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QuickBooks Self-Employed Review

Our QuickBooks Self-Employed review finds that this Intuit service ain’t no accounting package. That's a good thing. Instead, it lets sole proprietors easily track income, expenses, and taxes.

Best Business Laptops for Every Budget

Whether you have $300 to spend or six times that amount, one of these five laptops for business will suit your needs and budget. We look at some of the best business laptops around.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Best Bets for Entrepreneurs

Whether you're looking for gifts to give, to receive, or to simply treat yourself, these 10 gifts for small business owners promise to make your 2016 more productive and profitable.

Top 10 Mobile Tools for Small Business

Work doesn't stop when you step outside the office. Our top-10 collection of mobile apps, hardware, and cloud services will help keep you connected and productive no matter where you roam.

(Almost) 10 Automated Quote & Proposal Tools for SMBs

Let your sales team spend more time selling and less time generating quotes and proposals with 9 automated tools (plus one bonus add-on).

Top 10 Small Business Financial Applications

Running a business means crunching the numbers, tracking the cash flow, paying employees, and staying on the IRS's good side. This month's top-10 list features tools to help you do just that.

Dasheroo Delivers Insight into Critical Business Metrics

The mother of all dashboards, Dasheroo assembles the performance data from your social networks, marketing apps and more to help you keep abreast of and uncover trends in your small business.

Tellwise Streamlines Email Marketing and Sales

This unique platform takes email marketing to the next level, helping small businesses communicate more effectively—and in real-time—with customers.

6 Email Tools to Help You Conquer Your Inbox

Email is your business' most essential tool, and also its biggest time sink. These email management tools cut through the clutter so you can focus on the info that matters most.

A Survival Guide to Small Business Taxes

Nothing can make doing your taxes enjoyable, but we can offer small business tax tips, tools and advice to make your tax season a lot less painful.

Essential Resources to Help You Write a Solid Business Plan

Whether it's to convince a bank, your spouse, or yourself that an idea is sound, a well-thought-out business plan should be your first step on the entrepreneurial path. These resources can help.

CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7: Art for Business' Sake

The latest iteration of this venerable graphics suite adds more tools while streamlining usability. It may well be the only graphics software package a small business needs.

Lenovo ThinkPad 10: This Business Tablet is no Toy

With its Windows 8 operating system, snap-on keyboard, and a docking station with ports, the ThinkPad 10 Tablet blurs the line between a tablet and a notebook.

A Small Business in Your Pocket: Specialized Business Apps

Business apps that replicate desktop programs are one thing, but apps that push into new frontiers? That's why you pay for a smartphone.

A Small Business in Your Pocket: Financial Apps

Keep your cash flowing while you're on the go. Collect payments instantly, track expenses and billable hours, and keep tabs on your small business finances with these smartphone and tablet apps.

A Small Business in Your Pocket: Productivity Apps

With a smartphone or tablet and the right productivity apps, you can edit a report, check a spreadsheet, tweak a presentation or take a meeting—anytime, anywhere. We share five of our favorites.

The Most Flexible Laptop for Small Business

You need a new laptop for your business, but you love the idea of a tablet. With the new Lenovo Yoga 2 13, you get both—plus two usage modes in between.

Essential Business Apps for Mobile Entrepreneurs

Office ties don’t have to bind. An explosion of mobile apps and cloud services let you handle just about every business task from a mobile device. We list the essential apps for mobile entrepreneurs.

The Small Business CRM Evolution

Next-gen cloud services, email marketing platforms, social media and mobile apps are changing customer relationship management software for small businesses. Is your application provider keeping up?

Small Business Notebook Review: Acer Aspire S7 UltraBook

Love tablets for the thin profile and light weight, but need the processing power and creature comforts of a full-sized PC? The Acer Aspire S7 UltraBook might be the ticket for your small business.

Lenovo IdeaCenter B540: A Big PC for Small Business

Not a fan of Windows 8? The Lenovo IdeaCenter B540's big touch screen makes working in the new OS a pleasure, plus the PC offers all the power and features your business needs.

Small Business Tax Tips and Resources for Today & Tomorrow

It's March, the season of fast-arriving tax deadlines. We list a bunch of resources small business owners can use for the 2012 filing season plus tips that could prove lucrative for years to come.

Google+ Hangouts: A Smart, Free Small Business Tool

Don't let the social-media leanings of Google+ fool you. Among the personal sharing and communication features lurks Google Hangouts, a handy collaboration feature for your small business.

The Ultimate Small Business Accounting Software Guide

These 10 small business accounting solutions -- including three open source options -- can help you make sense of your finances, without requiring an accounting degree.

Are You Ready to Promote Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at locally owned small businesses the day after Black Friday. We've got tools to help you turn the hype into holiday traffic.

Mobile Trends: Why Tablets Mean Small Business

As the iPad vs. Android rhetoric heats up, the goal is to capture the wallets of small business owners like you. Here's why a tablet is likely to be the mobile device in your future.

Small Business Notebook Review: Dell Vostro V130

The Dell Vostro V130 is an incredibly thin, extremely light and eminently stylish small business notebook. But one design element may make it better suited as your second PC.

10 Best Tools to Make Your Small Business Look Big

Looking for a way for your small business to stand out, or at least not appear small? Here are our top 10 tools to make your business look big.

Small Business Software Review: Sage ACT 2011

Situated between spreadsheets and a full-blown CRM software package, Act 2011 delivers business database and email marketing features while improving ease of use.

Small Business Notebook Review: Samsung Q430

Samsung's small business notebook PC offers a load of power, features and style at a price for less money than the big-name notebook makers charge.

How to Buy the Best Mobile Projector

A mobile projector adds to any presentation, but new technologies make choosing one more complicated. From lumens and resolution to HD and 3D, our guide's got what you need to make the best pick.

Review: Dell Vostro 3700 Notebook PC

Forget the desktop PC: Dell's Vostro 3700 has a 17-inch screen, plenty of features and an affordable price. With the latest Intel Core i7 CPU, it might be the best small business computer you've owned.

No Time for IT? Try Managed Services

If maintaining your small business computer systems is a drag on your time and psyche, consider IT outsourcing. It frees up time, delivers better results, and it’s more affordable than you might think.

A Guide to Small Business Graphics Software

Your small business software toolbox should include at last one graphics software app. Here’s what you need to know to pick the right graphics package -- plus a selection of software for every budget.

ThinkPad: Lenovo's Small Business Notebooks

Designed specifically for SMB customers, the ThinkPad Edge line of notebook computers brings ThinkPad DNA to a wider audience at a lower price.

Dell Aims Network Storage and Notebook PCs at SMBs

Dell launched a PowerVault solution to help simplify data backup and recovery for IT-challenged companies. Plus, the Vostro 3000 series features thin-and-light laptops specifically for small businesses.

Microsoft Ending Support for XP, Vista Variants

If your business computers are running on versions of Windows XP or Vista without the latest service packs, it’s time to update, upgrade or go it alone as Microsoft withdraws software support.

Top 10 Small Business Tax Sites, Software & Services

Do you need a little tax help? If you're not the type to just dump it all on your CPA (well, even if you are), here are our favorite tools to make the next few weeks as painless as possible.

Viewfinity Aims to Ease Pain of PC Management

Three new cloud-based services help small businesses handle computer management chores easily and affordably.

Verizon Ups Internet Speed for Small Business Networking

Verizon has increased the speed of its FiOS Internet and High Speed Internet services, plus added new bundles that make it more attractive to add TV at the workplace.

Intacct Launches Upgraded Online Accounting Program

Intacct Winter 2010, a cloud-based financial management and accounting solution, adds new dashboard views, automated workflows for employees, an improved multi-dimensional general ledger support and more.

Top 10 Small Business Financial Applications

Running a business means crunching the numbers, tracking the cash flow, paying employees and staying on the IRS’s good side. This month’s top 10 list features tools to help you do just that.

Web-Based Services Help You Get Money, Keep Money

American Express Open’s Web-based invoicing service, AcceptPay, aims to help small business owners get paid more quickly. And to help them keep more cash, BillShrink.com introduces BillShrink for Business.

Lenovo Edge Laptop Breaks with ThinkPad Tradition

Designed with small business entrepreneurs in mind, the new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge aims to keep the reliability ThinkPad owners have come to love but ditches the high price — and the black cloak.

HyperOffice Reinvents Its Online Collaboration Suite

New Web 2.0 underpinnings and new capabilities let employees collaborate on documents, share contacts, schedule meetings and more from any Web-enabled device.

The Top Small Business Technology Trends for 2010

We’ve polished up our crystal ball — and asked some industry experts — to see what technology trends small business entrepreneurs should pay attention to in 2010.

MicroNet Rack-Mount Storage Delivers Up to 16TB

MicroNet has expanded its SMB-focused MaxNAS storage family. One of the two new rack-mountable options can store up to 8TB of data — the other tops out at 16TB.

3 Tools Make Phone the Center of Small Biz Universe

Web sites, e-mail and cloud-based services garner all the attention, but the majority of interaction for most small businesses still centers around the phone. These three new tools help you make the most of it.

Bring-Your-Own NAS Egnyte(s) Cloud Storage Service

By adding the option to store files locally on leading off-the-shelf network attached storage devices, Egnyte makes its Local Cloud service more useful to larger small businesses or anyone who works with large files.

Low-Cost Tools to Kickstart Your New Business

Whether by choice or circumstance, you’re suddenly self-employed during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. But these or low-cost, or free, online tools and services can alleviate some of the financial pressure and make running your business easier.

Sales Compensation Meets CRM, Simplifies Incentives

Xactly Incent Express application leverages the Salesforce.com CRM platform, letting small business sales managers forgo spreadsheets and easily automate compensation plans.

Sprint Caters to SMBs, Focuses on Products, Services

As entrepreneurs become more reliant on their mobile devices, Sprint looks to capitalize with offerings tailored to small businesses.

Lenovo Brings All-in-One Convenience to SMB Desktop

If you appreciate the sleek looks and convenience of consumer-oriented all-in-one PCs but need more business-friendly features, Lenovo may have the answer. The new ThinkCentre A70z combines ease of setup and a space-saving design with a low price.

Constant Contact Debuts Event-Marketing Tool

Adding to its e-mail marketing and online surveys offerings, Constant Contact launches what it claims is the first event-marketing tool designed specifically for small businesses.

HP Launches Windows 7 Desktops and Notebooks

Coinciding with the launch of Windows 7 this month, HP unveiled a bevy of small business and SOHO PCs for just about any need and budget. Several even take advantage of Windows 7’s advanced touch-screen capabilities.

Windows 7 Improvements May Finally Satisfy

It’s no secret that small businesses never embraced Windows Vista, with the majority of customers sticking with XP. With Windows 7, Microsoft has addressed concerns with Vista’s speed and usability to lure the XP holdouts.

Lax Web Monitoring Hurts Productivity, Security

A survey finds that the majority of small business owners have Internet policies in place, but that inadequate enforcement leads to security breaches, PC and network downtime and lost productivity.

Lenovo Adds Touch Capability, Outdoor LCD to ThinkPads

An outdoor-friendly display and advanced multi-touch screen technology will debut on select ThinkPad models, while the company’s exclusive SimpleTap utility takes full advantage of Windows 7’s touch-screen capabilities.

Iomega Targets Small Biz with Multi-Mode NAS Appliance

Iomega puts the emphasis on ease of use with the StorCenter ix4-200d, a four-drive NAS appliance that can store up to 8TB of data.

NomaDesk Unveils Affordable Online File-Sharing, Backup

NomaDesk lets you synchronize files among multiple devices, share files with colleagues and clients, maintain a secure backup repository and more for $15 per month.

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