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Jonathan Blum

Jonathan Blum is a freelance writer and the principal of Blumsday LLC, a Web-based content company specializing in technology news.

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How to Create a Job Board on Your Business Website

How to Create a Job Board on Your Business Website

Selling job postings online can help small businesses increase Web traffic and generate extra revenue.
November 25, 2011 in Selling Online
Free Web Security Tools to Guard Your Business Browser

Free Web Security Tools to Guard Your Business Browser

Online security can be confusing and costly, but here are three free ways to keep your web browser as secure as possible in your business.
November 21, 2011 in Security
How to Protect Your Business's Mobile Devices

How to Protect Your Business's Mobile Devices

A look at software and apps that can help you track and manage company smartphones and tablets should they be lost or stolen.
November 21, 2011 in Security
Review: Toughest Smartphones for Business

Review: Toughest Smartphones for Business

Business is messy. Your mobile device should be able to handle it.
November 16, 2011 in Mobile
Three 'Touchless' Tools for a Healthy Office

Three 'Touchless' Tools for a Healthy Office

These gadgets can help keep workers, and your business in prime condition throughout the cold and flu season.
November 15, 2011 in Office Tech
A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool

A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool

The pro and cons of Livescribe, a pen that can digitize hand-written functions such as labeling and entering inventory data.
November 11, 2011 in Shipping Center
New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster

New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster

'Geofencing' technology helps eliminate a customer's need to handle a credit card, or even a mobile phone, when making a purchase.
November 4, 2011 in Apps & Software
A New App Lets Mobile Users Make and Send PDFs

A New App Lets Mobile Users Make and Send PDFs

Adobe releases an app that lets businesses create and send PDFs from any location.
November 2, 2011 in Office Tech
One Way to Automate Your Online Marketing Efforts

One Way to Automate Your Online Marketing Efforts

A look at search curation tool Curata, which gathers relevant articles and links from the Web and posts it to a company's website.
October 31, 2011 in Apps & Software
A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter

A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter

In a quest to rid his desk of a dusty business-card collection, our tech columnist tests a new scanner that comes with contact-management software.
October 27, 2011 in Office Tech
Pros and Cons: Google's New Take on Presentations

Pros and Cons: Google's New Take on Presentations

New functions allow multiple users to build and make changes to business presentations at the same time.
October 26, 2011 in Apps & Software
Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs

Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs

PCs with touch-based interfaces have a small business upside: They can morph into everything from interactive retail kiosks to data-entry terminals.
October 21, 2011 in Office Tech
Why Budget-Watching Business Owners Should Give the Latest Quicken a Look

Why Budget-Watching Business Owners Should Give the Latest Quicken a Look

While not a major overhaul, upgrades to this popular financial software can help users plan spending and reduce debt.
October 20, 2011 in Apps & Software
Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help

Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help

When banks aren't lending, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to online pawn shops like this one.
October 12, 2011 in Financing
Top 10 Presentation Tools

Top 10 Presentation Tools

What you need to make your big idea look huge.
October 12, 2011 in Technology
Five Easy Tools to Build a Website

Five Easy Tools to Build a Website

You don't have to be a techie to build a website for your business. Here are five affordable resources to get started.
October 12, 2011 in Building a Website
Is Google Wallet the Next Step in Mobile Payments?

Is Google Wallet the Next Step in Mobile Payments?

New 'contactless' mobile payment app might be ahead of its time, especially for small businesses.
October 11, 2011 in Apps & Software
Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System

Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System

Own Point of Sale offers cafes and coffee shops a way to ring up sales in the cloud.
October 11, 2011 in Success Stories
Tablet Options for Startups

Tablet Options for Startups

Here's what to expect from the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Viewsonic Viewpad 10, and Blackberry Playbook.
October 4, 2011 in Office Tech
Big Banks Make Online Payments Easier for Business Owners

Big Banks Make Online Payments Easier for Business Owners

Here's a look at the range online business-banking tools from the major U.S. banks.
September 30, 2011 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing

Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing

Monitors can be repurposed as interactive marketing kiosks, allowing your customers to see for themselves just how innovative you are. Here are three of the sharpest.
September 29, 2011 in Office Tech
The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

With the retail firepower of its Silk 'split' browser, the Kindle Fire could be a barn-burner for Amazon.
September 28, 2011 in Mobile
How to Protect Your Business from Malware in Custom Apps

How to Protect Your Business from Malware in Custom Apps

An expanding network of cybercriminals is taking aim at the hidden flaws lurking inside the custom-created apps on your company's website. Here's how to safeguard application security for your custome
September 26, 2011 in Security
Car Forward: Gadgets and Apps for Business Owners On the Go

Car Forward: Gadgets and Apps for Business Owners On the Go

Thanks to better mobile networks, a new generation of touch- and voice-enabled products and fresh interest from profit-starved automakers, the vehicles we drive to work every day are becoming the plac
September 23, 2011 in Automotive
New Options in Home Office Furniture

New Options in Home Office Furniture

We explored the hidden corners of the market for higher-end office furnishings. Here are our picks for the right mix for your home workspace.
September 21, 2011 in Home Based Business
Mindjet Connect Helps Small Businesses Visualize and Manage Projects

Mindjet Connect Helps Small Businesses Visualize and Manage Projects

When a to-do list just won't cut it anymore, this Web-based tool helps you organize and visualize the tasks required to fulfill projects.
September 19, 2011 in Apps & Software
An Inside Look at Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365

An Inside Look at Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365

Our columnist gets the skinny on on Microsoft's 'cloudification' of software and what it could mean for your business.
September 19, 2011 in Apps & Software
A New Tool for Mobile Video Group Chats

A New Tool for Mobile Video Group Chats

This four-way video-calling service can help your team stay in touch on the road.
September 17, 2011 in Mobile
Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation

Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation

Not long ago, PowerPoint was the go-to tool for business presentations. Now there are more options.
September 16, 2011 in Apps & Software
An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce

An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce

A new fleet-management tool can help business owners improve their logistics.
September 15, 2011 in Shipping Center

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