Operations, Technology

Fullfillment Issues Can Sink A Small Business

While it is true that countless retailers never accrue enough sales and fail within the first year, others do succeed.
But when demand picks up, it’s often difficult for sellers to keep up with the pace.
Once thirty orders start coming in each day, retailers suddenly start struggling to keep track of their inventory, ship out their products on time, and manage returns.
With lags in fulfillment, customers who are frustrated that their orders are delayed, wrong, or missing start to complain, often on social media.

Google Indexing Needs To Be Addressed By Small Businesses

Googling is not searching the web but rather an index created by that company.
For a business owner, especially one that counts on the internet for their business this small nuance is important to keep in mind.
Especially, now that Google is switching to a mobile first index.

5 Red Flags To Watch Out For When Hiring a Web Designer

The web designer ultimately chosen will play a critical role in the digital success of any small business.
Critically important is the need to be able to ask the right questions and identify obvious red flags during the interview process.
Recognizing and avoiding red flags can be the key to protecting yourself against a bad business deal.
When it comes to hiring a web designer or digital agency, there are a few bright-red flags that you should never ignore.

6 Tips to Get Small Business Employees to Love the Cloud

When it comes to implementing new technologies like the cloud, a key ingredient for success is employee adoption. Without having everyone on board, you risk losing out on the many potential benefits afforded by cloud computing, which can be critical to your company’s ability to staying competitive in the market.

Ransomware Attacks Can Prove Fatal To Small Businesses

Small businesses can be fatally hurt by a successful ransomware attack.

A ransomware attack attempts to extort payments from businesses in exchange for information held hostage on their computer.

Payment Fraud is on the Rise – Prepare Your Small Business

The credit card landscape is changing, but it’s not always for the better.
Since 2015, the US has become accustomed to the shift to chip cards, and while it’s reduced in-person credit card fraud, it’s actually led to an increase in fraudulent online charges. In 2016, there was about $24.71 billion in reported credit card losses worldwide, with 47 percent coming from the US alone.

7 Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe from Ransomware

Ransomware is a cyberattack technique used with growing frequency to extort payments from businesses in exchange for the recovery of their information. Criminals have used this type of malware against countless organizations of every type -- including healthcare providers, media, and even police departments.

Five Tips To Reviewing A Small Business Marketing Effort

Every company needs to take a moment and think about what they are doing.
Mike Tinz, VP at Money Mailer, a leader in direct marketing opportunities for local businesses offers the following tips:

5 Things Every Mom and Pop Shop Needs to Know

While under heavy attack, the neighborhood Mon-and-Pop store survives successfully in today’s world.
Based on his company’s interaction with these establishments, Laurent Therivel, Senior Vice President, Small Business Solutions, AT&T offers five tips on growing even the smallest business.

Teaching Young Children Coding, Robotics Further By New Toy

The growth in toys designed to teach coding and other IT related skills is moving exponentially and at a world-wide basis.
One of the latest such toy-tool is Cubetto, the award winning, Montessori-approved coding toy for children ages 3 and up.
Cubetto is the only screen-less programming system, powered by a revolutionary coding language made of colorful blocks that lets children write their first computer programs.