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Skype vs Zoom Comparison

September 7, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Skype vs Zoom

Video conferencing has become the everyday norm in our personal and professional lives. And if you're a small business, you're probably wondering which video software platform will help your team stay connected even when working separately. In this Skype vs Zoom comparison article I'll take a look at video quality, cost, features, and security to help you make the best decision for your team.

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The Potential Challenges of Collaborative Tools in the Workplace

September 7, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Potential Challenges of Collaborative Tools

We all understand the importance of collaboration for the success of business teams, but how can you overcome the potential challenges of collaborative tools in the workplace? From lack of training, to poor adoption and under-utilization of the collaborative software tools you've provided, there are many pitfalls businesses must overcome to make the most of their investment in the cloud. Today I'll share solutions to some of the most common challenges businesses investing in collaborative tools face.

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Switching from Office 365 to G Suite

August 8, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Switching from Office 365 to G Suite

Making the switch to G Suite from Office 365 is a big step for any business. While it does require a lot of coordination to preserve your data, contacts, files, and other key business elements, Google makes it amazingly simple with its Data Migration Service. I'll walk you through everything you need to know here.

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Collaboration Problems in the Workplace (and how to solve them)

July 29, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Collaboration Problems

Collaboration in the workplace is more critical (and more challenging) than it ever has been. In the digital age, and with the rise of distributed workforces, the way we collaborate with our colleagues and teams, and the problems that we face when collaborating presents new challenges. In today's article I'll share four of the most common collaboration problems in today's workplace, and share tips (and tools) to solve these problems and improve teamwork and communication in your team.

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Ways to Motivate Employees and Increase Productivity

July 27, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Ways to Motivate Employees and Increase Productivity

What's the driving force behind employee productivity? The answer is simple: motivation. Even if you've got an amazing team, at some point your employees may disengage and lose motivation for their work. If you're looking for ways to motivate employees and increase productivity, a personal approach is required. In this article I'll share some effective ways you can motivate your team and boost productivity at your business.

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How to Create a Google Sheets CRM

July 20, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Google Sheets CRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software helps sales teams in many aspects of their day-to-day business. From organizing contacts, to managing leads and opportunities, a good CRM will make you better at your job. Expensive CRMs offer amazing functionality, but for those who want an effective solution that doesn't break the bank, using a DIY Google Sheets CRM is a great and easy alternative. Today I'll walk you through the basics of setting up your own CRM in Google Sheets.

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15 Essential Tools to Handle Your Small Business Software Needs

July 19, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Small Business Software Needs

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, it's tougher than ever before for small businesses. Having the right software and tools to help you adapt, manage workflow, and drive business growth is vital. These 15 essential tools can cover your small business software needs as we all work to emerge stronger on the other side of the global pandemic.

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Best Employee Communication Tools to Empower Your Workforce

June 22, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Best Employee Communication Tools

It's probably safe to say all CEOs and business owners strive for the highest level of success when it comes to growing their brand and developing a lucrative business. Effective internal communication tools and systems increase the probability of reaching this goal. Today I'll explore some of the best methods and employee communication tools which can support and empower employees in your workforce.

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The Importance of Internal Communication Platforms for Business

June 15, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Internal Communication Platforms

Business executives often have a misguided notion that external communication (sales, customer relations) are the driving force that makes a business successful. While companies do need to excel at external communication, the backbone of every successful business lies in its internal communication. Today I'll share 4 reasons internal communications are vital to business growth, and explore some tips and tools to help your small business improve communication within your team.

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Zoom Security Issues and What You Can Do to Avoid Them

June 15, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Zoom Security Issues

Anyone in business or education can tell you that remote meetings and classrooms are a technological marvel ... when they function correctly. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt in March of 2020, businesses and schools rebounded by embracing remote meetings and remote learning. Zoom, one of the popular video conferencing solutions, has been plagued by security issues and concerns. In this article we'll summarize the most common Zoom security issues, and provide tips to avoid them and keep your business and data safe.

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