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Before You Sign Up For a Coding Class, Do This

This is a pretty common question and there are generally two different ways to tackle this. The first way is to ask a question of yourself: what exactly are you trying to build? If you know exactly... (more)

How do I advertise an online astrology business?

First of all, there are no guarantees for staying on the fist page in Google, especially with high traffic searches like astrology. That said, there are a number of things you can do to improve... (more)

Does it make sense to link my website to other businesses in the same industry that don't compete with my firm?

There are two different ways to look at linking; both of which can benefit your business. While posting relevant resource links on your site will help boost your firm’s service ratings with... (more)

How do we keep our invoices from landing in clients' bulk mail folder?

Bulk e-mail folders and "false positives" for spam filters are the bain of an honest company's existence. It makes it so hard to get e-mail delivered to anyone. The best way to do this... (more)

What is an easy-to-use accounting program for small, home based cleaning business?

I think it's great that you're looking into the future in regard to your business--especially the financial management portion. So many new business owners forget this aspect and, as a result, many... (more)

What are the costs of setting up a secure WiFi system in my cafe?

I am not an expert on security issues, but I'll lend my opinion to you. First of all, if you want to offer WiFi in your cafe, consider outsourcing the provision of the service to a 3rd party... (more)

Where are the hot spots for opening branch IT offices?

If you mean you want to open up an office that sells IT services and what areas are hot or growing there's no perfect answer. Small businesses are growing all over the country and you could... (more)

How do I find access to IT systems to allow for online scheduling on my side and online viewing of schedules by my clients?

Hi C.J. and thanks for your email. There are some very high-powered systems you could consider and then there are more low cost and simpler solutions. For example, using Google calendar... (more)

What basic forecast software would you recommend for my company?

There are many options available to you and it really depends on your specific needs and budget. Basic accounting software such as Quickbooks, Peachtree and Microsoft accounting have basic sales... (more)

How can I be sure the asking price for a business is worth it?

You can never really be sure, but you certainly need to make sure you work with the right professionals including a small business attorney and business broker and possibly CPA, and you also need... (more)

What is Louisiana's largest technology employer?

I'm not sure who the largest tech employer is, but if you contact their chamber of commerce you'll probably find the answer. (more)

How can information technology help market manufacturing and service firms and what are its drawbacks so far in modern business today?

Wow these are good and insightful questions. Overall, technology is important for a business--it helps you do more with less, save time, be more productive and gain intelligence on key business... (more)

What's a more affordable but professional business phone system option?

There's two options for you to consider - well 2.5: 1. If you have a very small businesses, you could consider a solution such as gotvmail or virtualpbx. They supply you with one main number... (more)

What is more cost-efficient - hiring an IT professional or an IT consultant?

An IT Professional and and IT consultant are the same. Could you clarify? If you mean, however, hiring an independent IT consultant vs. hiring an IT professional who works for you as an employee,... (more)

Is Microsoft Access suitable enough to store and retrieve price list information written in Excel?

Microsoft Access is a good tool for storing information. Other databases you might want to consider are File Maker Pro and Alpha Software. If you want to put your data online (maybe so others can... (more)

What is the value of using a hosted e-mail service provider and which vendors do you recommend?

Using a hosted email service means that the burden of maintaining and securing the email server is not yours but the provider's. You can concentrate on your business while the expert at email... (more)

How do I get my website on the top search engines?

This is one of the most fundamental questions asked in any SEO conversation. Tragically it is not an easy question to answer. There are entire communities of thought on how to accomplish this. Due... (more)

How do I get my foot in the door as a web designer?

The answer depends on what door you want to get into.If you want to create your own opportunities, build some of your own websites and experiment with driving traffic and dabble in affiliate... (more)

How do I get my foot in the door as a web designer?

The answer depends on what door you want to get into.If you want to create your own opportunities, build some of your own websites and experiment with driving traffic and dabble in affiliate... (more)

What's the most user friendly but also cost friendly POS software for a small retail business?

There's many, many POS systems for small businesses. But two that come to mind are Microsoft's POS which works on a variety of hardware. Also, (more)

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