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10 Questions To Ask Before Signing Onto A Cloud Platform

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Using a cloud for your company’s software has many advantages. But, with so many options out there, you need to ensure you’re choosing the right cloud service to protect your sensitive business information. We’ve composed a list of 10 questions that can help you determine the level of security a cloud provider offers: 1) How do you handle security? What security features do you offer for you cloud services? 2) How do you monitor and document my data? 3) Who…

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2 Ways Gift Cards Can Help You Manage Your Holiday Inventory

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As shoppers, we often prefer gift cards to presents. Instead of pretending to like that ugly sweater, you can cut to the chase and buy yourself something you’ll actually wear. But, as a business owner, offering gift cards isn’t just about your customers’ shopping preferences. It also can help you manage your inventory. Here’s how: 1)Keeping up with seasonal demands The problem: As a small business owner, it can be difficult to keep up with the holiday peak. You might…

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How To Continue The Cyber Monday Rush: 3 Tips For Your Business

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For online retailers, Cyber Monday is one of the easiest ways to reel in customers. And, with roughly 40% of shoppers planning to holiday shop online, there’s a pretty wide customer base to reel in. But, your retail high shouldn’t end at Monday, after all, the holiday season is just getting started! Here are a few tactics for your to maintain the Cyber Monday high throughout the holiday season: 1)Reduce shipping costs One of the easiest ways to lose customers…

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Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

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This time of year reminds us to reflect on the positive aspects of our lives. And for us, working with really exceptional people tops the list. As Benjy Feinberg, Behalf CEO recently said, “What we’ve learned [through our work] is that people are fundamentally honest and people are fundamentally hardworking… and that’s refreshing and reinforces your belief in humanity.” We are privileged to work with many great people on both the small business side and the vendor side and are…

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What Not To Do This Holiday Season: 2 Tips To Help Increase Profitability

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. The holiday season kicks off with a marathon of promotional days, and the potential for sales seems endless. While there are many proactive ways for you to prepare for the start of holiday rush, there are some pitfalls to steer clear of. These common behaviors could cost you a lot, in terms of profitability and potential for growth. 2 common mistakes business make and how to avoid them are: 1) Using more than…

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