10 top tips to ensure you business can weather tough times

Two years ago, I was about to close my business – I’d tried everything to save it, but it simply wasn’t working. I’d been forced to let six staff go and it was down to just me and one other... Right at the last minute, we signed a key client and the company was saved.…

5 Benefits To Using Cloud-Based Systems For Business

Cloud-based technology has fundamentally changed the way we do business today. More businesses and organizations are adapting to the latest cloud systems due to their efficiency, security, and reliability. Cloud-based systems enable businesses to store and access data at any time over the internet through a cloud computing service provider. But why should your business…

10 free apps and tools to help you run your small business successfully

Image credit: tayloright.com Running a small business in this day and age is no easy feat. Not only are you competing against other businesses and huge corporations that operate on a global scale, you are often doing so on a fraction of the budget they have to spend.  Another problem…

Employees want tech to boost business productivity, not to monitor performance

Perhaps unsurprisingly, workers want technology that helps them become more efficient rather than helping their bosses snoop on them, a new business report shows.  Over half of employees (53%) are prepared to use technology like wearables to boost their own productivity at work. However, three quarters (74%) said no to wearables being used by employers to monitor performance. These…

3 reasons document generation software is helpful for business

Every day it seems that there is new technology that comes onto the market that is touted as being the best there is for business. While this may be relatively true, there are some more simple solutions to business efficiency that do not require rocket science. This feature will help explain how document generation software…

HMV offered lifeline as labels and studios slash DVD and CD prices

High street entertainment retailer HMV may be about to be offered a lifeline after entering administration last week. The chain, now in the hands of administrators Deloitte, may get a helping hand from Universal Music, Universal Studios, Warner Music, Warner…

Natural disasters contribute to Sony's record £3.5bn loss

Sony have confirmed that last year resulted in a record loss for the electronics giant. Between poor sales and natural disasters, Sony recorded a massive 456.7bn yen, or roughly £3.5bn loss last year. That's double what they lost the previous…

Suits prefer iPhones over Android, says new report

If you're suited, booted and ready to work, a new report says that you're far more likely to be using an iOS device from Apple than an Android one. The report by Good Technology found that during the first quarter…