5 Order Fulfillment Software Packages to Help You Avoid Shipping Mistakes

Order Fulfillment Software PackagesOrder fulfillment software automates the time-consuming tasks of warehouse and inventory management, order picking and processing, and shipping and tracking. People make mistakes, and while no software is perfect, it is generally more accurate than manual processes. Read the full entry

Keeping an Eye on Your Employees…the Ethical Way

Big brother is watching youBusinesses use video surveillance systems for a lot more than catching shoplifters or reducing the time employees spend goofing off. “Employee monitoring is being used to increase customer satisfaction, improve employee performance, and enhance productivity,” according to Kristin Morgan at St. Francis University. Read the full entry

How Toggl and Other Time Management Apps Keep Entrepreneurs Sane

How Toggl and Other Time Management Apps Keep Entrepreneurs SaneIn a recent survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association, 65 percent of Americans cited work as a leading source of stress, and almost two-thirds said they’re not doing a good job of coping with the avalanche of work heading their way (Tweet This).

What does this mean for you? If you’re not equipped to manage workplace stress, your company and your employees will start to feel it. Stress isn’t good for your health, either. Or your sanity.

Isn’t it time you began controlling your day instead of letting it control you? Keep your sanity (and your job!) by using these insanely cool time management apps: Read the full entry

How to Transform Your Static Site into a Responsive Website

How to turn your static website into a responsive oneAs businesses grow, so do the expectations of consumers. Today, 58 percent of Americans own a smartphone and use it daily to access the internet. Consider the facts:

  • 74 percent of mobile users will leave unresponsive sites. Nearly a fourth of all internet users access the Internet solely through mobile devices (Tweet This Stat).
  • More mobile users than ever before are using their devices to make purchases. Investing in a responsive site ensures that you don’t miss out on the growing mobile market.

Before transitioning your static site into a fully functional responsive website, it’s important to understand the key features of responsiveness and what this means for site coding. Read the full entry

The Ultimate BYOD Management Checklist

The Ultimate BYOD ChecklistThe BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon is more than just a trend. But businesses are establishing different policies- some ignore it because of the security issues while other instate a complete BYOD policy to minimize costs and maximize productivity. According to Gartner, by 2017, half of employers may have a mandatory BYOD policy — making staff bring their own devices to work (Tweet This!). At the same time, Gartner’s BYOD research shows that by 2016 over 30% of BYOD strategies will leverage personal applications, data and social connections, for enterprise purposes. Read the full entry

5 Tools to Help You Launch Your Business Remotely

5 Tools to Help You Launch Your Business RemotelySix years ago we made the decision that each of our startup founders would work remotely to cut down on office expenses.

To be honest, we initially made this decision for economical reasons. However, even now that we have the financial possibility of renting an excellent workplace, we still choose to keep on working remotely to keep a work-life balance. Back in 2008 we were an exception; we were a unique start-up working with no office. Today, many start-ups adopt this new working mechanism. Read the full entry

5 Web Conferencing Tools You Can Actually Afford

5 web conferencing tools you can actually affordThe quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to set up a meeting with people located in distant and diverse geographic locations is using Web conferencing. According to GAN Conferencing, 54% of professionals feel that video conferencing is the most effective communication tool- more than doubling the perceived effectiveness of phone calls (Tweet This!). This goes for both sales prospects and remote employees. 87% of those working from home said web conferencing helps them feel more connected to their colleagues (Tweet This!).

Just about every computer and communication device  comes with a microphone and camera built in. All that’s needed is software that provides:

  • A common screen that everyone shares
  • An environment that fosters collaboration, interaction, and creativity
  • Desired performance at a reasonable cost

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5 Reasons the VoIP Market Will Reach $88 Billion by 2018

5 Reasons the VoIP Market Will Reach $88 Billion by 2018The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market is on track to reach $88 billion by 2018, according to a recent Fierce Telecom article (Tweet This!). Part of this growth comes from increased adoption by small and home offices (SOHO), but several emerging trends are also converging to push the VoIP market forward. Here are five to watch: Read the full entry

14 Gmail Tricks and Tools to Supercharge Your Inbox

14 Gmail Tricks to Super Charge Your InboxWhen most entrepreneurs talk about email, they talk about what a distraction it is. But what if you could give your inbox a turbo boost, turning it into a valuable tool for managing leads, amping up productivity and best of all, facilitating sales?

Fourteen founders from Young Entrepreneur Council share their best Gmail secrets: Read the full entry

7 Affordable Productivity Tools for Small Business Owners

7 Affordable Tools for the Small Business OwnerBack-office software for functions such as accounting applications development and file sharing was once a major startup expense for small businesses. Thanks to innovations in mobile technology and cloud computing, it’s easier and more affordable than ever to set up the infrastructure that supports your business. You can even control that infrastructure from the palm of your hand. Read the full entry