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How Mobile is Shaping Business

Shawn Turner |

Back in 2009, mobile devices accounted for 0.7% of all Internet traffic, according to data from We Are Social. Flash forward to today, and mobile traffic accounts for 38.6% of Web traffic. Needless to say, small business owners need to be aware of this growing trend because their customers are accessing information in a wholly different way, said Bob Coppedge, the CEO of Simplex-IT in Hudson. “You have to understand mobile is increasing,” he said during a recent COSE WebEd webinar.

Mind Your Business

Get Away (Without Getting Away from Your Business)

Shawn A. Turner |

We’re heading into peak vacation season and you know the beach is calling your name. Problem is, your business is SCREAMING YOUR NAME. So, how do you go about taking a break from your business, but at the same time ensuring things won’t fall apart while you’re gone. Take a look below at some handy resources to keep in mind this vacation season.

Experts

Why Is it so Hard to Get People on Your Bus? Part Two: Controllers/CFOs, Quality Managers and Operations Managers

Jeffrey C. Susbauer, Ph.D. |

If you read my prior blog relating to the same subject, but directed at Sales positions, you will no doubt recognize that a fair amount of what was said about getting the right sales people on your bus also applies to other positions.  The sad fact is that most small business owners don't do a very good search job in looking for people, and that starts a process which often leads to unsatisfactory results.

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3 Ways Small Companies Expand Their Reach: Presented by GTS

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For retail giants like Walmart and Amazon that have significant logistics expertise, customer demand for fast or even same-day delivery is by no means impossible—but for SMBs (Small and Medium-sized Business) with fewer resources, this can be very challenging. The reason big companies devote so much money to honing in on their logistics operations is because of its complexity. For most SMBs, the expertise, staff time and money necessary to handle logistics properly is far out of reach—especially when SMBs are focusing on developing and improving product lines and the effectiveness of marketing and sales teams.