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Adobe Creative Cloud Promotion

Adobe Photoshop is offering a limited-time Adobe Creative Cloud promotion. Until December 2, you can subscribe to Photoshop Photography CC for just $9.99 per month, though you do have to sign up for a year of service. In the past you had to own Photoshop already, in order to qualify for the Photoshop Photography app, but Adobe has removed that…

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For Entrepreneurs: Contact Management and CRMs

If sales is the lifeblood of any business, then your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system would have to be the blood bank. Without a centralized place to keep track of your conversations with prospective customers, it is nearly impossible to stay on top of leads. For some entrepreneurs, though, a CRM system can be overkill. Sometimes a basic way of…

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Ten Online Tools To Help Your Business Be More Productive

Save Time And Be More Productive With These Ten Online Tools It seems like there are a bazillion applications vying for your subscription these days. It can be hard to determine what's worth investing your time and attention in. Below are ten online applications that can help your business be more productive. All of these tools have been around long…

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What is the Cloud?

What is the Cloud? Many small business owners are confused by the concept of cloud computing. We often get questions such as, “Where is my data when it is in the cloud?” or more commonly, “What is this cloud computing thing and why should I care?” Well, whether or not this technology is your game, it is worth understanding. The…

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Cloud Storage Price War Brings Discounts

As reported today in TechCrunch, Amazon and Google seem to be locked into a cloud storage price war. As is the case with such battles, cloud customers stand to win. Today, Google announced it's latest cut, bringing Cloud Storage Pricing to a total markdown of 30%. As the TechCrunch article states: Today, in a somewhat surprising move, Google announced that it…

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Post-Sandy Recovery and Disaster Planning

It is a tough week for a lot of East Coast small business entrepreneurs, and our sympathies are with everyone. There are few greater challenges than facing the aftermath of a natural disaster. Forbes.com has put together a list of helpful resources for small business owners who are struggling to get operations back up and running. We hope that sharing…

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What’s the Buzz About Google Drive?

There has been a lot of buzz lately about Google Drive, a cloud-based file storage/collaboration product that was released in late April. Google Drive provides up to 5 GB of free storage and up to 25GB for $2.49/month, which make for impressive numbers. Google has positioned this product as a rival to the ever-popular Dropbox, which we've blogged about before.…

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Is Cloud Computing the Right Choice?

To Cloud or Not to Cloud... Still trying to get your head around cloud computing? Doubtful about whether your business is a good candidate for the cloud? All this month, TechSoup.org will be hosting a Cloud Computing Worldwide Campaign, including blog articles, webinars, and global dispatches about the cloud. TechSoup.org is generally geared toward the unique technology needs of nonprofits,…

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11 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a SaaS Vendor

Whether you’re searching for an online CRM system, a web-based registration program, or an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) service, you should take the research process seriously. After all, information is the lifeblood of your business. And, choosing an online vendor to handle your information should not be a decision based on blind faith. Many people use the terms online application,…

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