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What Microsoft’s Office for Everyone News Means for Mobile Customers

Microsoft made a surprising announcement at the end of 2014: it is releasing new and updated free Office apps – which include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint – for iPad, iPhone, … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software

QuickBooks Online Drops Pricing

Small businesses looking into online accounting tools should take note of the fact that Inuit’s QuickBooks online has dropped the prices on its Simple Start, Online Essentials, and Online Plus. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software

Project Management App Review: Trello

There are myriad productivity and organization tools out there, and even more books on the subject. So many in fact, that trying them all out could make life feel more … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management

Using Yosemite and iOS 8 to Make Screencasts on an iPhone

If you have a Mac, you may already know that it has screencasting software, QuickTime Player, that allows you to make movies of your computer screen. A screencast is basically … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website

The Rise of Coworking

“Coworking” entered our vocabulary in 2005, and since then the trend has been on the rise. It shows no signs of slowing down, either: according to a 2013 report from … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Find Office Space / Management / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address

What Small Businesses Need To Know About Apple Pay

The much-touted Apple Pay is now here, allowing customers to link their devices to bank accounts or credit cards and use the payment platform to make purchases. Many of the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management

Who Should Use A Client Portal?

You may have come across the term “client portal” and wondered what exactly that means. In a nutshell, a client portal is a secure place to store information for clients … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Staying Secure Online

Online security breaches make the news on a fairly routine basis. And every time they happen, it prompts the question “how can I keep my information secure?” More and more … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select the Best Small Business Computer

Google Calendar Sync Is Going Away – Now What?

Almost two years ago Google announced that its Google Calendar Sync app will be going away, and now that day is approaching. On August 1 the app will no longer … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Set Up Business Email Accounts

What Businesses Need to Know About Software Licensing

When it comes to the legality of software installations, things sometimes don’t come across as black or white. Take, for instance, the idea of installing a product labeled for a … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software

Facebook Algorithm Changes

If your business uses Facebook as part of its social media strategy, there are some big changes that have taken place recently to be aware of. This spring, Facebook made … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Promote With Social Media

The Best Places To Go Online For Your Company Logo

Logos are an important part of a company’s identity. They create brand recognition, and more importantly, convey what a company does and what its core principles are. Finding the right … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website / Create Basic Marketing Materials / Order Business Cards

The Best Places to Find Royalty-Free Photos For Your Blog

If you publish a blog, you’re probably relying on images to catch readers’ eyes and convey your message. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s easy … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website

Dropbox versus iDrive Sync

There are a lot of file syncing and online storage services to choose from, so how to know which one will best meet your needs? Here we look at two … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Back Up Your Files

Mobile App or Responsive Website – Which Is Best For Your Business?

You may have noticed that when it comes to accessing the Internet, more and more people are using mobile devices. That’s leading to change in the way websites are designed … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website / Create Basic Marketing Materials

Reviewing LinkedIn’s Contacts App

As social media has become a tool more and more businesses and organizations are using, LinkedIn has made a name for itself as an invaluable resource for professionals. Although it’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Set Up Business Email Accounts

More Changes to the Affordable Care Act for Businesses

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2013, there have been a number of changes to its mandates. The latest, directed businesses, came on February 10. The … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Group Health Insurance / Small Business Tax Tips

What’s New For QuickBooks’ 2014 Small Business Products

Tax season is upon us, and most small businesses are in the process of preparing their taxes. If you’re a QuickBooks user, there are some changes to its Small Business … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
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Hiring An Accountant Versus Using TurboTax For Your Business Taxes

The holidays and New Year’s Day are now behind us, which means the next thing looming on the calendar is tax season. For small business owners, it can also mean … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Tax Tips

Cloud Services for Larger Companies

In this continuing series about cloud services, we’ll look at more cloud computing choices for small to medium size businesses, this time looking at those with more than 500 employees. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software
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