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Google Apps for Work by Dan Matutina
3 Aug

How Google Apps for Work Can Help You Grow Your Business

Nowadays, business is conducted in the cloud. Even brand new businesses require basic cloud capabilities such as smooth mobile device integration, professional branded email, secure file storage that’s accessible from any computer, reliable calendar and contact management, and apps for staying in touch with team members and customers alike. According to a report conducted by Deloitte, 85% of small business owners reported that cloud technology enables them to scale and grow faster, while 66% said that the cloud allows them to outperform their competitors. Unsurprisingly, Google is leading the charge when...

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29 Jul

The Importance of Website Security

Not everyone understands what hacking is, other than the exaggerations we see in Hollywood blockbusters. In reality, hacking is usually a lot less dramatic, but it is still dangerous and something business owners and webmasters definitely want to avoid. Throughout this article, we’ll cover what malware is exactly, how websites and computers get infected with it, and suggestions on how to protect you and your website from possible attacks and overall. be a website security rock star. Let’s get started! What is malware? Just the word malware sounds scary, and that’s because it...

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28 Jan

Time Theft: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Companies of all sizes can suffer large financial losses from the simple concept of time theft. Time theft is when an employee receives pay for work they haven’t actually completed. It can take many shapes and forms and is not just limited to employees; employers can also enact time theft. Time theft can refer to a wide variety of things such as, showing up five minutes late to work or checking your latest Facebook notifications. Wasted time can really add up and the American Payroll Association reports that time theft...

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21 Jan

A Guide to Doing Business Internationally: Currency, Processing Payments, & Foreign Exchange

Welcome to our final post of our three part series, A Guide to Doing Business Internationally. Throughout this series we have been discussing the many challenges that a business can face when expanding to an international level, and some tips that will help your business succeed. Money is one of the most complicated aspects of business no matter where you are located. Without understanding the different facets of currency and payment processing, your business may have a hard time finding success internationally. Does your business: understand the valuation differences between currencies...

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14 Jan

A Guide to Doing Business Internationally: Shipping & Delivery, Tariffs & Customs

Welcome to our second post of our three part series, A Guide to Doing Business Internationally. Throughout this series we will be discussing the many problems that a business can run into when expanding to an international level, and some tips that will help your business succeed. Shipping and customs can be a huge thorn in any business’s side. Without knowing what the rules are when shipping a product, or having a reliable shipping service, your international business endeavors could end quickly. Before expanding into another country, your business needs to...

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7 Jan

A Guide to Doing Business Internationally: Language, Culture, and Time Zones

Welcome to our first post of our three part series, A Guide to Doing Business Internationally. Throughout this series we will be discussing the many problems that a business can run into when expanding to an international level, and some tips that will help your business succeed. When you start thinking about expanding your business to different countries around the world, you may find that there are many barriers that you would not have encountered back home. Without knowing what these barriers are and how to deal with them, your international...


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