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Internet Sales Tax Issue Still Lives Despite Activist Claims

The so-called Internet Sales Tax isn’t dead, despite what you may have heard. Here’s what happened: Last week, a millennial advocacy group called Generation Opportunity planned a so-called “Facebook bomb” of Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). Rep. Goodlatte happens to be the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which is considering the Internet Sales Tax (known officially as the Marketplace Fairness ... Read More »

Adam Bosworth of Salesforce on Customer-Centricity and the Internet of Things

Small Business Trends: What is your description of the IoT? Adam: Companies are trying to become customer-centric. They’re hearing very clearly from customers that they’re not about the customer, and they’re not up to date with the customer. And they’re not proactively helping the customer to take advantage of opportunities or solve problems. They’re going to lose that customer to ... Read More »

Top Five Ways the Internet Has Changed Small Business

My Business, the magazine of the National Federal of Independent Businesses (NFIB) outlines the top five ways the Internet has changed small businesses: 1. Email: Because it changed the way small businesses communicate in business 2. Google: Because it changed the way small businesses advertise 3. eBay: Because it introduced online auction sites where small businesses can now buy and ... Read More »

Is the Lowest Priced Internet Really the Best Way to Go?

In business, going for the lowest price is not always the best move. In fact, sometimes it’s counterproductive. When choosing Internet service, as with any product or service, price is important, but it’s far from the only thing to consider. There are a number of factors to look at when choosing an Internet service for your small business. You need ... Read More »

Reaching the Cloud: Dedicated Ethernet vs Public Internet Connections

Cloud computing or “the cloud” is one of today’s hottest computing concepts. It’s increasingly how small and midsize businesses take advantage of automation and improve operations and effectiveness. The Cloud makes it easier for the distributed workforce, with remote employees, to operate as a team and share information. The Cloud provides a central place for proprietary databases and applications. It ... Read More »

The Hidden Costs of an Unreliable Internet Connection

In business, an unreliable Internet connection costs dollars and cents. It’s that simple. You might be tempted to think all Internet service is the same. Nothing could be more wrong. The least expensive services may be so for a reason — slow speed, limited support, and other restrictions. And the difference between a business class of service and residential Internet ... Read More »

Legislators Press FCC for Small Business Exemption on Open Internet Regs

Open Internet, perhaps better known as Net Neutrality, has been a hot topic of debate. The Federal Communications Commision (FCC) adopted the new Open Internet rules in February of this year, but gave some small businesses a temporary exemption. But a recent letter from the U.S. House Small Business Committee is asking the FCC to make the exemption permanent. Net ... Read More »

What Not to Do When Using Internet on the Go

For many people, work equals lots of travel. When you’re on the road, you’re at the mercy of public WiFi networks, which means security threats and unpredictable Internet browsing speeds. Before you worry about speed, you must make sure you’re not putting all of your personal and professional secrets on display. Most of the unfamiliar faces at the airport pay ... Read More »

Facebook Free Basics Internet Service May Be Launched in the US

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is said to launch a Free Basics like app in the US US version of Free Basics would target low-income and rural Americans Free Basics was banned in India in February this year Facebook has been in talks for months with US government officials and wireless carriers with an eye toward unveiling an American version of an app that ... Read More »

Internet Plays Key Role in Real Estate Industry

The Internet increasingly plays a key role in the real estate sales industry, and this trend is expected to grow. According to a recent article by real estate professional John Mudd, more and more homebuyers are using the Internet in some portion of their buying process, either to locate property for sale or to educate themselves. By the same token, ... Read More »