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Explore our business tips blog posts covering topics on small business technology, IT, business efficiency, software, operations management, and more.

What Is a Vertical Mouse and Is It the Best Ergonomic Mouse?

As the founder and CEO of a digital marketing and web design company, my job entails heavy usage of a computer. Whether it's for web design, SEO, or managing digital marketing campaigns, you'll typically find me seated in front of a...

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10 Small Business Cyber Security Statistics

The world wide web has brought numerous benefits to the world, including technological advancements and unimaginable global connections. Unfortunately, it has also led to the rise of cybercrimes that can have detrimental effects. Recent research from Cybercrime Magazine predicts that in...

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How to Create a New Google Account without a Gmail Account

There is a common misconception that creating a “Google Account” requires a new Gmail account. This is not accurate! You can certainly create a new Google Account and Gmail account at the same time. However, a Gmail account is not required...

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What Is Phone Call Tracking and Monitoring Software?

Phone Call Tracking, also known simply as “call tracking” in the marketing world, is a methodology of tracking incoming lead calls and attributing the calls to specific marketing campaigns. Put simply, call tracking can help you determine what marketing initiative led...

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Why You Should Use WD (Western Digital) Red Pro NAS Hard Drives in Your Synology NAS

If you check out our other business tips posts, you’ll find out quite quickly that I am a tremendous fan of Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. This comes from our experience of successfully using Synology NAS devices at Igniting Business...

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Advantages of Using Dual or Multiple Monitors

In the business environment, companies are looking for ways to improve efficiency when it comes to computer usage. But before you spend money on a faster processor, more RAM, or converting to NVMe SSD, we challenge you to consider upgrading to...

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Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Microsoft Windows Server with a Synology NAS

Small businesses require effective ways to save, retrieve, co-author, backup, and share data among employees to boost their competitive advantage. However, maintaining and improving this technological infrastructure could be difficult for small businesses as they commonly have limited resources and small...

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How to Set Up and Use Multiple Monitors - A Quick Start Guide

If you're a small business owner, marketing professional, or literally any computer user seeking to optimize your workflow and boost productivity, incorporating multiple monitors into your setup can be a game-changer. Say goodbye to constantly switching between windows and welcome the...

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Laptop Dual Monitors Part 2: How to Set Up and Use Multiple Monitors

In part 1 of our laptop dual monitor series, we shared the advantages of using a second monitor for your laptop. In addition to making it easier to reference information, dual monitors can also help reduce downtime and improve focus. This...

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Laptop Dual Monitors Part 1: 5 Advantages of Having a Second Monitor for Your Laptop

Extending your laptop screen with a dual monitor can make your work and travel life easier. Instead of inefficiently working off one small monitor, you can invest in a secondary monitor – either traditional desktop monitor or a portable monitor. If...

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Latest Statistics on Website and Network Hacks: How it Affects Small Businesses

It's easy to assume that being a small business, you'll be easily overlooked by hackers and other criminals, but sadly, that's not the case. In May of 2018, the Internet Crime Complaint Center division (IC3) of the FBI released a Public...

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How to Invest in Small Business Technology When Replacements or Upgrades Aren't in the Budget

In a recent blog, we talked about how to budget for IT upgrades in your small business, but what if you can find the funds for those large investments?  Computers wear down over time. They get filled up with old documents,...

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How and Why to Start an IT Budget for Your Small Business

We posted recently about the importance of embracing and upgrading IT in your small business, but how do you find the cash to actually implement those needed upgrades?  Small businesses have tight profit margins. If you're entering periods of new growth,...

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Technology Can Transform Your Small Businesses

At this point, there is no denying the hold technology has over us - both personally and professionally. Whether we are scrolling through our Facebook in the morning or playing music on Spotify, it has permeated our personal lives. Similarly, technology...

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FAQ: When Should I Outsource Functions of My Small Business?

Outsourcing back office duties is a big step for any small business to take, but most find the benefits outweigh the risks and costs. Most small business owners recognize that hiring and training is costly and time-consuming. When you outsource a...

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Three Benefits of Incorporating More Technology into Your Small Business

One of the keys to running a successful small business is to constantly find ways to integrate more technology that produces more efficiency and may give you a leg up on the competition. If you know you have a solid product...

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How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Shaping the World of Small Business

It seems with every passing month the technology world offers another intelligent device that is a game changer for an industry. Many of the devices making the news these days are in the realm of personal devices, such as the plethora...

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The Pros and Cons of Small Businesses Using Virtual Machines

Last month, we discussed when a small business may want to use a virtual machine.  Now, with nearly everything we do becoming virtual these days, it's not surprising that PCs are jumping on that bandwagon. Virtual PCs aren't a totally new...

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FAQ: When Would a Small Business Want to Use a Virtual Machine?

In order to understand when a small business might want to use a virtual machine, it helps to define what is a virtual machine.  A virtual machine is a program that runs on your current operating system that provides a virtual...

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Consistent IT Updates - Crucial for Your Small Business

It is becoming increasingly rare to find a business, even a small business, that does not rely quite heavily on some form of technology to play an essential role in their everyday business operations.  Yet, when it comes to the safety...

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Three Reasons Why Should You Invest in Technology for Your Small Business

Small businesses are built on a foundation of information. Whether it's your list of clients, your expertise, or how your software or online tools help businesses go about their business, the collection and careful use of that information is critical. Even...

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