Payments In-Person, Online or By Phone: Picking a Credit Card Processing Company for Your Business

If you decide to take payments by credit card for your small business (which is a really good idea), the biggest factor involved is choosing the processing company. There are many types of card processing options available, and many companies that provide them. Here are some of the most important considerations to make the right decision for your business. What Type of Processing Options Does It Provide? One of the first things you will need to consider is which type of credit card processing Read more [...]

Tips For Managing Your First Business

It’s incredibly difficult to manage a business that’s still in its infancy. When it becomes smooth sailing, you can afford to relax, but until then, you have to keep a tight ship. But how can you get things moving seamlessly and positively for the company? Results Come First Although there is no need to make yourself unpopular, results are the priority. Often, employee care benefits the business as a whole, but you aren’t there to just make friends, and you will have to make tough decisions Read more [...]

Unique Ways to Use Twitter

Do you love Twitter, but you don’t feel like you’re getting as much out of it as you could? While sending out the right type of content is important, some of the biggest Twitter tips include arranging your lists to work for you. When you think of Twitter as another way to network, you can make the platform a big business tool. 1. Trying to keep your staff straight? Create a Twitter list that does double duty as a staff directory. Then, share it with the rest of your staff so they can all stay Read more [...]

Wireless Communication May Be the Key to Restoring a Nation’s Unity

At a time when many international policy pundits and media commentators have written off the nation of Afghanistan as a sad and hopeless lost cause, many of its citizens are fighting to render this judgment null and void. A whole new breed of entrepreneurs, such as Afghan Wireless CEO Ehsan Bayat among a host of others, is returning to their war torn home land in order to play a vital part in restoring its ravaged infrastructure and communications network. While the task is a harsh one, they believe Read more [...]

Preparing Your Business to Go Online

In today's fast-paced world, you can find information, shop and buy products with a few clicks on any number of devices. Most businesses know the benefit of being online, whether they plan to sell products and services directly to consumers or not. If you have had success with a local small business, now may be a great time to get online with a website and with social media. This will help you in a variety of ways.  Know Your Audience Before making your move to buy a domain name and find a web Read more [...]

Great Tips for any Ruby on Rails Developers

Ruby on Rails is a very popular type of open source web application framework. It has been designed specifically to work on Ruby programming language. Web developers use it specifically in order to be able to rapidly develop new applications and more. Like other types of web frameworks, Ruby on Rails (RoR) uses MVC (model-view-controller) architecture pattern. This pattern is used to organize application programming. It comes with tools that make a number of common tasks in development a lot easier. Read more [...]

Some of the Best Internet Security Practices Designed to Keep You Safe

Today, we all navigate the ‘information highway’ and this highway is filled with information that other people love to get their hands on. It is vital, therefore, that you protect your personal pieces of data from prying eyes. This is about more than having a good antivirus program on your computer, although that is also very important. Essentially, a computer is a gateway to our lives, and you must make sure that you keep it properly locked. About Internet Security Irrespective of the technology Read more [...]

Getting Email Communication Right: 6 Useful Tips

Email is one of the more frequent ways businesses interact with staff and customers in this current day and age. Communicating this way has key benefits. Not only is it fast, dependable and robust but it also enables people to send across key files, meaning projects and their subsequent developments, can be seen in real time as they’re being worked on. But there’s also a huge downside to email communication within a business that can sometimes even turn out to be downright damaging. Spam is Read more [...]

why security should be a top concern for online businesses

We live in a world where cyber criminals are everywhere. All you need to do is turn on the news to read another story about hackers stealing sensitive government data, credit card numbers or other valuable information that can be sold on the black market. Because of the abundance of cyber criminals nowadays, you need to take many precautions to fight these outlaws if you run an online business. There have been many online business owners who have not taken this threat seriously. Unfortunately, a Read more [...]

E-Commerce: Why Cloud Hosting Good for Your Disaster Recovery Plan

If you run an e-commerce business, you need a disaster recovery plan. If you don’t have one already, here’s how to get set up so that you don’t lose everything in one foul blip.   Backups As Insurance You insure your car, your building contents, and your business against liability claims. Why don’t you insure your data with the only thing you can: backups? A backup is a form of data insurance that protects your precious data from being erased or corrupted. Systems, like IBM cloud Read more [...]