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Trump, Like Small Business Owners, Shows Strength of the Underdog

The 2016 Presidential election shocked a lot of people — including pundits. But if you were a small business owner, it might not have been so surprising. The chances are you might have been behind the winner, President-elect Donald Trump. That’s according to our presidential reader poll conducted in August of this year, which showed Trump winning among small business ... Read More »

Determining the Relevancy of Google+

In many ways, Google+ is the social platform that never was. Multiple redesigns and the general preference for Facebook, Twitter, and other social apps have rendered Google+ a network of grey area. If you think about it, you never really hear about a video going viral on Google+, or any challenges/trends flooding the platform. But does that mean it lacks ... Read More »

Three Types of Software Programs to Improve Office Efficiency

As technology continues to advance, many new and innovative ways to promote greater workplace efficiency have developed. Of course, there have also been plenty of ineffective programs, as well. With that in mind, here’s a short and simple guide to some of the best software program types that are currently available for any prospective manager who is looking to easily ... Read More »

Over 99 Percent of Fake Apple Chargers Fail to Pass Basic Safety Tests: Report

HIGHLIGHTS 400 chargers were tested for sufficient insulation Only three chargers were able to pass the test Users have been advised not to overcharge their appliances Among smartphone manufacturers, Apple might be the most popular name around the world. However, along with this privilege, the company has to deal with the added burden of imposters who try to benefit by ... Read More »

Malware Worming Its Way Into Clones of Popular Apps: McAfee Labs

Malware Worming Its Way Into Clones of Popular Apps: McAfee Labs Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through “cloned” versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said Tuesday. McAfee Labs said in its quarterly threat assessment that weaknesses in app security is becoming a growing problem for owners of mobile devices. ... Read More »

The Best Kickstarter Projects of December 2016

The Best Kickstarter Projects of December 2016 HIGHLIGHTS KickStarter helps fund innovative ideas before they become products Some memorable companies have been born out of crowdfunding This month’s picks include a lot of mobile accessories For most of us, Kickstarter is both a place of hope and despair. We say that because many projects on the crowdsourced funding platform never ... Read More »

Does Your Business Have All of Its Required Licenses and Permits?

When you’re launching a business, it can be confusing to understand all the legal obligations involved. Do you need a small business license or permit? How do you register your new business? Most small business owners want to operate legally, but it can be tricky to know exactly what’s required. All businesses are required to have some form of license ... Read More »

Attack of the Bots: Cool New Tech Has Invaded Skype

Earlier in the year, Skype released a preview of Skype Bots, which Skype calls “intelligent helpers” making communication and the day-to-day running of a business easier and more exciting. Following the April unveiling of the new Skype platform, the Skype Team now says they have released a series of partner-inspired bots into the Skype Bot directory on iOS, Web apps, ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »