Posted by Dave Thomas on July 29, 2011 in Business News, Business Technology, Medical Information, Phone Systems, Public Relations [ 0 Comments ]
One thing most businesses hate is being watered down with more rules and regulations. For cell phone retailers in San Francisco, they recently got a call from city officials.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors didn’t wait long to voice its opinion on the controversy regarding cell phone safety, recently becoming the first city to pass a new ordinance (10-1 vote in favor of) requiring … Read More
Posted by Matt Krautstrunk on July 28, 2011 in Business Management [ 0 Comments ]
If your business employs company vehicles and you ever wonder what your employees are up to when behind the wheel, have you thought about driving off with GPS (Global Position System) software?
With more companies tracking their dollars, GPS technology has found its way into more businesses, much to the chagrin of some employees. As for those employees who question it, relax, the boss is … Read More
Posted by Dave Thomas on July 27, 2011 in Business News, Business Video, Marketing [ 2 Comments ]
To no one’s major surprise, super-retailer Walmart went public on Tuesday that it would now offer streaming video for sale or rental on its Web site. Should we believe this to be a coincidence given the Netflix announcement recently … Read More
Posted by Matt Krautstrunk on July 26, 2011 in Business Start Up Advice [ 1 Comment ]
The first few months of starting your own business can be a bit uncomfortable; comparable to a baby’s first steps or swinging a golf club for the first time. There are going to be mistakes, inefficiencies and unexpected curveballs. However, successful startups are able to circumvent operational ineffectiveness and learn from them.
For one man startups, you are the head honcho. You only answer … Read More
Posted by Dave Thomas on July 25, 2011 in Business Financing, Business Management, Business News [ 0 Comments ]
Canadian-based Research in Motion (RIM) is trimming what it believes is a little fat from its roster, having announced that it will lay off some 2,000 employees (11 percent of its staff). All impacted employees will receive severance packages and outplacement assistance.
The BlackBerry maker, which has not had job cuts since 2002, stated the moves were required to achieve long-term success for a struggling … Read More
Posted by Dave Thomas on July 22, 2011 in Business News, Marketing, Social Networking [ 0 Comments ]
No, it is not some military attack or some spread of killer bees. No, it is not even the big earthquake that scientists have been forecasting for California for decades.
As it stands, we are under siege for lack of a better term from thousands and thousands of geeks. … Read More
Posted by Matt Krautstrunk on July 21, 2011 in IT services [ 6 Comments ]
Choosing a host for your small business website, at first may not seem like a big decision. However, there are crucial things to take into consideration when dealing with Internet Service Providers. Mistakes can be made everywhere in your company but making a mistake when choosing a web host provider can potentially be fatal. In a 2006 Akami survey, 75% of people would not return … Read More
Posted by Dave Thomas on July 20, 2011 in Business Management, Business News, Legal Matters for Business [ 0 Comments ]
Not only are employees and customers more apt to be taking vacations, but your office dress code may be wilting a little bit as employees look to push the envelope.
As a business owner, are you seeing … Read More
Posted by Dave Thomas on July 18, 2011 in Business News, Social Networking [ 0 Comments ]
For those of us who put up with daily commuting horrors in Southern California, this past weekend’s “Carmageddon” in the Los Angeles area turned out to be about as exciting as watching the budget debates in Washington, D.C.
If you would have attentively listened to the news and followed the world of social media leading up to this event, you would have thought the Chinese … Read More
Posted by Dave Thomas on July 15, 2011 in Business Technology, Financial Services, Phone Systems [ 3 Comments ]
As the world of technology continues to grow at leaps and bounds, mobile payments for consumers could be the norm before too far down the road.
A recent study from KPMG International notes that 83 percent of some 1,000 executives in differing fields (tech to retail) think mobile payments will be the mainstream before the end of 2014. Of those surveyed, 46 percent thought paying … Read More