Thursday, October 30, 2014
A famous quote from renowned essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson stated that a person’s greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time from each failure. As encouraging as it sounds, this is actually easier said than done, especially when it comes to business. Sensible owners would not take the risk of making an investment when there’s a very low rate of success. Business failure is often caused by two things: economic downturn and mismanagement. While the former is inevitable and not the fault of anyone involved in the business, the latter is definitely the owner’s responsibility. If you own a business and you want to eliminate the chance of failure, you have to pay attention to one of the most important aspects of a business: your relationship with your customers.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The road to bigger profits is a treacherous one. Every experienced business owner knows that for a business to thrive, tough decisions have to be made, especially when it comes to improving the business’s accounting system. Accounting data lets company owners monitor their finances and make accurate projections for their business. This helps secure assets, lessen costs, and improve marketing strategies.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The business processes employed by large and mid-sized companies in Baltimore and Maryland today continue to improve because of constant developments in information technology. Communication is much faster and data storage is more reliable with the help of highly efficient networking and database systems. If you own a business and you want quick yet secure progress, consider investing in a fully functioning IT system that meets your business needs.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Data loss can have far reaching effects on a business, big or small. It could paralyze a business’ operations, particularly if the lost information is essential for customer transactions. Besides data loss, breach in network security can lead to other problems like identity theft or sabotage. As such, business owners in Maryland who use the Internet to house vital information should be vigilant in protecting their data from being breached. Enlisting network support in Baltimore from companies who are well versed in the latest firewalls, encryptions, and other security measures would certainly aid in making sure their data remains protected.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Of course, all industries can attest to the importance of customer relationships. This is why Act! designed its customer relationship management (CRM) software as more of a general platform than a specialized one. Thus, it provides all businesses with the same CRM solutions. If business owners can spare the time to learn this software, they can continue to learn more about their customers and drive their revenue. It’s a good thing that companies like Stewart Technologies can provide Act! contact management classes to show them the ropes and give them a competitive edge. One of the Act! software’s most notable features is its ‘integrated e-marketing services’, which allows businesses to differentiate their customers from their prospects. This allows them the ability to design appropriate marketing campaigns for each of them. For example, important information like phone numbers, emails, and meeting notes are automatically gathered and organized into one place.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Cost savings and increased productivity are just some of these benefits, but they mean nothing to those unfamiliar with Sage’s ERP software, let alone cloud computing. With that in mind, it’s a good idea for business owners to participate in the various training classes provided by Stewart Technologies first before they “take to the cloud.” One particular class deals with the use of Peachtree Complete Accounting (better known as Sage 50 Complete Accounting), which is an improved version of the base program. Familiarization with this software will be necessary if business owners want to avoid the challenges commonly encountered in cloud-based accounting like data encryption and data redundancy. With the help of Peachtree training classes, businesses will learn how to create backups of their data (ideally once a day) as well as keep their data up-to-date with the program’s File Maintenance function.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
In response to these threats, Homeland Security, together with other entities in the security industry, warned retailers to watch out for malware that can exploit the data of their company and their customers. The in-store cash register systems served as a medium for hackers in the said cases. Criminals wormed their way into the corporate network by remotely accessing the software. Retailers, tech startups, and other businesses need comprehensive IT services in Baltimore for a network setup with high-grade protection against security breaches. Established companies like Stewart Technologies, Inc. can help you map out a sound network plan that can be accessed only by your authorized staff and maintained by reputable professionals.