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What is a Voice Over IP Phone Number and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

  The hottest technology on the market today for business and personal use is coming straight out of the VoIP and virtual phone sectors. VoIP technology lets you call from anywhere using a cell phone, computer, tablet, a VoIP phone or other data-driven device from the same number. Let’s look at what a VoIP number is and how you can get one. We’ll also discuss how to get VoIP services started and five VoIP fraud alerts that will protect your business. A VoIP number can also save you a ton of mon...
Tags: New York, Sales, Los Angeles, Voice, Don, ATA, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Publisher Channel Content, Voice Quality With, VoIP Fraud Attacks VoIP


Business Travelers Should Seek Rodeway Inn for Best Hotel WiFi, Research Says

The economically-priced hotel chain Rodeway Inn just won the title of the hotel with best WiFi in 2019. Research compiled by Highspeed Internet found Rodeway Inn possesses the fastest free WiFi speeds for guests at 7.66Mbps. This research used data from HotelWiFiTest.com to calculate average WiFi speeds for each hotel chain. Americas Best Value Inn and Quality Inn & Suites tied for second place with average free WiFi speeds of 5.91Mbps each. Business travelers who may have to spend a lot of tim...
Tags: Sales, Marriott, Americas Best Value Inn, Rodeway Inn, Technology Trends, Econo Lodge, Mbps Fairfield Inn Suites, Mbps Hilton Hotels, Hilton Hotels Fairfield Inn Suites


Only 3 Percent of US Retail Sales Completed Via Mobile Wallet

A new infographic from Expert Market has mapped out mobile wallet usage in 36 countries around the world. In the US, only 3% of retail sales were completed through a mobile wallet. The global penetration rate of this technology is still very low topping at 6%, except for one country. The one outlier in this report is China, which has a staggering 36% of the population using mobile wallet. This is nine times the global average of 4%. As consumers move away from cash, businesses have to implement...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, France, China, India, US, Sales, Spain, Canada, Netherlands, Brazil, Uae, Crossfield, Technology Trends, Americas Argentina


What is Domain Authority and Why Is It Important to Your Website?

Domain Authority makes up one of the ranking factors determining where your website winds up on search engine result pages (SERPs). SEO consulting firm Moz developed Domain Authority. And it works with Google’s algorithm called PageRank. Your small business website’s backlink portfolio makes up one of the biggest measures of a good domain authority. Why Links Matter Domain authority involves a scale and scores that rank from 1 to 100. Higher scores highlight a website’s ability to rank better...
Tags: Google, Sales, Domain Authority, What Is, Page Authority, PageRank, Technology Trends, Russ Jones, DA Internal


What is a Terms of Use Page and How Do You Create One for Your Business?

You’ve built a business website. So you need to have a terms of use page. What is a Terms of Use Page? A terms of use page includes a text section designed to tell users how they can legally use your website and interact with your business. It can protect your business and ensure that you’re compliant with the law. So you want to create your own website terms of use or adjust your existing policies? Check out these guidelines and tools you can use. Website Terms of Use What elements must yo...
Tags: Sales, What Is, Technology Trends


What is a Softphone and How Can it Benefit Your Small Business?

Anyone who has spent time looking into a business phone service has probably heard of a softphone. So, chances are you’ve already asked yourself, what is a softphone? How does it differ from regular IP phones? And do you really need one? Keep reading for the answers to all of those questions, and more. What is a Softphone? So, you’ve stumbled across the term softphone during your VoIP research but aren’t entirely sure what it means. It’s pretty simple! A softphone is a software program that’s...
Tags: Sales, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Nextiva


Do You Need an IT Department in your Small Business?

Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) and digital solutions such as cloud hosting have changed how small business leaders see information technology departments. IT once focused on managing on-premise servers, workstation app environments, administer software licenses and other local network needs. Now Everything-as-a-Service eliminates these duties. This represents a changing paradigm for small and medium businesses. cloud services replace on-premise hardware. And non-techies manage software licenses...
Tags: Sales, Service, Torii, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Hytrust


Don’t Miss This! Cracking the Code on 27 Google Tricks, Tools and Shortcuts

Think you know everything Google is capable of? Think again. Google is so much more than a search engine. You can use it as a unicorn tool do everything from converting currencies to tracking your physical location, all without ever leaving the confines of Google. Keep reading to discover Google tricks, including lesser-known hacks, time-savers, Easter eggs and search shortcuts. Google Tricks 1. Use Google as a Timer and Stopwatch You can use Google as a timer or stopwatch with a simple que...
Tags: Google, New York, Digital, Sales, Los Angeles, Don, Neil, Neil Patel, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Google Tricks Tools, Google Tricks, Salman Rushdie You, Startpage StartPage, Google Newspaper Archive Google


Benefits of Buying Refurbished Devices for your Small Business Revealed

Can your small business justify buying new devices? Consider new smartphones nowadays perform only slightly better than recently-released ones. You might sometimes buy refurbished devices for personal use. But can you afford such a risk for your business. Buying poorly performing devices for your team could quickly become an expensive mistake. Do you shy away from “refurbished” tech for your company? Well, other entrepreneurs do too. It’s true you can’t fully erase that risk. But new options no...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Ebay, France, US, Samsung, Sales, Un, ZTE, Thibaud, Technology Trends, PARIS Bordeaux, Vianney Vaute, Europe Today Back Market, New York Small Business Trends


12 Skills Entrepreneurs Gain by Learning Basic Programming

Entrepreneurs need to wear many hats and be familiar with a wide range of skills. Depending on what stage of development your business is in and which team members you have supporting you, you may need to play the role of team leader, sales executive, accountant, and product development lead — all in the same day. While general business and management skills are the best “all purpose” skills to master, it also helps to have secondary skills ready to go for various applications. Among these, you...
Tags: Python, Sales, Css, Microsoft Office, Ruby, VBA, Technology Trends, Publisher Channel Content, Secondary Skills Learning


4 tech trends consumers demand in 2019

With the advent of new digital tools, real estate has seen significant impacts to the usual way of doing business. Not only has tech made the process of homebuying easier and faster, but information is far more accessible than ever before. Today, no matter which side of the transaction your client is on, four technologies will play a significant role.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Technology Trends, Select, Olivier Grinda, Tech Buyers Love


How to Protect Your Small Business from Social Engineering Attacks

No business is safe from social engineering attacks, that includes small businesses. Believing that their company isn’t a possible target is the first mistake that makes small businesses vulnerable. They assume that cyber attackers are only looking at large corporations as prey. True, these big companies provide a bigger target, but cyber attackers don’t discriminate. One should also take into consideration that if there are small businesses, there are also small-time hackers who are just tryin...
Tags: Verizon, Sales, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Javelin, Social Engineering Attacks


Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Email Scam

The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is warning of a current really clever email scam. How did the CBBB know about this email scam? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) nearly fell for it. Latest Email Scams This latest scam pretends to be an alert from the project management software your company might be using. If you’re not careful or busy and preoccupied, there’s a good chance it will fool you. You’ll click on the email to respond to your manager, team project coordinator or another ...
Tags: Verizon, Sales, Don, BBB, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Better Business Bureau BBB, CBBB, Council of Better Business Bureaus CBBB


Beware! 60% of Businesses Lose Their Data Through Printer Security Breaches

Every connected peripheral which becomes part of an organization’s network is a potential vector for an attack. With printers, an integral part of most businesses, the security vulnerabilities they pose has been addressed in a new report from Quocirca. According to the Global Print Security Report, 60% of businesses in the UK, US, France, and Germany suffered a print-related data breach in the last year. The data loss related to these breaches costs companies an average of more than $400K. For ...
Tags: Europe, Germany, US, Sales, Better Business Bureau, Fernandes, Technology Trends, UK US France, Quocirca, Quocirca Research, Louella Fernandes


Master the Art of Data Collection: 22 Things Big Tech Companies Know about Their Customers

You’d be surprised just how much big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, and Amazon know about you. They’re   about you and your habits right now. This information is being used to market specifically to your preferences. Wondering just how much they know about you? What Companies Know About You Here are 22 things they’re collecting data on, based on data from Visual Capitalist. 1. Personal Information First of all is basic information like your name, gender, birthday, con...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, China, Sales, Skype, Amazon Alexa, Facebook News, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Publisher Channel Content, Google Facebook Apple Twitter, Educational Background College, Facial Recognition Data Face, Purchase History Naturally


39% of Businesses Use Texting to Talk to Customers – How Can Yours?

A new study from Zipwhip   underlines the importance texts have on making your small business a success.  In fact, their 2019 State of Texting Report  says that 39% of businesses use some kind of texting to communicate with clients. Small Business Trends got in touch with Scott Heimes, Chief Marketing Officer at Zipwhip, to find out more about the study and how small businesses can take advantage of texting. He started by pointing out where other more popular methods are falling short. “Most b...
Tags: Sales, North America, Don, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, ZipWhip, Scott Heimes, Heimes


One Million New People Online Every Day, Is Your Business Reaping the Benefits?

Did you know a staggering one million new people are online every day? Hootsuite and We Are Social’s Digital Trends 2019 Report uncovered this staggering statistic in an analyses digital trends and use of social media across 230 different countries and territories. For businesses of all sectors, this phenomenal number of new people heading online every day to carry out various tasks, such as researching and purchasing products and services, presents a wealth of opportunity that can’t be ignored...
Tags: Facebook, Digital, Sales, Hootsuite, Global Marketing, Small Business Trends, Technology Trends, Small Business Trends YouTube, Greg Perotto, Hootsuite Perotto


Standardising innovation will deliver disruption at scale

I joined in a conversation on Linkedin triggered by one innovator positing a view on what disruption really is - and a dozen more piling in to place their version of the truth on record. My point of view was/is this: A technology trend has the potential to be disruptive.  The response to it is a business model built on the co-evolution of practice which that trend prompts. If that response is a new model creating value in a new way, it will disrupt the existing landscape. I felt the lack o...
Tags: Publishing, Digital Transformation, Disruption, Linkedin, Innovation, Technology Trends, David Cushman


70% of Your Customers Say Page Load Speed Impacts Buying Decisions

Did you know a staggering 70% of consumers admit that the speed pages load on a website affects their buying decisions? Page Load Speed Impacts Buying Decisions This was the finding of Unbounce’s 2019 Page Speed Report, which surveyed 750 consumers and 395 marketers. The survey also found that the majority of marketers aren’t making page speed a priority, despite knowing it is important. According to Google, the average time it takes for a page to load on mobile devices is 15 seconds. Given t...
Tags: Google, Sales, Shake Shack, Small Business Trends, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Unbounce, Ryan Engley, Engley, Ensure Pages Load Within


Give Us 8 Minutes, We’ll Give You the Truth About AI for Small Business (INFOGRAPHIC)

The great potential of artificial intelligence (AI) comes with some dire warnings, both real and imagined. With the goal of applying AI technologies to achieve extraordinary good, Noodle.ai is presenting the good and bad side in a new infographic. Pros and Cons of AI With such an ominous title, “AI The Dark Side versus The Force for Good” you would think the bad news is worse than it is, but the infographic is cautiously optimistic about the technology. This bodes well for small businesses wh...
Tags: US, Sales, Mckinsey, Technology Trends, McKinsey Global Institute AI


Infusionsoft Rebrands as Keap With Software to Streamline Client Tasks for Small Businesses

Infusionsoft is now known as Keap. And Keap has a new smart client management software product built specifically for small businesses. The Keap rebranding and launch is specifically designed to appeal to the large market of small home based businesses as well as those in the professional and personal service industries that have been previously shut out of automation because of the cost and technical requirements around software. This software offering automates certain client tasks like sched...
Tags: Sales, San Francisco, Atlanta, Infusionsoft, Leary, Chandler Arizona, Facebook Image, Technology Trends, Keap, Infusionsoft Rebrands


Giant Introduces Robot Greeter at Supermarkets, How Can Your Business Use Automation?

Giant Food Stores announced Monday it will be introducing “Marty,” a robotic assistant, into 172 of its stores across four states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The announcement comes as part of a plan by Giant’s Dutch parent company, Ahold Delhaize USA, to introduce approximately 500 robots into its stores, which include Giant, Martin’s and Stop & Shop, The Washington Post reported. The rising demand for convenience in the grocery store industry has sparked the testi...
Tags: Sales, West Virginia, Walmart, Giant, Marty, Bertram, Giant Food Stores, McKinsey Global Institute, Technology Trends, Publisher Channel Content, Ahold USA, Target Amazon, MGI, Giant Martin, Ahold Delhaize USA, Pennsylvania Maryland Virginia


Plan on Using a Drag and Drop Site Builder for your Business? Here are the Pros and Cons

Creating a website from scratch can be intimidating for people who’ve never done it. The fear of tech should not stop you because there are so many tools and how-to tutorials out there on how to build a site. The first big decision you need to make is what platform to use for your website. Platforms with drag and drop features like SquareSpace, Wix and Weebly can be good for beginners and people who want to put up a simple and clean landing page. Drag and drop features means that within the pla...
Tags: Sales, Technology Trends, Publisher Channel Content


Lenovo Introduces ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga Laptops with Business Users in Mind

When a PC manufacturer announces business laptops starting under $1,000 it will get the attention of small business owners. If the manufacturer is Lenovo and the laptop includes the ThinkPad line, their ear perks up even more. Lenovo says the ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga have been updated to give small business a reliable and durable device which is also affordable. The update includes Intel’s latest Whiskey Lake 8th-gen processors, which will be a first for the ThinkPad L-series of laptops. Sta...
Tags: Sales, Intel, Usb, Lenovo, Technology Trends, Whiskey Lake, Intel Core Whiskey Lake Core


Small Businesses in These 12 Cities will be the First to Access 5G Mobile

Major carriers around the world have set 2019 as the year they will start deploying 5G services. For AT&T this will be the case in 12 cities across the United States, and small businesses in these locations will be the first to have access to the new technology. AT&T says it will be the first and only company in the US which will be offering a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network. Where 5g Service is Live This network is now live in parts of Atlanta, Charlotte...
Tags: US, Sales, United States, Qualcomm, San Antonio, Netgear, SAN JOSE Calif, AT T, Technology Trends, AT T Business, Waco Texas Additionally AT T, Mo Katibeh, Katibeh


Wix Launches Products Allowing Small Businesses to Connect More Directly with Customers

Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX) recently announced the launch of a suite of promising new products for small businesses under the umbrella name, Ascend. Ascend helps entrepreneurs and small businesses easily and more directly connect with customers on the Wix platform using new tools such as SEO, price quotes, marketing and live chat with customers. Wix Ascend Launches Worldwide According to the cloud based web development company, which boasts over 1.4 million registered users worldwide, users ca...
Tags: Sales, Tel Aviv, Wix, Abrahami, ASCEND, Technology Trends, Avishai Abrahami, Ascend Ascend, Capabilities Ascend


Microsoft Acquires New Technologies for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Technology has provided some great advantages and benefits to mankind as there are many software and applications that are offering their services to the people to make their work easy. There are many software and applications that have been designed by various software companies and organizations. And the software and applications are used to carry out various operations based on the type of software. For instance, graphic designing software is used for enhancing the graphics of a photo or a co...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Sales, ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Technology Trends, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Microsoft Acquires New Technologies


Digital Entrepreneurship Doesn’t Have to be Hard, Brush Up on These 3 Skills

Ready to level up in your business this year? You have a fresh start so aside from setting goals and determining your focus you need to take action. You can do this by developing new skills that will help your business succeed. If you’re a digital entrepreneur, you know that the online business work is always changing. It’s crucial that you focus on continuing your education and gaining new skills to help your business evolve. Digital Skills for 2019 Here are 3 business skills digital entrepr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Mike Pearson, Technology Trends, Publisher Channel Content, Facebook Ads Facebook, SEO Search Engine Optimization SEO, Digital Skills


New LG Gram Laptops Offer Powerful, Portable Option for Small Businesses

For the consumer electronics world the end of each year is a time to look forward to the biggest event for the industry, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With just weeks away from CES 2019, LG is out the door early by introducing its ultra-light gram laptops: the new LG gram 17-inch and a new line 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 with pen support. The new computer may be a good fit for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking a powerful but portable option. 2019 LG Gram Series As the...
Tags: Sales, Macbook, Las Vegas, Lg, Wacom, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Technology Trends, Wacom AES, Jang Ik hwan


Cyber Readiness Institute Tackles Lack of Small Business Preparedness

A new free cyber security program put together with big business and Obama-era experts is focusing on small businesses. Small Business Trends got in touch with Kiersten Todt, Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute, to find out how the Institute plans to tighten up what’s generally seen as a lacking of preparation for cyber attacks among small businesses. She began the conversation with some important background. “Every day news reports share stories about cyber attacks or major brea...
Tags: Microsoft, Obama, Satya Nadella, Sales, Barack Obama, Commerce, National Cyber Security Alliance, Institute, Todt, Penny Pritzker, Target Corp, Technology Trends, Kiersten Todt, Cyber Readiness Institute, IBM Samuel Palmisano, Mastercard Ajay Banga