Many small businesses want an auto attendant that can allow callers to hear frequently requested information, helping the customer get what they need, faster, and freeing up staff to focus on delivering primary products or services.
Spring is here at last, but that means severe weather for many parts of the country. We got our first taste of it yesterday as thunderstorms and heavy rain grounded flights out of Chicago and Denver, and cancelled two Major League baseball games. No tornadoes or large hail this time around, but Midwest weather can take a turn for the worst this time of year. That’s why it’s important to have a disaster recovery plan in place, for both your home and your business.
Cutting-edge business technology has long been the domain of large companies and corporations—the ones with the need (and budget) for super-fast and technically superior tools to manage their operations. But small businesses have just as much need for programs and gadgets to streamline their workings—and there’s a growing trend of technology being created just for them.
It’s the start of another workday. You’re at your desk, you have your coffee nearby, and you’re reviewing your to-do list. Lots of things on it, but hey, you’ve got the whole day ahead of you. You’re organized – you made a list, after all. You’re ready to get it all done.
Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s prime time to take off from work, hit the road, and forget your cares for a little while. That is, unless you own the company. Hitting the road is still easy enough to accomplish, but small business owners often find themselves taking work with them on vacation, which doesn’t allow for much relaxing.
It’s not often that hordes of video gamers have a lesson to teach small business owners. But when game publisher Double Fine used crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise $3.3 million in less than 24 hours—over 8 times the $400,000 they hoped to raise—entrepreneurs the world over took notice.
Crowdfunding is a simple idea…