The holiday shopping season is upon us. Discover eight strategies that will help you boost online sales for the next couple of weeks before Christmas.
While Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) gives businesses the competitive edge they need, integration of an ERP with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution results in an unbelievably powerful tool. That’s where Sage CRM comes in.
A hybrid cloud solution combines private (internal/on-premise) and public (external) cloud deployment models. With a typical private cloud solution, one would build, develop and manage their own cloud infrastructure.
Calling sales and use tax management a challenge for every business is an understatement. No one needs to be reminded of the possibility of major financial repercussions when a taxing agency questions the figures. Auditor findings of improper or inadequate tax payments have led to the failure of many businesses, despite companies’ attempts at compliance.
When Montgomery Ward issued its first catalog in 1872, sales tax wasn’t yet a twinkle in the eye of lawmakers. The first local sales taxes were adopted in the 1930s in response to reductions in government revenue. It only took a few decades for the complexities of sales tax to garner congressional attention. In 1965, a congressional report noted that the existing system of state taxation affecting interstate commerce “…works badly for both businesses and the States.” From the beginning, the aims of state government and remote sellers ran counter to one another.
Businesses are entitled to a robust solution to back up their critical business data. With small business’ limited people and financial resources, the most effective way for them to implement a Backup Disaster Recovery system and business continuity solution is via a managed service provider (MSP). Here are six pain points unique to small businesses, regarding their backup and disaster recovery needs.
With thousands of rate, rule, and boundary changes every year and an epic legal debate over e-commerce taxation, sales tax has never been more complicated. Unfortunately, this trend will only continue to get worse, as cash-strapped states rely heavily on sales tax audits as a way to make up for their revenue shortfalls. While the outlook can be daunting, Avalara (makers of Sage 100 Sales Tax) has compiled a list of 12 things that every business should know when it comes to sales tax compliance. Here’s a peek at a few of the top tips.
Effective technology is essential for small businesses looking to increase the productivity of their people and business. Introducing technology such as a computer networks can help them to stay competitive by increasing productivity and by reducing hardware costs. Even simple networks make sharing information and resources easier, provide better security and enable easy backup facilities for any small businesses.
For small businesses in today’s high-tech society, Information Technology (IT) has become a significant consideration. Implementing new technology is a challenging job for small business owners and can cause numerous difficulties in day-to-day operations. Many small businesses are finding Managed IT Services as a solution to get the most from their IT investment.
Mobile technology is becoming increasingly vital to your small business as the number of employees working from home or away from office is growing significantly. More than 50 million US workers are considered mobile, spending at least 20% of the time away from their primary workspace. Some of your employees, such as your salespeople or representatives, may be constantly on the move.
In today's global business environment, the value of working together, or collaboration, can have a huge positive impact on your business. Your employees and teams need to work together, and share ideas and information across geographic boundaries. For a small business such as yours, effective collaboration is essential to improving productivity by empowering your employees to communicate and work more efficiently using the right communications tools.
The relationship between small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Information Technology (IT) can often be described as a “love/hate” relationship. You absolutely rely on technology to help your business run efficiently, but IT is most likely not one of your core competencies – and just keeping your systems running can be a major undertaking that distracts you from business-building activities.