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Fall in Love with Your IT Guys

One of the most basic desires for us as human beings is to be involved in meaningful relationships, for several key reasons: we want companionship, we want a bond of trust, and we want to know that the other person will stick around when the going gets tough. Oh, right, and we want that giddy, high, “in-love” feeling, too.

Did you ever consider that those four standards are also standards to which you should hold your IT guys?

I’d be willing ...

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Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

ah-pokerWe get a lot of calls from new clients who are at their wit’s end with their technology. They tried the DIY route thinking that it would be a cinch to match everything up, only to find that it was much more complicated than they expected.

By the time we walk into the office, one of two things happens: either it’s such a mess that we have to scrap everything and start ...

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Net Neutrality: Are you getting what you pay for?

small-business-internet-marketing-confusionEveryone is talking about Net Neutrality these days. There are a few complications with the issue but today let’s explore one: how the Net Neutrality issue will affect your business.

First, let’s look at what it is. Oversimplified, Net Neutrality is a Fast Track lane on the highway. At 4AM, the highway is pretty empty. You have several standard lanes and an inner lane that is labeled Fast Track. It has sensors ...

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The #1 Reason Your Employees Are Missing Project Deadlines

deadline1You know your company offers a valuable product or service and you know your employees are smart and capable (after all, you hired them, didn’t you?). So how does it make any sense when your workers consistently cut it close to deadlines or turn in material that isn’t their best, or worse – miss deadlines?

Maybe it’s not your employees. Perhaps it’s time to look at your workflow system to evaluate how important ...

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Accountants: How to Get that Post-Tax Season Relief… Before Tax Season

TAXES-CALCULATORTax season is over, and a lot of accounting firms are breathing a heavy sigh of relief. Finally the majority of W2’s, 1099’s and 1040’s have come and gone across your desk.

It feels good to have the big rush season completed for the year. Now that the push is finished, how will you streamline your systems to make things easier next year? We have some ideas.

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Your job is to ...

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3 Steps to Take Care of Mom This Mother’s Day

momIt seems like every week you hear about a new internet-based scam or virus making the rounds, and it’s important to be diligent about protecting your personal information.

For the most part, you know how to identify a scammer, but what happens when someone gets your mom on the phone and convinces her that she needs computer help?

This Mother’s Day, take care of your mom and fill her in on these three ...

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How One Little Tweak Saved This Company $24,000

save-money1If you ever do business over the phone, especially internationally, you’re going to want to read this.

Recently, a small Los Angeles firm of about 16 employees asked us to take a look at their phone systems. They have offices in New York and communicate via telephone with agencies overseas on a daily basis.

They had a very old phone system that was using copper lines coming in from the phone ...

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Laserfiche VAR Training

Recently, I attended the Laserfiche Value Added Reseller training held at their corporate office in Long Beach, CA.  This week’s content will highlight some key aspects of the VAR workshop.  Value Added Resellers (VARs) are business owners and consultants that add features or services to an existing product, like Laserfiche, then resell it as an integrated product or solution.  We’re kind of like business partners, so it makes perfect sense to offer sanctioned training events for the cost of a ...

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