Ah, productivity! It's the key ingredient to so much small business success. As a small business owner, you are always trying to figure out how to do more with less. Fortunately, technology provides solutions to the productivity problems so many small businesses face. For example, when purchasing technology for your small business, be sure to "future proof" your operations. This would include things like making sure your point-of-service terminals are able to accept new forms of payment such as the new EMV chip cards set to replace traditional magnetic strip cards this year. The new cards provide extra protection for users, businesses and customers by decreasing the opportunity for fraud. But, if your point-of-service terminal isn't able to receive the new payments, your business might be left out in the cold. And here's another idea for using technology to improve your small business's productivity: Start using cloud software to manage your business. Using the cloud makes it easy to check on your business from anywhere ...\u00a0and when it's most convenient to you. If you'd like to learn more "productivity hacks" for your small business, join Small Business Trends CEO Anita Campbell (@SmallBizTrends) and SVP, Global Head of SMB Product at First Data Corporation, Peter Karpas (@FirstData). They'll be hosting a Twitter chat on "Small Business Productivity Hacks" on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. EDT. You'll be able to ask your own questions about improving your small business's productivity. You'll also have an opportunity to win a $25 Gyft card from First Data simply by giving the best answer to any one of the questions posed during the chat. So follow the hashtag #SMBTalk to take part in the conversation. Here are those details again ... #SMBTalk Twitter Chat Details Who: Small Business Trends CEO Anita Campbell (@SmallBizTrends) and SVP, Global Head of SMB Product at First Data Corporation, Peter Karpas (@FirstData) What: Small Business Productivity Hacks Where:\u00a0Under the hashtag #SMBTalk When:\u00a0Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. EDT Disclosure: Anita Campbell has been compensated to participate in\u00a0this Twitter chat.