TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 14:29
Most small business owners would rather invest in technology than hire new employees, according to a recent survey from Brother International. Released March 19, Brother’s fifth annual small business survey found that 72 percent of respondents believe new technology will offer a larger...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:48
Want to stay plugged in to the latest technology trends? Bookmark these websites, follow them on Twitter and sign up for their newsletters to keep abreast of the most cutting-edge info: SmallBizTechnology.com Ramon Ray, a self-described “technology evangelist” and occasional...
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:44
We can't stress it enough. If your small business isn't mobile, you're woefully behind the times. You should consider these technology strategies to reach customers who increasingly use their smartphones for anything and everything: A mobile-friendly website that's optimized...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:51
Whether you run your business out of your garage, home office or car, you want to appear professional, maybe even bigger than you are, right? Small businesses can use a few tricks of technology to look and sound like big corporations.They include: Automated receptionists. These programs...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 07:33
Looking for a technology makeover in 2014? Here are some of the latest trends. Smart watches No more digging for that cell phone in your purse or gym bag. With this technology, you wear your computer on your wrist. Smart watches gained popularity in 2013 and are expected to be all the rage...
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:30
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 - 17:48
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 - 15:29
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 - 10:29
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 - 08:12
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...