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5 Tools for SMBs and Startups to Boost Productivity

businessman working at computer getting more productiveContributed by: EZOfficeInventory

Running a small business and taking it to new heights can be challenging. Delegating tasks to employees and staying on top of expenses is overwhelming, especially while running an SMB. There is hope. Making use of business tools will get your business on the right track and give you enough boost to accelerate its growth in no time!

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The Business Technology Trends for 2016

Contributed by JT Ripton.

The ways in which businesses incorporate technology and software into their day-to-day activities has changed drastically over the past decade. The internet has revolutionized company-client relationships, opening-up new avenues of communication & marketing opportunities, and helping businesses of all sizes to reach their target demographics in a variety of ways their predecessors never would have dreamed possible thirty years ago.

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Is Siri Serious Voice Recognition Software or a Toy for Mobile Users?

Contributed by Joel Slatis, president of Timesheets.com

Until recently, the daily integration of voice recognition applications existed only in science fiction. Then came Siri, Apple’s famous attempt to invent its own voice recognition environment and bring it to the masses. It’s a great start, but Siri isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and most of us can see that voice recognition has a long way to go before it’s really ready for prime time.

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The Problem With Voice Over IP (VOIP)

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Our company has been using Voice Over IP phone systems for many years. We were lured by promises of convenience and mobility.

Indeed, we love that we can get work calls while out of the office on business – or even pleasure for that matter, that our remote employees can all use the same phone system, that we can check our call history online, and that we can forward calls based on various options. These would all be great features if they were fail safe but, unfortunately, they’re not.

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Top 5 Tools for Managing Remote Employees

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Contributed by JT Ripton.

Technological innovation has changed what we know about the age-old office and has given employees the ability and flexibility to work and be productive from home. Mobility is the name of the game now, and if you have employees working remotely, there are a host of powerful apps designed to help the business person run his company efficiently and effectively.

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13 Online Applications to Get Organized Once and For All

Years ago I knew an entrepreneur in the construction industry who needed some serious help organizing his life and business. I remember seeing stacks and stacks of paper on the two desks in his office. I tried helping him sort through his papers and found bills months overdue, threatening letters, outdated offers – important papers amidst countless unimportant ones. The filing cabinets in the home office were mostly empty but for a few old and irrelevant records; the trucks were out on the roads uninsured, unregistered, or both; the mortgage payments on his two houses were not even covering interest.


If only he had known that he could have used his blackberry and laptop to keep track of just about all of his business and personal needs. Just about everything one needs to keep track of can be done with online applications nowadays. There are thousands of them out there to help with everything from customer leads to finance to organizing your home library. Mashable compiled a comprehensive list of 100+ applications to organize everything under the sun. If you have time to sift through this tome, however, check out my short list which includes apps that most of us can use.

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