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4 Lessons The Shifting Legal Sector Can Teach Small Business Owners

There was a recent report highlighting the fact that the legal sector will never return to its pre-recession heyday. The report was jointly produced by the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor.

Too many lawyers, chasing not enough work, and pressure  from clients to provide discounts have become a fact of life in the current market.

In fact, because of the high unemployment, law school applications are Read More

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7 Reasons You Should Switch to Google Apps

google appsLate last year, Google Apps for Business eliminated its free version.

The reason?

Many business users tended to outgrow the basic version too quickly and personal users were left waiting on updated features that had to become business ready before launching.  But even with the new price tag, Google remains a viable option for small business.

Below, I outline the top reasons your business needs to be on Google Apps:

1. The Cloud

2012 was the year of the Read More

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5 Reasons Why Do-it-Yourself Marketing Can Actually Hurt Your Business

Entrepreneurs, by nature, are do-it-yourself people. Not a bad thing. While that trait may serve you in many areas there’s one where it actually works against you: Marketing. Here’s five reasons why.

1)   You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.

While you might feel savvy after reading a couple marketing books or listening to a savvy marketing guru, it doesn’t compare to working with a qualified team or consultant with great experience and a great record. You simply don’t know Read More

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Small Business Software Trends for 2012

Are you confused by the terms SaaS and cloud computing? In their simplest forms, software as a service (SaaS) is the application, and the cloud is the place where you store the data from that app (and in most cases the application itself). Many of the latest technology announcements have implications for SaaS and cloud development that will serve small businesses everywhere.

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Note:  This is not a “predictions” post. I’m simply sharing what I’m seeing in theRead More

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Small Business Software Trends for 2012

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Is ICANN Starting an Unnecessary Domain War?

We’ve become accustomed to websites ending in .com for some time now. Other gTLDs, which stands for “generic top level domains,” have peeked their heads out, like .org, .edu, .mil and .biz. But a new initiative from ICANN, the not-for-profit corporation that manages Internet Protocol address spaces, may mean that we see a deluge of new gTLDs.

The organization is opening the floodgates for organizations to apply for new gTLDs. That means we will see more than theRead More

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Is ICANN Starting an Unnecessary Domain War?

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