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Marketing a small business is hard work if you look in all the wrong places. Communities are a great place to begin marketing; without the support of the community your business probably won’t do as well as it could. Step out and try one of the following six ways to use events to market your small business, whether you sell widgets or electronics. Sponsor an Event Go out and find an event in your community, and contribute some funds to the event. Your company’s name will appear in the advertising surrounding the event. Some event organizers will arrange to have a representation of your product at their event, or at least an image of your brand. You can do this with school sports, concerts and

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Integrating cloud computing into your company is a fantastic way to reduce operating costs and increase your ability to adapt to changes in business needs. Because most cloud computing services use advanced security technologies and have just the expertise required to keep services operational 24 hours a day, access to your data will also be more reliable than ever. It’s no wonder that many companies are turning to the cloud for their IT needs, and by following a few simple steps, your company can also experience all the benefits of cloud computing. 1. Create a Migration Plan Plan out your data migration to remote servers in advance to minimize the potential for issues that might occur. Testing your business operations on the cloud before taking

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It’s important to protect profits, and one way to do this is to put your office on lockdown to prevent theft. There are plenty of sources of theft, so thinking carefully about how to protect your office will be important. Here are six ways to start your comprehensive office protection plan. Hire Strong IT Staff Hacking is the newest avenue for thieves to empty your bank accounts. Make sure that your company files are well protected by hiring good IT staff. These employees can put good security measures in place and periodically update your security package. A strong IT staff can set up firewalls and other security measures to protect your data. You also want to make sure that you password protect your internet connections,

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As the economy begins its long road toward recovery, and unemployment figures finally begin to improve, many career-minded individuals are looking for jobs that provide satisfaction, security, and competitive salaries. If finding the career of your dreams is your goal, here are just a few ideas to get you started. 1. Software Development A key principle of a successful business is that it should provide a needed service. Software developers do so by providing companies with much-needed computer programming and advice on anything from ad campaigns to website design. As a software developer, expect a more casual environment to work in than a conventional office. In fact, entrepreneurs in software development such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates completely re-imagined how the traditional business should

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