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  • January 9, 2019

    Scammers are getting more sophisticated and are constantly evolving to avoid detection. And, within small businesses themselves, there are internal issues that may lead to a higher risk of further external scams. For example, small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), who often lack a proper system of checks and balances, are especially appealing to fraudsters...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    If you haven’t separated your business finances from your personal finances yet, you’ll want to move that up to the top of your list. Keeping personal and business finances separate can help you stay organized and provide plenty of peace of mind especially around tax time...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    With more and more employees working remotely and organizations doing everything they can to leverage employees around the globe, virtual meetings have emerged as a practical solution to bringing people together to achieve key goals. Even for smaller companies looking to provide their employees with a better work-life balance, virtual meetings offer a way for teams to get just as much work done even if not everyone is in the same office...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    When building a website and its navigation, an unavoidable but mandatory question should be considered: Should you build your site with fewer pages that have more content, requiring visitors to scroll and scroll, or with much shorter pages and, as a result, more clicking?...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    Thinking about crafting a new business with concern for the larger systems at play — all while considering your personal bandwidth and well-being — can feel pretty daunting. For this reason, I work with individuals and teams in their early days to explore what forming a business can and will look like for them...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    Let’s face it: the education sector – especially K-12 public school systems – aren’t usually the earliest adopters of new technology. Despite the fact that they’re equipping our children for the future, they don’t always move the fastest to get there...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    Accounting software can be a great option for businesses of all sizes, from freelancers and entrepreneurs to large corporations. With many packages and services to choose from, which is the right fit? You’ll want a program that’s robust enough to cover all your financial needs, but not so complex that you’re paying for more than you need...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    If you’re already nodding off, that’s to be expected. The financial services and healthcare industries don’t necessarily have a reputation for being “fun.” Even so, young consumers are growing up and need loans, checking and savings accounts, and the ability to navigate the healthcare system on their own...View Post

  • January 2, 2019

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2019 -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) congratulates Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks on their U.S. Senate confirmations as members of the Federal Communications Commission...

  • December 13, 2018

    The economy is strong, and as a result, many employers are finding themselves struggling to hire talent in a tight labor market. For the first time in years, job seekers are receiving multiple offers, and employees are keeping their options open for their next opportunity. Mid-size businesses need strategies in place for competing for top talent...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    Congratulations on registering your new business! Or if you’re still contemplating forming your business, and just trying to better understand the steps required for having a bank account under the company name, you’re in the right place. Be sure you have seen our Lloyd & Mousilli guide on incorporation here for a step by step analysis...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    My kids use the expression “easy, peasy” to describes something that is super simple. For example, I might ask my youngest child, “How was your math test?” And because high school math is beyond simple, he would respond, “Easy, peasy.” In life, there are things that should be easy, but we often overcomplicate them...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    It’s that time again. The end of one year, and a new one just ahead. Mid-sized businesses have a lot to look forward to, as technology solutions previously reserved for large enterprises gradually make their way into their space. To help you cope with all the changes, I’ve put together a list of the five most important technology trends for mid-sized businesses that promise to take center stage in 2019...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    A project budget is part of a comprehensive project management plan – a tool for seeing a project from initiation to completion. Project budgeting is the process of determining the total amount of money available for a project and assigning estimated dollar amounts to line items, and then managing costs throughout every phase...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    Starting a small business can be an exhilarating and creative venture. The idea of creating products or providing services that people want, and come back for time and again, is pretty heady stuff. Regardless of industry or market, every business must follow standard steps to get off the ground properly. If you’ve got a great idea for a business, here’s how to act on it...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    Your organization’s network has never been under more pressure to deliver. From high-bandwidth customer applications to collaborative tools for employees, technology powers business at every level. A strong network is the foundation of a reliable, productive and secure user experience...View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    As a new year approaches, organizations are planning their technology strategies for 2019. Technology plays a critical role in every aspect of doing business, from powering employee productivity to offering the best customer experience possible. What technologies should mid-size businesses in particular be considering to align with their larger goals and objectives?..View Post

  • December 13, 2018

    Whether we like it or not, software algorithms in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) programs are affecting more and more aspects of our lives. They determine what news and entertainment we are offered to look at, what goods we’re recommended to purchase, even what people we might like as friends (on Facebook)...View Post

  • December 11, 2018

    2019 is just weeks away, and organizational leaders have turned their attention to a critical component of planning for the new year: budgeting. Next year’s IT budgets are likely to grow, according to the “2019 State of IT” report just released by Spiceworks...View Post

  • December 4, 2018

    With spiraling demand for services, rising expectations and significantly diminished budgets, leaders have faced a constant battle to deliver more and better with less...View Post

  • December 4, 2018

    For decades now, business intelligence – the strategies and technologies that organizations use to analyze and understand their data – has long been considered the domain of big business. While the technological advances of BI tools have allowed large organizations to leap forward in profitability and market responsiveness, most smaller organizations have sat by, often assuming that BI solutions were too costly, too cumbersome, or too advanced to be cost-effective for a business of their size...View Post

  • December 4, 2018

    When Jim Smith became the CIO of Maine in January of 2012, it was a traditional waterfall shop. But things look much different now...View Post

  • December 4, 2018

    Healthcare has long had an allergy to youth. Whereas the tech sector has embraced young founders, in biotechnology and health tech, gray hair is not merely an asset but a prerequisite. But as Forbes has tracked young healthcare entrepreneurs on our 30 Under 30 lists, we have seen that change...View Post

  • December 4, 2018

    Data analytics is becoming more pervasive as businesses dive deeper into their wealth of knowledge to become more productive, smarter and competent at making predictions. Large numbers of early adopters coming from banking, retail, healthcare and telecommunications businesses, and new entrants alike are using analytics to identify value creation opportunities...View Post

  • December 4, 2018

    Data security is a top concern for all organizations, but do you know how safe your professional communications are? Not just your emails – email encryption is the first rung on the security ladder – but other aspects such as voice messaging, video conferencing, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) based file transfers...View Post

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