More articles by "Pam Baker"

Essential Types of Small Business Insurance

Owning a company is risky business, but you can manage it by choosing the best small business insurance. We look at the different types of small business insurance you need now and in the future.

Lead Validation Leads to More Sales for Small Business

Lead validation can help small businesses land more sales with less effort. Here's how to use sales lead validation to make more money.

A Quick Guide to Small Business Accounting Software

Small business accounting software makes meeting tax deadlines easier, but choosing the right software can feel overwhelming. No worries, this quick guide will help you narrow the field.

A Guide to Protecting Small Business Tax Data

Two IRS data breaches in as many years place hundreds of thousands of taxpayers at risk. These tips can help you protect your small business tax data from cybercriminals out to steal you blind.

Small Business Mobile Security Threats and Fixes

Good news: mobile devices help small businesses be more productive. Bad news: they also help cybercriminals steal your data. We look at new mobile security threats and how to protect your business.

Women Who Lead: A Guide to Making It to the Top

This no-bull guide offers serious leadership tips and resources that will actually help you rise to the top of your profession.

Cloud Integration: Dealing With App Overload

So many small business software platforms and app options make it hard to choose and integrate them—with each other and with legacy systems. Our app integration guide can help.

A Small Business Guide to Mobile Device Management

Mobile device management tools protect company data that your employees carry on the personal mobile devices that they use at work. This quick guide can help you find the right tools for the job.

Top 3 Small Business Tech Trends for 2015

Cloud, mobile and security—these small business tech trends offer interesting twists this year. Learn what's happening so you can evaluate your competitive position and increase your profits.

Hidden Cost, Hidden Danger? A Guide to BYOD

Should you let employees use personal mobile devices for work, or are you better off providing company-owned devices? Our guide will help you decide whether BYOD makes sense for your business.

A Small Business Guide to Hiring Your First Employee

Congratulations! Your small business just became big enough to require extra hands. But how do you hire your very first employee? This helpful guide will get you quickly and safely on your way.

5 Top Reasons You Need Workforce Management Software

Not sure your small business needs workforce management software? Odds are it does, and we share five very important reasons why. Take a look at them and then decide.

Understanding Cloud Integration for Small Business

Ready to jump into the cloud? Before you do, you need to understand cloud integration—the little-discussed secret sauce that makes your business processes work together.

A Modern Guide to Small Business Accounting Software

Should you use free accounting software or pay for something beefier? Does cloud-based accounting or on-premises software make more sense? We help you sort it out. Plus 12 programs to consider.

Big Data and Business Intelligence Resources for SMBs

There's buried treasure in your small business servers. Big data tools can help you discover it and build new or improved revenue. These resources will help you get started.

Document Management for Small Business

Still filing reams of paper? Go digital. Digitized documents make your business more agile and more profitable. Here's everything you need to consider, plus seven top document management options.

How Big Data Is Changing Small Business Loan Options

New alternative financing options, fueled by Big Data, make it easier for small business owners to get funding without relying on credit scores. Here's what you need to know.

Small Business Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

We look at the right way to use the cloud for disaster recovery and business continuity. It's affordable and easy, even if you've never ventured into the cloud.

BYOD and Mobile Security for Small Business

If you're not sure how to protect your small business from security threats posed by your employees’ personal mobile devices, we've got seven ways to help you keep your company data safe.

How Small Businesses Can Get Paid. Let Us Count the Ways

There are oodles of payment solutions for small businesses on the market today. Here’s the lowdown on how to choose which one is right for you.

10 Affordable Small Business Marketing Strategies

These 10 small business tips can help you market your company on a shoestring— without getting tied in knots.

A Small Business Guide to Picking a Web Host Provider

Despite similar marketing claims, Web hosting companies vary greatly, and sales gimmicks rule the day. Here's how to sort fact from fluff and find the perfect hosting company for your business.

The Who, Why and How of Small Business Cloud Use

Does cloud computing make sense for your business? Looking at how your peers and competitors use the cloud might help you decide.

A Guide to Small Business Data Backup and Recovery

In some ways data backup and recovery have become technically easier, in other ways not so much. This no-nonsense guide can help you make the best data recovery choices for your small business.

The Essential Small Business Guide to Federal Contracts

A federal contract can turn a small business owner into a millionaire, but the coveted contracts aren't easy to secure. These tips and resources can help you land your own lucrative federal contract.

PCI Compliance in the Cloud: Hazards in the Fog

Off-loading PCI compliance to cloud providers isn't as simple as you might hope. Here's what small business owners need to know to ensure compliance and avoid serious penalties.

The Best Small Business Printing Options

Small businesses have three printing choices to choose from today, but which one is right for your needs? We cover the pros and cons of each type to help you decide.

Small Business Guide to Social Collaboration Tools

Collaboration with employees and vendors takes more than Facebook and instant messaging. We look at better ways to handle social collaboration, and most of these options offer free versions.

What Big Data Means to Small Business

The buzz about Big Data is deafening, but the new trend is more than noise; it's sheet music small businesses can play for profit, but only if played well. Here's the note-by-note breakdown so you can whistle that tune all the way to the bank.

A Small Business Guide to PCI Compliance

PCI compliance can seem overwhelming to small business merchants, but non-compliance puts your business at risk. This guide shows how to ease the process and get started on the path to compliance.

Small Business Software Review: Fishbowl Inventory 2012

If tracking inventory is painful for your small business, Fishbowl offers a simple yet formidable way to keep an eye on inventory.

How to Find a Small Business VAR

Buying technology off a store shelf may seem fast and convenient, but it's usually the most expensive route. Here's how to find a small business VAR to help you get the right tech at the best price.

How to Protect a Home-Based Business and Its Profits

Here’s how to protect your work-at-home business from a range of security threats. It doesn’t cost much (some tools are even free) -- and it could save the business you work so hard to build.

Is Cloud Storage Secure Enough for SMBs?

A recent controversy put online storage vendor, Dropbox, in the hot seat. What does the incident say about overall cloud storage security, and what should small businesses make of it?

5 Affordable Mobile-Friendly Website Strategies

You don’t have to spend a fortune to prepare your site for the growing number of shoppers who prefer the freedom of shopping by mobile phone to a tethered desktop.

Top Tips to Secure Your Identity

While you can't prevent identity theft with 100 percent certainty, these tips will help you avoid easy mistakes and make it much tougher for criminals to steal, well, you.

10 Steps to Be Prepared for Tax Time 2011

It's time to finally ditch your tax-time nightmares and receipt-stuffed shoeboxes. Use these tips now to make next year's tax filings an absolute breeze.

A Guide to Small Business Accounting Software

Do you need full-blown small business accounting software or would a good invoicing and expense program suffice? Our guide helps you decide which type works best for your business.

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