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Wordpress or something else?
By Jessica Levco | 22 Answers | Last Activity on December 20, 2020

Hi there! WriterGirl & Associates (www.writergirl.com) is updating our website this year. Right now, we use WordPress and have a developer for it, but we're looking into other options. These are:...

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Which document management software do you use and why?
By Adam Uzialko | 8 Answers | Last Activity on December 16, 2020

At business.com, we are updating our document management software review category and want to hear from you about which document management software you use and why. 1. Briefly explain your...

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What are your recommendations for free online courses for small businesses?
By Faisal Rehman | 8 Answers | Last Activity on November 28, 2020

I'm hoping to make the most of my free time during the coronavirus pandemic by taking some short (free) online courses. What are your recommendations for online courses/activities that I can do from...

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What employee monitoring software do you use?
By Lori Fairbanks | 17 Answers | Last Activity on November 27, 2020

As many employees are now working from home, I wondered what employee monitoring software businesses are using. What features do you recommend looking for in employee monitoring software? What...

Advice
How do I go about starting an online travel activity marketplace?
By Michelle Johnsen | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 23, 2020

Which is the best platform to start travel tours and activity marketplace website?

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What is the best inventory management software?
By Leigh Martin | 12 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2020

I am launching an online retail site selling consumer product goods and want to know what would be the best solution which is scalable, cloud-based and includes accounting, reporting and CRM. What...

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Which is better: chatbot or live chat?
By Milita Khokhlova | 25 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

We have used live chat for several years now, but it has many flaws. We want to try chatbots. What do you think?

Article
Document Management Systems Explained
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 10, 2020

Digitizing your paper records might seem like a gargantuan task, but with document management software, not only is it manageable, but it could vastly improve the way your business operates.

Advice
How is your business benefiting from going to "the cloud"?
By Tara Ciriello | 8 Answers | Last Activity on November 06, 2020

How is your business benefiting from going to 'the cloud'? And if you haven't, why do you feel you're better off with your premise-based IT solution? I am curious as to why some business are hesitant...

Article
The Best Practices for Archiving Documents
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 05, 2020

Document archiving helps you safely store important information while clearing out clutter from your office. Here's how to implement an archiving system.

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The Best Web and Cloud Hosting Services of 2021
By Simone Johnson | November 05, 2020

This page includes a guide to web hosting services and reviews of business.com's best picks for web hosting services.

Advice
What would you recommend for best time tracking tools, like Clockify?
By Aleksandar Olic | 13 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020

Is there any other free time tracking tool like Clockify, that's free regardless of team size or what features I use?

Advice
Which software do you recommend using to manage your team remotely?
By Daniel Elton | 16 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2020

I am operating a small business during the COVID-19 lock down period. How do you manage your remote team? Is there any specific apps/software you rely on/recommend?

Advice
What are the most cost-effective training courses for IT/Network Engineering?
By Michael Toy | 14 Answers | Last Activity on October 09, 2020

I am looking to improve my personal knowledge base in IT/Network Engineering. I am looking for advice on some good "bang-for-the-buck" courses. The IT field is so wide that it can be tough to decide...

Advice
Any recommendations on simple conference calling providers?
By Roberta Day | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 06, 2020

We are looking for a platform that offers one phone number but then gives us multiple bridge numbers that anyone within the company can use to start a conference call. Don't need video, reporting,...

Advice
How can I monitor my employees in the workplace?
By Lina Jackie | 17 Answers | Last Activity on September 30, 2020

Employees use cell phones and PCs for many reasons such as storing work files within mobile phones, tabs, pads, and computers. The kind of data employees store in devices could be valuable for the...

Article
What Is Data Management?
By Adam Uzialko | September 29, 2020

Every business relies on data, and data management allows businesses to better organize and access the information gathered across a wide range of software solutions.

Article
Why Small Businesses Need to Digitize Documents
By Emily Watson | September 10, 2020

Learn about the benefits of digitizing your documents and how to do it.

Advice
What is the best (preferably free) CRM software for direct sales?
By Rita Stafford | 5 Answers | Last Activity on August 29, 2020

I am new to direct sales and I'm looking for a CRM that caters to the needs of someone in direct sales - without all the extra "big business" tracking stuff that I really don't need.

Advice
Should I send my team to coding boot camp?
By Daniel Larkin | 18 Answers | Last Activity on August 24, 2020

A few members on our team don't understand technology very well. I've read that coding boot camps promise they can turn almost anyone into a capable web developer. I've done my research but prices...

Advice
What is the scope of PowerApps in a business app? Are people using it?
By Nirav Parmar | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 20, 2020

I want to know if PowerApps is booming or not? Are people using it for app development and does it have a good future? Please guide.

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How to make pdf document read only without setting any password protection to the document?
By Mounica Yathavakilla | 9 Answers | Last Activity on August 14, 2020

I have a pdf file which i need to send to client and i want to make it read only without setting any passwords . And in the document , right click along with print option , saving , print screen ,...

Advice
As an early tech start-up, should I hire developers or outsource work?
By Kiran Patel | 24 Answers | Last Activity on August 10, 2020

Being a startup you most definitely are in need of services that are reliable and affordable at the same time.

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The Best Medical Billing Service Providers of 2020
By Adam Uzialko | July 31, 2020

Medical billing services enable medical practices to outsource the time-consuming and arduous process of managing claims and securing insurance payments. Discover the best medical billing service...

Advice
How can a customer support chatbot enhance my businesses' success?
By Ruth Hoffmann | 8 Answers | Last Activity on July 29, 2020

I'm planning to add a chatbot on my website to improve the customer experience. I'm looking forward to reading reviews from those who are already using chatbots. How has it benefited your business?

Advice
How to find companies that need outsourced IT services?
By Ryan Salter | 5 Answers | Last Activity on July 27, 2020

I just started with Tech Advisors. I am trying to find companies that need IT services. Tech Advisors is an outsourced IT managed service company. So I am looking for companies with 10-150 employees...

Article
How to Create a Paperless Office
By Max Freedman | July 08, 2020

Paperless office solutions reduce clutter, improve organization and streamline reporting. Here's how to create a paperless office.

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Any recommendations on software that will allow for scheduling/reserving conference rooms?
By John Lindsey | 3 Answers | Last Activity on July 03, 2020

The Cook County Government is designing high tech conference rooms for our employees. We need a scheduling software to book the rooms. What are your recommendations?

Article
What Is a Document Repository?
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 25, 2020

A document repository can provide secure and efficient document storage for your business. Here's how to make it work for you.

Article
Backup Power for Small Businesses: Always Be Prepared
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

It's important to develop a disaster plan for your business that accounts for the scenario of a power failure.