Bricks on a wall.

Ask anybody what the main aspect of a good business is and they’ll probably say a good product idea. It makes good sense, why would anybody buy from a company if their products weren’t any good? However, it’s not actually that black and white and often, other aspects of your business are more important to customers than the product itself. Even if you’ve nailed the product design and manufacture it well, you could still be losing out to your competitors for a lot of reasons. To help you build an all round successful business, these are the other areas that you need to focus onRead More →

Systems in North Carolina hacked.

Officials in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County say hackers are demanding $23,000 in ransom by early Wednesday afternoon to release multiple files they are holding hostage on the county’s servers. The hackers gave officials until 1 p.m. to pay the ransom with 2 Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption key that would release the files. view full post »Read More →

Coffee and pc.

When setting up a new business, technology is vital. It will be central to the work you do as well as make it easier for you to communicate with customers and clients. Business technology is a vast subject, and if your area of expertise lies elsewhere, you could find yourself overwhelmed. Get a soft introduction to business technology with these five tech essentials for starting your business. view full post »Read More →

Security on cell phones.

Portable technology is now something we take for granted in our everyday lives. We need our mobile phone alarm to wake us up in the morning, an app to pre-order our morning coffee and the sat nav to plan our best route to work. You don’t realise how much you truly depend on your smartphone, tablet and laptop. Try to envision spending one day without any of them. Pretty impossible, isn’t it? Now imagine the disaster of losing one of your much-loved gadgets. Not only will you be lost without it, but you’ll be facing an abundance of privacy issues. Kit yourself out with theRead More →

Security cursor.

Something that all entrepreneurs will agree upon is that it is important to find a way to protect your business against potential threats. However, in order to do this fully and properly, you need to have a true understanding of what genuinely constitutes a threat. The truth is that the definition might well need to be a little wider than you might initially believe. There are many ways in which your business might be under attack, and often it will even be from within. With that in mind, let’s have a look at a few of the ways in which you can keep your businessRead More →

Zeros, ones and keyboard.

Whether you’ve just started your own business, or you’ve just taken to the computerised option of working, it’s important that you know all of the facts so that you and your staff can effectively do the work you need to without any compromises. Unfortunately, there are still people out there that want to hack and steal from businesses, and if they are successful they can potentially cause you to shut down all operations, especially if they get hold of personal information and display it to the tabloids. Luckily, there are some steps that you could take to ensure that your company’s computer systems are secureRead More →

Make money online drawing.

When you set up your first home office, it can be difficult to remember everything you need. Of course, the big stuff, like your desk, your chair, and your computer, are pretty obvious, but there’s lots of important little stuff that isn’t as easily remembered. When you’re just starting your own business, you might not see these little things as very important, but they will make your life a whole lot easier if you remember them. Here’s a short list of thing that you can’t forget. view full post »Read More →