potential for both work and home with these seven steps… Read More

How To Protect Your Business Data from A Cyber Attack

By: Team TSE (Published on 09/21/2013)

Instead of worrying about whether your business will be the next victim of an attack, take a few minutes to learn how to protect yourself… Read More

Is Your Data Really Protected?

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 09/10/2013)

Did you know that it is estimated that more than a quarter of firms that lose data in an emergency never open their doors again… Read More

Review: AT&T Syn248® Business Phone System

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/31/2013)

Today we take a look at an often under-the-radar essential business tool – your phone system
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The Case for Using Video On Your Website

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/30/2013)

See how adding video to your site can help add some new life to your site and can result in new sales opportunities… Read More

The Phone: Your Secret Weapon in the E-Age

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/27/2013)

How do you continue to tap into the promise of the digital age without getting lost, losing contact, or making too many mistakes… Read More

7 Mobile Apps for Managing Your Business

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 08/23/2013)

When you can’t be at your desk 24/7 to coordinate your team or handle issues, these apps fit the bill nicely… Read More

4 Strategies for Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/12/2013)

What do you do and how can you protect your business? Here are four simple strategies to implement… Read More

The Case for Automating Your Business

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/07/2013)

The harsh reality of actually owning and running a business is quite different than the cool vision you have in the beginning. Is automation the answer… Read More

10 Cloud-Based Services for the Self-Employed

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 07/25/2013)

The days of information being tethered to one device are over. Check out these five services that are making the most of cloud technology… Read More

5 Reasons You Need a New, Modern Phone System

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 07/24/2013)

Tools for enhancing your productivity come in all shapes and sizes. See how your business could benefit from a phone system upgrade… Read More

[REVIEW] AT&T Synapse® Business Phone System

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 06/27/2013)

You need a phone system that is easy to use and can grow with your business. Is the Synapse® a perfect fit?… Read More

Protect and Secure Your Business Data: The 3-2-1 Backup Rule

By: Ben Wand (Published on 06/27/2013)

Protecting and securing your business data is as simple as following the 3-2-1 backup rule… Read More

Is It Time For A Technology Upgrade for Your Business?

By: Josh Linton (Published on 06/24/2013)

Does your computer really need a new upgrade? Get some clues on how to extend the life of your tech and when to know when it’s time to get something new… Read More

9 Ways to Amp Up Your Local Search Efforts

By: SCORE (Published on 06/06/2013)

Most people have come to expect that local businesses will show up when they search online. The real question, however, is will yours… Read More

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Video in Unexpected and Effective Ways

By: Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff (Published on 05/31/2013)

Online videos may just be a small business’ best friend. Here are a few strategies you can use to leverage video to gain more customers… Read More

Making the Most of your Technology Investments

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 05/30/2013)

We all want ways to make our lives a little easier and more productive, however, the wrong tech can create just the opposite effect. Here a few tips for getting the most out of your tech… Read More

5 Best Apps For Startup Success

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 05/16/2013)

You have enough to worry about during the startup phase. Let us help ease your workday with these five apps that can help your budding business become a success… Read More

Top 5 Tech Mistakes You Need to Avoid

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 05/14/2013)

These days, you not only have to be a savvy entrepreneur to get ahead, you also need to be part techno-geek. Here are 5 tech mistakes you need to avoid… Read More

Top 5 Tips for Dealing With Email Overload

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/23/2013)

Ever get the feeling with your freelance or independent contractor business that email is about to take over your life? Get help now… Read More

5 Ways to Speed up Your Website

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/28/2013)

With everything being accessible quicker and faster, people are becoming less and less tolerant of slow loading websites. Learn how you can increase your website speed with these five tips…. Read More

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of New Technology

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 03/25/2013)

Could your software or new tech be saving you even more time or money? Make sure you’re getting the most out of your new software with these tips… Read More

Internet Security Basics That Every Small Business Should Practice

By: Bill Carey (Published on 03/15/2013)

When a large corporation or government agency falls prey to hackers, the incident attracts a lot of negative press coverage due to the leak of private customer data or because important national security information may be compromised. Media coverage can …… Read More

Six Ways to Make Your Website Stand Out

By: Mark James (Published on 03/05/2013)

Daunted and don’t know how to set your site apart? Here’s six tips to get you started…… Read More

5 Apps for Managing Your Money

By: Dan Cook (Published on 02/13/2013)

When it comes to managing finances, new apps are emerging constantly that are designed to make us more profitable and efficient. Here are a few of our favorites… Read More

Time, Money, The Cloud & You: How to Make It All Work for Your Business

By: Jennifer Hutchison (Published on 02/04/2013)

Many small businesses are looking to improve their time management, general office productivity, finance and accounting, as well as sales and marketing.  Here is a quick cheat sheet that may help you put the cloud to work for you… Read More

7 Best Time Management Apps for the Self-Employed

By: Dan Cook (Published on 01/30/2013)

The seven apps we’re highlighting here can turn half hour and hour segments of dead or wasted time into more productive time… Read More

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from the BYOD Trend – If They Provide the Right Support

By: Ted Werth (Published on 01/22/2013)

The model most small and large businesses use to handle tech support was developed back when companies generally had better, newer technology assets than their employees’ personal technology. Today’s reality is one where many consumers more quickly adopt the latest …… Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Website More Mobile-Friendly

By: Dan Cook (Published on 01/18/2013)

If you want to make it easier for mobile browsers to explore your website, here are some tips for making your site more mobile-friendly… Read More

Business Website Performance: Your 4 Most Important Statistics in Google Analytics

By: Joy Gendusa (Published on 01/17/2013)

How is your website really doing? Find out what the four most important performance statistics are when it comes to your business website… Read More

5 Killer Tips for Being Able to Work Anywhere

By: Dan Cook (Published on 01/02/2013)

Ready to branch out of your home office? Learn the basics to making sure you’re ready and able to work virtually anywhere… Read More

5 Free Apps for Running Your Business from Your Phone

By: Mark James (Published on 12/27/2012)

Five free apps for businesses or startups looking for cost-effective ways to make their business more mobile… Read More

8 Business Apps That Will Make Your Day Easier

By: Jennifer Good (Published on 12/10/2012)

If you’ve been looking for a more effective way to manage your time away from your desk, take a look at these featured apps and services… Read More

5 Tips to Reshape Your Business’ Social Media Plan in 2013

By: David Lee King (Published on 12/05/2012)

Five easy to follow tips for making a few easy-to-do adjustments in your approach to using social media for your business… Read More

How to Setup a Wireless LAN in 60 Seconds

By: SCORE (Published on 11/03/2012)

Sometimes tech savvy and entrepreneur don’t always go hand in hand. If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your network to wireless, here’s a sixty second guide to get you started… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Small Businesses Not Concerned with Cyber Security

By: Team TSE (Published on 10/30/2012)

How does your business rate in the cyber security department? Take a look at this eye-opening infographic on where small businesses succeed and fail on the issue of Internet security…. Read More

7 Great Communication Tips for Mobile Professionals

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 10/13/2012)

Freelancers do not have to compromise on professional tools when working outside the confines of a traditional office. Here are 7 great tips to keep you looking like a pro in the eyes of your clients. … Read More

VIDEO: An Easy and Affordable Way to Make Your Business Mobile and Productive

By: Admin (Published on 10/05/2012)

Check out this cool video from our pals at Verizon that offers a great suite of tools to take your business mobile… Read More

How to Start a Computer Repair Business

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 09/26/2012)

Love working on computers? Learn how to become a computer repair technician by starting your own business for next to no money…. Read More

The Solopreneur’s Guide to Using Facebook to its Full Advantage

By: Team TSE (Published on 09/11/2012)

There are 2 primary ways to grow your business using Facebook: create a professional profile to promote your services, and utilize the search features. Find out more now…. Read More

How to Master Twitter and Successfully Grow Your Business

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 09/06/2012)

Even with a glut of social media sites, the payoffs from Twitter can be significant for the small business. Learn how to master Twitter for business now…. Read More

Asset Control Basics

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 08/30/2012)

Products and assets, whether tangible or intangible, may be your most costly investment, and they must be tracked so as to not get misplaced. … Read More

A Dozen (Or More) Cool Mobility Apps For The Self-Employed

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 08/13/2012)

Today’s solopreneur can can work from anywhere, any time IF they know what tools to use, such as… Read More

Smartphone or Tablet – Which Is Best For The Self-Employed?

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 08/03/2012)

Don’t want to invest in both a smartphone AND a tablet? Want to know which one is going to give you the most bang for the buck? Find out now. … Read More

4 Proven Ways To Get More Twitter Followers

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/03/2012)

There are many reasons why someone would want more Twitter followers, but how do you get them? Here are Steve’s 4 proven strategies… Read More

How to Develop and Market Your Own App Affordably

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 08/02/2012)

If your app neatly solves a problem that your customers have, or offers them great savings or exclusive opportunities, then you might have a winner on your hands…. Read More

Insider Social Media Secrets For The Self-Employed

By: (Published on 07/24/2012)

What does it take to succeed in social media these days? Here are 3 inside tips to making your business’s social media presence known and recognized…. Read More

4 Easy Ways To Expand Your Online Presence

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 07/11/2012)

Potential clients today expect to see a lot of you online (website, social media, etc.) but it’s never been easier to provide great content and essential information…. Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business Confidence Increases

By: Admin (Published on 07/06/2012)

Check out the surprisingly strong state of small business today… Read More

Social Media Hacking and Cybercrime Prevention

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 06/30/2012)

Unprotected social media use can not only damage your brand, it can rob you blind. Learn how to be extra vigilant, and protect against online crime…. Read More

No Cost Project Management Software Cheat Sheet

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 06/26/2012)

You might think excellent project management software is out of reach for your small business, but you’d be wrong. Find out about free options today!… Read More

What To Do About Negative Online Feedback

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 06/19/2012)

Learn the value of online reputation management with this three-part solution that incorporates Twitter, Google alerts, and setting up a Google profile…. Read More

PROFILE: How Old Fashioned Values Help One Small Business Succeed In The High-Tech World

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 06/11/2012)

If your business is in a competitive field, then you’ve got to distinguish yourself. One way is to live old fashioned values such as… Read More

The Secret Weapon That Makes Your Website Sticky

By: Admin (Published on 06/08/2012)

How do you get people to spend more time on your website? The important thing to remember is… Read More

PROFILE: How One Small Business Uses 3 Apps To Run Their Business

By: Mike Maher (Published on 05/23/2012)

With all the talk about apps these days, ever wonder how to actually use them to run your freelance business? Here’s how two partners do it and save time and money… Read More

25 Books I Could Never Part With

By: Barbara Winter (Published on 05/21/2012)

What books can’t you live without? In this post, author Barbara Winter shares her list… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Should You Be Concerned About Cybersecurity? (Hint: Yes!)

By: Admin (Published on 05/21/2012)

27% of all cyberscams are directed towards the self-employed and small business. Here are 7 simple ways to stay cyber safe… Read More

Tablet Buying Guide

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 05/14/2012)

With so many tablets available to business owners these days, in can be a daunting task to choose one. Get the skinny on what’s out there today. … Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: How Are Small Businesses Using Mobile?

By: Admin (Published on 05/07/2012)

Are you using mobile marketing and other tools for your business? Are other small business owners? Find out… Read More

Web 2.0 For The Self-Employed

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 05/03/2012)

Think your business doesn’t need a cool, beautiful, interesting website? Think again. Learn about what you can do to create a better, more compelling site…. Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: What Apps Are Hottest In Small Business?

By: Matty Byloos (Published on 05/02/2012)

4 Smart Ways to Save Money On Your Next Computer Purchase

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/19/2012)

When it’s time for your freelance business to invest in new computers or technology, the are a few ways to get more and still spend less. Here’s how… Read More

Why Twitter is an Amazing Tool for the Self-Employed

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/16/2012)

There are four main reasons why it’s smart (and not too late) for any self-employed businessperson to still jump on the Twitter bandwagon, including… Read More

3 Outstanding Apps That Will Change Your Freelance Business

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 04/02/2012)

There are so many apps available for entrepreneurs that sorting through the junk to find the gems can be a big job. Here are a few tried-and-true ones bound to make your life easier. … Read More

Verizon Wireless’ Top Ten Tips for SMBs

By: Verizon (Published on 03/30/2012)

Is it time to use your smart phone to shoot video? What about using it to take credit card payments? You bet. … Read More

How To Create A Mobile App For Your Business

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/22/2012)

If you are self-employed or otherwise own a small business and you’ve got a great idea for a mobile app, what do you do next?… Read More

The New Secret to Getting Page 1 Google Rankings

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/18/2012)

Want to get on top of Google rankings? Of course you do. Find out a new way that is proving to be very successful for the self-employed… Read More

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Inbox Clean

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 03/13/2012)

When you’re self-employed, you can start to feel like checking email is your job and real work is something you only get around to once your inbox has been sifted, sorted, and emptied. … Read More

Top Tech Trends Today

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/01/2012)

The self-employed life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it…. Read More

Dealing With Customer Complaints In The Age Of The Internet

By: Team TSE (Published on 02/23/2012)

When you are self-employed and a customer complains about your business on Twitter, or Yelp, or Facebook etc. what do you do? Here’s what… Read More

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