The Benefits of Using Accounting Software for Business

Running a business requires that you pay attention to many financial details. And, even though you may find it entirely possible to manage your personal finances without using any specialized software, managing business finance is far more time-consuming if you’re trying to do everything on your own.

Accounting software benefits

Hiring an accountant to look after the books for you is a popular option, but if it’s not in your business budget, you might be wondering if there’s anything else that you can do to make balancing the books easier without having to go through everything manually.

Accounting software products are designed specifically with business owners in mind, and offer a wide range of advantages including:

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7 Ways To Future-Proof Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you don’t always have time for the little details that help your business run successfully. Answering every email, following up with every lead. These can all slow you down especially when you’re managing accounts and nurturing prospects.

Work process automation

If the administrative aspects are occupying too much time, here are some resourceful ways to automate work processes.

1. Automate customer communications

First impressions matter. About 58 percent of customers open welcome emails versus 15 percent that receive offers for promotions (when they’re not shopping). After a sale, use automation software like MixMax to send a welcome email to new customers.…

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4 Ways to Effectively Address the Cyber Skills Education Gap

America has more than 30 million small businesses with fewer than 500 employees apiece. These companies pay almost half the wages in the country and are huge engines for job creation. For too many of them, however, cybersecurity isn’t a pressing priority.

Businesswoman learning about cybersecurity

We learned this in the Q1 AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business, which surveyed more than 1,000 small to midsize businesses. The results reveal that 58% of respondents consider the importance of cybersecurity to be “high” or “very high.” Another 78% say that cyberthreats are on their mind some of the time. These are positive signs, but they’re not the most revealing takeaways.…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Python

Python is everywhere! No, we’re not talking about the longer, non-poisonous, slimy reptilian cousin of your average garden snake, but rather the programming language that has by and large taken over the IT industry.

Python programming language

If you are a developer, you know what I am talking about and chances are you already ‘speak’ Python and if you are not, you can just take a short Python course and be able to learn it easily owing to its reputation of being one of the easiest programming languages in the world. But even if you are a veteran, do you know everything about it?…

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Plug your Business Directly into the internet with a Leased Line

Is the internet fast enough yet? For many of us, our broadband speeds are satisfactory. Our needs are met, our patience isn’t tested. For some organizations however, the limitations of broadband, even superfast business broadband, remain a frustration.

Leased line Internet

In 2019, the internet is long past the early adoption phase and well into maturity. There are young people entering the workforce who may not even remember the days before the internet. Some might not even remember dial-up connections!

Perhaps those that remember the dial-up days can’t bring themselves to feel discontented with being able to stream 4k video without any buffering. But this could lead them to miss the potential opportunities an even faster connection would create for their business.…

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The Importance of PCI Audits

Data breaches are more prevalent today than ever before. A data security report compiled by Verizon shows that in 2016, there were 80,000 data security issues. Unknown to many businesses, most cyber attackers take advantage of website and system vulnerabilities that are easily preventable. If your business has little to no data breach protection, it is at a high risk of exposing crucial data to malicious third parties.

PCI audit on credit card processing system

One of the easy ways of avoiding data security breaches is being PCI compliant. A PCI compliance audit can help to ensure your customers’ sensitive data, such as credit card information, is safe.…

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10 Top Skills to be a Successful Product Owner

While being a moderately successful Product Owner isn’t a very hard task, it is quite difficult to accumulate enough characteristics of a great Product Owner. Product Owners have to lead an entire team from inception to the end product, and it is in no way an easy task.

Product Owner and his team

For those who are completely new to this domain, or wish to gain more credibility in this field, there are numerous options to help them out. What one must have for a great Product Owner experience is the CSPO training, which ensures that you are well versed in Agile and Scrum, which is of paramount importance for any such role.…

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Smart Doesn’t Equal Secure: The Orvibo Leak and Security in IoT Devices

By 2025, the amount of IoT devices is expected to expand to a whopping 21.5 billion. 21.5 billion devices that are constantly connected to the Internet while containing information that you may deem personal. It’s scary, but kind of cool. My fridge can know my name! Completely useless but awesome at the same time!

Orvibo AllOne

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However, the carrying of your personal information should ring some alarms in your head. How much do you actually know when it comes to how your Alexa or smart toaster works? Do you know what information it’s collecting? How it’s collecting the information?…

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4 Amazing Online Website Builders You Need to Know About

The major players in the website building industry offer great speed, performance and uptime. Making a decision on which one fits your personal needs can be hard without doing some research. Find out more info about website builders and their specific strengths.

Online website builder

For a rundown of some popular choices, check out the four companies below.

1. Squarespace

Squarespace is an interesting choice for any company. It directly rivals GoDaddy and offers an all in one package to make website building simple for beginners. But the big difference between GoDaddy and Squarespace is that it’s also web designer-friendly. Intermediate and professional users will love the amount of freedom to create and modify designs.…

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4 Reasons to Use Event Planning Software

Regardless of the size or type of business, you run, hosting events can be a very effective way to promote yourself. They enable you to reach out to potential customers. Or, if you prefer, connect with and reward those you already have.

Businesswoman using event planning software

You can use events to grow your business in all sorts of ways. But, you do need to stay organised. If you are not careful, things can get out of hand and you can end up with a flop on your hands. Using good-quality event planning tools is the best way to avoid this happening. Below, we explain why they are well worth using.…

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