Jonathan Blum

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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An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce
Shipping Center

An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce

A new fleet-management tool can help business owners improve their logistics.
A New Online Tool Offers Small-Business Owners Low-Cost Personal Banker Services
Personal Finance

A New Online Tool Offers Small-Business Owners Low-Cost Personal Banker Services

Balance Financial acts like a pricey personal banker -- but at a fraction of the cost.
Travel Gadgets to Help Ease Your Next Business Trip -- With Style
Office Tech

Travel Gadgets to Help Ease Your Next Business Trip -- With Style

Travel is seldom easy, but neither is being an entrepreneur -- and with one can come the other. These tools can help make your next trip a bit more fun.
Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

Tech entrepreneurs have lambasted a new bill that they say could stifle startups and innovation. Here's what you need to know about the PROTECT IP Act.
AnyMeeting: How to Turn Your Next Webinar into Cash
Technology

AnyMeeting: How to Turn Your Next Webinar into Cash

As costs rise and profits get pinched in today's still weak economy, here's how to drive more revenue to your business.
Rocket Lawyer: Cutting Out Small Business Attorneys' Fees
Technology

Rocket Lawyer: Cutting Out Small Business Attorneys' Fees

For forms and quick answers to burning legal questions, Rocket Lawyer is a good resource. But you might want to skip the professional package -- and the service fees.
Review: Smartytask for Getting Things Done
Productivity

Review: Smartytask for Getting Things Done

Need to get organized? Fans of David Allen's 'Getting Things Done' might like this new task-manager tool.
BlackBerry Management Center: Reining in Smartphone Chaos
Technology

BlackBerry Management Center: Reining in Smartphone Chaos

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has a new tool for helping you manage your company's wayward smartphones.
Sony's New Z Series Laptops Offer Lightweight Power
Technology

Sony's New Z Series Laptops Offer Lightweight Power

At about half-an-inch thick, they come with a portable external docking station loaded with added memory and processing capabilities.
Ortery 'Studio' Streamlines Inventory Photography
Technology

Ortery 'Studio' Streamlines Inventory Photography

With ample lighting and smart software, this desktop booth can produce professional-quality images of your products.
A Look at Pay-Per-Click Tools for Small Businesses
Online Marketing

A Look at Pay-Per-Click Tools for Small Businesses

If you need help managing your paid-search marketing efforts, consider this comparison of four options for business owners.
Tracking Small Business Data with Adobe's FormsCentral
Apps & Software

Tracking Small Business Data with Adobe's FormsCentral

To corral the massive amounts on business information you get each day, Adobe helps you create customized forms.
Wix.com Helps You Mint Mobile Sites
Mobile

Wix.com Helps You Mint Mobile Sites

To keep up with mobile customers, having a mobile-ready website is key. Here's how to get one.
Bringing a 4G Wireless Network into Your Office
Technology

Bringing a 4G Wireless Network into Your Office

Your cloud connection is more important than ever. This new 4G office router could be the backup you need.
Five DIY Online Form Builders
Tools & Services

Five DIY Online Form Builders

Here's a look at five low-cost customizable business form providers.
A Look at New Solutions to Ergonomic Problems
Office Tech

A Look at New Solutions to Ergonomic Problems

Our columnist tests out two new keyboards and a mouse designed to relieve the pains of today's desk jockeys.
A Look at the Best Online Accounting Tools
Magazine

A Look at the Best Online Accounting Tools

Small-business accounting is moving online, where it's becoming cheaper, more powerful--and a lot more confusing
A Touch of Improvement: A Look at the New Microsoft Mouse
Magazine

A Touch of Improvement: A Look at the New Microsoft Mouse

Microsoft's new mouse brings the touch control of a smartphone to the keyboard's right hand.
Legal Center

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Created as a pressure release for patent office overload, the controversial America Invents Act may give big business the edge in securing patents. Here's a guide to protecting your intellectual prope
inDinero: A Financial Tracking Tool for Small Business
Financial Analysis

inDinero: A Financial Tracking Tool for Small Business

Call it Mint.com for business. Our reviewer takes a closer look.
Doxo Takes a Bite out of PayPal
Payments & Collections

Doxo Takes a Bite out of PayPal

This startup helps small companies pay and get paid at half the price PayPal charges. But the service is still in its infancy.
Taking the Pain Out of Search Engine Marketing
Online Marketing

Taking the Pain Out of Search Engine Marketing

If you've found that pay-per-click campaigns are hard to manage, you're not alone. But here's a new service that aims to help.
Here's What's Inside PayPal's Digital Wallet
Technology

Here's What's Inside PayPal's Digital Wallet

PayPal's new payment option could easily be useful for merchants that want to cut out credit cards.
Making the Switch to a Virtual Office Painless
Management & Operations

Making the Switch to a Virtual Office Painless

Besides the planning and expense, creating a virtual office hinges upon getting the right software. Here's one new tool that aims to make it easy.
A Closer Look at Browser-Based Microsoft 365
Technology

A Closer Look at Browser-Based Microsoft 365

Our reviewer has spent quality time with the new cloud-based suite of tools. Here's what his test drive turned up.
Goodbye Geeks, Hello Crowd-Sourced Tech Help
Technology

Goodbye Geeks, Hello Crowd-Sourced Tech Help

Getting good tech help doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. See how one company is enlisting the crowd to keep your PC running optimally.
Brother Builds a Printer for Small-Business Budgets
Technology

Brother Builds a Printer for Small-Business Budgets

This printer offers high quality at a low cost, but you may need help setting it up.
HP Offers a More Rugged Portable Printer
Magazine

HP Offers a More Rugged Portable Printer

The Officejet 100 is a printer that you can check into your luggage and can either plug into a wall outlet or run off a battery.
Pitney Bowes Goes Online With Postage
Shipping Center

Pitney Bowes Goes Online With Postage

A new Web-based mailing and shipping app offers powerful low-cost features, but other options are free.
How Pre-Paid Phone Plans Can Save Your Business Money
Mobile

How Pre-Paid Phone Plans Can Save Your Business Money

Paying for minutes in advance can help you cut mobile costs. Here's a roundup of options for business owners.

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