Monday, December 9, 2013 - 13:30
Does your small business need a New Year’s makeover? Tell your story in a short video and your company could win some serious pampering from the nation’s largest small business mentoring service and an international electronics company.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014,...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 18:48
A Small Business Navigation visitor recently directed us to this article, "A Guide for Guarding Personal Information in the Workplace."
It has some good advice on protecting your customers' data and preventing the misuse of sensitive information. Firewalls, password management,...
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 16:29
In this day and age, people are bringing their mobile devices with them everywhere.
They are often their lifelines, containing their personal information such as photos, contacts and banking records.
With that, comes the question of how safe is the company data they may be accessing on their...
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 11:29
Earlier this month at Cotton Southern Bistro in Chesapeake, your Small Business Navigator chose the blue-plate special for lunch. The waiter tapped my order – country-fried steak, sweet potato mash and green beans – onto the screen of an iPad Mini.
“We just got these, like,...
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:12
Does your website still accept Visa, American Express or other cards from customers? Apparently that is sooo 2010, according to a new survey from the National Small Business Association.
In the last three years, many small business owners switched from directly accepting credit or debit cards...
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 15:50
Do you need some financial aid? The National Federation of Independent Business recently recommended six apps to help small businesses manage their finances, from invoices to expense reports to sales receipts.
The mobile technology includes:
SurePayroll (handles wages, paychecks and other...
Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 15:05
If you know how to point and click, you've mastered the prerequisite for a new series of online technology classes aimed at small business owners.
"Business Technology Simplified" offers three 30-minute courses through a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration...
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:51
Want to make your office run smoother? We've rounded up the latest online reviews of three technology products that will do the trick:
Brother MFC-9000 Printer Series
Priced between $400 and $450, these multifunction printers are designed specifically for the small business owner. They...
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 17:10
When your customers surf the Internet, they’re probably using one of the three top web browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox, according to June 2013 data from StatCounter.
But what about those who still use Netscape Navigator 4.0 or another similarly archaic tool?
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 07:22
Sandy Ratliff, business services manager for the Virginia Department of Business Assistance’s southwest region, has created a new workshop based on feedback she received from her popular “iPad for Business” seminars.
“Technology in Business” will debut in Roanoke...