What to Look for in a Document Management Company

When you are partnering with a document management service provider, you need to be sure that your data is well taken care of.   Indeed, there are many factors to consider when you are choosing from a list of service providers.  It’s an important decision to make – even more important than you realize.  How so?

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Firstly, document management itself is crucial.  When you need to manage gigabytes of documents, you can’t afford to blink; if you mis-manage your documents, you can be sure that you can fall well behind schedule.

There’s a domino effect that occurs when you choose the wrong document management system (DMS) – including: poor time management, poor work ethics, poor work completion, bad customer feedback, and more.…

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The Top Three Benefits from Using Business Intelligence Software

Let’s face it, you don’t have time to manage and sort all of your company/department data with hours of manual labor. Thankfully, there’s business intelligence software that can do the hard work for you with just a few clicks!

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What Can Business Intelligence Do?

The goal of business intelligence is to better assist you in making more informed decisions on behalf of the company. Here are just some of the benefits:

  • You’ll see inside the minds of your customers and figure out what behavior they’re following, what they’re buying and when they’re buying it.
  • Identify any upsell or cross-sell opportunities that may exist.
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POS System Trend to Watch: Online Ordering

Point of sale is no longer the same as what it was several years ago. Point of sale – or POS – was referring to retail transaction only – customers bring goods, retail staff calculate the amount, issue a receipt and get paid for the amount. It was a terminal, rather than a system.

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Today, POS has transformed; as a small business owner, you need to be aware of the transformation and when you see fit, adopt the changes to give your business an edge over your competition.

POS today is all about integration, and it’s no longer taking care of transactions only.…

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5 Ways Office Holiday Parties can Bring You Lawsuits

It’s party time! As we are now technically in the holiday season, it’s time to think about what many businesses are focusing on these days: Office holiday party.

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It’s a great way to end the year with colleagues, and a great reward for the hard work everybody is doing throughout the year. If you, for some reasons, never arrange any office parties, ‘tis the season you should consider doing it – it’s good for your employees’ morale and job satisfaction.

While many are focusing on how to make it a memorable event (on a budget,) I would like to remind you about one issue which many often neglect.…

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What Kind of PBX Phone System is Right for Your Business?

In order to understand which PBX phone system will best suit your business’s needs, you should understand what a PBX system actually is. PBX stands for Private Branch Exchange. The system exchanges and connects multiple phone calls from one user to another or from one department to another (“for Human Resources press 1…” etc) in a company or organization. Incoming calls go to an auto-receptionist who directs the call to the right employee depending on the needs and response of the caller. Outgoing calls travel through the PBX phone systems to connect with outside lines.

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The need for a complex business telephone system is still very high for almost any business imaginable.…

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Surviving Legal Terms: Does Seeking Online Help Make Sense?

Law plays an important role of keeping mankind in the right. Like a bracket, it holds everything together, putting a sense of moral justice in everything we do.

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Law, in fact, influences our daily life. This also holds true with business. From being obliged to follow the traffic to being obliged to honor signed business contracts, we are under a pledge which compels us to follow our indicated duties or else, we experience penalties – even lawsuits.

Signing business contracts and documents are among the seemingly simple situations but are in fact, complex. A contract may contain legal terms that the signee should fully understand before she sign it in order to enter into the agreement.…

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Exclusive Q&A with Yohan Jacob, Retailbound CEO

Launching a retail product is always challenging for some reasons: A saturated market, a tough competition, copyright infringement, price wars and some other factors. Due to those challenges, retailing success is often obscure. The good news – that should not always be the case.

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Success in retailing is determined by how well your product can attract your target market’s attention. As you can’t afford to do too many trial-and-errors, you need to increase the chance for success. One of the ways which can help you with that is through retail marketing consulting.

If you are thinking about launching your own line of products and jump into the retailing market but not sure whether you will find success or not, you are right on time; today, we have this rare opportunity to have a Q&A session with Yohan Jacob, the CEO of a unique retail consultant – the Chicago-based Retailbound.…

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8 Small Business Ideas to Start You on the Road to Success

The idea of starting a small business is intimidating to the majority of the population.

The problem?

Fear of the unknown. It does it to us every time we try to think outside the box. Every time we try to peek out from our own little personalized cubby-hole and think about the possibility that something – an idea or skill within us may one day possibly turn into a full-time career – and make us an overnight millionaire too!

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Of course not everyone wants to be a millionaire, but making a more-than-average income is almost always part of the dream isn’t it?…

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eCommerce Basics for First Time Entrepreneurs

Many people are finding a new freedom by building online businesses. Being your own boss can be incredibly fulfilling if you are willing to learn and do some hard work. If you are thinking about building a store online, you’ll need to know some basics about eCommerce if you want your business to be successful. Learn about these key principles first.

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Web Marketing and Traffic

Web traffic simply means the people who visit your website, and no online store can be successful without it. You need to get the word out about your business, and entice people to come take a look.…

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Crowdsourcing: The Latest BIG Advantage for Small Businesses

You’ve heard of it.

You like the idea.

Maybe you’ve tried it.

Crowdsourcing, though simple to define, can have a very broad range of uses for your small business and for all of humanity in general.

Let’s kick this post off by taking a quick look at what it is and how it got started.

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How crowdsourcing started and its impact on modern society

The term crowdsourcing is often used to describe the practise of outsourcing tasks on the Internet that you either can’t do, or simply don’t wanna do. In the hum-drum of of our current technological global society, it isn’t hard to see how this very classic term has evolved into what it is today.…

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