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Beware the SEO Scam Artists

Beware the SEO Scam Artists! If you run a small business like we do, you probably receive countless emails pushing SEO services. Many will make rash promises like "Rank Number 1 on Google!" or "Achieve 1st Place Ranking!" If you're not familiar with these claims, you may be tempted to contact these companies and hire them to assist you. Restrain…

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When Your Phone System Fails

Client Case Study: Total Phone System Failure Nobody likes a crisis, but when one happens, the best outcome is a quick and effective resolution. Since we've been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area IT sector for over a decade, we've seen our share of crises. Along the way we've learned that when the alarms start ringing, you jump into…

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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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DIY Laptop Repair

Ready to Try Your Hand at DIY Laptop Repair? When DIY laptop repair is your only option, try doing a little research before you take things into your own hands. LifeHacker.com has a number of great articles on ways you can improve your laptop’s performance. Here's our collection of some of the good ones. Laptop getting too hot for your…

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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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IT for Startups

What Are The Unique IT Needs Of Startup Companies? We've had great working relationships with a number of startup companies, and we're often asked by prospective clients what's unique about IT for startups. Here are some of our thoughts on this: Scalable Business Model Startups have business models that require them to ramp up or down in response to rapid…

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For Startups on the Move

We recently had an engaging conversation with David Bergeron of T3 Advisors. They are doing some really innovative work in the real estate sector, with a special focus on helping startups find and procure the right office space. With ten years' experience under their belt, they've got a lot to bring to the table behalf of their clients. And, well-negotiated…

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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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5 Ways to Save for Your Business

Unbeatable Savings for Your Biz Whether you're saving for a rainy day or just saving, sometimes it's a tough job to find great deals for your business. However, in the spirit of entrepreneurial solidarity, and in honor of upcoming Labor Day, we'd like to share a few online resources we've benefited from. Group Deals for Businesses If you haven't heard…

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