Hopefully, you’re already making backups of the data on your business server on a regular basis. It’s simple to set up data backups automatically and then forget about them until you need them. But have you ever looked around to see if there are any gaps in your backup strategy? Here are seven places to look to make sure all your business data is backed up safely. 1.Online Calendar Do you use an online calendar?
As entrepreneurs, we work hard for our money, and the last thing we need is to have it disappear due to fraud, hackers, or identity theft. Some people have called 2013 the year of the hacker, which is worrisome. But you’re far more likely to experience risks with disgruntled or financially desperate employees and contractors. Mistakes happen, too, and when they do it can be costly to get them corrected. Here are five ways to
Is email taking up too much time in your workday? If you’re looking to spend less time on email, here are five quick items to test your existing knowledge and fine-tune your organizational skills. We’ll talk specifically about Outlook®, but if you use another package, you may be able to find the same features there. 1. Folders We all start with several default folders in our email software, such as our inbox, drafts, sent, and
It’s generally a good idea to keep overhead costs low so that your business profits will be higher. This is especially true with items that are easily commoditized and fairly standardized, such as utilities and rent. But there are times when increasing expenses pays off nicely, and here are five areas to consider so you can reap the rewards. Training Whether it’s for you or your staff, good training can pay back for years to
It’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for ways to increase your profits, and luckily, there are many ways to do that. One way is to focus on cost-cutting, and here are five places that are good to periodically review for cost-cutting possibilities. Telephone Re-negotiating with the phone company every one to two years is a really good idea. Many telecommunications companies will often bargain with you or offer you a new