February 9, 2016

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10 Easier-Than-You-Think Ways to Jump on the Cloud – Today

If you're like most small business owners, you already know the benefits the cloud can offer. But the reality of moving business functions to the cloud can be daunting -- scary even. Well, it turns out moving to the cloud isn't so hard. Here are some simple ways to start.


How to Lose a Franchise in One Day Flat

A deadly shootout in Waco, Texas, between rival biker clubs left 9 dead and another 18 seriously injured. The Twin Peaks restaurant franchise location that served as battleground has since been closed by the home office. So, is that it for Twin Peaks in Waco?

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How an Old School Business Discovered the Internet and Grew 350 Percent

Brian Young relied on cold calling for his house painting business for almost 25 years -- until a crisis forced him to get his old school business on the Internet. Three years later, and he’s winning awards for online marketing. This in-depth article feature explains how he did it.

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Meet the Tylers: A Family Business Gives Voice to its Community

Ronnie and Lamar Tyler each left successful corporate jobs and eventually turned their passion into their own lucrative business venture. Small Business Trends caught up with the husband-and-wife team at the recent ICON 15 Conference.

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What Employers Need to Know About the “Ban the Box” Movement

Watch out. A growing body of legislation will dictate whether and in what way you will be able to consider an applicant's criminal history during the hiring process. While many employers already consider those with criminal histories under certain circumstances, the new laws create new regulatory hurtles.


Fraudulent DMCA Takedown Requests: Finally, a Lid on Them?

Unscrupulous parties have abused the DMCA copyright law, trying to force removal of legitimate online content by lodging fraudulent DMCA takedown requests. But a recent court case may make people think twice about that practice.


Outsourcing Social Media – Can it Be Inexpensive, Yet High Quality?

When you first hear it, the idea of outsourcing your company's social media responsibilities sounds bad. But $99 Social says it can provide your company personalized service ... and at a small business-friendly price. Read the role that training and automation play in providing a high-quality, yet low-priced service.