Newsletter | November 7, 2017

Small Business Trends Newsletter
How Cloud Computing Can Boost Employee Productivity

Out of all the benefits of working in the cloud, one of the biggest, increased productivity, is also one of the hardest to quantify. A large part of that is because both the time and money saved can be more easily measured while productivity is a trickier metric to pin down.

That said, there are some very real ways that the cloud can boost employee productivity and, if you’re mulling over whether to move your small business into the cloud or not, the points listed here might just tip the scale to the “yes migrate” side.

Dreamforce 2017: Blaze Your Trail!
Nov 06 - San Francisco, CA
Discover an entire world of innovation at the Dreamforce event. Four days of transforming your career, innovating, giving back, having a ball, and connecting with your community of fellow Trailblazers — all at the largest software conference in the world. Sound amazing? It is. With 2,700+ sessions to help every role in every industry succeed, the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest product innovations, and 170,000 Trailblazers to learn from, Dreamforce is a must-attend event - register for a free Expo+ pass today!
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Sales World 2017
Nov 08 - Online
Sales World 2017 takes place November 8th to 9th, 2017, Online; Live and On Demand. It is the largest Sales Industry Event in the World and will be attended by over 10,000 Sales Professionals. It’s the one sales event you can’t afford to miss!
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MAXIFY Your Business Power Lunch Q&A
Nov 14 - Online
In a showing of service and support for its small business, entrepreneurial and home office customers, Canon U.S.A. is partnering with Shark Tank™ favorites and founders of Wicked Good Cupcakes™ Tracey Noonan and Dani Vilagie. Moderated by New York Times bestseller Carol Roth, the self-made mother-daughter duo will host two Facebook Live events at Canon U.S.A. headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 14 (12:30 and 3:30 p.m. EST) offering first-hand insights, tips and advice for current and aspiring business owners as they head into Small Business Saturday. Viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions from these leading experts via the live feed.
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Spotlight: Bonusly Offers a New Way for Businesses to Reward Employees
Bonusly was born out of frustration. Find out the cause and how the company is solving the problem with its employee rewards software.

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2017 - Cyber Security Edition
By now, you know that your small business faces a real threat of being hacked. Hackers are targeting small businesses more and more because they believe they may be more vulnerable. But even if hackers were able to penetrate your cyber defenses, what damage could they really do to your company? In our latest edition of Small Business Trends magazine, we're helping you determine the risks YOUR business faces and how to react to those risks. Get your free copy now!

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