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Ultimate guide to setting up a small business Wi-Fi network

Here are some important considerations that smaller businesses need to bear in mind in order to have a safe, reliable Wi-Fi network.

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Small businesses now get CRM tool with their Office subscription

Microsoft launched Monday its Outlook Customer Manager, a lightweight CRM system. It allows users to track their customers, manage deals in progress, track tasks and more, all from their Outlook email client.

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How to find the best Wi-Fi router for a home office

If the Wi-Fi in your home workspace or small office isn't as fast or reliable as it could be, your productivity will suffer. This guide to home office Wi-Fi covers everything you need to know to maximize your wireless experience.

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Here's how Zenefits is trying to reinvent itself

Zenefits is launching Z2, a new version of its HR software for small and medium businesses.

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What small business look for when considering SaaS

Cloud marketers and SaaS pros share their advice on how to make cloud-based software attractive to small and midsized businesses.

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Microsoft adds SMB support to retail outlets

Microsoft Stores will have SMB Zones, offering products and services for small and midsize businesses.

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A $250 million reason to prototype your IoT idea

Product innovation expert Justin Lokitz shares lessons learned by an IoT startup that uncovered a bigger market opportunity when its founders got out of the office and observed consumer behaviors.

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17% off Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner - Deal Alert

The ScanSnap S1300i is the smallest multi-page double-sided ScanSnap scanner for one-button ease of use at the desk or on the road. Just stack up to 10 pages and press the blue button. Currently discounted 17%.

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Debunking the common misconceptions of freelancing

Misconceptions about freelancing include that it's boring work without the benefits that accompany traditional employment.

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12 tips to help SMBs select and manage vendors

Small business owners and experts share their strategies on how to build a successful, lasting partnership with suppliers/vendors.

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Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

When should you hire a virtual chief information security officer (CISO)?

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Is outdated legislation holding back the gig economy?

With this new gig economy, the government needs to better understand contingent workers and adjust labor laws to meet their needs.

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Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

From social responsibility to greater flexibility in services and contracts, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at small vendors and what they can do for your organization.

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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365 -- a full service system for scheduling appointments for their services on the internet.

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Next best thing to Black Friday? Amazon Prime Day comes on July 12

You won't necessarily be able to use Amazon Prime Day on July 12 as an excuse to avoid family, like some do with Black Friday, but Amazon is promising that you'll get to choose from 100,000 great online shopping deals.

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SAP's ERP app for SMBs gets an overhaul for digital transformation

The digital transformation imperative is becoming increasingly urgent for companies large and small, and SAP wants to help. On Wednesday, the ERP giant set its sights squarely on SMBs with an updated app that's been enriched with...

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When tech and fashion collide

Boston MFA showcases 3D-printed fashions, laser-cut clothing and dresses sporting solar panels and LED lights in its #techstyle exhibit.

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47% Off Canon All-In-One Printer with Mobile Tablet Printing with Airprint and Google Cloud Print capabilities - Deal Alert

This all-in-one printer from Canon allows you to print with many powerful options including AirPrint(tm), Google Cloud Print, Morphia and the Canon PRINT app.

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